The American Studies Colloquium Series presents new research in American Studies. It brings together both junior and senior scholars from different national contexts, and addresses topics ranging from cultural readings of poetry through environmental history to security studies.

The Colloquium Series is primarily geared toward American Studies scholars and students, but all talks are open to the interested public.

The Colloquium Series talks occur on selected Thursdays at 4pm in room 317 at the American Studies Center unless noted otherwise.

Concept and organization: Karolina Krasuska, Tomasz Basiuk

Fall Term 2012

October 11
Rob Latham (UC Riverside)
Sextrapolation in New Wave Science Fiction
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October 25
Winfried Fluck (Free University Berlin)
Tocqueville's Legacy: Towards an American Cultural History of Recognition
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November 8
Zohar Weiman-Kelman (UC Berkeley)
1970s Jewish American Lesbians and the Yiddish Writers they Love: A Queer Guide to Dating

December 6
Agnieszka Salska (University of Łódź)
Whitman as Poet of His Time
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January 24 (Cancelled!)
Piotr Ostaszewski (Warsaw School of Economics)
American and European Dream: Between Illusion and Reality

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