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Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures

“Mapping 9/11 Memorials in Cities Around the World.” Annual Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies (AAAS) Space Oddities: Urbanity, American Identity, and Cultural Exchange. Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 23 Nov. 2014.

“‘We see the surface, but there is something beyond the surface’: Recovering Masumi Hayashi’s EPA Superfund Site Photocollages.” Annual Conference of the GAAS America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment. Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg, 14 June 2014.

“Heroines of Health: Examining the Other Side of the ‘Splendid Little War.’” European Association for American Studies, Biennial Conference 2014 America: Justice, Conflict, War. Leiden University College, The Hague, 5 Apr. 2014.

“Commemorating Crystal City: The Transnational Dimension of German American Internment Experiences.” American Studies Association (ASA) Conference Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent. Washington, D.C., 24 Nov. 2013.

“‘[A] country life and estate I like best for my children’: Spatial Dialectics and the Contagiousness of Fear.” Annual Conference of the GAAS Rural America. FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, 1 June 2013.

“Disease on Display: Representing Yellow Fever in Nineteenth-Century Illustrations and Photography.” American Studies Association (ASA) Conference Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 16 Nov. 2012.

“The Aesthetics of Remembering 9/11: Towards a Transnational Typology of Memorials.” Invited Lecture. University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 12 Nov. 2012.

“Video Tributes to the Dead: New Ways of Mourning.” Invited Lecture. University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 12 Nov. 2012.

“Of He-Nurses and She-Doctors: Fighting and Writing Yellow Fever in the American South.” Lecture Series “Gender and Disease.” University of Regensburg, 26 June 2012.

“‘Volunteers to the Fever District’: Narrative Enactments of Postbellum Healing of the Nation’s Wounds.” European Association for American Studies, Biennial Conference 2011 The Health of the Nation. Izmir, Turkey, 31 Mar. 2012.

“Sites of Tragedy and Terror in the United States and Beyond.” Teacher’s Conference Place and Space in North American Cultural Studies and Literature. Augsburg, 2 Feb. 2012.

“Continuity or Change? The Aesthetics of Remembering 9/11.” International Conference 9/11 Ten Years After: History, Narrative, Memory. Bavarian American Academy, Munich, 15 July 2011.

“American and European Spaces of Trauma.” Conference Teaching Spaces: British and American Literature and Culture. University of Regensburg, 8 July 2011.

“Contagious Fear and Fear of Contagion: Yellow Fever in Nineteenth-Century U.S.-American History and Culture.” Invited Lecture. University of Potsdam, 28 June 2011.

“Contagion, Crisis, and Control: Tracing Yellow Fever Epidemics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture.” International Conference Literature and Medicine. Marburg, 12 Feb. 2011.

“Times of Cholera and Yellow Fever: Tracing Epidemics in American History and Culture.” Regensburg, 13 Jan. 2011.

“Memory Removed: Off-Site 9/11 Memorials, Continuity and Change.” American Studies Association (ASA) Conference Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century. San Antonio, Texas, 19 Nov. 2010.

"Transnational Memory and Transformations of the 'Other': Visualizing Japanese American Experiences." Invited lecture Kulturkontakt, Gedächtnis, Erinnerung. Graduiertenkolleg "Kulturkontakt und Wissenschaftsdiskurs," University of Rostock, 23 June 2010.

“A Probe into the Matter: Diseases in U.S. American History.” Mentoring Program for Young High Potential Scholars, University of Regensburg, 15 June 2010.

“Diseases in U.S. American History and Culture: An Anamnesis.” Regensburg European American Forum (REAF), 14 May 2009.

“War, Visual Politics and Cultural Memory: Fighting Images in Post-Vietnam America.” Conference Contested Memory and Post-Vietnam America. U Erfurt, 30 Jan. 2009.

“Creations of a Triple-Conscious Mind: Tamiko Thiel's Transnational Virtual Reality Installations.” American Studies Association (ASA) Conference Back Down to the Crossroads: Integrative American Studies in Theory and Practice. Albuquerque, New Mexico 18 Oct. 2008.

“Guarding the Nation’s Icons: The National Park Service as Steward of U.S. History?” European Association for American Studies, Biennial Conference 2008 ‘E Pluribus Unum’ or ‘E Pluribus Plura’? Workshop 24 – U.S. Icons. Oslo, Norway, 10 May 2008.

“Guarding and Presenting the Nation’s Icons: The National Park Service as Steward of American History.” Conference Iconic Britain – Iconic America. University of Regensburg, 12 Oct. 2007.

“Liberating Dachau: Transnational Discourses of Holocaust Memory.” American Studies Association (ASA) Conference The United States from Inside and Out: Transnational American Studies. Oakland, California, 14 Oct. 2006.

“Amerikanische Geschichte und Erinnerungspolitik in den Denkmälern und Museen der National Mall in Washington, D.C.” 6. Kontaktstudium für Geschichts- / Sozialkundelehrer an der Universität Regensburg Geschichtsunterricht und Amerikastudien: Positionen, Perspektiven, Fallstudien. University of Regensburg, 6 July 2006.

American Woman (2003) von Susan Choi.” Anglistisch-Amerikanistisches Literaturgespräch. University of Regensburg, 21 June 2006.

“‘Don’t be evil’: In Search of the Future of the Internet.” Annual Conference of the GAAS American Studies as Media Studies. University of Göttingen, 10 June 2006.

“Singlehood, Female Identity, and Urban Life Styles: From Ally McBeal to Sex and the City.” Conference British and American TV Series in the Classroom. University of Regensburg, 19 May 2006.

“Gendering Urbanity in Contemporary American TV Series.” Conference British and American TV Series in the Classroom. University of Regensburg, 19 May 2006.

“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Politics of Remembering: The Wall, the Three Servicemen Statue and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.” University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Lecture Series “Der Vietnamkrieg: 30 Jahre Krieg, 30 Jahre Erinnern.” University of Erlangen, 11 Jan. 2006.

“Moving Beyond Manzanar: Transnationalizing Japanese American Internment Experiences.” International Conference Virtually American? Denationalizing North American Studies. University of Siegen, 6 Oct. 2005.

“(Re)framing Memory: Japanese American Internment Experiences.” International Conference The Merits of Memory: Uses and Abuses of a Concept. Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg / LEUCOREA Foundation, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, 25 June 2005.

“Recovering Japanese American Experiences,” U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy History and Politics and Visual Culture. Akademie für politische Bildung Tutzing, 4 Oct. 2003.

Workshops and Sessions Organized and Chaired

“From Bodybuilding to Nation Building: Health and Disease in the Nineteenth Century – Workshop 2.” European Association for American Studies, Biennial Conference 2011 The Health of the Nation. Izmir, Turkey, 30 March – 2 Apr. 2012.

“Coping with Crisis: Toward a Transnational Aesthetics of Anxiety” (with Birgit Däwes). Annual Conference of the GAAS Transnational American Studies. University of Regensburg, 17 June 2011.

“Potential and Realisation of New Publication Formats in German American Studies II“ (with Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk). Annual Conference of the GAAS American Economies. Humboldt U Berlin, 29 May 2010.

“Potential and Realisation of New Publication Formats in German American Studies“ (with Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk). Annual Conference of the GAAS Education and the USA. University of Jena, 5 June 2009.

“Dis/Enchanted? Religion and Ethnicity in American Culture” (with Bärbel Höttges). Annual Conference of the GAAS Religion in the USA. University of Bochum, 1 June 2007.

“Crossing Boundaries: Interpreting Transnational Modes of Memory.” American Studies Association (ASA) Conference The United States from Inside and Out: Transnational American Studies. Oakland, California, 14 Oct. 2006.

Conference Sessions Chaired

“Michelle Obama - Ein amerikanisches Leben? Session with Katja Gelinsky and Christine Heinke.” Conference Das Phänomen Michelle Obama. University of Regensburg, 28 Jan. 2011.

“Visual Cultures: Session with Miles D. Orvell and Udo Hebel.” International Conference Pictorial Cultures and Political Iconographies. University of Regensburg, 23 April 2010.

Panel Discussion Organized

“Electronic Publishing and Open Access.” Annual Conference of the GAAS Transnational American Studies. University of Regensburg, 18. June 2011.

Talks/Lectures Organized

Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame, “The Transnational Dimensions and Dynamics of Commemorating 9/11.” REAF: Regensburg European American Forum, University of Regensburg, 26 June 2014.

Tamiko Thiel, “From Beyond Manzanar to ReConstructing the Wall: Transnational Virtual Reality Installations.” REAF: Regensburg European American Forum, University of Regensburg, 30 June 2008.