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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

International KOSMOS Workshop

Body & Mind: Self-Help in 1920s/30s U.S. Mass Cultures


November 15-17, 2018, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, American Studies


This international KOSMOS workshop, organized in the context of the research project Mobilizing the Self―Self-Help and U.S. Mass Cultures in the 1920s and 30s assembles scholars specializing in questions of interwar US mass cultures, US self-help cultures, cultures of mobility―bodily and mental—andconstructions of selves in the age of eugenics and during the economic, political and social transformations of the modern era.
Speakers: Davarian Baldwin (Trinity College, Hartford), Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths, University of London), MichellChresfield (University of Birmingham), Sue Currell (University of Sussex), Thomas Leonard (Princeton University), Miriam Petty (Northwestern University)


November 15-17, 2018
Main Building, Room 2249a (west wing, mezzanine)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin


For more information on the program and speakers please visit the conference website.


Download the poster here.