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Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series

Wed, February 4, 2009 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Burdine 337 Conference Room

Associate Proffessor Kit Belgum will be presenting a paper entitles, "Bringing Germany to America: Travel Writing and Cultural Transfer."

This paper examines an early 19th century American work, Henry Dwight's Travels in the North of Germany 1825-1826, to explain the attraction (and limits) of Germany as a cultural and intellectual model for the United States. In the process it will explore the ways in which travel writing (in the post-Grand Tour era) moved from an interest in individual erudition to an project of cultural transfer.

This talk is part of the Department of Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series.

Sponsored by: Department of Germanic Studies

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