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Titel: It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman…
American Close Ups in 440 Dialogues
Date: Friday, 17th and Saturday, 18th of November 2006
Place: HAU 1 (Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin)
Statistics: 132 Experts, 80 Tables
Languages: Danish, German, English, French, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Serbo-croatian/Bosnian, Spanish, Turkish

ABU GHRAIB / ANTI-AMERICANISM / CAR / CHICKEN FARM / CONTEMPORARY WITNESSES / DIPLOMACY / DRUGS / EDUCATION / FEMINISM / FILM / FLUXUS / FOLKLORE - FAKELORE / FOOD / GANGSTER / GAY-LESBIAN / GHOSTS / HOLOCAUST / INVENTION / LANDSCAPE / LITERATURE / MIGRATION / MONEY / MUSIC / 9/11 / PERFORMANCE / PLACES & CITIES / POLITICS & ECONOMY / POP / RELIGION / SELF-IMAGE & HOW OTHERS SEE US / SPORTS / TRAVELLING / WAR / EXERCISES / WITHOUT CATEGORY


ABU GHRAIB
Dr. Carolin Emcke, Author, Political Theoretician, Journalist (Berlin)
A Quite Common Torturer - Abu Ghraib Beyond the Images
17th Nov

Wolfgang Kaleck, Attorney, Head of the Republikanischer Anwältinnen- und Anwälteverein (Berlin)
USA: Violations of Human Rights in the Fight against Terror. The Charge against Donald Rumsfeld in Germany Because of Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo, Among Other Things
17th Nov


ANTI-AMERICANISM

Dr. Ekkehart Krippendorff, Professor (em.) for Political Science, FU Berlin (Berlin)
What is Anti-Americanism?
17th/18th Nov

Dr. Ludger Schwarte, Assistant Professor on the FAG-Chair "Theory of Images" at Universität Basel, NFS Bildkritik (Basel/ Berlin)
Philosophical Racism: Analytical Versus Continental Philosophy
17th Nov


CAR
Dr. Andrew Gross, Assistant Professor at John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (Phoenix/ Berlin)
Automobile Tourism: Freedom on the Road as Advertising Technique
17th /18 th Nov

Amir M. Jabado, Cadillac Enthousiast, Cadillac Rental Service for Cinema and TV and Thomas Pogrzeba, Vice-President of the Classic Cadillac Club Germany (Berlin)
Standard of the World: It's More than a Car, It's a Cadillac
17th /18th Nov


CHICKEN FARM
Raymond Wolff, Historian, Specialist for German and American Popular Music, Collector of 78 rpm records, gives special tours to see the mistakes in the exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, Berlin (Berlin-Neukölln)
German-Jewish Chicken Farms in New Jersey From Their Founding in the 1930s Until Their Demise in the 1960s
17th/18th Nov


CONTEMPORARY WITNESSES
Thessi Aselmeier, born in 1932, Theatre Scientist, raised in Kreuzberg/Moritzplatz (Berlin)
With Montgomery Clift at Moritzplatz. The First American Cultural Imports: Twinset, Books, Filmstars
17th/18th Nov

Jacalyn Carley, Choreographer, Dancer, Co-Founder of Tanzfabrik Berlin, Author and Board Member of the Joseph L. Carley Foundation, USA (New Jersey/ Berlin)
Berlin Stories: Young Girl. Cold War. Dancing to Keep Warm. Legends from West-Berlin
18th Nov

Marie Louise Gericke, born in 1925, from 1950 Collaborator of the First German Representation (later on General Consulate) in New York (Berlin)
"My Child: There's No Future for Germany, You Must go Abroad!"
17th Nov

Dr. Ilse Kleberger, born in 1921, Author of numerous Children's Books and Biographies, Doctor of General Medicine (Berlin)
Quakers and ‘Raisin Bombers’: A Contemporary Witness Recalls First Encounters Between Berliners and Americans After the War
17th/18th Nov

Christa Ronke, born in 1929, Contemporary Witness (Berlin)
Recollections of a Waitress in the "Officers Mess" in Harnackstrasse and at the Truman Hall (pulled down today), Kronprinzenallee (nowadays Clayallee) in Zehlendorf, 1945 - 1946
18th Nov


DIPLOMACY
Michael S. Cullen, Construction Historian and Publicist (New York/ Berlin)
US-Diplomats in Berlin Since 1797. Who They Were, Where They Came From, Where They Settled Down
17th Nov

Karsten D. Voigt, Coordinator for the German-American cooperation at the Auswärtiges Amt, Former Member of Bundestag and long-time Representative of the SPD in Foreign Affairs (Berlin)
Security Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy - Military Versus Political Strategies to Ease Conflicts
18th Nov


DRUGS
Rainer Stullich, American Football Referee, Customs Officer (Berlin)
From Drug Investigation to American Football
17th /18th Nov

Jeremy Wade, Dancer, Choreographer (New York/ Berlin)
How to Castrate a Redneck. What You Might See at the Local 24/7 Wal-Mart at 4:00 in the Morning After Being Wide Awake on Crystal Methamphetamine for Three Days. Why are most Americans Infinite Black Holes of Consumption?
18th Nov


EDUCATION
- High Schools
Mark Hagen, Youth Representative at ver.di, raised in the U.S.A. (Berlin)
"I Pledge Allegiance". From the Salute to the Flag to Cross Country: One Day at an American High School
17th/18th Nov

- Rags-to-Riches
Benjamin Werthmann, PhD-Student at HU Berlin, studies and works benevolently for the American German Business Club Berlin e.V. (Berlin)
From Rags to Riches? How to Convey the Spirit of American Enterprises to German Pupils
18th Nov

- Top Law Schools
Dr. Anja Mengel, LL.M, Attorney, specialized in Employment Law at Kanzlei WilmerHale (Berlin)
Ivy League - Myth and Global Economic Success of America's Top Law Schools
18th Nov

- Universities
Dr. Eva Geulen, Professor for Modern German Literature at Universität Bonn (Bonn)
Why Don't You Go Overseas. Conditions of Studying in the U.S.A.
18th Nov

Dr. Joseph Weizenbaum, Professor for Computer Science, worked at the MIT/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 25 years (Cambridge, Massachusetts/ Berlin)
Ivy League Universities in the U.S.A. The Example of ArtificiaI Intelligence at the MIT
18th Nov


FEMINISM
Dr. Gabriele Dietze, Guest Professor at the Institute for Cultural Studies, HU Berlin, Former Lecturer for Rotbuch Verlag (Berlin)
Does the U.S.A. Need a Feminism
18th Nov


FILM
- retold
Dr. Hannes Böhringer, Professor for Philosophy at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Braunschweig (Berlin)
Mythologies of the New World. "Red River" (Howard Hawks, 1948) and "Key Largo" retold (John Huston, 1948)
17th /18th Nov

Antje Ehmann, Film Scientist, Author, Curator (Berlin)
Film retold: "The Night of the Hunter" by Charles Laughton
17 th Nov

- Disaster
Andrew Horn, Filmmaker, Journalist (New York/ Berlin)
The Sight and Sound of Things Falling Apart - The Element of Accident and Disaster in American Filmmaking
17th/18th Nov

- Dubbing
Änne Troester, Dubbing Scriptwriter(Berlin)
Dubbing Films - Hollywood Speaks German
17th/18th Nov

- Hollywood Star
Nanna Heidenreich, Media Scientist, works at Film Festivals, arsenal experimental and kanak attak (Berlin)
Center Parting, Ecstasy and Secret Communication Systems: Hedy Lamarr
17th Nov

- L.A.
Jale Arikan, Actress, plays in German, Turkish and American Films (Berlin)
Stories About the Film Business in Los Angeles, 1996-2003
17th Nov

- Western
Bert Rebhandl, Journalist, Film Critic (Berlin)
"Shall We Gather at the River": The Western
17th /18th Nov


FLUXUS
Emmett Williams, Visual Artist and Fluxus Artist (Berlin)
Flexible History of Fluxus Facts and Fictions
17th Nov


FOLKLORE - FAKELORE
- Anti
Sebastian Hoffmann, Student at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin, Concert Organizer "Four Track on Stage" (Berlin)
Explaining Anti- and Freak-Folk With Examples from Film and Music. Complementary CD
17th/18 th Nov

- Burlesque
Michelle Carr, Creator, Producer and Director of the Velvet Hammer Burlesque (Los Angeles/ Berlin)
Burlesque at the Intersection of Fashion, Gender and Class
17th/18th Nov

Anna Curtis, Burlesque Superstar, Photographer and Performer (New York/ Berlin)
A Short History of Burlesque: Visit Dixie Evans, Tempest Storm and Other Notables at the Exotic World Burlesque Museum
17th/18th Nov

- Dance
Stefanie Ader, Dance Team Director Berlin Thunders (Berlin)
Pirouette and Splits Instead of Cheers and Chants. The Berlin Thunder Dance Team of the NFL Europe
17th/18th Nov

Enrico Adler, World and European Champion in Line Dance, Dance Teacher and Choreographer, Expert in E-Technology (Kleinmachnow)
Michael Jackson Meets Line Dance: First Steps
17th/18th Nov

Rainer Peter, Square Dance Caller, Dancer, Manager of Software-Quality (Berlin)
Dancing in a Square: Spin Chain Through, Box the Gnat and Other Square Dance Calls
17th/18th Nov

- Hero
Hannah Dougherty, Visual Artist (Philadelphia/ Berlin)
Death by Hammer: The Importance of Kicking Ass or Dying Trying (A Brief History of Industrial Revolution Era, American Folk Hero and "Steel-Driving Man", John Henry)
17th Nov

- Ritual
Jacqueline Heer,Swiss-American Artist and Cultural Worker (Berlin)
Welcome Wagons, Baby Showers and Quilting Bees: Culture of Encounter in American Everyday-Life
17th/18th Nov


FOOD
Cynthia Barcomi, Founder and Manager of Barcomi's Coffee Roasters and Deli, former Dancer (Seattle/ Berlin)
Ambassador of Taste. How I Make the Germans Familiar With American Cuisine
17th Nov

Suzy Fracassa, Co-Owner of Hazelwood Restaurant and Owner of the Catering Company Fortuna's Table (New York/ Berlin)
American Cooking in Berlin: Keeping the Bastard Beautiful
17th /18th Nov

Curt Pagel, cooks in Florida, Austria, Ireland and Germany for more than 25 years now, currently Chef de Cuisine at Café Obermeier in Kreuzberg (Milwaukee/ Berlin)
Regional Diversity of American Cuisine. Plus Recipes to Cook on Your Own
17th /18th Nov


GANGSTER
Kevin Beavers, Ph.D., American Composer, taught composition and theory at the University of Texas/ Austin and the Interlochen Arts Camp (Columbia/ Berlin)
Jack "Legs" Diamond. Setting a Gangster to Music. A Sound Poem (2000)
17th/18th Nov

Howard Katz, Choreographer, Musician (New York/ Berlin)
The History of Gangsters in New York
17th Nov


GAY-LESBIAN
Jim Baker, Founder and Director of Querverlag (Philadelphia/ Berlin)
Ghetto-Books. Lesbian-Gay Literature in the U.S.A. and in Germany after Stonewall
17th Nov

Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Anglist/Americanist and Theatre Scientist and
Beatrice Michaelis, Anglist/Amerikanist and Germanist, both Beneficiaries of a Scholarship at the Graduate School "Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie"(Gender as a Category of Knowledge, HU Berlin (Berlin)
Lesbian Subculture in den U.S.A. of the 1950s/1960s: Ann Bannon's Pulp Novels
17th Nov

Peter Rehberg, Editor-in-Chief at "Männer Aktuell", Author and Journalist, Former Lecturer on Queer Studies in the U.S.A. (New York/ Berlin)
Gay, Lesbian, Transgender: Perspectives of Queer Studies in the U.S.A. in Comparison to Germany
17th/18th Nov

Marc Siegel, part-time Lecturer at the Seminar for Film Studies, FU Berlin, field of research: Experimental Film and Queer Studies, Member of the Berlin-based performance group CHEAP (New York/ Berlin)
Marc "Jewish" Siegel, or Why I Chose a Boy in Wisconsin Over a Kibbutz in Israel
17th/18th Nov


GHOSTS
- conspirative
Christoph Keller, Artist (Berlin)
Un-American Conspiracy Theories
17th Nov

- friendly
Dr. Sladja Blazan, Author and Assistant Professor for American Culture and Literature, HU Berlin (Los Angeles/ Berlin)
On Being Haunted and Happy in American Cinema: An Explanation for the Friendliness of American Ghosts
17th/18th Nov

- media
Philipp Albers, Programme Director at the American Academy in Berlin and Co-Founder of the Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur (Berlin)
Media and Other Ghosts: The Birth of American Spirituality out of the Spirit of the Telegraph
17th/18th Nov

- structural
Dr. Gabriele Dietze, Guest Professor at the Institute for Cultural Science, HU Berlin, former Lecturer for Rotbuch Verlag (Berlin)
Whiteness - On the Invisibility of Structural Racism
18th Nov

- unfriendly
Dr. Mary Ann Snyder-Körber, Assistant Professor at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (Berlin)
Why Caspar Isn't Really a Friendly Ghost - American Gothic
18 th Nov


HOLOCAUST
Dr. Susanne Rohr, Professor for American Literature and Culture, Universität Hamburg (Berlin/ Hamburg)
Americanization of the Holocaust: Art, Film and Literature since 1990
17th/18th Nov


INVENTION

- Alternating Current
Dr. Markus Krajewski, Scientific Assistant at the Chair for History and Theory of Cultural Techniques at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Berlin)
AC/DC. Building America. Tesla Against Edison or the Fairy Tale of the Electric Chair
17th /18th Nov

- Elevator
Andreas Bernard, Cultural Scientist and Editor at Süddeutsche Zeitung, has recently published "Die Geschichte des Fahrstuhls" (The History of the Elevator,(Berlin)
Up & Down: The Elevator - On the History of an Invention from New York
17th Nov

- Frequency Hopping
Nanna Heidenreich, Media Scientist, works at Film Festivals, arsenal experimental and kanak attak (Berlin)
Center parting, Ecstasy and Secret Communication Systems: Hedy Lamarr
17th Nov

- Photography
Dr. Kelley E. Wilder, Photographic Historian, Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Rochester/ Berlin)
Physics and the Photograph: The Nature of Photographic Evidence in Science in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century
17th/18th Nov


LANDSCAPE
Dr. Winfried Fluck, Professor for American Culture at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (Berlin)
America as a Burning Sky - The Landscape Painter Frederic Church
17th Nov

Jeremy Vetter, Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Nebraska)
Science in the American West: How Field Researchers Learned About the Environment
18thNov


LITERATURE
Irini Courzakis, Librarian at the Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin/ Amerika- Gedenkbibliothek (Berlin)
"America (at) Your Library". Your Library (in) America
17th /18th Nov

Talaya Delaney, Playwright, Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University in History of American Civilization, currently Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow (New York/ Berlin)
1. The Weight of American History in Contemporary Playwriting: Charles Mee, Susan Murry Parks, Anna Deveare Smith and Naomi Wallace Take on the American Legacy
2. Writing No Man's Land- Writing my (American) Play

17th/18th Nov

Anke Hagemann, Scientific Assistant to the Project "Shrinking Cities", Co-Editor of "AnArchitektur"-magazine (Berlin)
Middlesex Revisited. Detroit's History Explained with the Venues in Jeffrey Eugenides' Novel
17th Nov

Dr. Frank Heibert, Literary Translator (DeLillo, LaBute), Editor, Jazz-Singer (Berlin)
The Trap of Communism - How America's Mentality is Mirrored in Its Literature: Lorrie Moore and Tristan Egolf
17th Nov

Dr. Heinz Ickstadt, Professor (em.) and Former Director of the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North-American Studies, FU Berlin, Pynchon-Specialist (Berlin)
1. Two Versions of Literary Post-Modernism in the U.S.A.: Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo
2. Herman Melville and the Literature of American Romanticism

17th Nov

Warren Niesluchowski, Social Philologist (A. B. B. Cantab.) and Geistarbeiter, ex-Bread and Puppet Theatre, P. S. 1 (New York)
Living Through the Lexicon: Discontent? Even with Culture? Try a Quasi-Clinical Consultation, Using American Know-How and German Know-Why
17th/18th Nov

Dr. Bernhard Siegert, Gerd-Bucerius-Stiftungs-Professor for History and Theory of Cultural Techniques, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Weimar)
An Information Desk on Thomas Pynchon
17th Nov

Dr. Joseph Vogl, Professor for Modern German Literature at the Institute for German Literature, HU Berlin (Berlin)
Kafka's America
17th Nov


MIGRATION
Kevin Beavers, Ph.D., American Composer, taught composition and theory at the University of Texas/ Austin and the Interlochen Arts Camp (Columbia/ Berlin)
Immigrant Classical Music
17th/18th Nov

Dr. Markus Heide, Scientific Assistant at the Institute for American Studies, HU Berlin (Berlin)
Mexicanization? Latinos/as in the U.S.A.
17th/18th Nov

Petros Ovsepyan, Ph.D., Armenian-American Composer, Pianist (Baku/ Berlin)
Crossing the Boundary of Opportunities-From Baku to Miami: An Immigrant Experience of a 13-Year Old
17th/18th Nov


MONEY
Dr. Eva Boesenberg, Professor for North American Studies, HU Berlin, Research Interests: Afro-American Literature and Culture, Gender Studies, Basketball (Berlin)
Killing Gatsby - Money and Masculinity since F. Scott Fitzgerald
17th Nov

Jacalyn Carley, Choreographer, Dancer, Co-Founder of Tanzfabrik Berlin, Author and Board Member of the Joseph L. Carley Foundation, USA (New Jersey/ Berlin)
Philantrophy or Negotiating the Future of Giving
18th Nov

Dr. Winfried Fluck, Professor for North American Culture at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (Berlin)
Speculation and Money in the Works of Mark Twain
17th Nov

Monique Luegger, Tax Advisor (New Jersey/ Berlin)
How to Prepare a Simple US Tax Return
17th Nov

George Salden, Film Sponsor, International Film Finance Services, Associate Lecturer for Career Advice, UDK Berlin (Berlin/ München)
International Film Financing Spezialized in Media Supply Chain Management at Oligopolistic Markets
17th Nov

Dr. Gary Smith, Executive Director American Academy Berlin (Berlin)
What You Always Wanted to Know About Cultural Fundraising But Were Afraid to Ask
17th Nov


MUSIC
- Avantgarde
Peter Gente, Founder and Director of Merve Verlag (Berlin)
Cage & Ashley - An American Avantgarde. With Acoustic Examples
18th Nov

Dr. Wolfgang Rathert, Professor for Musicology at Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München, Specialist on North American Music and the Transatlantic Relations of Musical Avantgarde (München/ Berlin)
1. "Central Park in the Dark". Charles Ives and the Emancipation of American Music in 1900
2. "Maximal Music". Birth, History and Importance of Minimal Music

18th Nov

- Jazz
Norris-Sirone Jones, Musician (New York/ Berlin)
A Talk About the Musicians I Played With: Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cook, Ray Butler, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor
17th Nov

David Strauss, Journalist, DJ, Writer and Senior Editor at EXBERLINER (New York/ Berlin)
Why (and How) Jazz Died the Last 10 Years
17th/18th Nov

- Popular
Brendan Dougherty, Musician and Composer (Philadelphia/ Berlin)
Listening to Loudness - Drums and Music
18th Nov

Daniela Hrzán, Cultural Scientist and Americanist, associated to the Graduate School "Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie" (Gender as a Category of Knowledge), HU Berlin, active in the German-American Cultural Exchange for Many Years now (Berlin)
Born in the USA: The Musician Bruce Springsteen as the Social Consciencem of the U.S.
17th/18th Nov

Ed Ward, Music Historian, Writer, Broadcaster, Fresh Air - National Public Radio and Blue Monday on JazzRadio from 1995-2000 (Austin/ Berlin)
American Music in Black and White: It's Not That Simple
17th Nov

- Sound Art
Dr. Manuela Bojadžijev, Member of Ultra-red and kanak attak, researches on migration, racism and political theory (Berlin)
Ultra-red: Blok 70. The Latest Project from the Sound Art-Group from Los Angeles in a Shopping-Mall in Novi Beograd
18th Nov

- Underground
Tim Blue, Composer, Performer and Video Maker, Member of the Berlin-based performance group CHEAP (Portland/ Berlin)
Nomadic Sonorities. The Migration of Underground Sounds from America to Asia. Audio Examples from the No Wave Movement of NYC to the Esoteric Noise of Osaka, Tokyo and Taiwan
17th/18th Nov

Sebastian Hoffmann, Student of American Studies at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin, Concert Organizer "Four Track on Stage" (Berlin)
DIY Music Communities: Still Existing After Punk. Complementary CD
17th/18th Nov


9/11
Jim Clark, Tattooist (New York/ Berlin)
Tattoos to Die for. The History of 9/11 Tattoos
17th/18th Nov

Ariel Fox, Student of Environmental Design at Art Center Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
9/11 Witness: Living Without Fear in Berlin
17th Nov

Daniela Hrzán, Cultural Scientist and Americanist, associated to the Graduate School "Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie" (Gender as a Category of Knowledge), HU Berlin, active in the German-American Cultural Exchange for Many Years now (Berlin)
Children of the Nation? Reproduction- and Bio-Politics After 9/11
17th Nov

Reynold Reynolds, Artist, Filmmaker (New York/ Berlin)
The 11th, 12th and 13th of September in New York, 2001
17th/18th Nov


PERFORMANCE
Dr. Ehren Fordyce, Director, Documentary Filmmaker, Assistant Professor of Drama at Stanford University (Redwood City/ Berlin)
80s/90s New York Downtown Theatre & AIDS - Lost Knowledge and the Early Deaths of Jack Smith, Ethyl Eichelberger, Ron Vawter, and Reza Abdoh
18th Nov

Ronald Marx, Actor, Director, Founder of German Theater Abroad (Berlin)
If I Can Make it There… - How to Produce a Play in New York City
17th Nov

Jörn Weisbrodt, Director RW Work Ltd and Creative Director Watermill Center (Berlin)
From Downtown New York to the Hamptons. Robert Wilson's Watermill Center at Long Island
18th Nov

Robert Calvin Young, from the Southern States, lives in Berlin since 1987, Club Owner (90 Grad and GMF), Party-Host and Golfer (Bonne Terre/ Berlin)
Party Design and Party Counselling
18th Nov


PLACES & CITIES
- Casino

Dr. Laura Bieger, Americanist at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin, Specialist on Urban and Spatial Experience (Berlin)
1. From Neon to Neo-Baroque - Las Vegas: Casino-Architecture as a Model for Contemporary Spatial Experience
2. "The Venetian", Las Vegas: A Journey to Perfect Venice (with Visual Examples)

17th/18th Nov

- Chicago
Benjamin Lorch, Urbanist, Theatre Creator, Director, Improviser, currently a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Germany (Chicago)
Vertical Reservations: Imaging Urban Blight and Renewal in Chicago
17th Nov

- Detroit
Anke Hagemann, Scientific Assistant to the Project "Shrinking Cities", Co-Editor of "An Architektur"-magazine (Berlin)
Shrinking City Detroit. With Recent Photos
17th Nov

- Harlem
Dr. Dorothea Löbbermann, Scientific Assistant at the Institute for American Studies, HU Berlin (Berlin)
Harlem Now and Back Then - an Urban Tour with a City Map
17th/18th Nov

- Keystone
Maurice Frank, Journalist and Co-Founder of EXBERLINER (Berlin)
Keystone: A Garbage Man's Experiences in a Skiing Paradise
17th Nov

- Los Angeles
Dr. Marc Priewe, Scientific Assistant at the Institute for English/American Studies, Universität Potsdam (Berlin)
Los Angeles, Mexico: How Latinas/os Change the Face of an American City
18th Nov

- Miami
Dr. Christophe Singler, Art Critic, Professor for Latin American Studies, Université de Franche-Comté (Besançon)
Miami: Cuba's Secret Capital. Aristocrats and Boat-People in One and the Same Swamp
17th Nov

- New York
Ludwig Linden, Former Cultural Attaché in New York, Economist, Head of the Department for Cultural Affairs at the Auswärtiges Amt (Berlin)
Creating Values, Made in N.Y. How Artists and a City Profit from One Another
17th Nov

- Rochester
Dr. Kelley E. Wilder, Photographic Historian, Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Rochester/ Berlin)
George Eastman: The Founding of Kodak and the Making of Rochester, NY
17th/18th Nov

- Shopping Malls
Dr. Ing. Kerstin Dörhöfer, Professor for Architecture and Urban Studies, UdK Berlin, researches on Shopping Malls (Berlin)
The Shopping-Mall - An Architecture of Seduction?
18th Nov


POLITICS & ECONOMY
- Absentee Vote

Matt Lehitka, Music-, Fashion- and Entertainment-Manager, Founder of "Vote 44", Co-Founder of "Street Voice Group Networks" (Berlin/ New York)
Vote Bush out of Office with "Vote 44": The American System of Absentee Votes
17th/18th Nov

-Anti
Amie Siegel, Video Artist, Filmmaker (New York/ Berlin)
Anti-Americanism, Anti-Fascism, Anti-German, Anti-Folk: Is Resistance Repression?
17th Nov

- Elections
Dr. Thomas Greven, Scientific Assistant, Department of Political Science at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (Bonn/ Berlin)
If Elections Changed Something, They Would be Prohibited. Elections in the U.S.A.
17th/18 th Nov

- Foreign Affairs
Raul Zelik, Writer and Political Author, lectures on war, state models and emancipation in Latin America at FU Berlin (Berlin)
"A Turn to the Left" in Latin America? - The US-Policy towards Social Movements and Leftist Governments in Latin America
17th/18th Nov

- Independence
Dr. Ekkehart Krippendorff, Professor (em.) for Political Science, FU Berlin (Berlin)
Enlightened America: All Men are Created Equal: Declaration of Independence
17th/18th Nov

- Outer Space
Lisa Parks, Ph.D., Research Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin and Professor of Film and Media Studies at University of California-Santa Barbara (California/ Montana)
Orbital America: How the U.S.A. Uses Satellites
18th Nov

- Populism I
Priv. Doz. Frank Unger, Guest Professor at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin, Subjects of Research: International Political Economy and American Foreign Policy
Populism as a Democratic Movement
17th Nov

- Populism II
Heinrich Wefing, Editor at F.A.Z., for Several Years Foreign Correspondent of the F.A.Z. in California (Berlin)
Arnold Schwarzenegger: From Terminator to Governator. On Populism, State Weariness and the Californian Exception
17th Nov

- Poverty
Britta Grell, Political Scientist, Scientific Assistant (Politics Department) at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (Berlin)
Poverty and Inequality in the U.S.A.: The Result of a Misled Social Policy?
17 th /18 th Nov

- Unions
Dr. Michael Fichter, born and raised in the U.S.A., teaches Political Science, FU Berlin (Albuquerque/ Berlin)
"Change to Win" - An Awakening of American Unions?
17th Nov

- Worker
Phillip H. Phan, Ph. D., Professor of Management at the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Fellow-in-Residence at the American Academy Berlin (Baltimore/ Berlin)
Future of the American Worker in a Globalized Financial Market
17th Nov


POP
Dr. Anja Bandau, Junior Professor at the Institute for Latin American Studies, FU Berlin, Research Focus on: Hispanic Cultures and Literatures in the U.S.A. (Berlin)
The Malinche: A Pop-Icon
17th Nov

Dr. Dot, Star Masseuse (New York/ Berlin)
How to Get Backstage Without Doing Any "Favors"
17th/18th Nov

Dr. Matthias Weiß, Art Historian, Theatre Scientist, Sonderforschungsbereich "Kulturen des Performativen" ("Cultures of Performance"), FU Berlin (Berlin)
Why Self-Censorship? Madonna's Video-Clip "American Life"
17 th /18 th Nov


RELIGION
- charismatic

Dr. Harald Wenzel, Professor for the Sociology of North America at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (Berlin)
Charismatic and Enthusiastic Communal Life in Charlottesville, Virginia: Word of Face, First Baptist Transformation Ministries, St. Marc's Lutheran Evangelic Church
17th Nov

- Church
Dr. Karen Kramer, Director of Stanford University in Berlin, Ph.D. in German Studies, Magister in Philosophy (Stanford/ Berlin)
Bipolar Believing: A Portrait of Two American Churches (Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life and Reverend Billy Tallin's Church of Stop Shopping)
17th/18th Nov

- fundamentalist I
Dr. Katja Mertin, Sociologist and Political Scientist, Research Manager at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst (Berlin/ Delmenhorst)
Preserving America: Religious Fundamentalism and American Politics
18th Nov

- fundamentalist II
Priv. Doz. Frank Unger, Guest Professor for Political Science at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute fr North American Studies, FU Berlin, Fields of Research: International Political Economy and American Foreign Policy
The Religious Right and Bush-Administration
17th Nov

- Gods
Dr. Anja Bandau, Junior Professor at the Institute for Latin American Studies, FU Berlin, Research Focus: Hispanic Cultures and Literature in the U.S.A. (Berlin)
Why the Aztec Gods are so Highly Esteemed among the Chicanos
17th Nov

Barbara Buxbaum, Institute for Latin American Studies, FU Berlin (Berlin)
Juan Soldado. Tijuana's Sacred Border Figure. Religion and Migration along the US-American-Mexican Border
17th/18th Nov

- Latter-day Saints
Amelia Seymour, Mixed-Media and Installation Artist using Sound, Film/Video, Photo, Sculptures (Stockton/ Marseille)
About Rejecting the Mormon Faith and Remaining in or Escaping From the Salt Lake City, Utah Culture
17th/18th Nov


SELF-IMAGE & HOW OTHERS SEE US
Jutta von Falkenhausen, Attorney at Kanzlei WilmerHale (Berlin)
Domesticating the Hedge: Possibilities and Limits of an Attorney's Mediation between the Juridical Systems during German-American Transactions
17th Nov

Ute Kirchhelle, Foreign Cultural Activity for more than 30 Years (Buenos Aires, Paris, Rotterdam), until 2005 Director of the Goethe-Institute in Los Angeles (Berlin)
The Petrified Image of Germany in L.A. and Hollywood in the Media, Science and Everyday-Life
17th/18th Nov

Dr. Karen Kramer, Director of Stanford University in Berlin, Ph.D. in German Studies, Magister in Philosophy (Stanford/ Berlin)
Blue Jeans and America in DEFA Films
17th/18th Nov

Diana McCarty, born and raised in New Mexico, Co-Founder of bootlab, faces-l, and reboot.fm (New Mexico/ Berlin)
Why Are Americans Like That? What Informs Internal and External Perceptions of the USA? How Come You Just Can't Get Good Chile in Indiana?
18th Nov

Stefan Richter, former Director of Reclam Verlag Leipzig, 1992-1993 Correspondent in America, Communications Consultant (Berlin)
Trying to Explain Eastern Germany to the Americans Just After the Reunification
17th Nov

Änne Troester, Dubbing Scriptwriter (Berlin)
Paul Auster and Sophie Calle - Inventing Each Other
17th/18th Nov


SPORTS
- Baseball
Martin Schiefelbein, Coach of the Regional Selection of the Berlin-Brandenburg Baseball- and Softball-Association (Berlin)
Field of Dreams: Homer, Catcher, Pitcher. Exemplary Moves on the Board
17th/18th Nov

- Football I
Yvonne Mechsner, Football Player and Referee (Berlin)
Grass Chess: Tackling, Blocking, Quarterbacks. Insights Into the Women's World of American Football
17th Nov

- Football II
Rainer Stullich, American Football Referee, Customs Officer (Berlin)
American Football as a Social Model
17th/18th Nov

- Golf
Robert Calvin Young, from the Southern States, lives in Berlin since 1987, Club Owner (90 Grad und GMF), Party Host and Golfer (Bonne Terre/ Berlin)
The Nineteenth Hole
18th Nov

- Rodeo
Lars Bethke, Multiple European Champion in Rodeo riding (Berlin)
Wild Horse Riding and Bull Taming: What You Have Always Wanted to Know About Rodeo (with Homevideo on Palm)
17th Nov


TRAVELLING
Dr. Ronald Düker, Cultural Scientist, Journalist (Berlin)
Buffalo Bill's Travels - On the Origins of the Wild West's Globalization
17th/18th Nov

Lutz Engelke, Founder and Head of Triad Berlin (Berlin)
On the Road Again - America-Simulations in Word, Image and Sound, Inspired by Jacob Holdt
17th Nov

Dr. Dorothea von Hantelmann, Art Historian, Author, Curator (Berlin)
Naval Ways to and Overland Routes Across America. A Travel Report
18th Nov


WAR
- Media

Niall Stephens, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Communication at the University of Massachusetts, International Man in Action (Boston/ Berlin)
Telling People That They Want to Start a War. US Media Using Opinion Polls
17th Nov

- Music
Eric D. Clark, born in Carmel/CA, Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Pianist, DJ, Producer and Stylist (Berlin)
The Language of Popular Music Culture "in lieu" of War
17th Nov

- PTSD
Hans-Werner Kroesinger, Director and Reader of Newspapers (Berlin)
Soldiers Coming Home: PTSD in Film and in Reality
17th Nov

- Resistance
Darnell Stephen Summers, Video Artist, Vietnam Veteran (Detroit/ Berlin)
G.I. Resistance in the U.S. Military Is Growing
17th/18th Nov


EXERCISES
Anna Curtis, Burlesque Superstar, Photographer and Performer (New York/ Berlin)
Your Sexually Uninhibited Alter Ego: Seven Minutes of Training to Become Your Very Own Burlesque Performer. An Exercise
17th/18th Nov

Dr. Dot, Star Masseuse (New York/ Berlin)
Massage and More (How to Make Massage Your Business)
17th/18th Nov

Ute Strack, Employee at the Information Center in the US-Embassy (Berlin)
The "Red Tape": Step by Step Towards Studies or an Exchange in the U.S.A. Guidelines on How to Fill out a Visa-Form
17th Nov

Vera Valentine, Student for Graphic Design at Art Center Los Angeles (Lafayette)
An Introduction to "Leetspeak". A Graphic Design Nightmare
18th Nov


WITHOUT CATEGORY
Marjorie Woolacott, Professor at the Department of Human Physiology and the Institute of Neuroscience, Meditation and Yoga Teacher, University of Oregon (Oregon)
What Do We Know About the Effects of Meditation and Yoga on the Brain? Can it Change Brain Structure and Function?
18th Nov


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