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Dec 9 – Info Session: American Studies Summer School 🗓

Dec 9 – Info Session: American Studies Summer School 🗓

Join the American Studies Summer School 2020!

The Civil Rights Movement, Southern Literature, and Southern Food & Music

Experience a unique and intensive research and learning opportunity focusing on the American South. The Obama Institute offers this three-week American Studies Summer School traveling through Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Tennessee from the end of July to mid-August. This educational trip provides students with courses in language, literature, and cultural studies. Starting in Little Rock, Arkansas and ending in Washington DC, participants will study the Civil Rights Movement, the history of food and music in the US South, and Southern Literature. They benefit from lectures, readings, and films, as well as on-site learning. Summer School participants can receive course credits in Independent Studies, Cultural Studies, or Written English.

INFO SESSION
Monday, December 9, 2019, 6 p.m., Room P 15
(Philosophicum)

If you cannot come to the info session but are interested in joining,
please contact Julia Velten (juvelten@uni-mainz.de).

You can download the flyer for the info session here.

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, Obama Dissertation Prize & Galinsky Memorial Prize 🗓

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, Obama Dissertation Prize & Galinsky Memorial Prize 🗓

Nov. 28, 2019 – 10.15 – 12.00 – Dekanatssaal (ReWi, 03-150)

Come join us for the annual Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, where we will hear a lecture by Prof. Dr. Heike Paul from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and will give out awards for outstanding undergrad and PhD work.

Please download the flyer here. It includes more details and all information.

 

Obama Lecture

Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
“Civil Sentimentalism in Contemporary Political and Popular Culture”

 

Obama Dissertation Prize

Dr. Noaquia N. Callahan (University of Iowa)
“Heat of the Day: Mary Church Terrell and African American Feminist Transnational Activism”

 

Hans Galinsky Memorial Prize

Franziska Ottstadt
“The Remediation of American History in Red Dead Redemption 2
Graduate Seminar 512: New Media and Early North America (SoSe 2019)

Robert Udo Dückershoff
“Telling Amontillado from Sherry. Irony and Deceit in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Cask of Amontillado’”
Proseminar 122: 19th Century Classics (SoSe 2019)

Studying Abroad – Info Sessions 2019 for Exchange Programs in 2020/21 🗓

Studying Abroad – Info Sessions 2019 for Exchange Programs in 2020/21 🗓

On Oct 23, Oct 29, and Oct 31 the Department and the Obama Institute will hold info sessions on their various exchange programs.

Oct 23: General Info, 6pm s.t., P2
Oct 29: Direct Exchange American Studies, 6pm s.t., P3
Oct 31: ERASMUS Exchange, 6pm s.t., P2

Please find more details regarding each session on the flyer, which is available for download here and on the Exchange page.

Oct 30 – Independent Magazines (Workshop) 🗓

Oct 30 – Independent Magazines (Workshop) 🗓

Research Group “Transnational Periodical Cultures”

Independent Magazines (Workshop VII)

Oct 30, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232)

The research group “Transnational Periodical Cultures” (Jutta Ernst, Dagmar von Hoff, Bjørn von Rimscha, Oliver Scheiding) holds a series of workshops.

You can find the program for the event on Oct 30, 2019 here.

If you are interested in attending one of the workshops or specific talks, please contact one of the organizers mentioned above.

For further information, please visit www.transnationalperiodicalcultures.net.

Inaugural Lecture: “Muscle Beach and the History of American Bodybuilding” 🗓

Inaugural Lecture: “Muscle Beach and the History of American Bodybuilding” 🗓

Florian Freitag (Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz)

July 2, 2019
JGU Campus Gemersheim

 

On 2 July, Dr. habil. Florian Freitag delivered his inaugural lecture (Antrittsvorlesung), entitled “Muscle Beach and the History of American Bodybuilding” at the Department of Translation Studies (Germersheim). With this talk, Dr. Freitag completed his habilitation and officially received the venia legendi from Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. The Obama Institute congratulates Dr. Freitag.