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The European Imagination of the Americas


Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History

The University of Texas at Arlington


October 27th and 28th, 2010


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Wednesday, October 27th 2010

2:30 p.m.

Sixth Floor Parlor, Central Library


Special Screening of the Documentary “Karl May and the Wild West”

Discussion with Dr. Meredith McClain to follow

Thursday, October 28th 2010

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Red River Room, University Center


First Panel – 1:00 to 2:45

“‘Wie herrlich ist das schöne Amerika!’: Reception and Perception of German Sailors in America”

Simone de Santiago Ramos, University of North Texas


"Memories Yet to Come Back: Le Clezio's Revolution of Time in The Mexican Dream"

Rachel Ney, Northwestern University


“An Atavistic and Obsolete Race?: Native Americans in British Hunting Accounts”

Greg Kosc, University of Texas at Arlington


Second Panel – 3:00 to 4:30

"Tejanos and Mexicans in the German-Texan Experience, 1844-1870"

Julia Brookins, University of Chicago


"'Regions Especially Advantageous for New Settlement': The Physical Geography of America in German Immigrant Prospectuses of the 1820s and 1830s"

Michael W. Beatty, Texas A&M University


Cultural Imperialism or Intercultural Transfer: German Western Films and the Cold War

Pawel Goral, University of Texas at Arlington


Keynote Speaker – 5:00 to 6:00



Dr. Meredith McClain

Professor of German at Texas Tech University, the recipient of awards from the German Government for her work in German-American studies, and the curator for the international travelling exhibit “German-Texans and the Llano Estacado Connection”


Karl May's Imaginary Llano Estacado and its Impact




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