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Guest Lecture with Billy J. Stratton on Native American Literature

Date: 
11. Jul 17:00 - 19:00
Billy J. Stratton (University of Denver): "The Elegance of Peoplehood: Towards a Heteroholistic Conception of Native American Literature" (HS 13).

Prof. Billy J. Stratton is Assistant Professor at the English Department a the University of Denver and currently a Fulbright Fellow at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg. His research focuses on 20th-21st century American and Native American literature, poetics, ecocriticism, Indigenous studies, and critical theory.

The talk is free and open to the public.

ASL Event Committee 4th of July Party

Date: 
04. Jul 18:00 - 20:00

Independence Day is coming up and we plan to celebrate it! So, join us on July 4, 2013 at 6pm at the GWZ (on the 5th floor) for a big BBQ with lots of food (including vegetarian!) and beverages. The event is for free to everyone!

We hope to see you there!

Summer Lecture Series: James J. Connolly - Becoming "Middletown": Muncie, IN, and American Identity

Date: 
27. Jun 17:00 - 19:00
“The story of Muncie is the story of America,” the American magazine National Journal recently declared. The lecture explores the roots of this sweeping claim by examining the history and meaning of the “Middletown studies,” a series of detailed sociological investigations of life in Muncie, Indiana, extending back to the 1920s. James J. Connolly is the Director of the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University and currently a Fulbright Scholar at Freie Universität Berlin.

Summer Lecture Series: Niels Bjerre-Poulsen on "The American Political System in a Time of Hyper-partisanship"

Date: 
20. Jun 17:00 - 19:00
Niels Bjerre-Poulsen: "The Worst of Both Worlds? The American Political System in a Time of Hyper-partisanship"
(HS 13, 5-7 pm)

Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, Ph.D. in American History (University of California, Santa Barbara) is Director and Associate Professor at the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He has been Director of the Center for the Study of the Americas at Copenhagen Business School (2004-2010) and President of Nordic Association for American Studies (2005-2007).

Study Abroad Info Session with Chester Pach

Date: 
12. Jun 17:00 - 18:30
Chester Pach will inform interested students about possibilities for graduate studies at Ohio University. Please join us in room 4.4.15.

Summer Lecture Series: Prof. Chester Pach - Rereading Ronald Reagan

Date: 
13. Jun 17:00 - 19:00
Prof. Chester Pach (Ohio University) specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations and recent U.S. history. His research has focused on U.S. involvement in the Cold War and the Vietnam War as well as the Eisenhower, Johnson, and Reagan presidencies. He has a particular interest in television coverage of international issues and the intersections between politics, popular culture, and international history.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Guest Lecture "An analysis of the image of women in cosmetic surgery's leaflets".

Date: 
06. Jun 09:00 - 11:00
Prof. Maria Lirola from the University of Alicante will be giving a talk titled "An analysis of the image of women in cosmetic surgery's leaflets. Visual grammar as a tool to discover stereotypes" as part of Dr. Katja Schmieders seminar "Science and Literature" (HS 13, 9-11 am). This seminar session is open for students interested in the lecture.

Summer Lecture Series: Marc Herbst - “Falling Through Politics into the Social Imaginary”

Date: 
30. May 17:00 - 19:00
Marc Herbst
University of California, San Diego/Leipzig
“Falling Through Politics into the Social Imaginary”  (5-7 pm; HS 13)

ASL Event Committee Help Desk

Date: 
27. May 17:00 - 19:00
Join the ASL Event Committee for their first Help Desk of the Summer Semester! Our main topics this time will be studying abroad and preparing for your Bachelor Thesis. You will have the chance to look at some of the already finished Bachelor theses. Of course, we will also help with more general topics and problems. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

The Help Desk will be at GWZ room 3.5.15.

Dan Hamilton "Umbauprojekt transatlantische Beziehungen"

Date: 
10. Jun 11:00 - 12:30
Lecture/Discussion with Dr. Dan Hamilton

"Umbauprojekt transatlantische Beziehungen -- warum das alte Modell ausgedient hat"

(11 am - 12.30 pm; GWZ 4.4.15)

Dr. Daniel Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.

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