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Research Colloquium Program

Research Colloquium Program

News vom 13.04.2021

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Perspectives on American Literature and Culture 2021

Research Colloquium of the Literature and Culture Departments

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies


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

All events will take place online (Webex Meetings).


This link will work for all regular sessions on Wednesdays at 6pm.

Links for the additional Tuesday afternoon dates (June 8 and June 15) will be made available separately.


21 April 2021

Simon Strick (ZeM Brandenburg)

"American Studies Uncanceled"


28 April 2021

Elahe Haschemi Yekani (HU Berlin)

"Enslavement in British Memorial Culture: Between Nostalgia and Toppled Monuments"


5 May 2021   

Allison Blakely (Boston University)

“Europe as African and African-American Refuge from Racism: Germany’s Record”


12 May 2012

Moritz Ingwersen (TU Dresden)      

"Indigenous Petrofiction: Settler-Colonial Extractivism and the Resurgence of Fossils"


19 May 2021

Robert Reid-Pharr (Harvard University)      

“Archives and Icons: James Baldwin and the Practice of Celebrity”


26 May 2012 

Sabine Sielke  (Universität Bonn)

“Feminism Reloaded? The Serial Debate on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, or: What’s New about #MeToo?”


2 June 2021   

Merve Emre (University of Oxford | Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin)

"Once More, the Return to Philology"


* 8 June 2021 (TUESDAY 2pm c.t.)

David Getsy (School of the Arts Institute Chicago | Terra Visiting Professor)

"Enduring out: Geoffrey Hendricks’s Ring Piece and the Ambivalence of Queer Visibility in 1971"


9 June 2021

Klaus Benesch (Universität München)

“The Responsibility of Intellectuals”


* 15 June 2021 (TUESDAY 2pm c.t.)

Sanders Isaac Bernstein (University of Southern California | Visiting Researcher)

"American (Proto) Fascism, 1914-1933"


16 June 2021

Angela Miller (Washington University in St. Louis)

"Unbounded: The Expanded Worlds of the 1940s"


23 June 2021

Michael Thomas (Susquehanna University | Humboldt Fellow)

"W.E.B. Du Bois and the Aesthetic Problem(s) of Race"


30 June 2021 

Myka Tucker-Abramson (University of Warwick | Humboldt Fellow)

"The Road Novel’s Spatial Fix: Towards a Materialist Theory of the Road Novel"


14 July 2021  

MaryAnn Snyder-Körber (Universität Würzburg)  

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

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