Englisches Seminar I
Universität zu Köln
Albertus Magnus Platz 1
Office: Philosophikum | Room 1.113
Phone: Please contact me via email.
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11a.m.- noon (during the semester)
Please sign up for my office hours via the new scheduler of the Philosophische Fakultät.
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|Recent Events |
Workshop: "Critical Environmental Education and American Popular Culture" (Mar. 16-17, 2021)
On March 16 and 17, scholars from the ESI and ES II of the University of Cologne met with scholars from the Environmental Studies program of the University of Oregon (USA) for a virtual mini-symposium on the topic of "Critical Environmental Education and American Popular Culture: Local Practices and Transatlantic Conversation." The workshop was organized by Prof. Betsy Wheeler (U of Oregon) and JProf. Judith Rauscher (U of Cologne) and featured presentations by instructors, PhD students, and M.A. students from both universities.
Teach-In: "The 1776-Report and its Afterlives" (Feb. 4, 2021)
Organized by Dr. Stefanie Schäfer (U of Vienna) and JProf. Dr. Judith Rauscher, the teach-in on "The 1776 Report and its Afterlives: Critical Responses from German American Studies" brought together 10 scholars of American history and culture from various universities in Germany and Austria in a joint effort to assess the meaning and lasting impact of the last days of the Trump presidency. The event was the first in a series of events on “Doing/Teaching American Studies in Germany,” organized by emerging scholars of American Studies from varying academic fields.
Guest Lecture on Sylvia Plath by Dr. Mahshid Mayar (Jan. 11, 2021)
Speaking about "Self and Things: A Posthumanist Reading of Sylvia Plath's Poetry," Dr. Mahshid Mayar contributed a guest talk to the lecture on “American Women’s Poetry,” taught during the winter semester by JProf. Dr. Judith Rauscher. Mahshid Mayar is a literary critic and cultural historian who engages with 'blank', 'silence' and visual/literary manipulations in 21st-century American 'erasure' and 'blackout' literature for her current book project.
Talk and Poetry Reading by Dr. Laura Passin (Dec. 21, 2020)
On December 21, 2021, Dr. Laura Passin joined the lecture on „American Women’s Poetry” to speak about the continued influence of Muriel Rukeyser. After discussing the poet’s work and her revisionary myth-making, Laura Passin read a few of her own published and as-of-yet unpublished poems.
Guest Lecture on Emily Dickinson by Prof. Dr. Christine Gerhardt (Nov. 23, 2020)
Emily Dickinson is known as a poet who links evocations of small nature to reflections on life, death, and transience. In her guest lecture, entitled “Emily Dickinson’s Garden Ecology of Crisis,” Prof. Dr. Christine Gerhardt (University of Bamberg) showed how Dickinson’s poems differ from those of other 19th-century American women poets due to her insistence on the eco-ethical dimensions of humans’ interactions with and impact on a non-eternal and surprisingly fragile natural world.