Dedicated to highlighting currents of North American Studies in Germany.Also on spotify and itunes, or follow Talking American Studies on twitter/facebook/instagram!About the host/creator: I'm Verena Adamik, and I teach and research American Studies at the University of Potsdam. For my PhD project, I investigated the link between the United States' national narrative and utopianism by looking at fictional renditions of utopian communities (i.e. 'communes') in the nineteenth century. I am currently turning some of my findings into a book. Further research interests include horror fiction and African American writing, specifically sf, horror, and literary responses to White supremacist discourse. Because I miss going to seminars and lectures, I decided to just get scholars to spill their intellectual beans in this podcast.
Debate, Democracy, Diversity: University Politics and American Studies; with E. Yekani, M. Klepper, E. Kimmell, N. Habib.
In this episode, Prof. Dr. Elahe Haschemi Yekani , Prof. Dr. Martin Klepper, Emma Kimmell, and Nisreen Habib,(Humboldt-Universität Berlin) reflect on university politics, racism, structural change and, of course, American Studies. The interview was...
Conspiracy Theories and being a 'Public' Academic with M. Butter
… all about conspiracy theories – Prof. Michael Butter (University Tübingen) talks about the history of conspiracy theories and their status today, about relating academic research to public audiences, and the importance of engaging with so-called...
White Supremacy (COPAS special issue) with S. Spatzek and C. Essi
In this episode we are talking White Supremacy in American Studies: Cedric Essi (https://www.lili.uni-osnabrueck.de/institut_fuer_anglistikamerikanistik/lehre/lehrende/mitarbeiterdetails.html) and Samira Spatzek...
Black Canada with N. Sawallisch and R. Njeri
Black Canada - Nele Sawallisch and Rahab Njeri are talking American Studies: about the long history of Black people in the 'great white north,' about slavery in Canada, about what happens after the final destination of the underground railroad was reached, and about oversights and erasure in archives and academia.
African American Worldmaking in the Long Nineteenth Century
African American Worldmaking in the Long Nineteenth Century - selections from a symposium at the University of Potsdam Oct 2019.
Digital Humanities with A. Dunst and D. Mischke
This episodes is all about the Digital Humanities, and features Dr. Dennis Mischke (University of Potsdam) and Dr. Alexander Dunst (University of Paderborn).