Regional Colloquium 2016

Event Information

  • Friday, April 29, 2016
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Adam-Kuckhoff-Straße 35, SR 1 (Glaskasten)
  • 06108 Halle (Saale)

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Regional Colloquium 2016

Organized by Team Halle

Team Halle is pleased to host the first 2016 Regional Colloquium of American Studies, which brings together scholars and students from the American Studies programs at the universities of Chemnitz, Dresden, Erfurt, Halle, Jena, and Leipzig to discuss the work in progress of doctoral and post-doctoral students. The following participants of the colloquium will be presenting their research projects: Wiebke Kartheus (Leipzig), Antonia Purk (Erfurt), Christin Reimann (Halle), Kathrin Schulze-Riewald (Halle), and Sophia Spieler (Dresden). The presentation of each project will take about 15 minutes and the subsequent 30 minutes will be used for discussions.

Both staff and students are most welcome to join us!


Please click here to download the reader (abstracts).



Friday, April 29 10:00


Erik Redling

First Session
(Chairs: Holger Kersten and Erik Redling)
10:15 – 11:00

“Presenting Art, Preserving Value: The American Art Museum and Capitalism in the 21st Century”

Wiebke Kartheus (Leipzig)

11:00 – 11:45

“The Brilliant, the Wealthy, the Few: The Contemporary Discourse of Elite Education in the United States”

Sophie Spieler (Berlin)

11.45 – 12:30

“Booker T. Washington and the Black Press”

Kathrin Schulze-Riewald (Halle)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at the “Moritzkunstcafé” and walking tour (old campus, market place, Moritzburg)
Second Session
(Chairs: Erik Redling and Holger Kersten)
14:00 – 14:45

“Visual Engagements with History in Jamaica Kincaid’s Works – Chapter Presentation of the Dissertation Project ‘Jamaica Kincaid’s Histeriopoiesis'”

Antonia Purk (Erfurt)

14:45 – 15:30

“Female Perpetrators and their Cultural Significance – Examining the Relationship of Gender, Violence and Law in Female American Drama”

Christin Reimann (Halle)

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 Organizational Matters and Farewell



Steintor Campus

The conference will be held at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in the city of Halle (Saale).

The Institute for English and American Studies, located on the grounds of the Steintor Campus, will serve as the main venue for presentations and further discussions.

The address is:
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Adam-Kuckhoff-Straße 35, Seminarraum 1 (ehemals E.06)
06108 Halle (Saale)



By train

Take a train to Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof (main station).

The embedded map to the left will help you get from the Hauptbahnhof to the Steintor Campus.

Trams number 2, 5 and 12 will get you directly from the Hauptbahnhof to the stop “Am Steintor”, which is a five-minute walking distance from the Institute for English and American Studies. The tram ride also takes five minutes. Tram timetables may be checked on the website of the Hallesche Verkehrs-AG.



Prof. Dr. Erik Redling

Managing Director

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Phone: +49 345 55-23520

Christin Reimann

Managing Assistant

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Phone: +49 345 55-23549