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This lecture series addresses the co-production of spaces and bodies in a series of case studies that focus on the ways bodies and spaces generate and constitute each other in the Americas. The lectures will touch on the intersection of territories, bodies and borders, the embodiment of spaces and the spatiality of bodies as well as on the cultural imaginaries produced in the constitution of spaces and bodies.

Lecture Series – Winter Term 2022/23
Institute for American Studies
Imagining and Producing Bodies and Spaces in the Americas
Tuesday, 5 to 7 pm - NSG 102


Tuesday, November 22, 2022 –
Astrid Fellner (Saarbrücken): Corporeal Borderlands: Counter-Mapping the Female Body?

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 –
Olaf Stieglitz (Leipzig): Dancing Line-Ups – Visualizing Athletic Bodies in Space, 1900s-1930s

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 –
Silvia Schultermandl (Münster): Ways/Waves of Relating: Archives of Oceanic Kinship in Contemporary North American Literature

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 –
Johanna Pitetti-Heil (Köln): Corporeal Creation: Abstraction, Indigenous Heritage, and Cultural Appropriation in American Modern Dance

This lecture series was made possible by the SFB 1199. The SFB 1199, funded by the German Research Foundation for a second phase (2020–2023), is a collaborative research centre that examines modern history up to the present day, with a focus on the role of new spatializations in shaping social interactions and social change. The SFB is part of the Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) at Leipzig University, where it profits from engagement with the many research fields and topics covered.