America - Home of the Brave

11th International Colloquium of American Studies, Olomouc, August 29 - September 3, 2004




SUNDAY, August 29
19:30 Welcome Reception at Univerzitni 3 (near Namesti republiky)

MONDAY August 30
8:30-9:30 Registration at Krizkovskeho 12, Palacky University - conference site
9:30 Introduction and Opening by Professor Josef Jařab, Senator and Director of the Center for Comparative Culture Studies in Olomouc, and by a representative of the US Embassy in Prague

10:30-11:30 Maurice Bric, University College Dublin, Ireland; Director of Clinton Insititute for American Studies:
"Colonial America and the Old World: Patterns of Identity and the Invention of Community"
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-12:30 Discussion

15:00-16:00 Michal Peprník, Palacky University, Czech Republic:
"The Moravian Origin of J. F. Cooper's Indians"

16:00 Prof. Jaroslav Peprník: Guided Tour of Olomouc

19:00 Film projection

TUESDAY August 31
9:30-10:30 Bernd Herzogenrath, University of Cologne, Germany:
"A Tale of Two Generations: The Bravado of Failure in The Great Gatsby and Kurt Cobain"
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Discussion

14:00-15:30 Ivan Klima, writer - special guest
15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:45 Marcel Arbeit, Palacky University, Czech Republic:
"Brave, Racist, Chauvinist: the Hero in American Pulp Fiction"
16:45-17:00 Discussion

17:00-17:30 Philipp Hofmann, University of Cologne, Germany:
"Home of the Bereaved - On the Courage of Failing in Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers"
17:30-17:45 Discussion

19:00 Film projection

WEDNESDAY September 1
9:30-10:30 Walter Hoelbling, Karl-Franzens Universitat Graz, Austria:
"'TheUnspeakable Other': American 'Braves' and the Discourse of Indian Captivity Narratives"
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Discussion

14:00-14:45 Irena Přibylová, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic:
"Reservation Blues: Sherman Alexie's Native Americans"
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:15 Discussion

15:15-16:00 Michael Draxlbauer, University of Vienna, Austria:
"Werowocomoco Home of the Powhatan Brave, or, Tsenacomoco vs. Virginia, 1607-1644"
16:00-16:15 Discussion

19:00 Garden Wine Party - Love Poetry Live - on the city walls at Krizkovskeho 12

THURSDAY September 2
9:30-10:30 Tom Clark, University of Kassel, Germany:
"'The Last Stand': Courage, Expansion, and Racial Anxiety in the Work of Frederic Remington"
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Discussion

14:00-14:30 Aneta Karagiannidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece: "Hollywood and the 9/11: The Re-invention of the Mythical American Body"
14:30-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:45 John Drabble, Koc University, Turkey: "'These Irresponsible Klan Leaders Have Joined Hands with the Communists': FBI Efforts to Discredit the Ku Klux Klan, 1964-1971"
15:45-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:45 Bohdan Szklarski, Warsaw University, Poland:
"Brave Words, No Deeds - Avoiding Politics in the White House"
16:45- 17:30 Panel Discussion

FRIDAY September 3
Field Trip to Kromeriz (UNESCO site):
9:30 Departure by bus, meeting at Krizkovskeho 12
10:30 French Garden of Kromeriz
12:00 Tour of the Chateau of Kromeriz
13:30 Lunch (at your own expense)
15:30 English Park
16:30 Departure to Olomouc
17:30 Arrival to Olomouc

19:00 Farewell Dinner (at your own expense)

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