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Guest Lectures


 

2012 Dr. Alexa Weik von Mossner (Universität Freiburg)


Prof. Dr. Steven Whitfield (Brandeis University)

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

Prof. Dr. Laura Otis

"The Stuff of Fear: Emotion, Ethics, and the Materiality of Nuclear Risk in Silkwood and The China Syndrome"

"Franz Boas and the American Struggle against Racism"

"Double Poetry Reading"

"Visual Mental Imagery and Literary Studies"

2011 Prof. Dr. Maurizio Valsania (Universität Turin, Italien)

Prof. Dr. Heide Ziegler (Universität Stuttgart)

Dr. John Dean

"Thomas Jefferson and Egalitarianism"

"Wie man aus Wörtern eine Welt macht – Beispiel: Shakespeares Spiel im Spiel"

"Bob Dylan"

2010 Prof. Dr. Scott Slovic (University of Nevada, Reno)

Prof. Dr. Hilary Fraser (Dean of Arts, Birkbeck College, University of London)

Prof. Dr. Heide Ziegler (Universität Stuttgart)

Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale (University of Vermont)

Siri Hustvedt (Schriftstellerin, New York)

Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Harpham (Director, Humanities Research Center, North Carolina)

Prof. Dr. Mala Pandurang

"Global Trends in Ecocritisism, Ecodritisism & Cultural Ecology"

"Always Reminding Us of the Body: J.A. Symonds on the Fine Arts"

"Gertrude Stein, A Cubist Writer?"

"Poetry Reading"

"Reading from The Shaking Woman and The Sorrows of an American"

"Ethics and Literary Study" / "Distance Learning: How Literature Teaches Ethics"

"Mapping Migration: Boston, Bengal, and Beyond"

2009 Prof. Dr. Sybille Baumbach (Universität Giessen)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Höfele (LMU München)

Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck, (JFK Institut Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Mary Lou Kete (University of Vermont)

Prof. Dr. Christa Buschendorf (Universität Frankfurt)


Prof. Dr. Dennis Mahoney (University of
Vermont)

"Medusa: Myth, Metaphor, and Metamorphoses"

"William Shakespeare: 'Macbeth'"

"Funktionsgeschichtliche Literaturtheorie"

"Longfellow and the American Ekphrastic Tradition"

"Race Relations as 'Established-Outsider Realtions' (Norbert Elias): The Case of Jesse Hill Ford's The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones"

"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)

Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale (University of Vermont)

Marc Estrin (Schriftsteller, Vermont)

"Ethics and German Literature"

"The American Gothic"

"The Bread and Puppet Theatre"

2007 Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Seeber (Universität Stuttgart)

Prof. Dr. Nancy Glazener (University of Pittsburgh)

Prof. Dr. Dennis Mahoney (University of Vermont)

"Virginia Woolf, Kew Gardens"

"How do Novels and Novel Readers Make Up Moral Person?"

"'Apt Pupil': The Holocaust and the Fascination with Evil"

2006 Prof. Dr. Ansgar Nünning (Universität Giessen)


Prof. Dr. Richard Tobias (University of Pittsburgh)

Prof. Dr. John Burt (Brandeis University)

Prof. Dr. Tony Magistrale

"Erinnerung-Erzählen-Identität: Perspektiven einer kulturwissenschaftlichen Erzählforschung"

"The Comic Grotesque in Afro-American Literature"

"The Lincoln-Douglas Debates"

"Poetry Reading"

2005 Prof. Dr. Andreas Höfele (LMU München)

Prof. Dr. Edward Larkin (University of New Hampshire)

Prof. Dr. Susanne Rohr (JFK Institut Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Steven Whitfield (Brandeis University)

"Raising Tempests: Magic, Art and Science c. 1600"

"Platonic Borders in the Writing of Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi"

"The Representation of the Holocaust"

"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.)

Prof. Dr. Kurt Müller (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

"Von der Gegenwärtigkeit des Ästhetischen"

"Kommunikationspragmatische Aspekte des storytelling in den Dramen Eugene O'Neills"

2000 Prof. Dr. David S. Reynolds (City University of New York)

Prof. Dr. Steven Whitfield (Brandeis University)

 "What is American about American Literature?"

"Still the Best Catch There IS: Joseph Heller's CATCH 22"