The American Studies Colloquium Series presents new research in American Studies. It brings together both junior and senior scholars from different national contexts, and addresses topics ranging from cultural readings of poetry through environmental history to security studies.

The Colloquium Series is primarily geared toward American Studies scholars and students, but all talks are open to the interested public.

The Colloquium Series talks occur on selected Thursdays at 4 pm in room 317 at the American Studies Center unless noted otherwise.

Concept and organization: Karolina Krasuska, Tomasz Basiuk, and Grzegorz Kość

Spring Term 2017

March 16
Bettina Hofmann (University of Wuppertal)
"Transgenerational Writing on the Second World War"

April 6
Ryszard Schnepf (former Polish Ambassador to the US)
"Trump's America"

April 20
Łukasz Kamieński (Jagiellonian University)
"Fighting Better Than Well? Stimulants in the US Military"

May 4
Anna Pochmara-Ryżko (University of Warsaw)
"From Slaves to the Bottle to Speakeasies and Champagne Baths: Alcohol and American Literature, 1865-1933"

May 25
Bonnie Costello (Boston University)
"Speaking of Us: Modern Poetry's Anxious 'We'"

June 1
Michael Kimmage (Catholic University of America)
"Partners of Last Resort: U.S.-Russian Relations since the End of the Cold War"

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