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Gastvorträge / Guest lectures


 

2017

Heide Ziegler (Stuttgart)

"John Barth und David Foster Wallace:
A Benefit of Influence?
Anmerkungen zu den Writing Seminars in den USA"

Maria Pia Arpioni (Venedig)

"The Relationship Humankind-Nature in The
Cold Stars (1970) by Guido Piovene"

2016

Eva Dolo (Stuttgart)

"The Crisis of Communication in David Forster Wallace"

Prof. Dr. Laura Bieger (Freiburg)

"The Narrative Art of Attachment: Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs"

Prof. Dr. Sabine von Mering (Brandeis)

"Christa Wolf 'Störfall'"

Udo Legner

"Bob Dylan"

Berrin Demir, Türkei

"Literature as Cultural Ecology in Turkish Literature"

2015

Siri Hustvedt

Lesung aus The Blazing World und Workshop

Prof. Dr. Katja Sarkowsky (Münster)

"Joy Kogawa 'Obasan'"

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Posthumus (McGill University, Montreal)

"French Écocritique and the Global Environmental Imagination"

Prof. Dr. Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, London)

"The Language of Mourning in Fin-de-Siècle Sculpture"

Prof. Oscar Casares (University of Texas at Austin, Director of Creative Writing)

"Poetry Reading"

Dr. Susanne Becker

"Lives on Television"

Prof. Dr. Serenella Iovino (Turin)

"Veer Ecology"

Prof. Dr. Kate Rigby (Melbourne/Freiburg)

"Encountering the Anthropocene: Narrative, Ethics, and Bushfire"

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Valsania (Turin)

"Republicanism and 18th Century American Corporeality: An Introduction"

2014

Jun. Prof. Dr. Evi Zemanek

"Elementarpoesie. Zu einer Grundfigur der Welt- und Textgenese in der Gegenwartslyrik"

Prof. Dr. Katja Sarkowsky

"John Ford The Searchers"

Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale (Vermont)

"Poetry Reading"

Susanna Frings (Marburg)

"Literarische Ethik in zeitgenössischen französischen Romanen"

Prof. Dr. Astrid Böger (Hamburg)

"'I look and something I see': The Drama of Subjedtive Perception in Siri Hustvedt’s Novels"

2013 Siri Hustvedt (New York)



"Why One Story and Not Another"

Reading from her unpublished novel The Blazing World

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (Regensburg) "Interpictorial Clusters and the Power of 'American' Pictures"
Dr. Tina-Karen Pusse (Galway) "From Ego to Eco: Mediatisations of Environmental Encounters"
Prof. Dr. John Burt (Brandeis)

"The 'New Birth of Freedom' in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address"

"Race and the Meaning of the Declaration of Independence: Lincoln's Speech on the Dredd Scott Decision"

Prof. Dr. Dennis Mahoney (Vermont) "Joseph von Eichendorff, Ahnung und Gegenwart"
Prof. Dr. Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, London) "Art and the Literary in Victorian Britain"
'Dr. Christine Marks (New York) "Subjectivity and Objectivity in Siri Hustvedt's The Shaking Woman and Other Contemporary Narratives of Medicine"
2012 Dr. Alexa Weik von Mossner (Universität Freiburg)
"The Stuff of Fear: Emotion, Ethics, and the Materiality of Nuclear Risk in Silkwood and The China Syndrome"
Prof. Dr. Steven Whitfield (Brandeis University)

"Franz Boas and the American Struggle against Racism"

Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale / Prof. Dr. Philip Baruth

"Double Poetry Reading"

Prof. Dr. Laura Otis

"Visual Mental Imagery and Literary Studies"

2011 Prof. Dr. Maurizio Valsania (Universität Turin, Italien) "Thomas Jefferson and Egalitarianism"
Prof. Dr. Heide Ziegler (Universität Stuttgart) "Wie man aus Wörtern eine Welt macht – Beispiel: Shakespeares Spiel im Spiel"
Dr. John Dean

"Bob Dylan"

2010 Prof. Dr. Scott Slovic (University of Nevada, Reno) "Global Trends in Ecocritisism,
Ecodritisism & Cultural Ecology"
Prof. Dr. Hilary Fraser (Dean of Arts, Birkbeck College, University of London) "Always Reminding Us of the
Body:
J.A. Symonds on the Fine Arts"
Prof. Dr. Heide Ziegler (Universität Stuttgart) "Gertrude Stein, A Cubist Writer?"
Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale (University of Vermont) "Poetry Reading"
Siri Hustvedt (Schriftstellerin, New York) "Reading from The Shaking Woman and The Sorrows of an American"
Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Harpham (Director, Humanities Research Center, North Carolina) "Ethics and Literary Study" / "Distance Learning: How Literature Teaches Ethics"
Prof. Dr. Mala Pandurang "Mapping Migration: Boston, Bengal, and Beyond"
2009 Prof. Dr. Sybille Baumbach (Universität Giessen) "Medusa: Myth, Metaphor, and Metamorphoses"
Prof. Dr. Andreas Höfele (LMU München) "William Shakespeare: 'Macbeth'"
Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck, (JFK Institut Berlin) "Funktionsgeschichtliche Literaturtheorie"
Prof. Dr. Mary Lou Kete (University of Vermont) "Longfellow and the American Ekphrastic Tradition"
Prof. Dr. Christa Buschendorf (Universität Frankfurt) "Race Relations as 'Established-Outsider Realtions' (Norbert Elias): The Case of Jesse Hill Ford's The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones"
Prof. Dr. Dennis Mahoney (University of
Vermont)
"Old, New, and (Un)Known Worlds: History and Fiction in Achim von Arnim's Novel Die Kronenwächter (1817) and Edward P. Jones's The Known World (2003)"
2008 Prof. Dr. Dennis Mahoney (University of Vermont) "Ethics and German Literature"

Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale (University of Vermont) "The American Gothic"
Marc Estrin (Schriftsteller, Vermont) "The Bread and Puppet Theatre"
2007 Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Seeber (Universität Stuttgart) "Virginia Woolf, Kew Gardens"
Prof. Dr. Nancy Glazener (University of Pittsburgh) "How do Novels and Novel Readers Make Up Moral Person?"
Prof. Dr. Dennis Mahoney (University of Vermont) "'Apt Pupil': The Holocaust and the Fascination with Evil"
2006 Prof. Dr. Ansgar Nünning (Universität Giessen)
"Erinnerung-Erzählen-Identität: Perspektiven einer kulturwissenschaftlichen Erzählforschung"
Prof. Dr. Richard Tobias (University of Pittsburgh) "The Comic Grotesque in Afro-American Literature"
Prof. Dr. John Burt (Brandeis University) "The Lincoln-Douglas Debates"
Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale "Poetry Reading"
2005 Prof. Dr. Andreas Höfele (LMU München) "Raising Tempests: Magic, Art and Science c. 1600"
Prof. Dr. Edward Larkin (University of New Hampshire) "Platonic Borders in the Writing of Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi"

Prof. Dr. Susanne Rohr (JFK Institut Berlin)

"The Representation of the Holocaust"

Prof. Dr. Steven Whitfield (Brandeis University)

"The Pentagon Papers"
2004 Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale (University of Vermont) "The American Gothic Tradition (From Puritanism to Stephen King)"
2003 Prof. Dr. Richard Tobias (University of Pittsburgh) "Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens and the American Comic Sublime"
2002 Prof. Dr. Doris Feldmann (Universität Erlangen) "Der 'andere Blick': Englische Literatur aus der Sicht der Geschlechterforschung"
2001 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Iser (emer.) "Von der Gegenwärtigkeit des Ästhetischen"
Prof. Dr. Kurt Müller (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) "Kommunikationspragmatische Aspekte des storytelling in den Dramen Eugene O'Neills"
2000 Prof. Dr. David S. Reynolds (City University of New York)  "What is American about American Literature?"
Prof. Dr. Steven Whitfield (Brandeis University) "Still the Best Catch There IS: Joseph Heller's CATCH 22"