Special Programs - The American Challenge: Europe and Anti-Americanism
A Free Public Lecture
Professor Alfred Hornung,
Professor and Chair of English and American Studies
Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Professor and Chair of English and American Studies and Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies at the Universities Wurzburg, Bamberg,a nd Erlangen
Alfred Hornung is Professor and Chair of English and American Studies and Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He previously taught at the Universities of Würzburg, Bamberg and Erlangen, held guest professorships at University of Texas at Austin, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, SUNY Albany, Columbia University in New York, and York University, Toronto. He was a fellow at Harvard, Yale and the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. His publications are in the field of modernism, postmodernism, autobiography, postcolonialism and intercultural studies: Narrative Struktur und Textsortendifferenzierung: Die Texte des Muckraking Movement 1902-1912 (1978), Kulturkrise und ihre literarische Bewältigung: Die Funktion der autobiographischen Struktur in Amerika vom Puritanismus zur Postmoderne (1985), Lexikon Amerikanische Literatur (1991), 12 volumes on postmodernism and autobiography. From 1991-2002 he was the general editor of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies. He served as President of MESEA (the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas, 2000-04) and as President of the German Association for American Studies (2002-2005). He is director of the Center for Intercultural Studies and Vice Dean of Philosophy and Philology.
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