Based upon a critical discussion of the major cultural theories on the construction of identity, the symposium will explore current representations of political, social and cultural identity in the media in Europe and the United States both on a national and transnational level. Taking a comparative approach these representations in various media such as print (newspapers, magazines), TV, film, will be analysed in terms of the narratives they suggest to create, affirm and negotiate hegemonic or pretentiously hegemonic discourses of European and American identities.
The Symposium is made possible by the generous support of:
Philosophical Faculty II,
American Studies Program,
Students Union of the Institute for English and American Studies
BMW Center for German and European Studies,
Department of Government
Max Kade Foundation
Holiday Land Richter Reisen, Berlin
The organizers would like to express their gratitude to all sponsors, guest speakers and participants for their continuing dedication and support.