PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, and READINGS
Readings of my own fiction and poetry in Europe and the USA. Includes invitations to read at AATG conferences in New
York and Berlin and at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches-Institut (=DAI) in Regensburg.
Numerous presentations on the art, architecture, and history of Redwood Library and Athenæum to curators, scholars,
and visitors, e.g., representatives from the Charleston Historical Society, the La Jolla Athenæum, the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, as well as to guests from abroad.
"More Than Books: Redwood Library and Athenæum and Its History of Art and Architecture," AARP (Newport chapter),
Emmanuel Church, Nov. 10, 1997.
"Trends in the German Cinema," Syracuse University, Apr.14, 1992.
"How deutsch Is Doris? -- Dörrie Within the Framework of the New New German Cinema," Colloquium: Doris Dörrie -- A
Critical Intro-spective, Hollins College, Roanoke, VA, Apr. 3, 1992.
"The Theatre of Love in Edith's Diary: Patricia Highsmith vs. Hans W. Geißendörfer," Colloquium: Love in Recent
German Films, Hollins College, Roanoke, VA, Apr. 6, 1991.
"Jay McInerney's Story of My Life: The Novel Theatre," Anglistisches Literaturgespräch, Regensburg, Jan. 23, 1991.
"Stephen McCauley's The Object of My Affection: The Affirmation of Denial," DAI, Regensburg, Nov. 9, 1988.
"The Little Foxes: William Wyler vs. Lillian Hellman," Universität Regensburg, May 3, 1988.
"Tama Janowitz' Slaves of New York: The Short Story as Novel?" DAI, Regensburg, Nov. 25, 1987.
"John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces: A Picaresque Novel?" Anglistisches Literaturgespräch, Regensburg,
June 24, 1987.
"Girl Groups: The History of a Sound," Universität Regensburg, May 18, 1987.
"When A Man Loves Two Women: Beyond the Eden of Doris Dörrie's Paradise," Colloquium: Images of Women in
Recent German Films, Hollins College, Roanoke, VA, Mar. 5, 1987.
"The Doppelgänger in Fritz Lang's Metropolis," New York University, Apr. 22, 1986.
"Film: Standing in the Shadow of Literature?" Goethe House New York, Jan. 18, 1986.
"Humor in the New German Cinema: May Spils' Zur Sache, Schätzchen," Hollins College,
Roanoke, VA, Oct. 9, 1985.
Chairman. "New German Cinema: Literary Affiliations, Affinities and Affectations," NEMLA, Hartford, CT, Mar. 29, 1985.
Chairman. "Troubadours of the Twentieth Century: Liedermacher Georg Danzer and André Heller," NEMLA,
Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 30, 1984.
"The Case of Young Törleß: Volker Schlöndorff vs. Robert Musil," West Virginia Colloquium on Modern Literature and
Film, Morgantown, Sept. 23, 1983.
Acting Chairman (Secretary). "Alienation in Art and Literature," NEMLA, Erie, PA, Apr. 15, 1983.
"Wim Wenders' The American Friend," Film Forum, Syracuse, NY, Mar. 20, 1983.
"Tendenzen im Neuen Deutschen Film," Syracuse University, Nov. 18, 1982.
"Die Nacht ist nicht allein zum Schlafen da: Liebe, Tod und Teufel in Christine Haideggers Zum Fenster hinaus: Eine
Nachkriegskindheit," NEMLA, NY, Apr. 4, 1982.
"New German Cinema: Fact(s) or Fiction(s)?" CUNY Graduate Center, NY, Mar. 4, 1982.
Chairman. "Film and the German Literary Imagination," Florida State University Conference on "Ambiguities in Literature
and Film," Tallahassee, Jan. 29, 1982.
"Deutschland verfilmt: Literatur und Leinwand nach 1945," Amherst Colloquium on Literature and Film, University of
Massachusetts, Apr. 29, 1981.
"German Films and Literature," Pace University, NY, Apr. 27, 1981.
"Deutschland im Herbst: Terrorism and the New German Cinema," reel-politik, Columbia University, NY, Feb. 12, 1981.
Chairman. "From Hit to Schlager. German Renderings of the American Pop Music Lyric," MLA, Houston, TX, Dec. 29,
"Mind, Mood and Motion: The Psychokinetics of Hugo Claus," MLA, Houston, Dec. 28, 1980.
"Tinder is the Drum: Volker Schlöndorff's Die Blechtrommel Catches Fire," Illinois Foreign Language Teachers
Association," Chicago, Nov. 8, 1980.
"Daniel Balavoine's ‘Le Chanteur'," American Translators Association, San Francisco, Aug. 30, 1980.
"Grass on a Hot Tin Drum: The Phenomenal Success of Volker Schlöndorff's Die Blechtrommel," Kentucky Foreign
Language Conference, Lexington, Apr. 24, 1980.
"Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About Interviewing Famous Literary Figures But Were Afraid To Ask,"
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Sept. 29, 1976.
|ornamental abstract tile, 6" x 6", made by boizenburg, germany, ca. 1910
from the collection of christian-albrecht gollub