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Cognition and Chicanx Culture: An Interview with Frederick Luis Aldama- Part II

By Mario Grill < Part I Identity and Borders MG: When analyzing Coco or any Chicanx texts there’s the use of multiple languages and how this enriches Chicanx narratives in ways that we might not find in other ethnic American literatures. I’m thinking of how Chicanx narratives construct through and across Spanish and English double-identities.…

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Workshop with Fulbright Scholar Matthew Teutsch: Encountering African American Literature in the Classroom

Encountering African American Literature in the Classroom: Workshop with Matthew Teutsch Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 15:00-16:30 English Department, University of Klagenfurt Based on several of his publications, Matthew Teutsch will discuss with the Narrative Encounters team how teaching African American literature might help students gain a better understanding of the ways in which the past…

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Guest Lecture on U.S. Immigration History by Fulbright Scholar Andrew Urban

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:00 in HS10 English Department, University of Klagenfurt U.S. Immigration History and the Contemporary Politics of Immigration Control The first portion of this talk will explore contemporary debates about immigration and asylum policies in the US, and the resurgence of xenophobia, racism, and nativism in American culture. Among the questions…

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Workshop with Wojciech Malecki on Empirical Methods in Literary Studies

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 10:30-11:30 English Department, University of Klagenfurt Based on his extensive experiences in the empirical study of literary texts with an interdisciplinary team of psychologists and biologists at the University of Wroclaw, Wojciech Malecki will discuss with the Narrative Encounters team how we can study the attitudinal impact of stories experimentally. Why…

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Die Presse – Romane als Wunderwaffe gegen Diskriminierung?

von Cornelia Grobner Die Amerikanistin Alexa Weik von Mossner untersucht ethnische amerikanische Literatur. In einem dreijährigen Projekt beleuchtet sie die Rolle von Empathie und Emotion beim Schreiben und Lesen von Fiktion. „Sie bringen Drogen, sie bringen Kriminalität, sie sind Vergewaltiger.“ Donald Trump ist nicht zimperlich, wenn er über Migranten oder Minderheiten spricht. Nicht selten mischen…

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