The second day of the conference will open with a lecture by Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. The lecture will start at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public. It will deal with poetic responses to Americans’ experiences with war.
At the conference North American studies scholars from Germany and abroad will discuss facets of “American Bodies.” There will be 12 interdisciplinary panels, and the discussions will include such diverse topics as body scanners and the associated exposure of the human body, literary bodies, and regulatory bodies in the U.S. financial market.
The conference language is English. The number of attendees at the conference is limited. Please register your participation by May 24, 2011, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time and Place:
- Friday, May 27, 2011, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 28, 2011, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Lansstr. 7–9, Rooms 319 and 340, 14195 Berlin
- Robert D. Putnam, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, Ethnological Museum (entrance across from Lansstr. 7–9), May 27, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
- Wai Chee Dimock, Here, Bullet: American Bodies at War, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Lansstr. 7–9, Room 340, May 28, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
For further information, please contact:
Ben Robbins and Ruth Steinhof, Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-52868, Email: email@example.com