11/05/2012 03:08 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU Academic Programs Abroad is hosting their 3rd annual week of events
in cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington D.C., beginning on Monday, Nov.
5 in Free Speech Alley.
“Think Transatlantic” is this year‘s topic the event, an initiative for students and
scholars at 50 universities throughout the United States.
Academic Programs Abroad, the German Section of the Department of Foreign Languages
and Literatures, and the German Club at LSU are organizing a week that focuses on
the present and past of German-American relations in the broader European context.
There will be information tables at Free Speech Alley during the week.
The week will end with an interdisciplinary symposium, titled “Transatlantic Relations:
History, Legacy, and Perspectives,” on Friday, Nov. 9, an important date in recent
German history. The Program in Comparative Literature is also participating in the
symposium. Each year, the program organizes a Graduate Student Conference under the
auspices of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers. Several comparative
literature graduate students will be giving papers on the topic of transatlantic literary
relationships and will participate in a roundtable with Lawrence Kritzman of Dartmouth
College to discuss the implications of transatlantic studies for comparative literature
as a discipline.
The symposium will bring several distinguished speakers to LSU: Paul Michael Luetzeler
from Washington University in St. Louis; Lawrence Kritzman from Dartmouth College;
and Günter Bischof from the University of New Orleans. Presenters from LSU are David
Culbert, Harald Leder, Amy Catania, Brian Daigle and Jesse Russell. They will explore
different aspects of the transatlantic relationships from historical and literary
Presentations will take place from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room E131 of the Howe Russell
Geoscience Complex, and from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library. A reception
at the International Cultural Center, on 3365 Dalrymple Drive, will follow, accompanied
by a poetry reading by Victoria Mansberger. Students will create a blog to share their
thoughts about the presentations.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://international.lsu.edu/APA/.
Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012