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Lectures & Seminars
Summer 2019

THEORY, METHODOLOGY & INTERDISCIPLINARITY

New Trends in American Studies (Ruhr-University Bochum)
A History of American Literature (University of Duisburg-Essen)
The National Recording Registry: A Repository of American Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Proof of Concept Workshop (University of Duisburg-Essen)

18th and 19th CENTURIES

Demonology, Education, and Thoreau: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Lectures and Biographical Sketches (TU Dortmund)
"I would prefer not to": Herman Melville's Bicentennial Year (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Realism and Naturalism in American Short Fiction (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Uneasy Conversations: Lydia Maria Child and Harriet Jacobs (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Pragmatism Meets Aesthetics: John Dewey's American Response to European Aesthetic Idealism (Ruhr-University Bochum)
U.S. Literature and Culture: From the Civil War to WWII (Ruhr-University Bochum)

20th and 21st CENTURIES

U.S. Literature and Culture: From the Civil War to WWII (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Junkie on the Road: William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac (TU Dortmund)
"The Impossibility of Representation": Literature after Nine-Eleven (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Individual and Cultural Memory in Postwar American Fiction (TU Dortmund)
US-American Coming of Age Novels (University of Duisburg-Essen)

GENRES

The Politics of American Poetry: From Anti-Slavery Ballads to Protest Songs (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Driving the Interior: The Poetics of Place with Elizabeth Bishop and Mark Doly (TU Dortmund)
Poetry Seminar: Writing as Witnessing (TU Dortmund)
Captives, Tricksters, and Rebels: The Emergence of the American Essay (TU Dortmund)
US-American Coming of Age Novels (University of Duisburg-Essen)
'When things fall apart': Narratives of Well-Being and Self-Care in American Literature and Culture (TU Dortmund)

MEDIA & POPULAR CULTURES

'The Decade That Just Won't Die': The Past and the Present of '80s Cinema (TU Dortmund)
The Bible in America: From Puritans to the Televangelists (TU Dortmund)
'When things fall apart': Narratives of Well-Being and Self-Care in American Literature and Culture (TU Dortmund)
Discourses of Conduct and Advice (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Coffee & Cafés: A Beverage and Its Cultural Impact (TU Dortmund)
Heroes (Ruhr-University Bochum)

TRANSATLANTIC & TRANSNATIONAL

The International Theme: Europe in American Literature at the Turn of the Century (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Crosscurrents: America and the Pacific (TU Dortmund)
To the North Pole and Beyond: A Transatlantic Voyage to the Arctic in American and European Literature (TU Dortmund)
Going Abroad: Intercultural Theory and Practice (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Pragmatism Meets Aesthetics: John Dewey’s American Response to European Aesthetic Idealism (Ruhr-University Bochum)

GENDER & RACE & DIVERSITY

The Black Metropolis: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Race, Love, Fire: Baldwin & His Successors (TU Dortmund)
Stories of the Great Migration (TU Dortmund)
Wild Wild West: Native Americans in US Literature (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Asian American Literature and Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Uneasy Conversations: Lydia Maria Child and Harriet Jacobs (University of Duisburg-Essen)
"I love myself when I am laughing": Voicing the Female Self in U.S. Literature (Ruhr-University Bochum)
War and Feminism (TU Dortmund)

URBAN NORTH AMERICA

Life in the Iron-Mills: Reading Urbanization in the USA (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Urban Imaginaries (University of Duisburg-Essen)
City Scripts: Concepts and Applications in Global Urban Studies (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Creative Culture and Urban Transformation through a Transatlantic Perspective (TU Dortmund)
Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Charting Literary Urban Studies: Key Issues in Current Research (University of Duisburg-Essen)

POLITICAL CULTURE

Transatlantic Trump: The Novel Presidency between Europe and America (TU Dortmund)
War and Feminism (TU Dortmund)
The Politics of American Poetry: From Anti-Slavery Ballads to Protest Songs (Ruhr-University Bochum) Hard Rain: The Vietnam War (TU Dortmund)
Narratives of Refugee Experience (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Displaced: Refugee Narratives in American Literature and Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"The Impossibility of Representation": Literature after Nine-Eleven (University of Duisburg-Essen)
The Bible in America: From Puritans to the Televangelists (TU Dortmund)

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