Tag Archives: Blog Contest

ASB 2019 Contest Winner in the Category “Best Books & Fabulous Films”

By Lauren Solomon

On behalf of the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Blog, we would like to extend our sin­cer­est con­grat­u­la­tions to Lau­ren Solomon whose win­ning entry in the cat­e­go­ry “Best Books & Fab­u­lous Films” can be read below.

Mindhunter: Harnessing the Minds of Monsters

Noth­ing cap­ti­vates an audi­ence like the inhu­man and hor­rif­ic acts of a ser­i­al killer. After Con­ver­sa­tions with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes aired on Net­flix in Jan­u­ary 2019, fol­lowed in May by the release of the bio­graph­i­cal crime thriller, Extreme­ly Wicked, Shock­ing­ly Evil and Vile, also based on the Ted Bundy sto­ry, the U.S. has become mes­mer­ized by sto­ries of ser­i­al killing. With that ris­ing fas­ci­na­tion, peo­ple can’t seem to stop talk­ing about the sec­ond sea­son of Mind­hunter.

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ASB 2019 Contest Winner in the Category “Access America”

By Pune Karimi


From left to right: Amer­i­can author Peter Worts­man, Pune Kari­mi, and ASB edi­tor, Dr. Sab­ri­na Völz. Pho­to cred­it: Hen­rike Kattoll

On behalf of the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Blog, we would like to extend our sin­cer­est con­grat­u­la­tions to Pune Kari­mi whose win­ning entry in the 2019 ASB con­test in the cat­e­go­ry “Access Amer­i­ca” can be read below. Although the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Blog does not usu­al­ly print polit­i­cal pieces, we felt that the win­ning blog voic­es a point of view large­ly absent from Amer­i­can pol­i­tics and media, and, there­fore, deserves to be heard. We hope it gives you some food for thought.


Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tions 2020 – Still No Coun­try for Indige­nous People


“Repub­li­can Ele­phant & Demo­c­ra­t­ic Don­key – Icons” by DonkeyHotey

While Repub­li­cans have made it abun­dant­ly clear that they have lit­tle desire to improve the lives of peo­ple of col­or or mar­gin­al­ized groups, Democ­rats have often prid­ed them­selves on fight­ing for the dis­ad­van­taged. Still – hard­ly ever have the rights of Indige­nous peo­ple been a top­ic dur­ing the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, and it seems unlike­ly that this is going to change any time soon. At least that’s what it looked like dur­ing the first Demo­c­ra­t­ic debates.

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Maple Leaf & Stars and Stripes 

By Maria Moss and Sabrina Völz

We’re in our ninth year of Maple Leaf & Stars and Stripes– if this lec­ture series were a child, it would be in third grade by now.

We’re espe­cial­ly proud to announce this year’s bilin­gual (German/English) kick­off talk by Peter Worts­man, New York author and trans­la­tor of Aus­tri­an-Jew­ish descent. Inter­est­ing­ly, he’s the recip­i­ent of the Geert­je Potash-Suhr Pros­apreis. Cit­i­zens of Lüneb­urg will rec­og­nize this pres­ti­gious award, named after for­mer Lüneb­urg res­i­dent Geert­je Suhr.

On Octo­ber 24, we will also be announc­ing the win­ner of the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Blog con­test in the Access Amer­i­ca cat­e­go­ry. The writer of the win­ning blog, which will be post­ed on Octo­ber 30, will be present.

Please join us for an excit­ing evening in build­ing 12, room 013, from 18:15 to 19:45 at Leuphana Uni­ver­si­ty Lüneb­urg, Uni­ver­sität­sallee 1. Click here for the cam­pus map.

All lec­tures are open to the pub­lic – and feel free to bring a friend!

Oct. 24

Peter Worts­man (writer and trans­la­tor, New York), “Read­ing from Stimme und Atem. Out of Breath, Out of Mind

Nov. 14

Michael Louis Moser (TU Dres­den), “The Evo­lu­tion of Polit­i­cal Moments on Net­work TV: Late Night from Steve Allen to Stephen Colbert”

Nov. 21

Andreas Hüb­n­er (Leuphana), “’Their mot­to is not lib­er­ty, but slav­ery’: Con­fed­er­ate Mon­u­ments, White Suprema­cy, and the Lega­cy of Jim Crow”

Dec. 12

Hel­ga Bories-Sawala (Uni­ver­sität Bre­men), “Indi­ens, Sauvages, Amérin­di­ens, Pre­mières Nations: Das Bild der Indi­ge­nen in den Geschichts­büch­ern Québecs”

Jan. 9

Silke Hack­e­nesch (Uni­ver­sität zu Köln), “Tran­sra­cial Adop­tions in Post­war America”

Jan. 23

Mieke Rosch­er (Uni­ver­sität Kas­sel), “Cur­rent Objec­tives of His­tor­i­cal Human-Ani­mal Stud­ies: Inter­species Soci­eties after the Ani­mal Turn”