The Interdisciplinary Forum at the Graduate School of North American Studies invites all doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows at the Graduate School of North American Studies and the John F. Kennedy Institute to participate. The Forum hosts workshops in which members present and discuss their work. It consists of researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds including cultural studies, political science, sociology, literary studies, economics, and history. This interdisciplinary approach is part of a conscious effort to overcome disciplinary divisions in order to enrich critical thinking and rearticulate our modes of interrogation and analysis.
For inquiries, please contact Beerd Beukenhorst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|February 9, 2016||
"Chauffeurs' Clubs and the Color Line: Automotivity and Race in Early Twentieth-Century America"
Respondent: Chris Jefferis
|December 11, 2013||Sebastian Jobs|
|January 15, 2014||Christoph Raetzsch|
|January 29, 2014||Anne Nassauer|
|February 12, 2014||Boris Vormann|
|April 23, 2014||
Talel Ben Jemia
Agent of Desire (?) - The Hustler and the Themes of Gay Identity Formation in American Film.
Respondent: Simon Schleusener
|May 5, 2014||
Dancing Bodies, Modes of Gender, and Choreographies of Love: Dance and the Construction of Sexual Difference in the Hollywood Musical.
Respondent: Martin Lüthe
|May 21, 2014||
Historical Institutionalism and Legalization: Gradual Change in Transatlantic Financial Regulation.
Respondent: Boris Vormann
|June 4, 2014||
The Chosen and Their Gatekeepers: Theorizing and Historicizing the American Educational Elite.
Respondent: Katharina Metz
|June 18, 2014||
Respondent: Sabine Engwer
|July 7, 2014||
Poetics of the Market: Capitalism, Culture, and the Politics of Affect.
Respondent: James Dorson
|July 16, 2014||
Grotesque Dignity: American Literature and the Renegotiation of Human Nature in the Postwar Period.
Respondent: Alexander Starre
|November 19, 2014||
Serial Superheroes and the Politics of Audience Engagement: DC's and Marvel Comics' Franchises in Contemporary American Film and Television
Resondent: Simon Schleusener
|December 3, 2014
"Real Dogs: From Mass Killings to a Second Life as Indigenous Canine. A Contemporary History of Inuit and Dogs in the Eastern Canadian Arctic"
Respondent: Curd Knüpfer
|December 17, 2014
"Reading for Altruism. Doing Good in the Late Nineteenth Century"
Respondent: Marius Dahmen
|January 7, 2015||
"Drawing on the Past: Graphic Narrative Documentary"
Respondent: Nikolas Keßels
|January 21, 2015||
Resondentin: Sophie Spieler
|February 4, 2015||
"Materialist Minds: Pathology and Subjectivity in the Neuro-Memoir"
Respondentin: Mieke Woelky
|April 22, 2015||
“Frame Competition 2.0 – Emerging Clusters of Politicization”
Respondent: Rieke Jordan
|May 13, 2015||
“Hip: A Literary History of the Beat Generation’s Emotional Expressivity”
Respondent: Simon Schleusener
|May 20, 2015||
"Queer Expatriate Literature from the Late Nineteenth Century to Stonewall."
Respondent: Siofra Mc Sherry
|June 17, 2015||
"Telling Stories of Loss: Works of Mourning in the 21st Century"
Respondent: Julian Henneberg
|July 8, 2015||
“The Modulation of Affects”
Respondent: Sarah Wasserman
|November 17, 2015||
"Who's afraid of Red and White? Thoughts on the Cold War and the War on Drugs"
|January 12, 2016||
"Framing, discourse, and critical junctures: health care in the USA"
"The Self in the Early Poetry of T. S. Eliot and Conrad Aiken"
Respondent: Beerd Beukenhorst
|January 26, 2016||
"From WoWO to Graffiti”: Charting the changing meaning making power of writing on walls and objects in a U.S. context since WWII
"The Intimate Landscape of Postwar Germany: German-American Sexual Encounters"
Respondent: Sean Bonney