Call for Papers: Heidelberg Center for American Studies – Spring Academy Conference
Aug17

Call for Papers: Heidelberg Center for American Studies – Spring Academy Conference

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications from international Ph.D. students for its fifteenth annual HCA Spring Academy conference on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion. The conference will take place in Heidelberg from March 19 to March 23, 2018. Further information and the online application form are available from August 15 on,...

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Call for Workshop Proposals: 65th Annual Conference of the GAAS/DGfA “American Counter/Politics”, May 24-27, 2018
Jul24

Call for Workshop Proposals: 65th Annual Conference of the GAAS/DGfA “American Counter/Politics”, May 24-27, 2018

American Counter/Publics 65th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, May 24-27, 2018 Deadline: October 1, 2017 Local Organizers: Irwin Collier (Economics), Jessica Gienow-Hecht (History), Ulla Haselstein (Literature), Frank Kelleter (Culture), Christian Lammert (Political Science), Harald Wenzel (Sociology) The “public...

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Call for Papers: The American Weird: Ecologies & Geographies
Jul18

Call for Papers: The American Weird: Ecologies & Geographies

“The one test of the really weird is simply this—whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers.” —H.P. Lovecraft, “Supernatural Horror in Literature” (1927)   “This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.” —David Lynch, Wild at Heart (1990)   For H.P. Lovecraft, the weird conveys “a subtle attitude of awed listening, as if for the beating of...

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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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Call for Papers: The Revolution Will Not Be Peer-Reviewed: American Disconnects and the Production of Knowledge
Dec15

Call for Papers: The Revolution Will Not Be Peer-Reviewed: American Disconnects and the Production of Knowledge

Graduate Conference at the Graduate School of North American Studies John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin May 5 and 6, 2017 Postmodern Western societies have long been marked by deep cultural and economic divisions that inhibit successful communication between social groups. As a sense of disconnect grows in the current political climate, the academic world finds itself increasingly implicated, often refraining from...

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14th Annual Spring Academy Conference, HCA
Aug23

14th Annual Spring Academy Conference, HCA

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications from international Ph.D. students for its fourteenth annual HCA Spring Academy conference on American History, Culture, and Politics. The conference will take place in Heidelberg from March 20 to March 24, 2017. Further information and the online application form are available from August 15 on, at:...

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Call for Papers: The United States and World War I: Perspectives and Legacies
Jun16

Call for Papers: The United States and World War I: Perspectives and Legacies

39th Annual Conference of the Historians in the DGFA/GAAS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien/German Association for American Studies) February 10-12, 2017, Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) 2017 will mark the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I. The war had a profound impact on the United States and on its global role. Well before the country entered the war, the U.S. had become a key supporter of the Allies,...

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Call for Papers: Postgraduate Forum (PGF)
Jun01

Call for Papers: Postgraduate Forum (PGF)

Deadline: July 15, 2016 The organizers of the 2016 Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS) are delighted to announce the annual call for submissions for this year’s conference to be held at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Hamburg from October 6–8, 2016. The PGF is an annual forum where young scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of American...

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Call for Papers: Summer School “Inside/Outside: Queer Networks in Transnational Perspective”
May10

Call for Papers: Summer School “Inside/Outside: Queer Networks in Transnational Perspective”

September 11. – 16. 2016, Hannover, Germany This summer school aims to bring together scholars and activists from Central and Eastern Europe with peers from the United States and scholars of North American Studies. It reflects on the current cultural, legal, and political conditions of representation, articulation, and critique in Central and Eastern European societies, focusing on the very varied responses to sexual diversity,...

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GSNAS Graduate Conference 2016: Flows and Undercurrents. Dimensions of (Im)mobility in North America
Dec09

GSNAS Graduate Conference 2016: Flows and Undercurrents. Dimensions of (Im)mobility in North America

June 2-4, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin From lived realities to theoretical discourses, issues of mobility are at the core of many contemporary debates both within North America and globally. (Im)mobility transcends disciplinary boundaries and topics, generating disparate perspectives surrounding movements of people, capital and ideas. Migration, in particular, has become the focus of much recent analytical...

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Call for Papers: DGfA Annual Meeting “The United States and the Question of Rights”, Osnabrück, May 19-22, 2016
Nov27

Call for Papers: DGfA Annual Meeting “The United States and the Question of Rights”, Osnabrück, May 19-22, 2016

Deadline: January 11, 2016 All members of the association and those interested are invited to submit paper proposals for the 2016 Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies “The United States and the Question of Rights“. The  2016  convention  will  attempt  to  tackle  the  question  of  rights  in  the  context  of  U.S.-American  politics,  society,  history,  and  culture  from  the  diverse  angles  of ...

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Call for Proposals: Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place
Nov25

Call for Proposals: Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place

Fifth American Studies Leipzig Graduate Conference Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig April 2, 2016 With the Fifth American Studies Leipzig Graduate Conference “Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place,” we seek to investigate the cultural, social, and political production of spatial realms and places in an interdisciplinary framework. As a platform to discuss the complexity and representations of urban spaces and places, our...

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Call for Papers: The Beautiful Game: The Poetics and Aesthetics of Soccer in Transnational Perspective
Oct28

Call for Papers: The Beautiful Game: The Poetics and Aesthetics of Soccer in Transnational Perspective

University of Basel June 30-July 2, 2016 Confirmed Speakers: Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research) Eva Lavric (University of Innsbruck) Emily Ryall (University of Gloucestershire) This conference, scheduled to take place during the 2016 European Championship and hosted by the University of Basel’s Department of English, takes up soccer with a special focus on its poetics and aesthetics. The conference particularly seeks to...

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Call for Papers: Disrespected Neighbo(u)rs – Cultural Stereotypes in Literature and Film
Sep15

Call for Papers: Disrespected Neighbo(u)rs – Cultural Stereotypes in Literature and Film

21.-23.4. 2016, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Caroline Rosenthal, Laurenz Volkmann, Uwe Zagratzki Neighbourly relations frequently position a self against an Other. This is the case between individuals, nations or within various cultural groups of a nation. Our racial, ethnic, social, or gender identities are created in demarcating ourselves from others who differ from us in culturally significant ways. These processes of...

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Call for Workshop Proposals: 63rd Annual Conference  of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA),  Osnabrück (Germany), May 19-22, 2016
Jul21

Call for Workshop Proposals: 63rd Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), Osnabrück (Germany), May 19-22, 2016

“The United States and the Question of Rights” Deadline: October 01, 2015 In U.S.-American politics, society and culture, questions concerning the justification, attainment and protection of human and civil rights have always been essential. Despite its obvious legal connotations, however, the intense concern with the question of rights cannot be understood exclusively from a legal perspective. The conviction that humans...

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Call for Papers: Surveillance │ Society │ Culture, International Conference, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, February 26-28, 2016
Jul16

Call for Papers: Surveillance │ Society │ Culture, International Conference, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, February 26-28, 2016

International Conference, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, February 26-28, 2016 Deadline: September 21, 2015  Have we grown accustomed to living under constant observation in what sociologist David Lyon has called a “surveillance society”? What only a few decades ago would have been considered a totalitarian nightmare seems to have become reality: surveillance practices and technologies have infiltrated all aspects of our lives,...

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Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Postgraduate Forum (PGF)
Jun22

Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Postgraduate Forum (PGF)

The 2015 Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the German Association for American Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien, DGfA) calls for submissions to this year’s conference. The PGF is an annual forum for young scholars working in the field of American Studies who have completed their MA (or equivalent) to discuss their work and meet their peers. This year’s PGF is jointly organized by PhD candidates from the University of...

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Call for Papers:  “Interdisciplinary Crossroads: Performance Studies in Transnational American Studies”
Feb18

Call for Papers: “Interdisciplinary Crossroads: Performance Studies in Transnational American Studies”

“Interdisciplinary Crossroads: Performance Studies in Transnational American Studies” Opening Conference DFG Research Network DFG # BA 3567/4-1 ***23-25 July 2015, Regensburg*** Conference Organization: Dr. Birgit M. Bauridl (U Regensburg), Dr. Pia Wiegmink (U Mainz)   The conference opens the DFG research network “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies,” which explores the potentials of an integration of...

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Call for Papers: GSNAS Graduate Conference 2015
Feb14

Call for Papers: GSNAS Graduate Conference 2015

Alliances Un/Common Causes and the Politics of Participation May 7–9, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin   Seventy years after the United States aligned themselves with the Soviet Union to move together against Nazi Germany, unusual alliances continue to shift power relations and fundamentally transform our societies. Born out of crises, such upheavals often extend beyond economics and national politics into the...

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Call for Papers: DGfA Annual Meeting “Knowledge Landscapes North America”, Bonn, May 28-31, 2015
Nov25

Call for Papers: DGfA Annual Meeting “Knowledge Landscapes North America”, Bonn, May 28-31, 2015

Deadline January 15, 2015. All members of the association and those interested are invited to submit paper proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies “Knowledge Landscapes North America.“ The 2015 Annual Conference endeavors to map North American knowledge landscapes from the perspectives of literary, cultural, and media studies, history, political science, sociology, and economics as well...

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