Event Program

Program ASC 2017

Thursday, November 23 15:00 Arrival and Check in

Welcome and Introduction

Representative of the Consulate General Leipzig
Erik Redling (MCAS)
Julia Nitz (MLU Halle-Wittenberg)
Carsten Albers (MLU Halle-Wittenberg)


“Searching for the Truth: The New Social Media Environment in the USA”

Jeremy D. Mayer (Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University)

19:00 Dinner Buffet (Leucorea Library)

Reading: “Donkey Hotey Saving America—Maybe”

Michael Lederer
(Leucorea Library)

Friday, November 24 8:00 Breakfast (Leucorea)

Lecture: “Encountering the Other, in American Literature and in the Classroom: The Pedagogical Value of Travel Texts”

Monica Cure (Biola University, CA)


Lecture: “Worker Rights, the Global Economy and the Politics of Development”

Layna Mosley (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Conversation groups with lecturers
13:00 Off time

Workshop I: “Kleindeutschland in New York City and Chinatown in San Francisco in the Late Nineteenth Century”

Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson (German Maritime Museum Bremerhaven)

16:30 Coffee break

Workshop II: “American Stereotypes in the EFL-Classroom”

Jana Honegger (University Jena)

19:00 Thanksgiving Session at Best Western Stadtpalais Wittenberg
“Discussion of Cultural Varieties of the Thanksgiving Tradition”
Moderator: Julia Nitz (MLU Halle-Wittenberg)
Saturday, November 25 8:00 Breakfast (Leucorea)
9:00 Welcoming Remarks by Martina Kohl (U.S. Embassy, Berlin)

Lecture: “Never the Oval Office? From Eleanor Roosevelt to Michelle Obama—First Ladies and Their Social and Feminist Agenda”

Martina Kohl (HU Berlin)

10:30 Coffee break

Workshop: “‘In English My Name Means Hope’: Contemporary Latin@ Immigration Fiction for the EFL-Classroom”

Nele Rodiek (MLU Halle-Wittenberg)

12:30  Feedback and Farewell
14:00 Tour of Wittenberg