Events in 2017

Guest Lecture "Word. Sound. Power. - How Art and Expression Inform Youth Development"

Mikal Amin (Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC)
26 July 2017, 4pm (c.t.)
TU Dortmund, IBZ (Emil-Figge Straße 59, 44227 Dortmund)

Guest Lecture "Between Gang Bangers and Anarchists: Nine (or so) Myths about Graffiti and Street Art and the People who Engage in this Activity"

Jeffrey Ian Ross (University of Baltimore)
20 July 2017, 5pm (c.t.)
TU Dortmund, George McGovern Foyer (Emil-Figge Straße 50, 44227 Dortmund)

Guest Lecture "Recovering the Legacies of the Chicano Movement"

Renee Moreno (California State University Northridge)
19 July 2017, 4pm (c.t.)
University of Duisburg-Essen, R12 R04 B11 (Universitätstraße 12, 45141 Essen)

The talk will focus on Mexican American resistance, ethnic pride, and visual art in the context of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s and on its continued importantance in view of present-day developments in the United States.
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Guest Lecture "James Baldwin and African American Literature"

Laura Gimeno Pahissa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
13 July 2017, 6pm (c.t.)
TU Dortmund, George McGovern Foyer (Emil-Figge Straße 50, 44227 Dortmund)

Guest Lecture "New Ecological Realisms in Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Fiction"

Monika Kaup (University of Washington)
12 July 2017, noon (c.t.)
University of Duisburg-Essen, R12 R04 B02 (Universitätstraße 12, 45141 Essen)

Monika Kaup's current book project, "What Comes after Poststructuralism? New Ecological Realisms in Contemporary Theory and Postapocalyptic Fiction" examines a paradigm shift in the wake of structuralism and poststructuralism - a trend towards new realisms. Within the broader movement of this ontological turn after poststructuralism, she orients herself towards a realism of complex wholes, actor-networks, and ecologies, rather than a realism of isolated parts and things. Kaup explores applications of these ideas in close readings of recent postapocalyptic fiction (such as Atwood's Maddaddam series and McCarthy's The Road) that depicts life after the destruction of modern civilization as we know it.
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Film Screening and Panel Discussion Hip Hop Hijabis

Muneera Rashida & Sukina Abdul-Noor (aka. Poetic Pilgrimage, London, UK)
29 June 2017, 6pm (c.t.)
TU Dortmund, IBZ (Emil-Figge Straße 59, 44227 Dortmund)

Die Londoner Crew Poetic Pilgrimage ist derzeit eine der erfolgreichsten Frauenrapgruppen Großbritanniens. Die beiden Rapperinnen Muneera Rashida und Sukina Abdul Noor thematisieren ihre afro-karibischen Wurzeln, die Rolle der Frau und ihren Glauben in ihren Texten, Performances und auf ihrem letzten Album Star Women: The Mixtape.
About Poetic Pilgrimage
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Guest Lecture "The American Campus and Diversity"

Matthew Lee (James Madison University, VA)
29 June 2017, 4pm (c.t.)
TU Dortmund, George McGovern Foyer (Emil-Figge Straße 50, 44227 Dortmund)

Guest Lecture "Vom Schtetl zum Ghetto: Oder wie man einst in Deutschland die Jiddische Kultur (v)erkannte"

Jeffrey Grossman (University of Virginia)
20 June 2017, 5pm (c.t.)
TU Dortmund, George McGovern Foyer (Emil-Figge Straße 50, 44227 Dortmund)

Guest Lecture "The 'Refugee Crisis' at the Start of the 21st Century: Myths and Realities"

Martin Murray (University of Michigan)
17 May 2017, 5pm (c.t.)
TU Dortmund, IBZ (Emil-Figge Straße 59, 44227 Dortmund)
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Guest Lecture "Why Detroit Matters"

Brian Doucet (Erasmus College Rotterdam)
15 May 2017, 5pm (c.t.)
TU Dortmund, George McGovern Foyer (Emil-Figge Straße 50, 44227 Dortmund)

Exhibition "Die First Ladies der USA: Von Martha Washington bis Melania Trump"

08 February to 28 April 2017
Blue Square (Ruhr-University Bochum
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Guest Lecture "Coffeehouses and the Art of Social Engagement: An Analysis of Portland Coffeehouses"

Michael Broadway, Prof. of Geography (Northern Michigan University)
25 April 2017, 2pm (c.t.)
University of Duisburg-Essen, R12 R04 B02 (Universitätsstraße 12, 45141 Essen)

Coffeehouses have been a part of America’s cultural landscape since the seventeenth century. Their fortunes have risen and fallen with the changing demand for coffee and changing consumer preferences. This paper examines their historic function of promoting social engagement as so-called third places among independently owned coffeehouses in the city of Portland, Oregon. Individual coffeehouses were evaluated to determine the extent to which they provided a supportive physical environment for social engagement in which a space is transformed into a place and detailed patron behavior was recorded over a three-week period. The study found that very few coffeehouses provided a supportive physical environment. The majority of patrons entering coffeehouses during the weekday and weekend ordered drinks 'to go.' Among those who stayed during the weekday most sat alone and worked on their laptops. It was only on lunchtime weekends that coffeehouses were full of the sound of conversations. It is suggested that further study be expanded to include the effect of eliminating free Wi Fi and banning laptops on social engagement in coffeehouses and whether other place attributes need to be incorporated to promote social engagement.

The Radboud University and University of Duisburg-Essen Spring Academy (RUDESA)

13-17 March 2017
Radboud University and University of Duisburg-Essen
About RUDESA 2017
RUDESA Website

"The Uncanny Return of (Trans)national Anxieties"

Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
15 March 2017, 6pm
University of Duisburg-Essen, Glaspavillon (Universitätsstrasse 12, 45141 Essen)
The Radboud University and University of Duisburg-Essen Spring Academy 2017
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2017 Ruhr PhD Forum

27-28 January 2017
IBZ, TU Dortmund (Emil-Figge-Str. 59, 44227 Dortmund)
Casino, University Duisburg-Essen (Reckhammerweg 3, 45141 Essen)
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International Conference "The Intersections of Whiteness"

11-13 January 2017
TU Dortmund & Ruhr-University Bochum
Website Intersections of Whiteness

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