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Lectures & Seminars
Winter 2017-18

THEORY, METHODOLOGY & INTERDISCIPLINARITY

The Whiteboard: Presenting Cultural Studies Research (TU Dortmund)
Going Digital: Exploring American Literatures Online (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Going Abroad: Intercultural Theory and Practice (University of Duisburg-Essen)
American Studies: Areas, Approaches, Methods (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Hair Matters: The Meanings and Politics of Hair in American Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"Whether You Sing or Make a Machine": American Literature, Culture, and Machines (TU Dortmund)
Urban Culture, Society and Space (University of Duisburg-Essen)

18th and 19th CENTURIES

"With Them was my Home:" The Captivity Narrative in American Literature and Film (University of Duisburg-Essen)
"Poets to come:" The Creative Reception of Walt Whitman (TU Dortmund)
Hawthorne's Novels, 1850-1852 (TU Dortmund)
American Naturalism Reconsidered (TU Dortmund)
The Sublime, the Uncanny, and the Abject: The Dark Side 1800-2017 (TU Dortmund)

20th and 21st CENTURIES

American Literature and Culture after WWII (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The American Road Narrative (Ruhr-University Bochum)
From Joseph McCarthy to Elvis: The 1950s in the US (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Irony, Intertextuality, Intermediality: Postmodern American Literature (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Is Reading like Doing Science? Paradigms of Reading in Nabokov's Fiction (TU Dortmund)
Race and Ethnicity in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature (University of Duisburg-Essen)
21st-Century Anglophone Fiction: Key Texts from an Emerging Canon (University of Duisburg-Essen)
The Sublime, the Uncanny, and the Abject: The Dark Side 1800-2017 (TU Dortmund)

MEDIA CULTURES

Film, TV, Ideologies: Theories of Power and Popular Culture (TU Dortmund)
Narrating Love: Romance in Contemporary American Television (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Irony, Intertextuality, Intermediality: Postmodern American Literature (Ruhr-University Bochum)

POPULAR CULTURES

"With Them was my Home:" The Captivity Narrative in American Literature and Film (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen - The Tower of Song (TU Dortmund)
Rainbow America: LGBT+ Representation in 21st-Century Popular Culture (TU Dortmund)
"Dark Eyes on America:" Fiction (and Non-Fiction) by Joyce Carol Oates (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Body Genres: From Comedy to Horror (TU Dortmund)

TRANSATLANTIC & TRANSNATIONAL

From City Lights to Karlsruhe: The Global Impact of the Beat Generation (Ruhr-University Bochum)
21st-Century Anglophone Fiction: Key Texts from an Emerging Canon (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Paris, London, New York: Metropolen in der französischen und englischsprachigen Literatur seit der Renaissance (University of Duisburg-Essen)

GENDER & RACE & DIVERSITY

Bondage & Freedom: Frederick Douglass and American Slavery (TU Dortmund)
Black Lit Matters: Contemporary African-American Fiction (TU Dortmund)
Feminism: Cultural Studies and Gender (TU Dortmund)
Representations of Motherhood (TU Dortmund)
Rainbow America: LGBT+ Representation in 21st-Century Popular Culture (TU Dortmund)
Race and Ethnicity in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Angry White Men? Masculinity and Whiteness (Ruhr-University Bochum)

URBAN NORTH AMERICA

"Creative Cities" in Social Theory and Cultural Practice (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Creativity Industries in the North American City (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Paris, London, New York: Metropolen in der französischen und englischsprachigen Literatur seit der Renaissance (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Urban Culture, Society and Space (University of Duisburg-Essen)

POLITICAL CULTURE

US American Protest Cultures (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Trump! (TU Dortmund)

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