Fulbright American Studies Institute

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September 15, 2018 to September 29, 2018
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Literature, Political Science, Social History / Studies

American Studies Institute 2018:
“Love and Rage: The 1960s and Contemporary U.S. Culture and Politics”

The 2018 seminar offers German doctoral and post-doctoral scholars insights into current developments in American Studies and related academic fields in the U.S.
San Francisco State University – as an experienced host of this program – will bring together Bay Area scholars to approach current topics such as the 50th anniversary of “the summer of love” (1960s) from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, both historical and contemporary in their focus. A closer analysis of the 1960s in comparison to today’s U.S. society will address issues such as:

  • the civil rights movement
  • generational questions of “angst” and anger
  • societal and national security
  • the Cold War and its heritage
  • popular culture/mass culture (music, theater, performance)
  • the culture wars
  • gender and revolution
  • race and revolution
  • political polarization

Patterns of continuity with and breaks from the climate and concerns of the 1960s will be under discussion as well as long-term repercussions and ramifications in current debates.

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Contact Info: 

Monique Getter
IT Coordination and Program Officer
German-American Fulbright Commission
Lützowufer 26 | 10787 Berlin | Germany
t: +49 (30) 28 44 43-15
getter@fulbright.de   | www.fulbright.de

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