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American Studies Colloquium Series

January 14, 2020 at 4pm; Food: A Systemic Approach

December 27, 2019

Knowing where our food comes from is important to us as consumers and as citizens, allowing us to make more careful choices. During the lecture, Fabio Parasecoli will explore different conceptualizations of the global food system, together with the structures, flows, and stakeholders that compose it.

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm; “No law, no person, no governing body dictating your behawior. AHS: Cult, The Purge, and the End of Subtlety in the Age of Trump”

December 2, 2019

Michael Fuchs, University of Graz: In his book New Television (2017), Martin Shuster suggests that contemporary American television depicts a “world […] emptied of normative authority” (6). According to Shuster […]

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm; “The Future of American Media and the Crisis of the Public Sphere”

November 29, 2019

Curd Knüpfer, Freie Universität, Berlin: Digitalization and increased networkability of information sources have resulted in profound shifts in how news and political information reaches the American public […]

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American Studies Colloquium Series

November 28, 2019, 4:00 pm; “There sat down, once, a thing on Henry’s heart”

November 20, 2019

Dr Anna Warso, SWPS University: In his 1917 essay, Freud distinguishes between the “normal” state of mourning and the “pathological” condition of a melancholic. Both mourning [Trauer] and melancholia [Melancholie] result from a sense of lack but melancholia is viewed as […]

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American Studies Colloquium Series

October 24, 2019 at 4:00pm; “A Short History of Virality”

October 17, 2019

Marta Figlerowicz from Yale University will discuss the phenomenon of virality and how it has been gradually theorized over the years. She will also explain how viral network events are represented in American cinema nowadays.

American Studies Colloquium Series

October 17, 2019 at 4:00pm; “Objects and Technofeelia: Love in Contemporary Technoculture”

October 10, 2019

The first lecture from the American Studies Colloqium Series in this academic year! Come and meet Anna Malinowska from University of Silesia.