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'We Don't Want Life to Look Difficult, Do We?': Representations of the Fifties and Self-Reflexive Nostalgia in Mad Men

"'We Don't Want Life to Look Difficult, Do We?': Representations of the Fifties and Self-Reflexive Nostalgia in Mad Men." COPAS 14.1 (2013): 1-14. Web.

Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture

Sebastian M. Herrmann, Carolin Alice Hofmann, Katja Kanzler, Stefan Schubert, and Frank Usbeck, eds. Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. Print. American Studies - A Monograph Ser. 258.

Objectivism, Narrative Agency, and the Politics of Choice in the Video Game BioShock

Schubert, Stefan. "Objectivism, Narrative Agency, and the Politics of Choice in the Video Game BioShock." Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture. Ed. Sebastian M. Herrmann et al. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 271-89. Print.

'Lose Yourself': Narrative Instability and Unstable Identities in Black Swan

Schubert, Stefan. "'Lose Yourself': Narrative Instability and Unstable Identities in Black Swan." COPAS 14.1 (2013): 1-17. Web.

Spatial Fictions - Antebellum South

Research Project by
Deniz Bozkurt

 

My (ongoing) dissertation project Spatial Fictions in Antebellum American Writings about the Southern Peripheries of the United States focuses on spatial imaginations regarding the Southern peripheries of the US in the nineteen-century fictional and non-fictional literature. Laden with controversies such as discussions on slavery and abolition, territorial expansion and annexation, sectionalism, secessionism and unionism, industrialization and agricultural reforms, the literature on the nineteenth-century South a wide range of diverse spatial projections than the canonical spatial metanarratives, which evolve around concepts like Manifest Destiny, Errand into the Wilderness, and the Frontier, offer. While these metanarratives often contradicted the lived-realities of the region, the South was located in “the national imagery” that they constructed as the peripheral “internal other” to the US.

The main objective of this dissertation is, thus, to create a more heterogeneous and complex representation of spatial imagination regarding the American South in an era where the nation consolidation was accompanied and complicated by geographical expansion. Concentrating on the narratives about important events and debates of the era for the South like filibustering expeditions to Cuba and Nicaragua, and Southern independence and slavery, the first discursive complex of this projects aims at exploring geographical imaginations that envision the South as the center of a Southern empire that extends beyond the presumed borders of the South and reaches as far as Brazil. In the second part, texts by African-American and abolitionist authors who established invisible networks in space and time that spread from the Southern US to as far as Africa through shared experiences and expectations in their works will be read to draw an alternative landscape of spatial imaginations that is distinct from the texts that will be explored in the first discursive complex.

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201729Sep

Collaborative Research Centre Offers Workshops on Interdisciplinary Academic Writing

University of Leipzig's Collaborative Research Centre 1199 will be offering a series of workshops aimed at writing, organizing and research in an academic setting in an interdisciplinary context.

Workshops begin on October 9 2017. For further information, workshop dates, as well as locations of workshops, please consult the website of the Research Centre 1199 at the link below.

Student Council Bar Hopping

Date: 
13. Oct 18:00 - 14. Oct 03:00

 

Student Council Bar Hopping​

​If you are a student starting your BA or MA in American Studies, you do not want to miss the traditional bar hopping event organized by the student council.

Student Council Scavenger Hunt

Date: 
06. Oct 11:00 - 13:00

Student Council Scavenger Hunt

The annual student council scavenger hunt for entering students will take place on Friday, October 6 from 11am to 1 pm.

During this event, you will solve puzzles and riddles with your fellow classmates and you will discover your new hometown Leipzig. The scavenger hunt will lead you to the best copy shops, guide you through libraries, show you the best places to hang out after a lecture and where you can find the best bars and pubs for a night out.

Student Council Office Hours for Entering Students

Date: 
02. Oct 17:00 - 19:00

Student Council Office Hours for Entering Students​

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