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Lectures & Seminars
Winter 2018/19

THEORY, METHODOLOGY & INTERDISCIPLINARITY

American Studies: Areas, Approaches, Methods (University of Duisburg-Essen)
A History of North American Cultures (University of Duisburg-Essen)
A History of American Literature (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Going Abroad: Intercultural Theory and Practice (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Writing the 'American' Self: Autobiography, Memoir, Life-Writing (Ruhr-University Bochum)

18th and 19th CENTURIES

Notes from the New World: The Literature and Culture of Colonial America (TU Dortmund)
Testament for a New Age: Emerson's Essays between Nature and Young Americans (TU Dortmund)
Milton and the Romantics (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Whitman's 'Daughters:' Women Responding to Walt Whitman (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Emily Called Back: Reading Dickinson through Contemporary Poets (TU Dortmund)
Early American Classics: From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Awakening (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Literature of the Civil War (Ruhr-University Bochum)

20th and 21st CENTURIES

Emily Called Back: Reading Dickinson through Contemporary Poets (TU Dortmund)
The Year Before 'Everything Happened:' 1962 in American Poetry (TU Dortmund)
Life as Activism: June Jordan's Poetry and Prose (TU Dortmund)
Crazy is a Term of Art: Hunter S. Thompson (TU Dortmund)
Memory, History, and Storytelling in the Contemporary American Novel (TU Dortmund)
Shaping Contemporary Literature: American Literary Journals in 2018 (TU Dortmund)
American Literature and Culture after WWII (Ruhr-University Bochum)

DRAMA

American Drama (TU Dortmund)
Comedy 1800-2018 (TU Dortmund)
American Plays and the Cold War (TU Dortmund)

MEDIA CULTURES

The New Journalists: American Literary Journalism since 1946 (TU Dortmund)
Reading the News: Current Issues in British and American Society (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Introduction to Film Analysis (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Visual West (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Atlanta: A Hub of Media and Culture (TU Dortmund)
Dealing with Databases: 19th-Century Periodical Research (Ruhr-University Bochum)

POPULAR CULTURES

Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen - The Tower of Song (TU Dortmund)
"This is America:" A Cultural History of Hip-Hop (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Star Wars: American Myth (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Gangster in American Fiction (University of Duisburg-Essen)

TRANSATLANTIC & TRANSNATIONAL

Migration and Narration (TU Dortmund)
Going Abroad: Intercultural Theory and Practice (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Gender Studies from a Transnational Perspective (TU Dortmund)
American Orientalism (Ruhr-University Bochum)

GENDER & RACE & DIVERSITY

Gender Studies from a Transnational Perspective (TU Dortmund)
Whitman's 'Daughters:' Women Responding to Walt Whitman (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Life as Activism: June Jordan's Poetry and Prose (TU Dortmund)
Stories of 'Black Mecca' (TU Dortmund)
Sorrow Songs: American Slave Narratives (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Battle of the Sexes: U.S. Literary and Cultural Representations of Marriage and its (Dis)Content (Ruhr-University Bochum)
American Orientalism (Ruhr-University Bochum)
American Indians and First Nations (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Breaking the Silence: Asian American Narratives in Literature and Film (Ruhr-University Bochum)

URBAN NORTH AMERICA

Introduction: Urban Culture, Society and Space (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Literary Urban Studies (University of Duisburg-Essen)
'Super'diverse Stadt (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Urban Imaginaries (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Atlanta: A Hub of Media and Culture (TU Dortmund)
The Future of the Ruhr Region: Beyond 2018 and the End of Mining (University of Duisburg-Essen)

POLITICAL CULTURE

Trump: The Presidency at Halftime (TU Dortmund)
Life as Activism: June Jordan's Poetry and Prose (TU Dortmund)
Gold Diggers and Hobos: Representations of Workers in American Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)

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