Weekly outline

  • May 15

    Pauline Bellmann: The Importance of Afro-American Narrative in Popular Media

    Kira Wagner: Empathy in Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

  • May 22


    Kathrin Kunsch: From Underground to Mainstream: The Evolution of Hip Hop and ts Influence on Black American Youth Culture from the Early Seventies to 2018.

    • May 29

      Julia Radowski, "Internet Explorer. A Critical Analysis of the Internet Culture among Millennials in North America.“

      Emily Jaruschewski, Criminals in the United States: The Obsession with Serial Killers in Pop-Culture


    • Jun 5

      Josipa Wolbers, "Jazz against the Empire. Music as the Means of Struggle against Racism."

      Jonas Noack, " 'In the midst of life we are in death' - As I Lay Dying, The Sound and The Fury and the presence of death in William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County."

    • Jun 12

      Monika Gallus, ""Welcome to Harlem - The Transition of African Americans during the Harlem
      Renaissance"


      • Jun 19


        Yasmine Günther, "Hidden Heroes - The Black Women Behind the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement.”

        • Jun 26

          Sarah Greifeld, "The Evolution of the Disney Princesses."

          Olivia Dudek, "21st Century Panopticism: The Hunger Games, Surveillance and Digitalization."

          Jerome Hemmersbach

          • Jul 3

            Mark Shore

            Kathleen Ironside

            Julia Hensel

            • Jul 10

              Franziska von Puttkamer

              Viktoria Schuller

              Steffi Kaiser

              Julia Hensel


              The Doubter

              B. Brecht (transl. Lee Baxendall, Tom Clark)

              Whenever we seemed
              To have found the answer to a question
              One of us untied the string of the old rolled-up
              Chinese canvas on the wall, so that it would unravel and
              Reveal to us the man on the bench who
              Doubted so much.

              I, he said to us
              Am the doubter. I am doubtful whether
              The work was well done that devoured your days.
              Whether what you said would still have value for anyone if it were less well said.
              Whether you did say it well instead of just relying on its truthfulness.
              Whether it is not ambiguous; each possible misunderstanding
              Is your responsibility. Or it can be unambiguous
              And take the contradictions out of things; is it too unambiguous?
              If so, what you say is useless. Your thing has no life in it.
              Are you truly in the stream of happening? Do you accept
              All that becomes? Are YOU becoming? Who are you? To whom
              Do you speak? Who finds what you say useful? And, by the way:
              Is it sobering? Can it be read in the morning?
              Is it also linked to what is already there? Are the sentences that were
              Spoken before you made use of, or at least refuted? Is everything verifiable?
              By experience? By which? But above all,
              Always above all else: how does one act
              If one believes what you say? Above all: how does one act?

              Reflectively, curiously, we studied the doubting
              Blue man on the canvas, looked at each other and
              Started all over.