Prof. Dr. Julia Faisst (Interim Chair of American Studies) is happy to join the Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies (DIMAS) and the Regensburg European American Forum (REAF) in inviting you to the following two events with author Jon Pineda:
Wednesday, 14 June 2023 from 18:00-19:30 at the Haus der Begegnung, Hinter der Grieb 8, 93047 Regensburg: Reading from his novel Let's No One Get Hurt. (This event is open to the public - no registration required).
Friday, 16 June 2023 from 10:00 to 12:00 in SG.214: Creative Writing Seminar for students and staff of the UR and its partners. (Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 June).
You will find further information here and here.
We are looking forward to seeing you at these exciting events!
American Studies (Profs Volker Depkat and Julia Faisst) cordially invites you to the following event:
Harilaos Stecopoulos (University of Iowa): "From Cold War Modernism to Diasporic Diplomacy: Langston Huges as Cold War Diplomat"
on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 10am-noon (c.t.), H24 (Vielberth-Gebäude).
You are very welcome to attend. For more information, klick here.
About Harilaos Stecopoulos: Harilaos Stecopoulos is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa in the United States. The former editor of The Iowa Review, he has published four books: Race and the Subject of Masculinities (Duke, 1997); Reconstructing the World: Southern Fictions and US Imperialisms, 1898-1976 (Cornell, 2008); A History of the Literature of the US South (Cambridge, 2020); and Telling America’s Story to the World: Literature, Internationalism, Cultural Diplomacy (Oxford, 2022). He is currently at work on a new book, “Entangled Words: Diplomacy and the Making of American Literature, 1785-1919."
Abstract "From Cold War Modernism to Diasporic Diplomacy: Langston Huges as Cold War Diplomat": This presentation draws on Professor Stecopoulos’ recent book Telling America’s Story to the World: Literature, Internationalism, Cultural Diplomacy (Oxford, 2022), which reconsiders transnational American Studies in light of the struggle between US cultural diplomacy and the global activism of US writers. After providing an overview of the project, Professor Stecopoulos will focus on Langston Hughes and his involvement with the US government’s propaganda campaign in sub-Saharan Africa.
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