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Lectures & Seminars
Summer 207

THEORY, METHODOLOGY & INTERDISCIPLINARITY

Creating the Cold War Canon (TU Dortmund)
Voices across the Currents: The Pacific Turn in American Studies (TU Dortmund)
Comparative Politics (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Whiteboard: Presenting Cultural Studies Research (TU Dortmund)
Taboo (Ruhr-University Bochum)

18th and 19th CENTURIES

Imagining Young America: The Early Republic in Literature, Culture, and Art (TU Dortmund)
Hermann Melville and the 19th Century (Ruhr-University Bochum)
19th Century American Sensational Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Mark Twain (University of Duisburg-Essen)
U.S. Literature and Culture from the Civil War to World War II (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Comedy and Humor 1800-2017 (TU Dortmund)
U.S. Poetry: From the Page to the Stage to the Screen (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Freedom Writers: Literature and Activism (TU Dortmund)
The American Short Story and the History of Professional Authorship (TU Dortmund)
American Literature and Culture in the British Empire (TU Dortmund)
Early Modernism: From the 1890s to World War I (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Literature of the American West (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Dark, Darker, Gothic (TU Dortmund)

20th and 21st CENTURIES

Humanity during a Gray and Desolate Time of Confusion: John Steinbeck (University of Duisburg-Essen)
U.S. Literature and Culture from the Civil War to World War II (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Comedy and Humor 1800-2017 (TU Dortmund)
U.S. Poetry: From the Page to the Stage to the Screen (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Freedom Writers: Literature and Activism (TU Dortmund)
The American Short Story and the History of Professional Authorship (TU Dortmund)
American Literature and Culture in the British Empire (TU Dortmund)
Early Modernism: From the 1890s to World War I (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Nabokov's "Ada", or Ador: A Family Chronicle (TU Dortmund)
Getting Rid of Soul: the Prose of Percival Everett and Colson Whitehead (University of Duisburg-Essen)
B.S. Johnson and the Experimental Tradition (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Political Resistance in American History (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Literature of the American West (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Dark, Darker, Gothic (TU Dortmund)

MEDIA CULTURES

Introduction to Film Analysis (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Latinas and Latinos on U.S. Television (University of Duisburg-Essen)
How To Read Film (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Hollywood in the 1920s (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Complex TV: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Today's TV Shows (TU Dortmund)
Diskursanalysen der medialen Darstellung von Arbeit (University of Duisburg-Essen)

POPULAR CULTURES

American Gothic (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Superheroes and American Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"We Didn't Start the Fire" - A Cultural Studies Approach to Billy Joel (TU Dortmund)
Coffee & Cafés - A Beverage & Its Cultural Impact (TU Dortmund)
"Take the Mic!": The Cultural Politics of Spoken Word and Slam Poetry (TU Dortmund)
Comedy, Genre, Transgression: The Simpsons and "The Treehouse of Horror" (TU Dortmund)
American Architecture: Visions, Utopia and Literary Representations (TU Dortmund)
The Fifth Element: Hip-Hop Knowledge Inside and Outside of the American Studies Classroom (TU Dortmund)
Politics and American Music (TU Dortmund)

TRANSATLANTIC & TRANSNATIONAL

Brecht in America (TU Dortmund)
Revolution: How German and American Youth Clashed with Authority in the 1960s - 1980s (TU Dortmund)
Democracy and Poetry in the U.S. and Iran: Walt Whitman and Nima Yushij (TU Dortmund)
Going Abroad: Intercultural Theory and Practice (University of Duisburg-Essen)

GENDER & RACE & DIVERSITY

American Feminisms (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Feminism and Popular Culture (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Women-in-Science: Feminism in Carl Djerassi's Science-in-Literature (TU Dortmund)
Black Lit Matters: Toni Morrison (TU Dortmund)
Queer Identities (Ruhr-University Bochum)

URBAN NORTH AMERICA

Reading and Writing the City (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Urban Imaginaries (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Arrival City: Working with Refugees in an Urban Context (TU Dortmund)
Violence in the City (University of Duisburg-Essen)

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