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

Guest Lectures

December 10, 1997
Professor Keya Ganguly (Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis):
"Multicultural Ethics and the Spirit of Late Capitalism"

January 23, 1997
Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen (Department for American Studies, Universität Leipzig):
"Risse im naturalistischen Weltbild: Moral, Stadterfahrung und Weiblichkeit in Theodore Dreisers Sister Carrie"

November 27, 1996
Prof. Dr. Christine Noll Brinckmann (Department for Film Sciences, Universität Zürich):
"John Fords Kriegsdokumentarfilm 'The Battle of Midway' (1942). Zwischen Fiktionalisierung und Propaganda"

June 6, 1996
Prof. David Nye (Center for American Studies Odense University, Denmark):
"De-realizing the Grand Canyon"

June 1, 1996
Prof. Joan Scott (Princeton University):
"Rereading the History of Feminism"

May 15, 1996
Prof. Harvard Sitkoff (Department of History University of New Hampshire):
"Multiculturalism and American Historiography"

January 18, 1996
Prof. Dr. Martin Christadler (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main):
"Heavenly Cities in the West. Crosses, Cathedrals, Monuments and the Ruins of Time. Allegorizing American Landscape in the 19th Century"

December 7, 1995
Prof. Dr. Alfred Hornung (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz):
"Life Writing from the Colonial Period to the Early Republic"

November 23, 1995
Prof. Richard Burt (University of Massachussetts, Amherst):
"Getting off the Subject. Tabloid Theory, Academic Celebrity, and the Institution of Criticism"

July 5, 1995
Prof. Robert Reid-Pharr (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore):
"Queer Cartography: Race, Violence and the Ideology of Ambivalence"

June 28, 1995
Prof. Robert Reid-Pharr (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore):
"Speaking through Anti-Semitism. The Nation of Islam and the Poetics of Black Counter-Modernity"

June 22, 1995
Prof. Dr. Gisela Ecker (Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn):
"'No one would have guessed her race'. Der Körper als Zeichen in Texten jüdisch-amerikanischer Autorinnen"

November 30, 1994
Prof. Dr. Peter Freese (American Studies, Universität Paderborn):
"'Innocents Abroad' versus 'Coca Cola Conquistadores' or Contradictory Images of America"

November 17, 1994
Prof. Jonathan Arac (University of Pittsburgh, USA):
"Ralph Ellison, 'Huckleberry Finn', and American Nationality"

November 15, 1994
Dr. Catrin Gersdorf (American Studies, Universität Leipzig):
"Kathy Ackers 'Don Quixote'. Plagiat oder Intertext?"

July 11, 1994
Prof. Jeffrey M. Peck (Georgetown University Washington, D. C.):
"The Case of the Absent Foreskin. Making German Jewish Difference a Potential Identity for German Cultural Studies"

July 4, 1994
Prof. Dr. Michael Geyer (University of Chicago):
"'Positionality' and 'Temporality' oder 'So wie man sich bettet, so liegt man'. Zur Praxis des amerikanischen und deutschen Multikulturalismus"

July 1, 1994
Prof. Dr. Hans Michael Sommer (representative for Europe, Austin Sheinkopf Ltd, USA)
"America. Populism, Progressivism and World War I"

June 20, 1994
Dr. Sabine Bröck (Department for British and American Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt):
"White Women, Race Matters"

June 15, 1994
Anne Halley (Amherst, Massachussetts):
poetry reading

June 9, 1994
Dr. Sabine Sielke (John F. Kennedy-Institut Freie Universität Berlin):
"Modernist Poetry and Poetics"

May 30, 1994
Prof. Dr. Jules Chametzky (University of Massachusetts Amherst):
"Nationalisms/Multiculturalism. American Studies/American Nationalism"

May 16, 1994
Prof. Dr. Manning Marable (Institute for Research in African-American Studies Columbia University, New York):
"Theory of Multicultural Democracy"

February 16, 1994
Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen (Department for American Studies, Universität Leipzig):
"The Fantastic in Recent American Women's Writing"

January 31, 1994
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (W. E. B. DuBois Professor of Literature Department of Afro-American Studies, Harvard University):
"As She Lay Dying. On Toni Morrison's 'Jazz'"