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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of English and American Studies

W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures Summer Semester 2002

W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures

6pm c.t. - 8pm

main building, room 3002 (library)

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


  • Michael Kammen (Cornell University, Ithaca): "From a Culture of Expertise to a Culture of Celebrity in 20th-Century America", May 2, 2002 (Thursday)
  • Amritjit Singh (Rhode Island College/Freie Universität Berlin): "Twentieth-Century African American Fiction. The Search for Individualism and Aesthetics", May 7, 2002
  • John Long (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): "Mis-Educating the Negro-Failures of the Black Middle Class? Retrospecting the 1930s", May 14, 2002
  • W. J. T. Mitchell (University of Chicago): "The Surplus Value of Images (with Some Reflections on Spike Lee's 'Bamboozled')", May 28, 2002
  • Antje Kley (Universität Kiel): "Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary American Autobiography", June 11, 2002
  • Biodun Jeyifo (Cornell University, Ithaca): "Modernity From Below. Reflections on the 'Civilizing Process' in Europe and the 'Civilizing Mission' in the Colonies", June 18, 2002
  • Insa Härtel (Universität Bremen): "Von der 'väterlichen' Autorität des Autors. Ansprüche und Einsprüche", June 25, 2002
  • Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, Chicago): Towers and Caves. Some After-Thoughts on 'Terror' and 'Media'", July 9, 2002



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