Dr. Usbeck will discuss weblogs of American soldiers. These so-called “milblogs” are written during and after deployment in the war zone. They are a significant new text type in contemporary American culture which is characterized by its self-consciousness and self-confidence both in terms of textual referentiality and community-building.
In his talk, Dr. Usbeck will specifically discuss blogs from American soldiers who returned home from Afghanistan.
The event is free and open to the public.