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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities | Department of English and American Studies | News | Conferences, lecture series & events | Archive | 2010 | DGfA Convention | Workshop 1: “All the varied lands and all the growths and products”: The Economy of Nature, the Nature of Economy, and America’s Politics of Representation

Workshop 1: “All the varied lands and all the growths and products”: The Economy of Nature, the Nature of Economy, and America’s Politics of Representation

Chairs: Hannes Bergthaller (Tapei / Taiwan) / Christine Gerhardt (Freiburg)

  1. Sybille Machat (Flensburg): Economic and Ecological Criticism, Economic and Ecological Collapse: John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath
  2. Christian Hummelsund Voie (Östersund): “Redneck Currency”: Heedlessness and Possibilities in William Kittredge’s American West
  3. Anne-Marie Scholz (Bremen): Intersections between the Economic and the Ecological: The American Dream and the “Drive-Thru” Tree
  4. Hannes Bergthaller (Taipei): Symbolic Fields, Parallel Semantics: Rethinking the Relation between Nature and Economy in U.S. Culture