Events in 2018

Guest Lecture "Commodification of Dissent: Whiteness, Liberalism and the Neutralization of Hip Hop"

Bocafloja (Hip Hop Artist, Filmmaker, Essayist, and Poet; New York)
15 November 2018, 10am (c.t.)
University of Duisburg-Essen, S03 V00 E71 (Universitätsstrasse 12, 45141 Essen)

Artist Talk "Auto-Cartographies in Black and Brown"

Bocafloja (Hip Hop Artist, Filmmaker, Essayist, and Poet; New York)
13 November 2018, noon (c.t.)
Ruhr-University Bochum, GC 02/120 (Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum)

Postgraduate Forum (PGF) 2018:
Digital Futures in Research and American Studies

8-10 November 2018
University of Duisburg-Essen (Universitätsstrasse 12, 45141 Essen)
PGF2018 complete program

Guest Lecture "The American Dream: New Approaches to an Old Topic"

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.mult. Peter Freese (Universität Paderborn)
8 November 2018, 6pm (c.t.)
University of Duisburg-Essen, S05 T00 B08 (Universitätsstrasse 12, 45141 Essen)

Despite the plethora of relevant material, nobody has yet been able to provide a reliable definition of the protean concept of the 'American Dream.' I will use the origins and the history of the Dream to develop a working definition and then look at the commodification of the concept in advertising and at its critical treatment in popular music. Having discussed the major ethnic variants of the dream, I will provide an inventory of its basic ingredients, namely, the belief in social progress, in individual success, in America's manifest destiny, in the challenge of respective frontiers, in the government of the people, by the people and for the people as the guarantor of liberty and equality, and in the melting pot or its recent mutation, the multicultural quilt, and trace these beliefs back to their European roots.

Lecture Series: 'We Don't Need Another Hero?' Heroism in Contemporary Culture

Every Tuesday, 1pm to 2pm
University of Duisburg-Essen, R12 R04 B21 (Universitätsstrasse 12, 45141 Essen)
Lecture Series Schedule

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

12-16 March 2018
Radboud University and University of Duisburg-Essen in cooperation with the University of Wyoming
RUDESA Website (UDE)
RUDESA Website (Nijmegen)

"Decolonial Feminist Fiction: Helena Maria Veramontes' Their Dogs Came With Them"

Paula M.L. Moya (Stanford University)
Friday, 16 March 2018, 11am
University of Duisburg-Essen, V15 R04 H52 (Universitätsstrasse 12, 45141 Essen)
The Radboud University and University of Duisburg-Essen Spring Academy 2017

"Grounding Mobility: The American Road in a Transnational Perspective"

Timo Müller (University of Regensburg)
Friday, 16 March 2018, 2pm
University of Duisburg-Essen, V15 R04 H52 (Universitätsstrasse 12, 45141 Essen)
The Radboud University and University of Duisburg-Essen Spring Academy 2017

"Hip-Hop is the People:" Inaugural European Hip-Hop Studies Network Meeting

8 to 9 March 2018
TU Dortmund, IBZ, Emil-Figge-Str. 59, 44227 Dortmund
Website

2018 Ruhr PhD Forum

Friday, 26 January 2018
Ruhr-University Bochum, GB 5/160 (Sitzungssaal der Fakultät für Philologie), Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum
Conference schedule

Saturday, 27 January 2018
University Duisburg-Essen, Casino (Campus Essen), Reckhammerweg 3, 45141 Essen
Conference schedule

Public Talk "One Year With Trump"

Monday, 22 January 2018
University of Duisburg-Essen, ESG Saal in der Brücke, Universitätsstr. 2, 45141 Essen
About the Public Talk

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