Seminar für Englische Philologie

Research Colloquium: Current Projects in American Studies


  • July 12, 2017
    Biljana Oklopcic
    (University of Osijek, Croatia)
    "Stereotypes in American (Popular) Literature."


    • June 21, 2017
      Maximilian Meinhardt
      (University of Mainz)
      "Absorbing the Machine: Hart Crane's Technologic of Metaphor and Poetic Form"

    • June 14, 2017
      Chang Liu
      (Research Fellow, University of Goettingen / Jilin University, Changchun, China)
      "Transnational Plastic Music: The Social and Environmental Life of Waste from the Music Industry"


      • April 26, 2017
        Laura Vorberg
        (Universität Erlengen Nürnberg)
        "Emptied Conservatism: Media Staging and Populist Political Rhetoric in Donald J. Trump's 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign"


        • November 16, 2016
          Katharina Motyl
          (Universität Tübingen)
          "Confined, yet Escaping: Morphinism and Separate Spheres Ideology in Victorian Women's Self-Portrayals"


          • November 9, 2016
            Mirna Zemann
            (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
            "Zyklographie der Dinge"


            • Mai 11, 2016
              James Dowthwaite
              (University of Oxford)
              "The Place of Anti-Semitism in Ezra Pound's Cultural Vision"


              • February 3, 2016
                Svenja Fehlhaber
                (Universität Osnabrück)
                "Productively Failing to Accelerate: Alternate Visions in 1920s American Prose"

              • January 27, 2016
                Wiebke Kartheus
                (Universität Leipzig)
                "Presenting Art, Preserving Value: The American Art Museum and Capitalism in the 21st Century"

              • January 8, 2013
                Martin Lüthe
                (Universität München)
                "Flying by Foot: The ‚Air Jordan’ Television Commercials of the 1990s and the Fetishization of Basketball Materiality"

              • December 18, 2012
                Lukas Etter
                (Universität Bern)
                "Aesthetic Aspects of Seriality in Alternative Graphic Narratives (Bechdel, Lutes, Ware)"

              • December 4, 2012
                Eric Erbacher
                (Universität Münster)
                "Narrating Urban Change: Media and the Gentrification of New York and Los Angeles."

              • July 17, 2012
                Cedric Essi
                (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
                "Rethinking Kinship: Interraciality & Family in Contemporary Life Writing"

              • May 22, 2012
                Daniela Wentz
                (Universität Weimar)
                "'Events Occur in Real Time': 24's Split Screen as Diagram of Time"

              • May 15, 2012
                Birgit Spengler
                (Universität Frankfurt)
                "Literary Spinoffs: Rewriting the Canon, Revisiting the Nineteenth Century"

              • January 31, 2012
                Dr. Marcel Hartwig
                (Universität Siegen)
                "The Failure of Imagination? -- Popular Cultural Premediations and Representations of Pearl Harbor and 9/11"

              • November 22, 2011
                Dr. Michaela Wünsch
                (ICI Berlin)
                "Wiederholung und Serialität in Fernsehen und Psychoanalyse"

              • May 31, 2011
                Dr. Johannes Völz
                (Universität Frankfurt)
                "Slavery and the Aesthetics of Security in Harriet Jacobs' Incidents and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dred"

              • December 20, 2010
                Susanne Leikam, M.A.
                (Universität Regensburg)
                "'The Return to the Frontier': Framing Turn-of-the-Century Earthquake Ruins in California"

              • June 22, 2010
                Florian Groß, M.A.
                (Universität Hannover)
                "Conspicuously Creative: Post-Network Television Series"