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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

 

Call of Papers    Conference Photos    Conference Summary

 

 

Schedule

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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