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

Spring Term 2014

March 6
Paweł Frelik (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin)
“Against Narrative and Design: How to Stop Being Puritan and Do Things with Contemporary Culture”

March 27
Dominic Pacyga (Columbia College Chicago)
“Class, Ethnicity, and the American City in the 19th Century: Chicago as an Example”
(A follow-up seminar with Prof. Pacyga will take place on Friday, March 28 at 11 am. More information)

April 10 (cancelled)
Winfried Fluck (Free University, Berlin)
“Post-Americanization? The Changing Role and Function of American Culture”

May 8
Justyna Włodarczyk (University of Warsaw)
“Beyond the Species Boundary: Keywords for Human-Animal Studies”

May 22
Özge Özbek Akiman (Hacettepe University)
“Amiri Baraka as Historian: The Tales of the Out and Gone

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