Guest speakers

  • Forthcoming

  • Recent

    Reading:
    Professor, Playwright, Poet Laureate: George Elliot Clarke Reads at the English Department
    December 14, 2016
    10 a.m. (c.t.) in ES 131
    Poster

    Talk:
    On October 25th Christian Lammert, Professor of North American Politics and Policy at the John F. Kennedy Institute (Freie Universität Berlin), will be holding a talk on “Trump, Clinton, and the Crisis of Democracy in the United States
    6:00 pm | room ES 131
    Everyone is welcome to attend!
    Poster


    Symposium on The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing

    From September 28-30th, the Chair of English, Postcolonial & Media Studies and Open University will be co-hosting a unique collaborative Symposium. Compiling the very first Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing, editors Professor Susheila Nasta (Open Univesity) and Professor Mark Stein (Münster) have invited their contributors to a three-day research and cooperation workspace through which the writing process shall be enhanced and productively facilitated.

    The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing will be the first coherent written historical account of its kind bridging nearly 300 years of Black and Asian British literary production. Chronologically moving forward, the History’s three sections, “Early formations: 18th to early 20th century”, “Uneven histories: Changing landscapes in the twentieth century”, and “Writing contemporary Britain: Post-ethnic and transnational imaginaries” will guide contributors and readers through the different phases of these writings. Being published in 2018, the book will not only inscribe past and present Black and Asian British literatures into historiography but function as a vantage point for future scholarly endeavors.

    Public event: An Evening to Celebrate Black and Asian British Writing
    On September 29th, the University of Münster’s English Department  and Wasafiri, the well-known magazine of international contemporary writing, will be co-hosting a literary reading event to celebrate Black and Asian British writing. The reading will feature authors Mike Phillips, Moniza Alvi, Kerry Young and Gabriel Gbadamosi. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Visitors are warmly welcomed.

    Venue: Lecture Theatre JO1, Johannisstr. 1, Münster
    Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 6.45pm

    For more details on the event visit the webpage of the postcolonial, transnational and transcultural studies.

    Laura Vorberg from the University of Erlangen: "Chances and Challenges of Campaign Communication in the Age of Social Media”, Tuesday, May 24th 6:00 pm (ct), room ES 131. See poster for further information.
     
    This is the first event surrounding the USA Presidential election organized by the Chair of American Studies. Further events in this series are as follows:
     
    June 14th, 6:00 pm (ct), ES 131 – “First as Tragedy then as Farce: Donald Trump and the US Presidential Election”, Andrew Rowcroft from Lincoln University, UK
    July 5th, 6:00 pm (ct), ES 131 – Film Screening and Discussion on Immigration: “An American House

    Performance + Photobook Presentation:
    Shock and Awe - Ethan Rafal  (Artist | San Francisco)
    6 June 2016 | 6 pm
    Englisches Seminar | WWU Münster | ES 131
    Further information on the webpages of the American Studies
    Ethan Rafal Website
    Flyer

    Guest lecture:
    TEACHING LANGUAGE AS CULTURE
    - Professor Claire Kramsch (Berkeley, University of California, Graduate School of Education
)
    3 May 2016 | 18:00 c.t.

    Englisches Seminar | Audimax | Johannisstraße 12-20 | 48143 Münster

    The large-scale mobility of people, goods and capital called “globalization” and the widespread use of global information technologies have given many language educators the impression that national cultures are on the wane and that in a global neoliberal economy “culture” has lost its explanatory power. In fact, quite the contrary is happening. Culture has become embedded in speakers’ and writers’ choice of words, their discourse style and their manipulation of codes, modes, stances and identities. Culture has become another word for historicity and subjectivity. This paper will trace the development, in the last 25 years, of the teaching of language across cultures and the emergence of the notion of symbolic competence to account for today’s complex relation of language and culture in foreign language education.

    Literature at Lunchtime - A reading by Tendai Huchu
    chaired by Deborah Nyangulu
    Wednesday, 20 April | 12-2 pm (ES 131)

    Tendai Huchu is a Zimbabwean author who lives in Edinburgh. His first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish. His short fiction in multiple genres and nonfiction have appeared in The Manchester Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Gutter, Interzone, AfroSF, Wasafiri, Warscapes, The Africa Report and elsewhere. In 2013, he received a Hawthornden Fellowship, a Sacatar Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize.
    Tendai Huchu will be reading from his new novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician. It pictures the struggle of three main characters with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love, as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain.
    The reading will be chaired by Deborah Nyangulu, who is a graduate of the MA NTS programme and a PhD student and lecturer at the Chair of English, Postcolonial, and Media Studies, WWU Münster <ptts.wwu.de>.

    Englisches Seminar | Room ES 131 | Johannisstraße 12-20 | 48143 Münster

  • Past

    Lecture and talk:
    The Driftless Area – Das Stille Land - with Tom Drury
    16 April 2015
    LWL Museum für Kunst & Kultur Domplatz 10, 48143 Münster
    Flyer and registration

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann (Universität Osnabrück) - Constructionist Approaches to Language
    19 November 2014 | Kavaliershäuschen WWU (Graduate Center) | Schlossplatz 6

    David King Dunaway (University of New Mexico) - The Hidden Route 66
    11 November 2014 | ES 131 | English Seminar | Johannisstr. 12-20
    Further information

    Guest lecture:
    Daniel S. Malachuk (Western Illinois University) - Democracy, Conscience, and the Political Theory of American Transcendentalism
    1 July 2014 | ES3 | English Seminar | Johannisstr. 12-20
    Further information

    Reading:
    Dr. Sandie Mourao - Pictures, Words and the Gaps Between: Picture Books in Language Education
    18 June 2014 | Audimax | English Seminar | Johannisstr. 12-20

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Susanne Reichl (Universität Wien) - Judging a book by its cover: Black British literature in the marketplace
    18 June 2014 | lecture room JO 101 | Johannisstraße 4
    Further information

    Reading:
    Juri Andruchowytsch - Euromaidan
    17 June 2014| JO 1,  Johannisstraße 1-4, 48143 Münster
    See website Europa-Kolleg for further information

    KURT VONNEGUT WORKSHOP
    11 February 2014  | English Seminar | Johannisstr. 12-20
    Further information and registration (English)
    Further information and registration (German)

    Farewell lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Maria Diedrich - Freedom´s Re-Naming: From American Slavery to Hessian Subjecthood
    03 July 2013 | English Seminar, room 131

    Reading:
    Miriam Nandi (Englisches Seminar Freiburg) - Run Biju Run - Acceleration and Deceleration in Anglophone Indian Novels
    28 June 2013| Johannisstraße 1, room 101

    Reading:
    Grace Nichols and John Agard - Literatures and cultures of the Caribbean diaspora
    17 June 2013 | Johannisstraße 4, lecture room JO1
    Flyer

    Guest lecture:
    Manfred Strack (Hamburg) Mexikanische Einwanderung und amerikanische Populärkultur
    11 December 2012

    Guest lectures 11 & 12 October 2012

    Cooperation talks with Guests from India: Professor Stierstorfer meets representatives and scholars from Germany and India (11 July 2012)

    CROSSOVERS: Postcolonial Studies and Transcultural Learning

    CROSSOVERS

    Guest lecture:
    PD Dr. Susanne Reichl (Wien) "Learning how to look with postcolonial picturebooks" (Abstract)
    3 July 2012, ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hallet (Gießen) "Novelistic narration across modes and media: The multimodal novel" (Abstract)
    26 June 2012, ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    Dr. Julia Davydova (Hamburg) "The19th-century Irish English and modern Singapore English: Grammars in contact. A case study of the PRESENT PERFECT"
    12 June, ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Frank Schulze-Engler (Frankfurt a. M.) "Transcultural encounters: Coming to terms with Aboriginal modernity in Australian literature and film" (Abstract)
    5 June, ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dennis R. Preston "What Makes me Talk that Way? Speaker Choice and the Evidence from Folk Linguistics"
    (Abstract
    22 May, Festsaal, Schloss

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Laurenz Volkmann (Jena) "Reconsidering the issue of transcultural vs. ethnocentric uses of literature: The case of Arundhati Roy’s award-winning bestseller The God of Small Things" (Abstract)
    15 May 2012, ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Kylie Crane (Mainz) "Whales, waste and wilderness: Postcolonial environmentalism" (Abstract)
    8 May 2012, ES 131

    17 April 2012, 6.00 - 8.00 p.m. (in ES 131)
    Prof. em. Dr. Dr. Peter Freese (Paderborn)
    "'What, then, is the American, this new man?' (Crèvecœur): National Identity in a Country of Immigrants"
    (Abstract)

    A Literary Matinée. (Professor Isidore Diala, English Department and Gregor
    Addison,Glasgow, Scotland) April 5, 2012, from 13.00 until 15.00 h at the gallery
    of the University Library (ULB), Krummer Timpen 3 in Münster.
    Flyer

    Antrittsvorlesung:
    "t/d deletion in Singapore English" (Professor Dr. Ulrike Gut, English Department) 18.15 h, 30 November 2011, ES131 (1st floor), English Department.

    Guest lecture:
    "The Case of Coordinated Pronouns" (Professor Dr John Payne, University of Manchester) 12-14 h, 9 June 2011, SAC, English Department

    Guest lecture:
    "Graphic Novels im Fremdsprachenunterricht? Explorieren - Exemplifizieren - Experimentieren" (Professor Dr. Daniela Elsner, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.) 14-16 h, 30 June 2011, AudiMax, English Department

    Guest lecture:
    "Writing in english: what does the advanced learner need to know?" (Professor Dr. Dirk Siepmann, Universität Osnabrück) 14-16 h, 7 July 2011, AudiMax, English Department

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    Dieter Riemenschneider
    "Wildes Licht. Gedichte aus Aotearoa/Neuseeland"
    3 February 2011, 19.30 | ROSTA Buchladen, Aegidiistr. 12, Münste

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. John Flood
    "Who would be a Poet Laureate?"
    8 October 2010, 20h | H19, English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Rachel Dwyer, SOAS, Univ. of London
    “Hindi cinema: Bollywood and beyond”
    13 July 2010, 16-18h | AudiMax, English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest Lecture:
    Prof. Sofian Merabet, The University of Texas at Austin
    "Border Crossing and (Un)Critical Cosmopolitanism between the US and the Arab World"
    23 June 2010, 12-14h | H19, English Department, WWU Münster
    Contact: Dr. Markus Schmitz  markus.schmitz@wwu.de 

    Guest lecture:
    Dr. Briar Wood, London Metropolitan Univ.
    "Whale Rider in the context of New Zealand cinema"
    22 June 2010, 16-18h| AudiMax, English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Dr. Claudia Sternberg, Univ. of Leeds
    "Migrant and diasporic cinema in Europe: The case of Postcolonial Britain"
    15 June 2010, 16-18h| AudiMax, English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Dr. Dirk Naguschewski, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin
    “Re-situating South African cinema in Africa”
    8 June 2010, 16-18h| AudiMax, English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Dr. Kerstin Knopf, Univ. of Greifswald
    “Indigenous film in Canada and the USA: A survey”
    1 June 2010, 16-18h | AudiMax, English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Patrick Williams, Nottingham Trent University
    "Palestinian cinema: The visible and the invisible"
    18 May 2010, 16-18h | AudiMax, English Department, WWU Münster
     

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    Guest lecture:
    PD Dr. Susanne Reichl, Univ. Wien/Münster
    "Black British writing for children and young adults"
    28 January 2009, 16-18h | Audimax, English Department, WWu Münster

     

     

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    Dr. James Procter, Univ. Newcastle
    "The British Asian Renaissance"
    07 January 2009 | English Department, WWU Münster

     

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    Dr. John McLeod, Univ. Leeds
    "Interrogating 'Black British' in the 1980s and 1990s"
    17 December 2008 | English Department, WWU Münster

     

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    Dr. Lars Eckstein, Univ.Tübingen
    "Globalisation, Hip Hop and Post-9/11 Anxiety:
    Australia and Beyond
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    17 July 2008 | English Department, WWU Münster


    Guest lecture:
    Professor Stanley Wells, CBE (The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon)
    "Romeo and Juliet and Sex"
    Thursday, 29 November 2007 | English Department, WWU Münster
    "Is It True What They Say About Shakespeare"
    Friday, 30 November 2007 |  English Department, WWU Münster


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    Prof. Dr. Flora Veit-Wild, HU Berlin
    "'I am the rape' - Dambudzo Marechera, the Infamous Rebel and Post-Moderniser of Zimbabwean Literature"
    19 June 2007 | English Department, WWU Münster (part of the lecture course "African Literatures")


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    Baba Brinkman (Canadian Hip Hop artist, actor, and medieval scholar)
    "The Rap Canterbury Tales - Hip-hop Versions of Chaucer's 14th Century Classic"
    Performance 21 May 2007, Lecture/ presentation 22 May 2007 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
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    Dr. Susheila Nasta, Open University, London
    "Crossing the Black Waters - Writers of the South Asian Diaspora: Some Snapshots from the Past"
    31 January 2007 | English Department, WWU Münster (part of the lecture course "Literatures of the South Asian Diaspora")


    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Marshall Brown, University of Washington
    "The True and the Interesting in the 19th-Century Fiction"

    21 June 2006 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Rita Kupetz, Hannover
    "Classroom Discourse Analysis - a complement to learner language analysis"
    14 June 2006 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. em. Dr. Heinz-Joachim Müllenbrock, Universität Göttingen
    "Der englische Landschaftsgarten des 18. Jahrhunderts und die Rolle der Literatur"
    2 June 2006 | English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Anne Hudson, Oxford
    "Books, Bonfires and Believers: Techniques of Censorship in Loallrd England"
    19 April 2006 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Rajend Mesthrie
    "Language policy and democracy in post-Apartheid South Africa"
    26 January 2006

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. John Wetwood, Staffordshire University
    "The problem of misunderstandings in different cultures"
    6 December 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Kirpal Singh, Singapur Management University
    "Poetry and Politics: Going Beyond Niceties and the Problems of Post-Colonial Honesty"
    16 November 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Kirpal Singh, Singapur Management University
    "An Evening with Singaporean Writer Kirpal Singh"
    15 November 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinrichs, Seton Hall University, (USA)
    "Memory and Identity in the Art of Marc Brandenburg"
    14 July 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Klaus Benesch, Universität Bayreuth
    "Technology and Science in American Literatire and Culture, 1870 - 1920"
    12 July 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Dr. Vanessa Schormann, Leiterin des Globe Zentrums Deutschland
    "From Page To Stage: Zur theaterpraktischen Umsetzung von Shakespeares Dramentexten auf der Bühne des Globe Theatre"
    30 June 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Paul Hopper, Pittsburgh (USA)
    "Biclausal Constructions and Emergent Grammar"
    12 May 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Mick Short, Lancaster University (GB)
    "Viewpoint Analysis and the Opening of Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh"
    3 May 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Dr. Markus Heide, Humboldt Universität Berlin
    "'Rising Glory': Poetry in the Early United States of America"
    20 January 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. John Wetwood, Staffordshire University
    "The problem of misunderstandings in different cultures"
    18 January 2005 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Jürgen Heinrichs, Seton Hall University, New Jersey
    "Aesthetics and Social History in Late Colonial Plantation Architecture and Painting of the Early Republic, 1730-1800"
    9 December 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Dr. Lothar Lemnitzer, Tübingen
    "Brauchen wir neue Wörter? Probleme und Aufgaben der Computerlinguistik bei der Lexikonerweiterung"
    12 November 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster

     
    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Jean-Loius Cupers, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Loius
    "Reading Aldous Huxley's Short Stories: the Sound Behind the Orthograph"
    4 November 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster


    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Jean-Loius Cupers, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Loius
    "Huxley's Passacaglia: On the Margin of Aldous Huxley's Musico-Literary Venture"
    4 November 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster


    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Mick Short, Lancaster University (GB)
    "New Speech Acts for Old, or How to Make a Drama out of a Speech Act: The Speech Act of Apology in the film 'A Fish Called Wanda'."
    15 July 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. David Dunaway, University of New Mexico
    "Broadcasting Huxley: A Case Study in Scholarly Communication"
    19 October 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster


    Guest lecture:
    George Szirtes, Norwich School of Art and Design
    "Migrant Writing"
    14 July 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster


    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. Birgit Hans, Indian Studies Dept., University of North Dakota
    "The Indian Nations Encountered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition"
    24 May 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster


    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Gary Scharnhorst, University of New Mexico
    "Hawthorne, Thoreau, and the Economics of Canonization"
    13 May 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster