:: CHAIR: Roberts, Jennifer L
Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature and Professor of African and African American Studies. Dr. phil. 1975 Freie Universität Berlin.
Interests: American Literature; American Studies; Ethnicity; Comparative Literature; Themes and Motifs.
He is currently at work on a book tentatively called Tales of the 1940s.
Professor Sollors is serving, and/or has served, on the following American Civilization dissertation committee(s):
“Beyond Broken Glass: Looking at the South Bronx in Ruin” (Peter L’Official)
“Rubber Souls: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination” (John C. Hamilton)
"Like Me: Identity Immersion Journalism and the Dilemmas of Self-Making" (Sara Gebhardt)
“To the Heart of Europe: Americanism, the Salzburg Seminar, and Cultural Diplomacy” (George Blaustein)
“Pacific Crossings: China, the United States, and the Transpacific Imagination” (Hua Hsu)
“‘Ain’t Got No Home’: Race and American Narratives in the Depression Era” (Erin Royston Battat)
“Performing History: History and Politics in the Works of Suzan-Lori Parks, Anna Deavere Smith, Naomi Wallace, and Charles Mee” (Talaya Delaney)
“The Perpetrators’ Past: Consciousness and Conscience in the Historical Novel” (Peter Becker)
“‘They Call it Marriage’: The Interracial Louisiana Family and the Making of American Legitimacy” (Diana Williams)
“Peculiar Memories: Slavery and the American Cultural Imagination” (Salamishah Tillet)
“‘We’re Going Yankee’: American Films, Mexican Nationalism, Transnational Cinema 1917-1935” (Laura Serna)
“‘An American Type’: The Kikuchi Diaries, A Cultural Biography (1941-1947)” (Matthew Briones)
“Back to the Blanket: The Indian Fiction of Oliver La Farge, John Joseph Mathews, D’Arcy McNickle, Ruth Underhill, and Frank Waters, 1927-1944” (Nancy Elam Squires)
“Forging Memory, Hereditary Societies: Patriotism and the American Past, 1876-1898” (Woden Teachout)
“The Culture of Promises: Literary Ethics and American Cultural Politics, 1820-1870” (Penny Tucker)
“Performed Fictions: The Onstage and Offstage Lives of Bert Williams” (Camille Forbes)
“The Passing of a People: Creoles of Color in Mid-Nineteenth Century New Orleans” (Shirley Thompson)