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Lectures (without Application Lectures)

  1. »Portable Blackness: Marketing Ethnicities in American Popular Music from Elvis to Eminem.« University of Leipzig. Web Conference (3 Dec. 2020).
  2. »Daze of Doom: Globalization and the Transformation of National Paradigms in U.S. American Environmental Films.« Keynote Lecture. Conference »The Humanities in the Age of Globalization.« Akaki Tsereteli University, Kutaisi, Georgia (1 Nov. 2019).
  3. »Breathing Words: Affect Theory and the ›Gut Economies‹ of Voices Heard and Unheard.« MLA International Symposium ›Remembering Voices Lost.‹ Lisbon, Portugal (24 July 2019).  
  4. »Fancied Emergency: Donald Trump's Rhetoric of Emotional Exceptionalism«. Tagung »Trump's America«. University College Dublin, Clinton Institute, Irland (May 5-6, 2017).
  5. »Islamophobia and Negative Productivity. North Africa as the ›Other‹ in Early American Fiction.« Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (4 July 2019).
  6. »Synecdoche New York 1.0: Masculine Vigor and the National Self in Jack Engle and ›Manly Health and Training‹.« Symposium »Walt Whitman and New York.« 12th Annual International Whitman Week Symposium, Grolier Club (1 June 2019).
  7. »Kings of the Road: Travel, Mobility, and U.S. American Identity«. Interdisciplinary lecture series  »Travel«. Organized by Susanne Knaller, Stephan Moebius, a.o. Univ. Graz (15 Jan. 2019).
  8. »Fire and Fury: Donald Trump – The Reality Show«. Interdisciplinary lecture series »Populism«. Univ. of Graz (12 June 2018).
  9. »Fear of an Islamic Planet? Intermedial Exchange and the Rhetorics of Islamophobia«. 65th  annual conference of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien, »American Counter/Publics«, Freie Universität Berlin (26 May 2018).
  10. »Movie Daze: Hollywood Cinema as Rhizome«. International conference »Classical Hollywood Studies in the 21st Century«. Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener/Waterloo, Canada (12 May 2018).
  11. »Ghosts in the Desert: Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1992) and the Canadian Cultural Imaginary«. Interdisciplinary lecture series »Canadian Cultures – Cultures Canadiennes«. Univ. of Graz (22 March 2018).
  12. »›The Walls Are Closing In‹: Surveillance and Spatial Paranoia in the Cube Trilogy.« International conference The Politics of Space and the Humanities. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (16 Dec. 2017).
  13. »What’s in These Names? American Studies, Cultural Politics, and Drama in the Trump Era«. 44. Annual conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies (AAAS), »›Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? The Changing Nature of American Studies«. University of Salzburg, Department of English and American Studies. Österreich (4 Nov. 2017).   
  14. »The Wild Ones: Masculinity and the Environment in the American Literary Imagination.« Tagung »Literature and the Environment«. University of Graz (10 June 2017).   
  15. »Fancied Emergency: Donald Trump’s Rhetoric of Emotional Exceptionalism.« Tagung »Trump’s America«. University College Dublin, Clinton Institute, Irland (6 May 2017).
  16. »Political Animals: Mister Ed and the Civil Rights Movement.« Annual Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies (AAAS), »America through the Small Screen. Innsbruck, Austria (Nov. 11-13, 2016).   
  17. »›Riddles of the Painful Earth‹: Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, and the Aesthetic of the Common«. Symposium »Revisionist Approaches to American Realism and Naturalism«. University of Mainz, FTSK, Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft in Germersheim, Deutschland (8 July 2016).
  18. »›The Grandest of All‹: New York City in U.S. Cultural History«. University of Halle-Wittenberg, Deutschland (14 June 2016).
  19. »Finding Conferences in American Studies and Writing Proposals«. Univ. of Graz (19 Jan. 2016).
  20. »Der Zauber des Anfangs: Amerika und das Motiv des kontinuierlichen (Neu-)Beginns«. Österreichisch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft Steiermark (ÖAG) (14 Dec. 2015).
  21. »The Wild, Wild World: Masculinity and the Environment in the American Literary Imagination«. Research group »Constructing New Masculinities«. Universitat de Barcelona. Vorlesung online einsehbar: http://www.ub.edu/ubtv/en/video/eco-masculinities-in-the-american-literary-imagination-stefan-brandt (9 Oct. 2015).
  22. »Daze of Doom: The Nation as a Ghostly (Non-)Presence in U.S. American Environmental Films«. Workshop »Nation in the Age of Environmental Crisis«. DFG Research Network »Environmental Crisis and the Transnational Imagination«. University of Augsburg (17 July 2015).
  23. »Urban and Spatial Theory«. Talk in the lecture series »Methods in the Humanities«. Univ. of Graz (16 June 2015).
  24. »Time Ravel: History, Metafiction, and Immersion in Stephen King's 11/22/63«. PCA National Conference. New Orleans (3 Apr. 2015).
  25. »›Not a puzzle so arbitrarily solved‹: Queer Sensibility and the Enigma of the ›Other‹ in Alice Munro's Early Short Fiction«. Annual conference, Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien. Grainau (7 Feb. 2015).
  26. »Der Zauber des Anfangs: Amerika und das Motiv des kontinuierlichen (Neu-)Beginns«. Antrittsvorlesung. At University of Graz, Meerscheinschlössl (3 Oct. 2014).
  27. »Open City, Closed Space: Urban Aesthetics in U.S. American Literature and Culture«. Gastvorlesung at Università Ca’ Foscari, Venedig (29 Sep. 2014).  
  28. »A Farewell to the Senses? Hemingway, Remarque, and the Visceral Reconstruction of World War I«. Symposium »North America, Europe and the Cultural Memory of the Great War«. Univ. of Graz (21 June 2014).
  29. »Transcultural Spaces in North America«. Austrian Consulate General, New York (29 Apr. 2014).
  30. »The American in Chains: Enslavement and the Specter of North Africa in Early U.S. Barbary Narratives«. Department of American Studies, University of Innsbruck (25 Nov. 2013).
  31. »›Paste the West‹: Or, How America Was Invented in Kötzschenbroda«. Conference »Europe and Its Worlds«, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (16 Oct. 2013).
  32. »The American Revolution and Its Other: Indigenous Resistance as Performance«.  Conference »Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: Different Faces of Social Protest in Literature«. Społeczna Akademia Nauk, Warzawa, Polen (24 May 2013).
  33. »Postcolonialism and Performance Theory: Mimicry, Specularity, and Resistance in William Apess's Writings«. Annual conference of the American Studies Association (ASA). San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA (17 Nov. 2012).  
  34. »›Boy, that was fun‹: Female Agency and the Performance of Gender in Loreta Janeta Velazquez’ The Woman in Battle (1876)«. 59th annual conference of the DGfA »American Lives«. Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz (2 June 2012).
  35. »The Algerine Dilemma: How North Africa became a Focal Point of U.S. Cultural Self-Fashioning in the 1780s and 90s«. International conference »Hemispheric Encounters: The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective«. University of Leipzig (27 Apr. 2012).
  36. »Striking Camp: Carnivalized Masculinity in the Early James Bond Movies«. University of Vienna, Österreich (2 Dec. 2011).
  37. »Is It ‘Cause It’s Black? America’s Romance with Ethnic Hybridity«. Annual conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies (AAAS), »Is It ‘Cause It’s Cool? Affective Encounters with American Culture«. Salzburg, Österreich (5 Nov. 2011).  
  38. »Passing for Black: Troubled Ethnicities in American Popular Music from Elvis to Eminem«. 6th World Congress, International American Studies Association (IASA), »American Configurations«. Universidade Federal Fluminense. Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien (28 July 2011).
  39. »Indigenous Myths and Cultural Identity in Canadian Independent Cinema«. Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz (12 May 2011).
  40. »The American Sentimental Novel as Cross-Atlantic Fantasy«. Harvard University. History of American Civilization Program. Cambridge, Mass., USA (22 March 2011).
  41. »›Open City, Closed Space: Metropolitan Aesthetics in American Literature from Brown to DeLillo«. University of Massachusetts, Research Center for Urban Cultural History (RCUCH), Boston, Mass., USA (21 March 2011).
  42. »›Where no man has gone before‹: Die ›seltsamen neuen Welten‹ in of the amerikanischen Science-Fiction«. Lecture series »Gender Myths«. University of Siegen (14 Dec. 2010).
  43. »Sex, Lügen und Video-Clips: Szenarien krisenhafter Männlichkeit in of the Populärkultur«. Interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung »Narrative of the Krise«. University of Siegen (29 Nov. 2010).
  44. »Transatlantic Odysseys: Self-Formation and Liminal Urban Space in Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple (1791/94) and Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World (1850)«. Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies, »Transnational Americas: Difference, Belonging, Identitarian Spaces«. University of Duisburg-Essen (12 Nov. 2010). 
  45. »›...all the appearances of mere youth‹: Performing the Young Nation in Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn, or Memoirs of the Year 1793 (1799/1800)«. Conference of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS), »Forever Young? The Changing Images of America«. Dublin, Irland (27 March 2010).
  46. »›If there’s one thing I hate, it’s the movies…‹: Juvenile Rebellion and the Tactile Force of Images in The Catcher in the Rye (1951)«. Conference of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS), »Forever Young? The Changing Images of America«. Dublin, Irland (28 March 2010).
  47. »›A New Dimension of Fear‹: Foucauldian Aesthetics and Paranoid Imagination in the Cube Trilogy«. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Kanada (1 Oct. 2009).
  48. »Errand into the Wilderness? The Exploration of Space in Edgar Huntly«. 6th Biennial conference of the Society of Early Americanists. Hamilton, Bermuda, UK (6 March 2009).
  49. »TransAmerica? Cultural Hybridity and Transgendered Desire from the Colonial Period to the Modern Age«. John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (29 Jan. 2009).
  50. »›The Illusion of a Master Plan‹: De/Reconstructing Borders in English-Canadian Science Fiction«. Conference »New Borders in American Studies«. University of Siegen (14 Oct. 2008).
  51. »›New Tracks, New Prospects, New Summits‹: Cultural Self-Fashioning and the Reconfiguration of Space in Edgar Huntly«. Sixth Biennial conference of the Charles Brockden Brown Society. Technische University of Dresden (10 Oct. 2008).
  52. »›The Finest Type of Existing Marriage‹: Family and Statehood in Theodore Roosevelt’s Writings«. 55th annual conference of the DGfA »The American Presidency and Political Leadership«. Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg (17 May 2008).
  53. »(Re)Mapping the ›New World‹: Queer Imagery and the American Dream in Literature, Painting, Film, and Sports«. University of Vienna, Österreich (12 Dec. 2007).
  54. »Trans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/Gendered? Hybridity and Transculturation from Colum­bia to Babe Ruth«. 3rd World Congress of the International American Studies Association (IASA), »Trans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/lation«. Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (22 Sep. 2007).
  55. »›A Space Divided into Numerous Compartments‹: City and Nature as Metaphors in Early Ameri­can Literature«. Conference des ›Futures of American Studies Institute‹ am Dartmouth College, Hanover, »Reconfigurations of American Studies« Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA (21 June 2007).
  56. »›Those Eastern Men of the West‹: Frederic Remington’s Fall of the Cowboy and the Aesthetic Re­construction of the American West«. Annual conference of the Texas and Southwestern Popular Culture Associations. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (15 Feb. 2007).
  57. »›Is it a Boy or a Girl?‹: Aliens, Astronauts, and the Discontinuities of Gender in American Science Fiction«. Vorlesungsreihe »Gender und Populärkultur«. Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Mün­chen (12 Dec. 2006).
  58. »Rebell im Dienste Ihrer Majestät: Zur Ästhetik of the Männlichkeit in den frühen James-Bond-Filmen«. Keynote speech. »Warten auf Bond«. Cultural event at the universities of Bochum and Dortmund (27 Oct. 2006).
  59. »Traffic Symbols and Mythical Crossroads: Cultural Imagination and Its ›New Usable Pasts‹«. Position Paper. Tagung »Internationalizing American Studies«. DFG-Netzwerk »The Futures of (European) American Studies«. Gummersbach (15 July 2006).
  60. »Constituting the American Novel: Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly (1799) and the Entrench­ment of Print Ideology«. Conference »Conformism, Non-Conformism, and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the United States«. Conference of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS). Nicosia, Zypern (9 Apr. 2006).
  61. »The Pose of a Rebel: Zur Ästhetik des Körperlichen bei James Dean«. Tagung »James Dean: Tod, Auf­erstehung und Verklärung eines Helden«. Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz. Lambrecht (15 Oct. 2005).
  62. »Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The American Science Fiction Genre and the Search for a Gender-Free Space«. Forschungsreihe »Gender – Now?« John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin (11 July 2005).
  63. »›This Is Not an Exit‹: The City as a Labyrinth in Postmodern Literature«. Symposium »Visualizing the City«. University of Manchester, UK (28 June 2005).
  64. »Fist Fights, Open Throats, and Vomity Cabs: J. D. Salinger’s Visceral Language and the Postwar Rhetoric of Rebellion«. Conference »Rebels without a Cause? Renegotiating the American 1950s«. University of Trier (18 June 2005).
  65. »Living on the Border(s): Blacks and Gays as the Monstrous Other in 1950s American Literature«. Conference »Masculinities, Femininities, and Hybridities in U.S. Culture«. Spanish Association of American Studies (SAAS). Universidad de Jaén, Spanien (18 March 2005).
  66. »At (Sur)Face Value: Performance, Gamefulness, and Identity Constitution in Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho«. Conference »Constructing Worlds: Constructivism and the Changing Status of Knowledge«. Uniwersytetu Mikolaja Kopernika, Torun, Polen (5 Feb. 2005).
  67. »The Oriental Sunshine of Her Beauty: Eastern Imagery in Hawthorne’s ›Rappaccini’s Daughter‹«. 51st annual conference of the DGfA »America and the Orient«. Mannheim (5 June 2004).
  68. »›The Mechanism of the Primitive Fighting Beast‹: Fictions of Technologized Masculinity in Late Vic­torian America (1880-1920)«. Bereich für Hochschuldidaktische Weiter­bildung, FU Berlin (14 Nov. 2003).
  69. »Vom Deutschamerikaner-Mythos zum Feindbild USA: Amerikakunde im Dritten Reich«. 50th annual conference of the DGfA »Cultural Interactions: 50 Years of American Studies in Germany«. München (12 June 2003).
  70. »Ambiguität und Polyphonie in Texten von Henry James und Thomas Pynchon«. Habilitations­vortrag. Fachbereich für Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, FU Berlin (4 June 2003).
  71. »The Spiritual Quest and the Body: Allen Ginsberg’s ›Breath-Soul‹ and the Corporeal Aesthetics of Beat«. JFKI, FU Berlin (14 Nov. 2002).
  72. »Mapping the Body of the Fifties: A Visceral Cartography of Postwar America«. JFKI, FU Berlin (8 Nov. 2001).
  73. »Acting Heroes: Heroic Masculinity and Performative Action in Recent Hollywood Cinema«. Conference »Masculinities«. University of Basel (25 June 2000).
  74. »A Twilight of the Gods: History, Subversion, and Utopian Spectacle in Popular Culture«. 47th annual conference of the DGfA »Millennial Perspectives«. University of Dresden (15 June 2000).
  75. »Dandies, Tango Pirates, and Other Members of the ›Decadence Club‹: Homosexualität und Fin-de-Siècle-Kultur«. JFKI, FU Berlin (15 Dec. 1997).
  76. »The Technology of Manliness. Or, the Virile Powers of Superb Manhood, How Developed, How Lost, How Regained«. 44th annual conference of the DGfA »Technology and American Culture«. Freiburg (22 May 1997).
  77. »Sexual Dissidence and the Hegemony of ›Heterosexual Knowledge‹«. Conference »The Politics of Knowledge«. University of Halle-Wittenberg (22 Nov. 1996).
  78. »Paradigms of ›Male Hysteria‹ in American Turn-of-the-Century Culture«. JFKI, FU Berlin (18 Apr. 1996).
  79. »The Discourse of ›Masculinization‹ in the American 1890s: Stephen Crane, Henry James, Charlotte Perkins Gilman«. Postgraduiertenforum of the DGfA. University of Dortmund (21 Oct. 1995).
  80. »New Men –– New Women: Re-Arranging Gender Stereotypes in Contemporary American Cul­ture«. Herbstconference of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin (4 Nov. 1994).
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.

Stefan L. Brandt


Department of American Studies
Heinrichstraße 18/I, 8010 Graz

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