Call for Contributions by the German Association for American Studies (GAAS)
Jun26

Call for Contributions by the German Association for American Studies (GAAS)

Deadline: August 1, 2017 Call for Contributions for the workshop „Diversity and/in the GAAS“ to take place in cooperation with the Bavarian American Academy at the Amerikahaus in Munich on Friday and Saturday, October 20-21, 2017. We seek position papers (5 to 10 minutes in length) on issues of gender, sexuality, race, whiteness, ethnicity, class, (dis)ability, and the overall conceptualization of diversity as political indicator and...

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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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