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Mohr to give lecture Sept. 21

Amy Mohr will give a lecture on “Cultural Memory, Racial Identity and Displacement in post-WWII American Literature: A Study of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘D.P.’ (1968) and Kay Boyle’s ‘Home’ (1951)” at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 in Room 265 of Park Hall.

Mohr is a lecturer in American literary history in the Department of English and American Studies at LMU (the University of Munich) in Germany. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Tufts University and previously taught American literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Her research interests include trans-Atlantic literary and cultural encounters, regional and ethnic literatures of the U.S., and the teaching of literature and academic writing. She has published literary analyses and approaches to teaching 20th-century American authors for an international audience.

This talk is part of the project she is working on with John Wharton Lowe of UGA’s English department, which is sponsored by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ partnership between UGA and LMU. They are focusing on the work of literary historian Werner Sollors, particularly his recent book “The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s”; Cristina Garcia’s “Here in Berlin”; and Harald Jähner’s “Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich”.

Mohr and Lowe’s projected volume will include interviews with Sollors and Garcia, who met at UGA at the 2015 MELUS conference, when she was still writing “Here in Berlin.”