Annual Students Conferences at Humboldt: Conferences
Haunted Dreams. Nightmares in American Culture

Abstracts of Papers

Bert Bobock
Conspiracy Theories After 9/11 - An Emerging Subculture Undermining Authority as a Result of the New Media Age: Facts or Fiction? (Session VI)

Jennifer Evans
"Yet the retrospection is not altogether without solace":
Revisiting the Bondage of Slavery in Harriet Jacobs'
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
(Session I)

Moritz Ege et al.
White Trash (Session III)

Chris Flor
"You Are Seeing Demons When There Is Only Life":
Symptoms of Collective Paranoid Schizophrenia in
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Session V)

Michael Funk
Vampires and Crackheads:
Drug Demons in American History and Culture
(Session III)

Helen Holtom
Doing Away With Weak Western Forms:
The Search for a Black Cultural Identity in Amiri Baraka's 'The Dutchman'.
(Session I)

Philipp Kneis
Opening Address: Nightmares in American Culture (Opening)

Philipp Kneis
The Wilderness Masters the Colonist.
Nature, Culture, and the Truth Out There
(Session IV)

Jasper Nicolaisen
'One Book To Rule Them All Out':
The Popular Reception of J.R.R. Tolkien's Work and the Nightmare of Normalization
(Session II)

Kathrin Stoffregen
Blue Velvet - a Love Story or a Story of Love and Violence? (Session IV)

Claudia Schwarz, Mira Blumhagen
"Requiem for a Dream" - Deconstruction of the American Dream in recent American cinema productions. (Session V)

Simon Strick
Keynote Address (Opening)