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    American Studies

    61st Annual Convention of the GAAS

    Würzburg, June 12-15, 2014

    Workshop 8. Risky Business: American Negotiations of 'Natural' Risks and Opportunities

    Tim Lanzendörfer (Mainz)
    Commercializing Risk and Facing Disaster: Nathaniel Rich’s Odds Against Tomorrow

    Hannes Bergthaller (National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan)
    Risk, Life, and the Logic of Immunity in Nathaniel Rich's Odds Against Tomorrow

    Michaela Castellanos (Bayreuth)
    Balancing on Irony's Edge: Risk Staging in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Julia Faisst (Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
    Wear Your Shelter: Natural Risks and Speculative Sustainability in Mary Mattingly's Nomadographies

    Sonja Schillings (FU Berlin)
    A Narrow Vision of Humanity: The Risks of Objectivity Claims to Nature and Family in Flannery O'Connor's "A View of the Woods"

    Julia Leyda (Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan)
    Hyperbolic Risk and Neoliberal Resilience: Superstorm Sandy and Sharknado as Transmedia Events

    Chairs

    Florian Groß
    Leibniz-Universität Hannover
    Englisches Seminar
    Königsworther Platz 1
    30167 Hannover
    florian.gross@engsem.uni-hannover.de

    Susanne Leikam
    American Studies
    University of Regensburg
    93040 Regensburg, Germany
    susanne.leikam@sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de

     

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