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Ph.D.-students from the EUF Department of English and American Studies and invited guests present their dissertation projects at the Ph.D.-workshop

Current Research in English and American Studies

hosted by the Department of English and American Studies,

in collaboration with DokNet

Please join us for the presentations and lively discussion.

July 1, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
EB 162

Program

9:00-9:10

Opening

Birgit Däwes

Elahe Haschemi Yekani

9:10-10:40

Panel I

Daria Gaiduk (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Outsideness, Defamiliarisation, Alienation: The Motif of Estrangement in Selected Short Stories of the 1980s and 1990s

Cedric Essi (Universität Bremen)

Interracial Family Memoirs: Claiming Genealogies across the Color Line

10:40-11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00-12:30

Panel II

Sabrina Hüttner (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)

Politics of Dissent: The Theater of Christopher Shinn, Tony Kushner, and Naomi Wallace

Jaix Chaix (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Deliberate (Non-)Sense: ‘Supernatural’ Parody in James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, and Mark Twain's Christian Science

12:30-14:00

Lunch Break

 

14:00-15:30

Panel III

Regina Spöttl (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Representations of Voodoo, Witchcraft, and Magic in Contemporary Detective Stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States

Kristina Baudemann (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Indigenous Futures: Dimensions of Time in North American Indigenous Arts and Literatures

15:30-16:00

Concluding Remarks

Sibylle Machat

Nicole Poppenhagen

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