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Lectures & Seminars
Winter 2017-18

THEORY, METHODOLOGY & INTERDISCIPLINARITY

Narrative Theory (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Whiteboard: Presenting Cultural Studies Research (TU Dortmund)
From Page to Screen: Researching with Digital Editions (TU Dortmund)
50 Shades of Green: Defining, Representing, and Marketing "Greenness" (TU Dortmund)
The United States and the Americas (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Turning the Tide: The Pacific in American Studies (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"Where science and rules break down:" Science in Contemporary Fiction (Ruhr-University Bochum)
North American Landscape in History, Literature, and Film (Ruhr-University Bochum)

18th and 19th CENTURIES

Charles Sealsfield: Multi-Ethnicity in 19th Century America (TU Dortmund)
Emerson: Nature and Intellect (TU Dortmund)
Resist Much, Obey Little: International Whitman Seminar (TU Dortmund)
Edgar Allan Poe (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Edgar Allan Poe (University of Duisburg-Essen)
The Popular Literature and Culture of Antebellum America (University of Duisburg-Essen)

20th and 21st CENTURIES

William Faulkner: The Godfather of Southern Literature and His Cultural Legacy (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"Said the shotgun to the head:" US Spoken Word Poetry (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Science Fiction (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Global Bounce: Hip-Hop Studies in the 21st Century (TU Dortmund)

MEDIA CULTURES

Sitcoms (TU Dortmund)
The Transnationality of Gothic Television (TU Dortmund)
West of Everything: The Western in Different Media (TU Dortmund)
North American Landscape in History, Literature, and Film (Ruhr-University Bochum)

POPULAR CULTURES

The Popular Literature and Culture of Antebellum America (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Cultures in Conflict: US Popular Culture and Representations of the "Other" (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Science Fiction (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Global Bounce: Hip-Hop Studies in the 21st Century (TU Dortmund)
Kooperation mit dem Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte: "Cowboys & Indianer: Made in Germany" (TU Dortmund)
Sports in American Literature and Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Narratives of Survival (Ruhr-University Bochum)
American Ghost Stories (Ruhr-University Bochum)

TRANSATLANTIC & TRANSNATIONAL

Kooperation mit dem Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte: "Cowboys & Indianer: Made in Germany" (TU Dortmund)
Reading US Literature in the German Classroom (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Ethics of Immigration: American and European Visions (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Transnationality of Gothic Television (TU Dortmund)
Transatlantic Drama Blockseminar (TU Dortmund)
Global Bounce: Hip-Hop Studies in the 21st Century (TU Dortmund)

GENDER & RACE & DIVERSITY

"The Future is Female:" Feminism in the USA (TU Dortmund)
Contemporary African American Literature: Percival Everett (University of Duisburg-Essen)
"How to Write the Great American Indian Novel:" Native American Storytelling (TU Dortmund)
Black Lit Matters: Contemporary African-American Fiction (TU Dortmund)
Charles Sealsfield: Multi-Ethnicity in 19th Century America (TU Dortmund)
The Ethics of Immigration: American and European Visions (Ruhr-University Bochum)
US Ethnic Literatures (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"Loaferism:" Slackers and Idlers in American Literature (TU Dortmund)

URBAN NORTH AMERICA

Urban Spaces 1800-2018 (TU Dortmund)
City Scripts: Narratives of and Recipes for Post-Industrial Urban Futures in the U.S. and Europe (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Urban Imaginaries (University of Duisburg-Essen)
50 Shades of Green: Defining, Representing, and Marketing "Greenness" (TU Dortmund)
American Architecture: Visions, Utopia, and Literary Representations in a Transatlantic Context (TU Dortmund)

POLITICAL CULTURE

Writing for Peace: Anti-War Movements in the USA (Ruhr-University Bochum)
War and Gender in the Journalism of Contemporary Women Reporters (TU Dortmund)
Beyond Vietnam: The Vietnam War in American Literature and Film (TU Dortmund)
Everything under Control? Control, Free and Manipulated Choices, and Resistance in 20th and 21st Century Anglophone Literature (University of Duisburg-Essen)

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