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 Simon Strick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|July 19, 2018||
"Re-Igniting the War on Drugs? Trump and the Opioid Crisis"
|May 18, 2018||
"How does Violent Spectacle Appear as TV Realism? Sources of OZ‘s Penal Imaginary"
"Bodies for the Boys: Dance and Instrumentalizations of Femininity in the World War II Film Musical"
|April 27, 2018||
“US Foreign Policy with the Barbary Powers”
“Humanism as an Economic Order”
|February 6, 2018||
"Public and Political Discourse on United States Humanitarian Aid to Germany, 1945-1962"
"Unlikely Partners: German-American Elite Networking during the Cold War"
|January 23, 2018||
“Humanism as an Economic Order”
“Emotional Intelligence in Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Fiction.”
|January 9, 2018||
“The Changing Nature and Impact of Television”
“Early 20th Century Humanitarian Interventions in Basra, Iraq by Michigan University.”
|December 12, 2017||
“Discourse Analysis of Presidential Speeches”
“Theories and Methods of Discourse Analysis”
|July 11, 2017||
"'Michigan in Arabia': The University of Michigan between Mission, Humanitarian Aid, and Empire"
"Narrating Dissent in Contemporary American Literature"
|June 27, 2017||
"Liquidating Bankers’ Acceptances"
“One for the Boys?: Dance, Work, and Women's Mobility in the Hollywood Musical”
|June 13, 2017||
"A Ford Car for the NAACP: Automotivity and Anti-Lynching Campaigns, 1934-1937"
"Playing the Black Box Society"
|May 30, 2017||
"Space Lettuce and Disco Lights: Plant Biology on the International Space Station"
|May 2, 2017||
"Inequality and Trump"
|February 7, 2017||
"Before #Delete Uber: Black Chauffeurs’ Clubs during World War I"
|January 24, 2017||
Min Kyung Yoo
"Road to Democracy: South Korea, US and Television"
"The Beginning of the End - The Arab Mission and its Missionaries in Basra during the First World War"
|January 10, 2017||
"Idiocy and Temporality in American Cinema”
“The US National Laboratory in Orbit: NASA and the Management of Science on the International Space Station"
|November 22, 2016||
"On Failing to Manage: Oz, the Punitive Turn and Contemporary Serial Television"
|July 5, 2016||
"Neoliberal Environmentalism: Value / Speed / Sacrifice“
”’Adventures on Highways and Byways‘: the Multifarious Automotive Life of Jack Johnson“
|June 21, 2016||
“Truly a Magical Place‘: The Poetics and Politics of Self-Representation at Princeton University“
“’To fulfil a private obligation‘: Marianne Moore and her patrons“
|June 7, 2016||
"If It‘s Not TV, is it Sociology? The Wire..."
“Playing with Broadcast: Radio and Television as Ludo-Narrative Devices in the Video Game Series Grand Theft Auto”
|May 24, 2016||
"Reclaiming Murder City: Northern Mexico Border Fiction in an Age of Atrocity (or: Can the Dystopian Speak?)”
“I Don‘t Hate You Because You‘re Light"
|May 10, 2016||
"Occupy Images: Looking back at the 99%“
|February 9, 2016||
"Chauffeurs' Clubs and the Color Line: Automotivity and Race in Early Twentieth-Century America"
Respondent: Chris Jefferis
|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
|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
|November 17, 2015||
"Who's afraid of Red and White? Thoughts on the Cold War and the War on Drugs"
|November 3, 2015||
"'The Problem of the Police’, notes on Diane di Prima’s “Revolutionary Letters”’
|July 8, 2015||
“The Modulation of Affects”
Respondent: Sarah Wasserman
|June 17, 2015||
"Telling Stories of Loss: Works of Mourning in the 21st Century"
Respondent: Julian Henneberg
|May 22, 2015||
“Frame Competition 2.0 – Emerging Clusters of Politicization”
Respondent: Rieke Jordan
|May 20, 2015||
"Queer Expatriate Literature from the Late Nineteenth Century to Stonewall"
Respondent: Siofra Mc Sherry
|May 13, 2015||
“Hip: A Literary History of the Beat Generation’s Emotional Expressivity”
Respondent: Simon Schleusener
|February 4, 2015||
"Materialist Minds: Pathology and Subjectivity in the Neuro-Memoir"
Respondent: Mieke Woelky
|January 21, 2015||
Respondent: Sophie Spieler
|January 7, 2015||
"Drawing on the Past: Graphic Narrative Documentary"
Respondent: Nikolas Keßels
|December 17, 2014||
"Reading for Altruism. Doing Good in the Late Nineteenth Century"
Respondent: Marius Dahmen
|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
|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
|June 18, 2014||
Respondent: Sabine Engwer
|July 16, 2014||
"Grotesque Dignity: American Literature and the Renegotiation of Human Nature in the Postwar Period"
Respondent: Alexander Starre
|July 7, 2014||
"Poetics of the Market: Capitalism, Culture, and the Politics of Affect"
Respondent: James Dorson
|June 4, 2014||
"The Chosen and Their Gatekeepers: Theorizing and Historicizing the American Educational Elite"
Respondent: Katharina Metz
|May 21, 2014||
"Historical Institutionalism and Legalization: Gradual Change in Transatlantic Financial Regulation"
Respondent: Boris Vormann
|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
|April 23, 2014||
Talel Ben Jemia
"Agent of Desire (?) - The Hustler and the Themes of Gay Identity Formation in American Film"
Respondent: Simon Schleusener
|February 12, 2014||Boris Vormann|
|January 29, 2014||Anne Nassauer|
|January 15, 2014||Christoph Raetzsch|
|December 11, 2013||
"Rumors of Revolt – ›Uncertain‹ Knowledge of Slave Insurrections in the American South, 1783-1865"