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American Studies Guest Lecture I

The Academic Presentation: How to Engage and Motivate Your Audience

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 18:00 | SRG I | Raum H.001 | Friedrich-Wöhler-Weg 6

The lecture will give an overview of strategies best suited for structuring and giving a presentation:

  • How to prepare a presentation
  • How to design a slide structure
  • How to hold your presentation

This lecture is mandatory for the students of the American Introductions and will be followed by a Q&A.

The event flyer can be downloaded here

American Studies Guest Lecture II

The Architecture of Academic Papers: How to ‘Build’ a Successful Research Text

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 16:00 | Room 3.206 | EF 50 | Anglistik und Amerikanistik

The presentation will focus on an overview of strategies best suited for structuring and writing a research paper (e.g. BA/MA thesis):

  • How to find a topic
  • How to design a structure
  • How to write an abstract
  • How to do research

This lecture is especially designed for the Angewandte students. After the lecture, Karen will take time for your questions and comments.

The event flyer can be downloaded here

Karen Head, Ph.D., is Augusta University’s Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, as well as Professor of English and World Languages. She was previously a Professor at Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Media, and Communication and Executive Director of the institute-wide Communication Center, where she continues as an adjunct Professor after her 17 years at the institute. Her research focuses on higher education rhetoric; sustainable and innovative pedagogical spaces; development and administration of writing centers; and creative writing. An established writer and dynamic public speaker, Head has given presentations to a wide variety of audiences in the US, the UK, and Europe. In 2012, she was part of a team awarded a Gates Foundation grant to develop a MOOC on college writing, and has published widely about the experience, notably her book Disrupt This!: MOOCs and the Promises of Technology (University Press of New England, 2017). She has published five books of poetry (Lost on Purpose, Sassing, My Paris Year, Shadow Boxes and On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year), co-edited the poetry anthologies Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology and Teaching as a Human Experience: An Anthology of Poetry, and has exhibited several acclaimed digital poetry projects. In 2010 she won the Oxford International Women’s Festival Poetry Prize. In 2013, she was awarded the CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Award. She previously served as the editor of Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation. In 2016, she became the editor of the international poetry journal Atlanta Review. In 2020, Karen Head was named the inaugural poet laureate for Fulton County, the largest county in Georgia.