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Lectures & Seminars
Winter 2019/20

THEORY, METHODOLOGY & INTERDISCIPLINARITY

Digital(isiert)e US-Geschichte (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Text as a Ride: Digital Textualities (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Is This Art? Concepts of Culture and Art since 1800 (TU Dortmund)
Comparing Mythologies: The Canadian North and the American West (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Key Concepts in Theme Parks (University of Duisburg-Essen)
A History of American Literature (University of Duisburg-Essen)

17th, 18th, and 19th CENTURIES

Early North America (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Literature and Politics in the 17th Century (University of Duisburg-Essen)
"What's Love Got To Do With It?" Romance in Antebellum America (University of Duisburg-Essen)
African Americans and Comedy 1800 - 2018 (TU Dortmund)
Is This Art? Concepts of Culture and Art since 1800 (TU Dortmund)
The Inevitable Morning: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Poetry (TU Dortmund)
Nothing is less Real than Realism?: The American Realistic/Naturalistic Mode (Ruhr-University Bochum)

20th and 21st CENTURIES

Nothing is less Real than Realism?: The American Realistic/Naturalistic Mode (Ruhr-University Bochum)
US Literature and Culture after WWII (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"We, the People" in Times of Uncertainty: Convictions, Language, Power, and Belonging in 20th- and 21st-Century Anglophone Literature (University of Duisburg-Essen)
The Southern Literary Renaissance (TU Dortmund)

GENRES

The Last of the Beat Poets: Chuck Miller's Global American Vision (TU Dortmund)
"Home Ground and Borderlands:" Meena Alexander's Poetry and Prose (TU Dortmund)
"The Best We Could Do:" Graphic Novels and American Culture (TU Dortmund)
Poetryfilms (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Contemporary Short Story in Science Fiction and Horror (University of Duisburg-Essen)
See You on the Next Wave: The Ocean and Waterways in US Literature and Film (TU Dortmund)
Young Adult Literature and the Classroom (Ruhr-University Bochum)
True Feeling: The Boom of American Documentary Poetics (TU Dortmund)
From "Joy to the World" to "Bah, humbug!": Approaches to Xmas (TU Dortmund)

MEDIA & POPULAR CULTURES

Adaptation Studies (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Poetryfilms (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Propaganda und Film in den USA (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Das "American Century" als Jahrhundert der Bilder (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Whiteboard: Presenting Cultural Studies Research (TU Dortmund)
Video Games (TU Dortmund)
"The Best We Could Do:" Graphic Novels and American Culture (TU Dortmund)
See You on the Next Wave: The Ocean and Waterways in US Literature and Film (TU Dortmund)
"Black America's CNN:" Hip-Hop and the Media (TU Dortmund)

GENDER & RACE & DIVERSITY

Can we do it? Frauenbewegungen in den USA und Kanada 1790-1970 (Ruhr-University Bochum)
100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht: Erinnerungsboom zwischen Feminismus, Nostalgie und politischer Agenda (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Trans*cending Normalcy: Queer Representation in Contemporary American Culture (TU Dortmund)
Africa/America: Transepochal Perspectives on the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1400-1800 (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Women Writers of the West (TU Dortmund)
Women's Poetry (TU Dortmund)
Women Writing the Southwest (TU Dortmund)
Love and Exile: The Writings of Isaac Bashevis Singer (TU Dortmund)
"Home Ground and Borderlands:" Meena Alexander's Poetry and Prose (TU Dortmund)
Adventures in Yiddishland: American Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century (TU Dortmund)

URBAN NORTH AMERICA

Urban Imaginaries (University of Duisburg-Essen)
The Work of Norman Klein and Contemporary Urban Studies: Urban History, Media Theory, and Urban Imaginaries in Media Arts (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Key Issues in Metropolitan Research: Methodologies in Metropolitan Research, Disciplinary Differences, Challenges and Solutions (University of Duisburg-Essen)
American Architecture: Visions, Utopia and Literary Representations (TU Dortmund)
Portraits of the City (TU Dortmund)

Religuous CULTURE

One Nation Under God?: (Christian) Religion in the U.S. (Ruhr-University Bochum)

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