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Research Colloquium Program

Research Colloquium Program

News vom 22.04.2022

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Perspectives on American Literature and Culture 2022

Research Colloquium of the Literature and Culture Departments

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies


Wednesdays 6pm (c.t.) in room 340 unless specified otherwise*


20 April 2022

Scott Zukowski (Universität Graz)

"Freedom’s Journal and the Editing of Nineteenth-Century Cultural Hierarchies”


27 April 2022

Matthew D. Morrison (New York University | DHC Fellow)

“Blacksound: Making Race and Popular Music in the United States”


4 May 2022   

Leigh Claire La Berge (City University of New York | Humboldt Fellow)

“Marx for Cats: A Radical Bestiary”


11 May 2022

Fabián Orán Llarena (Universidad de La Laguna)

“The US Interregnum: American Film and the Great Recession”


18 May 2022

Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (Université Paris Diderot)

“Revisiting An Enquiry concerning the Literature of Negroes by the Abbé Grégoire, 1808: New Research on the First Anthology of African-American Literature”


* EXTRA SESSION Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 2-4 pm c.t., room 319

Brett Mills (University of East Anglia)

Chernobyl (HBO/Sky) and Anthropocentric Storytelling” 


25 May 2022 

Regina Schober (Universität Düsseldorf)

“Narratives of Algorithmic Self-Formation: Recognition, Attention, Automation”


1 June 2022   

JoAnne Mancini (Maynooth University / TERRA Visiting Professor)

“Counter-Friction and Artistic Freedom”


8 June 2022

MaryAnn Snyder-Körber (Universität Würzburg)

“Everybody’s Protest Poem: Articulating Translation in Perspectives / Perspektiven USA


15 June 2022

Evangelia Kindinger (Humboldt Universität Berlin)

“Mountain Fantasies: Tourism and the Making of Appalachia”


22 June 2022

Karen Ruoff (Kramer) (Stanford University)

Reading from the novel Academia: Excellence Has Its Price


29 June 2022

Thomas Claviez (Universität Bern)

“The Philosopher's Conceit: The Contingency of Evil - or is it the Evil of Contingency?”


6 July 2022

Gabriele Schwab (University of California, Irvine)


13 July 2021  

Elin Käck (Linköpings Universitet)

“‘Solidified Nostalgia’: Europe as Pastness in Postwar American Poetry”

20 July 2021  

Hannah Spahn (Freie Universität Berlin)

“Black Reason, White Feeling: The Jeffersonian Enlightenment in the African American Tradition”

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