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Visiting Professors

Visiting Professors (since 1998) 

DATE

SCHOLAR

SCHOLARSHIP

July/August 2017 Jeannette Eileen Jones, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE REAF Fellow (funded by: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst)
April/May 2016 Nina Morgan, Kennesaw State U, GA REAF Fellow (funded by: Hans Vielberth University Foundation)
July/August 2015

Ben Chappell, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Guest Professor, "Internationalisierung der Hochschulen"

(Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts)

July 2015 Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS REAF Visiting Professor
2014 Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Guest Professor, "Internationalisierung der Hochschulen"

(Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts)

May 2014 Esra Öztarhan, Ege University, Izmir Erasmus Visiting Professor
2014 Jane Simonsen, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois Fulbright Professor
2013 Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Guest Professor, "Internationalisierung der Hochschulen"

(Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts)

2013

Tomáš Pospíšil, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Partnership program bewteen University of Regensburg and Masaryk University

2013 Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware Vielberth Fellow
2012 Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Vielberth Fellow
2012 Barry Shank, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Fulbright Professor
2010/11 Lisa Gill, University of Maryland, College Park, MD Fulbright Professor
2010 David W. Saxe, Pennsylvania State University, PA Fulbright Professor
June 2009 Christopher Saunders, University of Cape Town, South Africa Vielberth Fellow
2008/9 Michael Rozendal,
University of San Francisco, CA
Fulbright Professor
November 2008

Greg Cuthbertson, University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria

Vielberth Fellow

pre-REAF Visiting Professors

January 2008 Wessel Le Roux, University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria Vielberth Fellow
2007/8 Mike Maher, University of Louisiana, LA Fulbright Professor
June 2007 Eric Sandeen, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY Vielberth Fellow
June 2006 Jay Kleinberg, Brunel University, Great Britain Vielberth Fellow
2005/6

Eric H. Denton

Burton Peretti
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Fulbright Professor
June 2005 Marita Sturken, New York University, NY Vielberth Fellow
2004/05 Maureen Reed,
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
Fulbright Professor
2002/03 Mike Augspurger Fulbright Professor
June 2002 Juan Bruce-Novoa, University of California, Irvine, CA Vielberth Fellow
May 2002 Alan Taylor, University of California, Davis, CA Vielberth Fellow
2001/2 Gerry Brenner
University of Montana, Missoula, MN
Exchange Professor
May 2001 Paul S. Boyer, University of Madison, WI Vielberth Fellow
July 2000 Michael Pierce, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX Vielberth Fellow
June 1999 Emory Elliott, University of California, Riverside, CA Vielberth Fellow
January 1999 Amritjit Singh,
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Vielberth Fellow
1999/2000 Nicolas Witschi,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Fulbright Professor


Guest Lecturers

Guest Lectures

2017

Speaker

Lecture Details

20 July 2017 David Savran, CUNY, New York City, NY "The Globalization of the Broadway Musical"
11 May 2017 John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
REAF UR@50 Anniversary Lecture and Commentary:
"'O Carib Isle' or 'Scattered Moluccas'? Édouard Glissant's Pacific Relation"
11 May 2017 Alfred Hornung, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Response to John Carlos Rowe's Lecture
7 February 2017 Birgit Hans, University of North Dakota Roundtable: "Native American Studies--Projects, Politics, Perspectives"
2 February 2017 Ilka Saal, University of Erfurt/York University Toronto "Collusions of Fact and Fiction: A Historiopoetic Approach to American Slavery in the Works of Suzan Lori Parks and Kara Walker"
17 January 2017 Reinhard Meier-Walser, Akademie Politik und Zeitgeschehen, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung

"Die USA im Spannungsfeld zwischen Riad und Teheran"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

10 January 2017 Saskia Hieber, Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing

"Die USA und der Aufstieg Chinas"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

With the friendly Support of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung

2016

Speaker

Lecture Details

13 December 2016 Theo Waigel, Bundesfinanzminister a.D. (former Federal Minister of Finance)

"Die USA - Ein Eckpfeiler deutscher Außenpolitik. Eine persönliche Bilanz"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

7 December 2016 George Lipsitz, University of California, Santa Barbara

Roundtable: "American Studies Today: Projects, Politics, Perspectives"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Timo Müller

6 December 2016 George Lipsitz & Barbara Tomlinson, University of California, Santa Barbara

"American Studies as Accompaniment: Why We Can't Wait"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Timo Müller

6 December 2016 Dietmar Ossenberg,
Ex-ZDF-Korrespondent Kairo

"Krisenherd Mittlerer Osten"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

29 November 2016 Margarete Klein, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin

"Russland - Abkehr vom Westen, Wende nach Osten"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

With the friendly support of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung

29 November 2016 Sebastian Herrmann, Leipzig University "Post-Fact Elections? Reality, Postmodernism, and the US Presidency"
8 November 2016 U.S. Consul General Jennifer Gavito

"Akademische Wahlparty"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

5 July 2016 Gary Jacobson, University of California, San Diego

And the next president is... Reflections on the US election campaign 2015/16

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

29 June 2016 Leopold Lippert, Universität Salzburg

The Neoliberal Charms of America Abroad, or: Playing Indian in Austria

In cooperation with the DFG Research Network "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies"

23 June 2016 Hubert Zapf, Universität Augsburg

Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Timo Müller

16 June 2016 John David Smith, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

You turned us loose to the sky....to the wrath of our infuriated masters: Emancipation and Reconstruction Reconsidered

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

With the friendly support of the Bavarian American Academy (BAA).

4 May 2016

Nina Morgan, Kennesaw State University

REAF Fellow

Bartleby, the Slacktivist; Citizen-Saboteurs; and Other 'Occupations'

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation

3 May 2016

Nina Morgan, Kennesaw State University

REAF Fellow

Research Roundtable: Projects in Transnational American Studies

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation

30 April 2016

Nina Morgan, Kennesaw State University

REAF Fellow

Symposium: Panel: American Studies Transnational: Perspectives, Politics, Responsibilities

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation

30 April 2016 Alfred Hornung, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Transnational Journeys of Life: En Route to Refuge
29 April 2016 Anne Koenen, Universität Leipzig

Wings and Roots: Migrating Academics

4 February 2016 Leonard Cassuto,  Fordham University

Toward a History of American Toughness

Inviting host: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat. With the friendly support of the UR Chair of American Studies.

1 February 2016 Birgit Däwes, Europa-Universität Flensburg

Flickers of Vision: Notes on the Culture of Surveillance

Inviting host: Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel, (Director REAF). With the friendly support of the UR Chair of American Studies.

26 January 2016

U.S. Consul General Jennifer Gavito

Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat, Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling and PD Dr. Ingrid Gessner.

Decision 2016: The US Presidential Elections 2016

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling, International Politics and Transatlantic Relations

13 January 2016

Katharina Gerund, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Political Solidarity and Black Women's Sisterhood(s)

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (Director REAF). With the friendly support of the UR Chair of American Studies.

2015

Speaker

Lecture Details

8 December 2015 Bundesfinanzminister a.D. Peer Steinbrück MdB

"Krisenzeiten: Deutschland und Europa in einer unsicheren Welt"

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling, International Politics and Transatlantic Relations

19 November 2015

Margit Peterfy,     University of Heidelberg

Parody, Adaptation, and Material Culture in the Canonization (and De-Canonization) of American Popular Poetry

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (Director REAF). With the friendly support of the UR Chair of American Studies.

16 July 2015 Jeannette Eileen Jones,
U of Nebraska

America's 'First Foreign Policy': U.S. Empire, Race, and the Berlin Conference 1884/85

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (Director REAF). With the friendly support of the UR Chair of American Studies.

1 July 2015 Manfred Berg,      University of Heidelberg

How Do We Write the History of Lynching in America? Some Reflections

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

18 June 2015 Christopher Lukasik, Purdue University

The Image in the Text: Intermediality, Illustration, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Inviting Host: PD Dr. Ingrid Gessner. With the friendly support of the Bavarian American Academy (BAA).

21 May 2015 Greg Robinson,
U of Québec

Historical Reflections on the Same Sex Marriage Debate

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (Director REAF). With the friendly support of the UR Chair of American Studies.

13 Jan. 2015

Karsten Fitz,
Universität Passau

Public Photography and Private Lives: American Presidents and the Visual Aesthetics of Privacy

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (Director REAF). With the friendly support of the UR Chair of American Studies.

 2014

Speaker

Topic

10 July 2014 Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS American Seeker Religiosity: An Examination of Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Black Radicalism and Black Emancipatory Faith, Revisited

26 June
2014

Erika Doss,
University of Notre Dame, Indiana
The Transnational Dimensions and Dynamics of Commemorating 9/11
13/14 May  2014 Esra Öztarhan,
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Diaspora and Home in Ethnic American Literature and Food in Ethnic American Literature
12 May 2014 Elena Bryan,
Senior Trade Representative, U.S. Misson to the European Union
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): American Perspectives
8 May 2014 George Ellenbogen, Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts Two lives in/with words: - On Life Writing and Memoir - Evelyn Shakir, Teaching Arabs, Writing Self (2013) and George Ellenbogen, A Stone in My Shoe: In Search of Neighbourhood (2013)
10 April  2014 Jane E. Simonsen, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 'Make Me So and Show Me': Power and Indigenous Presence in Portraits of Black Hawk, 1832-1930

9 Jan.

2014

Alexandra Ganser, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg Piracy and Legitimacy in James Fenimore Cooper's Red Rover

2013

Speaker

Topic

5 Dec. 2013 Susann Köhler, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg A State of Paradoxial Sleep: Post-Industrial Landscapes and the Narrative of Loss in 'The Ruins of Detroit'
7 Nov. 2013 Richard King, Washington State University, Pullman Observations on an Embattled Icon: The Construction and Contestation of the Washington R*dskins

31 Oct. 2013

William Mulligan, jr., Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky Race and Religion in the U.S.-Mexican War: Beyond the San Patricios
18 July 2013 Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas, Lawrence Sampling and the Theatrical (Re-)Production of Nikki
S. Lee’s "The Hip-Hop Project"
18 July  2013 Ben Chappell, University of Kansas, Lawrence Mexican American Lowriders: The Spatial Politics of Material Aesthetics
4 July 2013 Tom Pospisil, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic "And all the pieces matter“: HBO’s The Wire and the Complexities of Representation
27 June 2013 Hassan Melehy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Kerouac and Authenticity
26 June 2013 Anke Ortlepp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Home in the Skies: American Air Travel Culture in the Twentieth Century
19 June 2013 Henry Beissel, Concordia University, Montreal Celebrating Canada: A Poet Discovers a New Homeland.
18 June 2013 Mike Dowling and Stephan Bierling, Universität Regensburg Die USA: Supermacht auf dem Abstieg?
11 June 2013 Carla Peterson, University of Maryland, College Park From Street to World: African-American, Family, Social Geography, and Cosmopolitan Thinking in the Nineteenth-Century Urban North
16 May 2013 John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California "Moby-Dick" and Globalization
16 May 2013 Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware

Chinese American Women in History and Culture

15 May 2013

Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware The Roundups and Resistance of Chinese Americans
2 May 2013

Kathy-Ann Tan, University of Tübingen

 

Narratives of Unhoming, Displacement, and Relocation: The Africadian Community in Nova Scotia
7 Feb. 2013 Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. The Impact of American Occupation and the Black Civil Rights Movement on Race Relations and Social Protest in Germany
31 Jan. 2013 Sascha Pöhlmann, LMU München From Whitman to 9/11: Future-founding American Poetry
17 Jan. 2013 Frank Mehring, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands Weary Blues: Neuroaesthetics and the Nexus of Visual Art and Music in Euro-American Contexts

2012

Speaker

Topic

6 Dec. 2012 Pia Wiegmink, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, and Birgit Bauridl, University of Regensburg Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies: Concepts, Projects, Perspectives
22 Nov. 2012 Hubert Zapf, University of Augsburg Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology
15 Nov. 2012 Charles Postel, San Francisco State University The Tea Party Movement
14 Nov. 2012 Molly Selvin, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles 2012 U.S. Elections. Domestic Dynamics and Impact on Transatlantic Relations
5 July 2012 Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland, College Park A New World of Secrets: Apocalyptic Materialism and the European Discovery of America
26 June 2012 Gary Jacobson, University of California, San Diego A Tale of Two Wars: Public Opinion on the U.S. Military Interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq
16 June 2012 Pireeni Sudaralingam, San Francisco Transforming Narratives: A Writer's Perspective on Transnationality
14 June 2012 Maurice Kenny and Derek C. Maus Native American Poetry Today
5 June 2012 Stephan Bierling Obama am Ende? Die USA vor den Präsidentschaftswahlen
24 May 2012 Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas, Lawrence Torquing Back: Jitterbug Memory and National Nostalgia: Interviews with Dancers and the Hollywood Canteen (1942-1945)
24 May 2012 Tami Albin, University of Kansas, Lawrence Framing Your Oral History Project
22 May 2012 Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Beyond the Brass Ceiling: Dolly Jones Trumpet Modernity in Oscar Micheaux's Swing! (1938)

22 May 2012 Dan Namingha, Santa Fe, New Mexico Dan Namingha's Art: Metaphors of Culture and Space
21 May 2012
Tami Albin,University of Kansas, Lawrence

Documenting the Life under the Rainbow: Oral Histories of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People in Kansas

16 May 2012 Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming, Laramie Just play the Blues. African Americans, Afro Germans, white Germans and the Politics of  Primitivism

3 May  2012

Barry Shank, Ohio State University, Columbus; Fulbright-Professor Universität Regensburg

New Approaches to the Cultural Analysis of Popular Music

19 Jan. 2012 Eva Boesenberg,
Humboldt University Berlin
Representations of Arranged Marriage in South Asian American Literature
12 Jan. 2012 Dennis Domer,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Down on the Farm:
Art and Architecture in Rural America, 1880–1950

2011

Speaker

Topic

1 Dec. 2011 Katharina Gerund,
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
“I Am Your Sister”:
Audre Lorde and the Black Diaspora in Germany
17 Nov. 2011 William T. Hathaway,
University of Oldenburg
Radical Peace: People Refusing War
21 June 2011 Barry Shank,
Ohio State University, Columbus
The Velvet Underground and the Critique of the Commodity
16 June 2011 Shelley Fisher Fishkin,
Stanford University
"Originally of Missouri, Now of the Universe" : Mark Twain and the World
15 June 2011

Eric J. Sandeen,
University of Wyoming

The Troubled Landscapes of the American West: Remembering Heart Mountain and Sand Creek
9 June 2011 John David Smith,
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
"We must live through all time, or die by suicide" : The Crisis of the Union, 1860-1861
12 May 2011 Gesa Mackenthun,
Universität Rostock
Mysterious Maps and Maya Cities: Inventing America's Ancient Past

2010

Speaker

Topic

16 Dec. 2010 Rüdiger Kunow,
Universität Potsdam
Contagious Others: Biomobility and the Shaping of Communities
25 Nov. 2010 Carmen Birkle,
Philipps-Universität Marburg
The Interfaces of Literature, Gender, and Medicine in 19th-Century America
11 Nov. 2010 Eric J. Sandeen,
University of Wyoming
Living Heart Mountain: The Legacy of Japanese American Internment in the Wyoming Landscape
4 Nov. 2010 Lisa Gill,
University of Maryland, College Park Fulbright-Professor at Universität Regensburg
Intellectual, Rebel, and/or Icon: Commemoration and Construction of the Image(s) of Malcolm X, 1965-1999
28 Oct. 2010 Mita Banerjee,
Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz
Race and Gender in Hollywood Film: Rudolph Valentino's White Ambivalence in The Sheik
8 July 2010 Heike Paul ,
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Transatlantic Cultural Mobility
24 June
2010
Giulia Fabi,
University of Ferrara
Desegregating the Future: African American Speculative Fiction to the Harlem Renaissance
24 June
2010
Cristina Giorcelli,
University of Rome
Plays of Black and White in Edith Wharton’s "A Bottle of Perrier"
17 June
2010
Werner Sollors,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
"Ich möcht’ so gern nach Hause gehn": Toxi and Other Tales of Children of the Occupation
10 June
2010
Taylor Hagood,
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; FL; Fulbright Visiting Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Secrecy, Miscegenation, and the Politics of Pregnancy in Harlem Renaissance Women’s Drama
18 May
2010
Steve Estes,
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA; Visiting Professor, Universität Erfurt
I Am a Man: Race, Manhood, and the American Civil Rights Movement
11 May
2010
Lee Ann Potter,
National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Fulbright Visiting Professor, Oslo, Norway
American Civil Religion in Theory and Practice
11 May
2010
Mary Lee Ann Potter,
National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Fulbright Visiting Professor, Oslo, Norway
The U.S. National Archives as National Site of Memory
6 May
2010
David Saxe,
Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Fulbright Professor an der Universität Regensburg
Staging American Pasts: Applications of Living History
29 April
2010
Kerstin Schmidt,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Negative Space and the Making of Modern America: Concepts of Space in American Literature, Architecture, and Photography, 1870–1920
24 March
2010
Barry Shank,
Ohio State University, Columbus
American Studies and Its Institutional Contexts in the U.S. and Germany
21 Jan.  2010 Paul Lauter,
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
The Market and the Cathedral: Immigration, Identity, and Conflict
14 Jan.
2010
Frank Kelleter,
Universität Göttingen
"It’s all there": Serial Aesthetics and Contemporary American Television
14 Jan.
2010
Kathleen Loock,
Universität Göttingen
From National Icon to Immigrant Hero: Constructing Columbus in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century United States

2009

Speaker

Topic

10 Dec.
2009
Sabine Sielke,
Universität Bonn
Re-cognizing (Cultural) Memory
7 Dec. 2009 Hans-Jürgen Grabbe,
Zentrum für USA-Studien der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Wider den Filiopietismus oder Wege und Irrwege der deutschen Auswanderungsforschung
26 Nov.
2009
David Holloway,
University of Derby, England
A New Public Culture? Culture and Citizenship in the Bush-Era United States
9 July
2009
Klaus Benesch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München "Where I Have Lived, and What I Lived For?" Thoreau's Platial Iconicity
24 June
2009
Ardis Eschenberg-Bad, Moccasin
Nebraska Indian Community College, NE
Language Documentation and Language Revitalization Experience of the Omaha (Sioux) Tribe
23 June
2009
Michael Rozendal,
University of San Francisco, CA
Transforming American Images, Sustaining American Myths
9 June
2009
Christopher Saunders,
University of Cape Town, South Africa
The U.S. Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle
8 June
2009
Christopher Saunders,
University of Cape Town, South Africa
The U.S. and South Africa: Historical Links and Connections
28 May
2009
Nicolas Witschi,
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
"I do not like newspaper notoriety": Gunfighter Memoirs and the Making of the American West

26 May
2009

David D. Hall,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Practices of Writing: The Social and Material History of Texts in Colonial New England
19 May
2009
Liam Kennedy,
University College Dublin, Ireland
The New Photojournalism: Documenting US Foreign Policy after the Vietnam War
30 April
2009
Paul Spickard,
University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA
Beyond Ellis Island: How Not to Think about US Immigration History
3 Feb.
2009

Petra Eckhard,    Universität Graz

The Gotham Puzzle: Detecting the Postmodern in Paul Auster's City of Glass (Graphic Novel)

2008

Speaker

Topic

20 Nov.
2008
Greg Cuthbertson,
University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria
Reading U.S. History and American Studies
from South Africa
19 Nov.
2008
Greg Cuthbertson,
University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria
From Celebration to Crisis:
South Africa's Democracy since 1944
7 July
2008
Hassan Melehy,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Francophone Limits of English:
Jack Kerouac's Nomadic Quebec-ness
30 June
2008
Tamiko Thiel,
New Media Artist
From Beyond Manzanar to ReConstructing the Wall:
Transnational Virtual Reality Installations
27 May
2008
Ronald E. Doel,
Oregon State University, Corvallis
Postwar Geographies. The U.S. Military's Role in Shaping the
Environmental Sciences after the Civil War and World War II
26 May
2008
Stephan Bierling,
University of Regensburg
Obama, Clinton oder McCain?
Anmerkungen zum US-Vorwahlkampf
26 May
2008
Michael Maher,
University of Louisiana; Fulbright-Professor Universität Regensburg
Whatever happened to the American Environmentalist Movement
26 May
2008
Gerlinde Groitl,
Universät Regensburg
Religion and Politics in the U.S. since 1980s
26 May
2008
James Gilbert,
University of Maryland, College Park
Awash in a Culture of Faith
26 May
2008
Volker Depkat,
Universität Regensburg
The Cultural Turn in German and US-American Historiography
26 May
2008
Alfred Hornung,
Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
Transnational American Studies

pre-REAF Guest Lecturers

February 1,
2008
Wessel Le Roux,
University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria
Memory Studies and Constitutional Law
January 23,
2008
Wessel Le Roux,
University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria
South Africa - A Nation in Transition
January 22,
2008
Michael Maher,
University of Louisiana
The American Environmental Movement
in Historical Context
December 19,
2007
Nicole Ishikawa,
University of Kansas, Lawrence
American Dreams or Dreaming of America:
Germans and the U.S. Green Card Lottery
July 5,
2007
David Sumner,
Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
"That Could Happen": American Nature Writing, the Nature Fakers, and a Rhetoric of Assent
June 20,
2007
Eric Sandeen,
University of Wyoming
Projecting American Culture Abroad during
the Cold War
June 20,
2007
Eric Sandeen,
University of Wyoming
Randolph Bourne and the Origins of Transnationalism
June 19,
2007
Eric Sandeen,
University of Wyoming
New York - America's First Global City
June 6,
2007
Hasia R. Diner,
New York University, New York
Fitting Memorials: Postwar American Jews
Confront the Catastrophe
Mai 23,
2007
James Gilbert,
University of Maryland
Mrs. Wilkins Dances: Enacting Race
at the St. Louis World's Fair 1904
May 3,
2007
Hans Bak,
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Approaching Canadian Literature
in a North American Context
February 5,
2007
Eric Nelson,
Consul General,
U.S. Consulate, Munich
Topical Issues in American-European Relations
January 17,
2007
Volker Depkat,
Universität Regensburg
George Washington und die Erfindung der Amerikanischen Präsidentschaft
December 12,
2006
Walter B. Slocombe The Direction of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy After the Congressional Elections
November 9,
2006
Miles Orvell,
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Relative Truths: The Literary and Visual Culture
of the Thirties
October 25,
2006
Martin Wagner,
Bayerischer Rundfunk
God's Own Country: Amerika, der liebe Gott
und die Welt
July 11,
2006
Annette Trefzer,
The University of Mississippi
Disturbing Indians: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction
June 27,
2006

Joerge Huerta,
University of California, San Diego;

Carlos Morton, University of California, Santa Barbara;                   Josefina Lopez

Chicana/o Drama and Theater
June 22,
2006
Jay Kleinberg,
Brunel University, Great Britain
Working Mothers in the Land of Unlimited Opportunity
June 21,
2006
Jay Kleinberg,
Brunel University, Great Britain
From 'the American Family' to 'American' Families
June 13,
2006
Matthew M. Rooney,
Consul General,
U.S. Consulate, Munich
US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Relations Today
May 23,
2006
Jay Neugeboren,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
News from the New American Diaspora
May 2,
2006
Julia L. Foulkes,
The New School, NY
The Other West Side Story: Urbanization and the Arts Meet at Lincoln Center
January 31,
2006
Viet Nguyen,
University of Southern California
Model Minorities or Bad Subjects:
Contemporary Asian American Dilemmas
October 20,
2005
Leonard Chang,
introduced by Eric H. Denton,
currently Fulbright Professor at Universität Regensburg
The Fruit 'N Food (1996) and
Fade to Clear
(2004)
July 13,
2005
Winfried Herget,   Johannes-Gutenberg-
Universität Mainz
Villains for Pleasure: The Paradox of Nineteenth-Century (American) Melodrama
July 6,
2005
Marinus R. R. Ossewaarde
Twente
Tocqueville's New Liberalism
July 5,
2005
Jan D. Kucharzewski,
Universität Düsseldorf
Gertrude Stein and Quantum Physics
June 30,
2005
Marita Sturken,
University of Southern California
Cultural Memory and the Kitschification of Grief: Oklahoma City, Sept. 11, and Compulsive Reenactment in American Culture
June 29,
2005
Sandro Chignola,
Padua
Tocquevilles Reisen: Amerika und zurück
June 15,
2005
Urs Marti,
Zürich
Demokratie und Korruption bei Tocqueville und Rousseau
June 8,
2005
Oliver Hidalgo,
Regensburg
Das trügerische Vorbild der Vereinigten Staaten - Tocqueville und die Religion
June 7,
2005
Matthew M. Rooney
Consul General,
U.S. Consulate, Munich
US-Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Relations Today
June 1,
2005
Kai Nonnenmacher,
Regensburg
Eliten und Ästhetik bei Tocqueville: Von der literarischen Politik zur politischen Literatur
May 31,
2005
Robert J. Lieber,
Georgetown University, Washington D.C
U. S. Middle East Policy
May 25,
2005
Norbert Campagna,
Luxemburg
Von der Tugend in Tocquevilles Amerika
May 24,
2005
Patrick Walsh,
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN;
Fulbright-Professor at Universität Passau
American Bohemianism in the Twentieth Century: The Case of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
May 18,
2005
Karlfriedrich Herb,
Regensburg
Es war einmal in Amerika - Tocqueville über die Zukunft der Demokratie
May 3,
2005
Burton Peretti,
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT;
Fulbright-Professor at Regensburg
Regulating the New York Nightclub
January 20,
2005
Christopher Mulvey,
University College Winchester, England
At the Fault Line of Democracy: Alexis de Tocqueville and the Three Races of the United States
January 19,
2005
Maureen Reed,
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN;
Fulbright-Professor at Universität Regensburg
A Woman's Place: Multiculturism, Feminism, and Tradition in the Autobiography of Pablita Velarde
December 15,
2004
Ansgar Reiss,
Universität der Bundeswehr, München
Exil und ethnische Grenze: Gustav Struve in den USA
November 29,
2004
Mike L. Liebler,
Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI
"And the Beat goes on...": The American Beat Poets
November 24,
2004
Berndt Ostendorf,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
"Wake up Little Suzie": Kalter Krieg, Konsum und Kultur im Amerika der fünfziger Jahre
November 16,
2004
Kaper Maase,
Universität Tübingen
Wird Elvis Presley Deutscher? Jugendkultur und Amerikanisierung in den fünfziger Jahren
May 26,
2004
Steven Rowan,
University of Missouri,
St. Louis, MO
Baron von Reizenstein's "Die Geheimnisse von New Orleans"
('The Mysteries of New Orleans')
May 19,
2004
Mike L. Liebler,
Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI
Labor and Art: Detroit and Chicago in the Great Depression
November 5,
2003
Renée M. Sentilles,
Cash Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity
June 27,
2003
Tomas Pospisil,
Mazaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic
Spies, Bombers, Liberators & Others: The Changing Images of Americans in Czech Films
June 26,
2003
Juan Bruce-Novoa,
University of California, Irvine
REAL Nostalgia: America as a Body in the Box
June 23,
2003
Juan Bruce-Novoa,
University of California, Irvine
Bordering Memory: Las Vegas, New Mexico: 1200 - 2000
Jan 21,
2003
Manfred Stinnes,
United States Embassy, Berlin
Die USA, Europa und die Gefahren des neuen Terrorismus
Jan 14,
2003
Georg Kamphausen,
Universität Bayreuth
Warum gibt es in den Vereinigten Staaten keinen Sozialismus? Die USA im Urteil Max Webers und Werner Sombarts
Dec 17,
2002
Thomas Gocht,
Universität Regensburg
Presidential Elections 2000 - Cartoons in German Newspapers and Magazines
Dec 3,
2002
Karl Ortseifen,
Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
A Noble River, but not so Fine as the Hudson: American Views of the Rhine and Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Nov 26,
2002
Mike Augspurger,
Fulbright-Professor at Universität Regensburg
Profits, Production, & ... Self-Identity?: Business as an American Cultural Site
Nov 12,
2002
Waldemar Zacharasiewicz,
Universität Wien
Reluctant Recognition(s): American Perspectives on Germany entre les Deux Guerres
July 2,
2002
Francisco A. Lomelí,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Tropicalization of Latino Culture
June 5,
2002
Juan Bruce-Novoa,
University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Turning Failure into Success, or Creating a Sympathetic Reader: Cabeza de Vaca's Shipwrecked
May 28,
2002
Alan Taylor,
University of California, Davis
The Divided Ground: Making Borders and Empires in the Indian Country of Revolutionary America
May 27,
2002
Alan Taylor,
University of California, Davis
Thomas Jefferson's Pacific: The Science of Empire-Building
May 14,
2002
Matthew Roudané,
Georgia State University, Atlanta
Major Trends in Recent American Drama: Sam Shepard's Theater as Case Study
May 7,
2002
Agymah Kamau Flickering Shadows (1996) and
Pictures of a Dying Man (1999)
Dec 11,
2001
John Burt,
Brandeis University, MA
New' Literature from the South
Dec 4,
2001
Gerry Brenner,
University of Montana, Missoula;
Fulbright-Professor
at Universität Regensburg
Hemingway's Fiction:
A Legacy for All Kinds, All Climes, All Times
Dec 4,
2001
Tomas Pospisil,
Mazaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic
The Old Plantation and After:
The Formation and Evolution of the African American Image
July 19, 2001 Ihab Hassan,
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Queries for Postcolonial Studies:
A Transcultural Perspective
July 10, 2001 Kerstin Schmidt,
Universität Bayreuth
Postmodern/Drama:
Theorizing the Contemporary American Stage
July 5, 2001 Lew Erenberg,
Loyola University of Chicago, USA;
Fulbright-Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Swing Left - Music and the Popular Front
July 3, 2001 Anne Koenen,
University of Leipzig
'The Farmer's Bible' -
Sears Mail-Order Catalogues and Modernization
in the Rural U.S. (1880-1930)
June 27, 2001 Udo Hebel,
University of Regensburg
Salutary Lessons of Americanism:
Aufstieg und Fall des New England
Forefathers' Day als Bestimmungsort
nationaler amerikanischer Erinnerungskultur
June 18,
2001
Richard Fox,
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles/American
Antiquarian Society, Worcestor, MA
Secular Devotion to Jesus in 19th-Century America
June 12,
2001
Gary Jacobson,
University of California, San Diego; Vielberth-Fellow Universität Regensburg
Consequences of the 2000 US Elections
May 31,
2001
Stefan Herbrechter,
Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds
Derrida, Autobiographie und Europa: Dekonstruktion und Postkolonialismus
May 29,
2001
Paul S. Boyer,
University of Madison, Wisconsin
Writing and Teaching The Enduring Vision
May 29,
2001
Paul S. Boyer,
University of Madison, Wisconsin
Awaiting Armageddon: Bible Prophecy Belief in Recent American Culture
May 28,
2001
Paul S. Boyer,
University of Madison, Wisconsin
Rural Nostalgia and Urban Anxieties in Turn-of-the-Century American Music Hall Songs
May 17, 2001 John C. Rowe,
University of California, Irvine
Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literary Culture
and Transnationality
May 7, 2001 Joanne Braxton,
The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA;
Fulbright Professor  Universität Regensburg
Mediations of the Self: Performance, Play, and the Sacred Text
Jan 1,2001 Ken Moss,
National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Armed Intervention in US Foreign Policy: When Is It Legitimate?
Dec 20, 2000 Edwina Campbell,
National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
The Impact of the US Elections on Transatlantic Relations
Dec 6, 2000 Vincent Carretta,
University of Maryland
Revising One’s Self: Constructing Phillis Wheatley’s Anglophone-African Identity
July 20, 2000 Michael Pierce,
Tarleton State University, TX
Sometimes the Magic Works, Sometimes It Doesn't: Indians in the Movies
July 19, 2000 Gerald Vizenor,
University of California, Berkeley
Simulations of Native Americans in Portraiture, Photography, and Literature
July 17, 2000 Double Feature: The American West:
Nicolas Witschi,
Fulbright-Professor Universität Regensburg, and
Michael Pierce,
Tarleton State University, TX
Of Jumping Frogs and Motherless Children: Mark Twain and Humor from the Gold Rush West Native American Ecology
July 11, 2000 Kimberley Blaeser
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,
and
Gordon Henry, Jr.,
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council
Contemporary Native American Writers Read From Their Works
June 21, 2000 Werner Sollors,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Multilingual Anthology of American Literature: Crossing Linguistic Boundaries in American Culture
June 6, 2000 Martin Brückner,
University of Delaware, Newark
The Surveyed Self: Geodetic Discourse and Colonial Identity in 18th Century British America
Feb 15, 2000 Nicolas Witschi,
University of Oregon, Eugene;
Fulbright-Professor Universität Regensburg
Forgetting the Gold Rush: John Muir Re-Writes Nature in the Mountains of California
Dec 8, 1999 Winfried Herget,
Johannes Gutenberg Universität
Mainz
Misadventure into Myth: Paul Green's The Lost Colony
Nov 26, 1999 Sue McLeod,
Washington State University
Writing Programs and Writing across the Curriculum
June 23, 1999 Emory Elliott,
University of California, Riverside
Problems of Politics and Aesthetics in American Literature: The Example of Huck Finn
June 23, 1999 Emory Elliott,
University of California, Riverside
Refiguring American Studies as Literary/Cultural Studies
June 22, 1999 Emory Elliott,
University of California, Riverside
Irrepressible Puritans: Early American Literature and the Canon Wars
June 17, 1999 John Smith,
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh
Public History and the New American Studies
June 16, 1999 Reiner Smolinski,
Georgia State University, Atlanta
Der Millennialismus Neuenglands als Wegbereiter der amerikanischen Revolution
Jan 20, 1999 Amritjit Singh,
Rhode Island College, Providence
Will the True Indian Please Stand Up: Issues of Identity and Authenticity in Diasporic Indian Fiction
Jan 20, 1999 Amritjit Singh,
Rhode Island College, Providence
I too am America: Patterns of Compromise and Empowerment in Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W. E. B. DuBois
Jan 19, 1999 Amritjit Singh,
Rhode Island College, Providence
The Harlem Renaissance: A Retrospective View
July 22, 1998 Wolfgang Mieder,
University of Vermont
"A House Divided": From Biblical Proverb to Abraham Lincoln and on to Willy Brandt
June 16, 1998 Shirley Samuels,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Women and Walls


REAF Career

REAF Career

REAF Career addresses American Studies students in the BA and MA programs. It establishes connecting points between academia and career opportunities outside of university. UR American Studies alumni whose careers have taken them to a variety of places talk about their career choices and strategies after graduating and answer questions.

Date Speaker
17 May 2017

Dr. Susanne Ehrenreich-Blažeković (Linde AG)


Vielberth Fellows in International Relations

  1. Forschergruppen und Forschungszentren

Regensburg European American Forum