Past Events


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Guest Lectures

Inclusion in American Teacher Education

Dr. Richard Snyder, Ed.D. (Wartburg College, Iowa)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Guest Lectures

Predators on Screen: Cinematic Monsters in the New Century

Gillian Harkins (University of Washington)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Guest Lectures

From Alternative to the Metropolitan: The Theatre of Robert Lepage

Prof. Dr. Katalin Kürtösi (Universität Szeged)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Guest Lectures

After the NATO Meeting in Brussels: The Future of the Transatlantic Alliance

Prof. Dr. Matthew Rhodes (George C. Marshall Center)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Book Presentations

Grouse County Trilogy: Tom Drury Reads From His Work

Tom Drury

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Guest Lectures

Impressions of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s By a Contemporary Observer

Gregory R. Zieren (Austin Peay State University)

Friday, May 26, 2017 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


Sound & Vision: Intermediality and American Music

Organized by Frank Mehring (Nijmegen) and Erik Redling (Halle-Wittenberg)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Muhlenberg Lectures

Reading for the Food: Art, Literature, and the Hungry Eye

Leonard Barkan (Princeton)

Friday, March 24, 2017 - Saturday, March 25, 2017

Teacher Trainings

Aspects of American Culture 2017


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Guest Lectures

Agency and Voice: The History and Impact of Postcolonial Studies and a Look into its Future

Prof. Asha Varadharajan (Queen's University)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Guest Lectures

Year of the Woman or More of the Same? The Status of Women in American Politics after Election 2016

Dr. Kelly Dittmar (Rutgers University)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Guest Lectures

The Role of the Media in the U.S. Presidential Elections 2016

Prof. William James Willis (Azusa Pacific University)

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Saturday, November 19, 2016

Teacher Trainings

Current Issues of American Culture in the EFL Classroom: Annual ASC Meeting 2016

Organized by Dr. Julia Nitz (MLU Halle-Wittenberg)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Guest Lectures

German Jews Beyond Germany: A Transnational History

Prof. Tobias Brinkmann (Pennsylvania State University)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Guest Lectures

The Ordeal of Citizenship: Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and Mid-Century American Culture

Prof. Michael Grimwood

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Guest Lectures

Postwar Germany: Charles Haldeman's Legacy

Richard & Janice Haldeman

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Guest Lectures

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? A New York Pop Quiz

Prof. Dr. Stefan Brandt

Monday, May 2, 2016

Guest Lectures

Louise Erdrich's The Round House and Sexual Violence Against Native American Women

Prof. Louise K. Barnett

Friday, April 29, 2016


Regional Colloquium 2016

Organized by Team Halle

Friday, March 18, 2016 - Saturday, March 19, 2016

Teacher Trainings

Aspects of American Culture 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Guest Lectures

Postcards From The End

Linh Dinh

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Guest Lectures

Narratives About the American South

Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Guest Lectures

The Popular Poetry of the "Fireside Poets" and Their Changing Reputations

PD Dr. Margit Peterfy


Monday, December 21, 2015

Guest Lectures

History, Memory, and the Body in American and African American Culture and History

Arlene R. Keizer

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Saturday, November 28, 2015

Teacher Trainings

Current Issues of American Culture in the EFL Classroom: Annual ASC Meeting 2015

Organized by Dr. Julia Nitz

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Guest Lectures

Law after Lunch: Free Trade? Free Society? TTIP, German-American Relations, and the Politics of Agency

Prof. Dr. Crister S. Garrett

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Muhlenberg Lectures

The Beauty of Common Things: Imogen Cunningham's Transnational Aesthetic

John Stauffer (Harvard)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Guest Lectures

Black Theater: A Window Into The 1960's Black American Experience

Lecia J. Brooks

Friday, July 3, 2015

Book Presentations

Forbidden Fruit: A Poetry Reading by Lauren K. Alleyne

Lauren K. Alleyne

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - Saturday, June 27, 2015


International Conference "Protestantism on Screen"

Organized by Gastón Espinosa, Erik Redling, Jason Stevens

Friday, March 20, 2015 - Saturday, March 21, 2015

Teacher Trainings

Aspects of American Culture 2015


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book Presentations

The Paternity Test: Michael Lowenthal Reads From His Work

Michael Lowenthal

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014

Teacher Trainings

Current Issues of American Culture in the EFL Classroom: Annual ASC Meeting 2014

Organized by Dr. Julia Nitz

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Guest Lectures

Trajectories of Change: The New Woman in Japan

Carrie Khou, M.A. University of Mannheim

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Guest Lectures

American Indians and World War I

Roger L. Nichols

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014


International Conference "Traveling Traditions"

Organized by Erik Redling

Friday, March 7, 2014 - Saturday, March 8, 2014

Teacher Trainings

Aspects of American Culture 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guest Lectures

Finding Ourselves: The Humanities as a Discipline

Prof. Geoffrey Harpham