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Guest Lectures

Summer Semester 2023

  • June 20, 2023, Prof. Sandra Harbert Petrulionis (Penn State): "The Political Reform of Louise May Alcott"

Winter Semester 2022/23

  • Feb, 8, 2023, Peter W. Walker und Melissa Morris (Wyoming/Leiden): "The Power of Suffering: Loyalism, the Church of England, and the American Revolution" and "Cultivating Colonies: Tobacco and the Origins of Empires, 1580-1740"

Winter Semester 2022/23

  • Nov, 22, 2022, PD Dr. Christina Meyer: "Star Journalists: Newspaperwomen in the late Nineteenth Century"

Summer Semester 2019

  • May 15, 2019, Prof. Andrew Urban (Rutgers University), “Modernism in the American Home: Envisioning Domesticity without Servants”
  • June, 18 2019, Dr. Solvejg Nitzke (TU Dresden) “An Unrepresentable Other? Modelling Climate through Story-Telling"
  • July 1, 2019, Dr. Pia Wiegmink (Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Mainz) "Travelling Beyond the Slave Narrative: The Transnational Autobiographies of Nancy Prince and Eliza Potter"

Summer Semester 2018

  • May 04, 2018, Prof. Dr. Alexa von Mossner (University of Klagenfurt): "Affective Ecology and a Transmedial Poetics of Risk Narratives"

Winter Semester 2016/17

  • December 13, 2016, Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (University of Regensburg): "Interpreting the American Revolution: Frames, Narratives, and Trajectories"

Summer Semester 2016

  • July 04, 2016, Prof. Dr. Christian Moraru (University of North Carolina, Greensboro): "Language, Territory, Nation: American Literature in the 21st Century"

Winter Semester 2015/16

  • December 07, 2015, Prof. Dr. Libby Robin (Australian National University, Canberra): "Beyond Seasons: Learning to Live Well with Variability and Uncertainty - Climate Change in/and Australia"

Summer Semester 2015

  • May 04, 2015, Prof. Hannes Bergthaller (Taiwan): "Immunity and/or Ecology? Roberto Esposito's Challenge to the Environmental Humanities"
  • April 30, 2015, Prof. Dr. Gesa Machenthun (U Rostock): "Science? Or Just Mythology? Contestations between Western and Indigenous Knowledge about America's Ancient Past"

Winter Semester 2014/15

  • January 14, 2015, Dr. Julia Renel (U Regensburg): "Le parler acadien de l'Isle Madame Cardre sociolinguistique et spécificités morphosytaxiques"
  • January 13, 2015,  Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (U Regensburg): "Die visuelle Erfindung der amerikanischen Präsidentschaft, 1789 - 1861"
  • December 04, 2014
    Prof. Dr. John Smith, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
    "What is Southern Studies?"

Winter Semester 2013/14

  • January 29, 2014
    Dr. Hannes Bergthaller, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan
    "No More Eternal than the Hills of the Poets: The Modern Semantics of Nature and the Shifting Grounds of Moral Authority on Rachel Carson's Silent Spring"

Summer Semester 2013

  • July 11, 2013
    Prof. Dr. Christa Buschendorf, University of Frankfurt
    "Bourdieu's Concept of Symbolic Violence as a Tool of Literary Interpretation"
  • June 05, 2013
    Prof. Dr. Sabine Wilke, University of Washington, Seattle
    "Imagining the Environment and Environmental Degradation"
  • June 17, 2013
    Dr. Michael Kindellan, Stipendiat der A.-v.-Humboldt Stiftung, Universität Bayreuth
    "Ezra Pound and Modernist Poetry"
  • April 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013
    Lecture Series: Diasporas

Winter Semester 2012/13

  • November 21, 2012
    Prof. Dr. Phil McNaghten, Durham University
    "Living the Global Social Experiment: An Analysis of Public Discourse on Geoengineering"
  • November 07, 2012 - January 30, 2013
    Lecture Series: World at Risk

Summer Semester 2012

  • June 21, 2012
    Prof. Dr. Bertrand Westphal, University of Limoges
    "Literature and Geography"
  • May 16, 2012
    Student Town Hall Meeting mit U.S. Generalkonsul Conrad R. Tribble
    Kommentar Medienmitteilung

Winter Semester 2011/12

  • January 18, 2012
    Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann, TU Darmstadt
    "Born from Shame"
  • December 14, 2011
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hochbruck, University of Freiburg
    "Edgar Allan Poe"
  • December 02, 2011
    Prof. Dr. Hal Crimmel, Weber State University, Utah
    "Ecocriticism and Place-based Learning"
  • November 23, 2011
    Prof. Dr. Glenn Shuck, William College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
    "The Sacred Origins of the Modern U.S.A."

Summer Semester 2011

  • July 20, 2011
    Prof. Dr. Gesa Mackenthun, University of Rostock
    "Heterotopien des Kulturkontakts und die Politics of Theory"
  • July 06, 2011
    Prof. Dr. Miriam Strube, University of Paderborn
    "Make it new? Interrelations between Pragmatis Philosophy and Modernist Culture"
  • July 05, 2011
    Prof. Dr. Lisa Gill, University of Maryland, College Park
    A Construction of the Hip-Hop Aesthetic/Genre: Origins, Development, and Connections
  • June 01, 2011
    Prof. Dr. Rebecca Potter, University of Dayton, Texas
    The Property of Fiction: Willa Cather's My Antonia and O Pioneers!

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