Other American Studies Conferences

International Conference The American Weird: Ecologies & Geographies, April 12-14, 2018 at the University of Göttingen

For H.P. Lovecraft, the weird conveys “a subtle attitude of awed listening, as if for the beating of black wings or the scratching of outside shapes and entities on the known universe’s utmost rim.” Taking its cue from Lovecraft’s enduringly influential conceptualization, this conference examines and broadens the notion of weirdness towards an ecology and geography of the weird as a new field of theoretical and practical resonances.

The conference will be held at the University of Göttingen from April 12-14, 2018 and will take place at the Convention Center by the Observatory (Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte), Geismar Landstr. 11, 37083 Göttingen.

For registration and further information, please see the confernece website: https://theamericanweird.wordpress.com/


Region and the Short Form in American Literature – Symposium in Honor of Jochen Achilles, July 26-27, 2018, University of Würzburg



This symposium is held in honor of Prof. Dr. Jochen Achilles, the former chair of American Studies at the University of Würzburg. It brings together some of his research interests with research trajectories followed by the current chair of American Studies, Prof. Dr. Catrin Gersdorf. The symposium thereby stresses lines of continuity in American Studies at the University of Würzburg.


PD Dr. Ina Bergmann





Understanding America in the 21st Century: Culture and Politics, September 21-25, 2018 at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria

The symposium website can be accessed at http://www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/ssasa16



Fantastic Beasts, Monstrous Cyborgs, Aliens and Other Spectres: Exploring Alterity in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Student Conference, 19-20 October 2018, English Department, University of Freiburg

Call for Papers: https://exploringalterity.wordpress.com/cfp/

This student conference is organised by two Masters students of British and North American Cultural Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany, Julia Ditter and Anne Korfmacher. If you are a student (B.A., M.A. or PhD level) and interested in presenting a 20-minute paper at our conference, please submit a short proposal (around 200-250 words) and a short biography (including your current study program) to exploringalterity@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de by 15 July 2018. There is no conference fee to be paid and technical equipment for the presentation will be provided. Conference participants will be responsible for organising and paying for their own accommodation and food.