Postgraduate Conference: Life Writing in the Digital Age: Quantification, Optimization and the Self
Apr26

Postgraduate Conference: Life Writing in the Digital Age: Quantification, Optimization and the Self

University of Mannheim, September 29-30, 2017 Deadline: June 30,2017 The research project “Probing the Limits of the Quantified Self – Human Agency and Knowledge in Literature & Culture of the Information Age,” funded by the German research association (DFG), invites scholars to submit proposals for its postgraduate conference – Life Writing in the Digital Age: Quantification, Optimization and the Self. Recent years have...

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Science is International
Mar14

Science is International

With regard to the recent travel ban to the United States, the German Association for American Studies (GAAS) supports the Resolution “Science is International” of the Science Organizations in Germany (February 7, 2017).

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Foundation of the Obama Institute at Mainz
Mar01

Foundation of the Obama Institute at Mainz

The end of Barack Obama’s presidency and the Black History Month proved to be an apt moment for the official foundation of the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. The executive board of the Obama Institute (Proff. Mita Banerjee, Jutta Ernst, Alfred Hornung, Axel Schäfer, Oliver Scheiding) was joined by President Georg Krausch, Dean Stephan Jolie, colleagues and...

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Conference Reminder: “Citizenship and Literature: Past Concerns, Present Issues, Future Trajectories”
Jan31

Conference Reminder: “Citizenship and Literature: Past Concerns, Present Issues, Future Trajectories”

English Department, University of Münster, February 20-21, 2017 Registration is now open. To register, please send a short e-mail with the header ‘registration literature and citizenship’ stating your name and affiliation to citizenshipandliterature@wwu.de. There are no conference fees but in order to facilitate our planning, please register at your earliest convenience For the conference program and further information please visit...

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American Studies Summer Session
Jan16

American Studies Summer Session

Das 4-wöchige Programm findet vom 24. Juli bis 18. August 2017 in Berlin statt. Es ermöglicht deutschen Bachelor-Studierenden der Amerikanistik und verwandter Fächer eine intensive und aktuelle Auseinandersetzung mit den USA in den Bereichen Politik, Literatur und Kulturwissenschaft. Der englischsprachige Unterricht findet an drei Kurstagen pro Woche statt und wird zu großen Teilen von amerikanischen Fulbright-DozentInen erteilt. Bei...

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