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

W. E. B. Du Bois Week Summer Semester 1999


Anne Adams (Cornell University, Ithaca): "'The Souls of Black Folk' as Theoretical Framework for Du Bois's 20th Century"
Tuesday, June 1, 1999, 10am c.t. - 2pm
Room HG 2004a (Common Room)

In his famous book The Souls of Black Folk (1903), which com-bines political essays, cultural critique, autobiographical sketches, and fiction, Du Bois analyzes the social, economic, political, and cultural status of black people in the United States. Professor Adams offers a "Kompakt-Seminar", which is open to all students interested in Cultural Studies, cultural critique, and African-American writing. Please, sign up for this seminar as soon as possible (in room 2006). A reading list will be available, and you will find most of the books as well as a reader in the library.



Sieglinde Lemke (Freie Universität Berlin): "W.E.B. Du Bois in Berlin"
Tuesday, June 1, 1999, 6pm c.t.
Room HG 3002 (library)


Video Presentation

"W. E. B. Du Bois. A Biography in Four Voices" (1995)
Wesley Brown, Thulani Davis, Toni Cade Bambara, Amiri Baraka Louis Massiah (producer/director)
Wednesday, June 2, 1999, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm
Room HG 2103


Panel Discussion

"W. E. B. Du Bois at the End of the 20th Century"

  • Tina M. Campt (University of California-Santa Cruz)
  • Nahum D. Chandler (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
  • Sieglinde Lemke (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Günter H. Lenz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Paulette Reed-Anderson (Berlin)
  • Hans-Georg Wolf (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Moderator: Klaus J. Milich (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Thursday, June 3, 1999, 12pm c.t. - 2pm
Room HG 2103



Nahum D. Chandler (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore): "Architectural Formulations. W. E. B. Du Bois and 'The Study of the Negro Problems'"
Thursday, June 3, 1999, 6pm c.t.
Room HG 3002 (library)


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