The Postgraduate Forum was founded in 1989 when a group of postgraduates first met under this rubric at the Freie Universität Berlin. For more information on the history and development of the forum, you may consult the COPAS editorial “25 Years of PGF: Past, Present, and Future” by Sabine Sielke and Karsten Fitz (issue 16.1).

2019

“Challenges of the Post-Truth Era in American Studies”
December 5-7, 2019

Location: University of Passau

Team: Alexandra Hauke, Bettina Huber, and Thomas Stelzl

Find the Call for Papers here.

2018

November 8-10, 2018

Location:  University of Duisburg Essen

Organization: RuhrCenter of American Studies

Team: Anna Bongers, Chris Katzenberg, Anna Krüger, Hanna Rückl, Sabrina Schäfer, Dilara SerhatSawitzki, Martin Stöckmann, Timo Weidner

You can find the CfP here.

2017

November 9–11, 2017

Location: Humboldt University Berlin

Organization: John F. Kennedy Institute (FU Berlin) & Department of English and American Studies (HU Berlin)

Team: Florian Gabriel, Helen Gibson (FU Berlin); Anne Potjans, Simon Rienäcker, Jiann-Chyng Tu (HU Berlin)

Find more information on their website.

 

2016

October 6–8, 2016

Location: University of Hamburg

Organization: Institute for English and American Studies (University of Hamburg) & Department of Languages and Literatures (University of Bremen)

Team: Marius Henderson, Jasmin Humburg, Julia Lange (Hamburg); Paula von Gleich, Samira Spatzek (Bremen); Mariya Nikolova (Potsdam)

 

2015 

November 6–8, 2015

Location: University of Bamberg

Organization: Department of American Studies (University of Bamberg) & Department of North American Studies (University of Bayreuth)

Team: Judith Rauscher, Theresa Roth, Mareike Spychala (Bamberg); Laura Oehme (Bayreuth)

 

 2014

October 10-12, 2014

Location: University of Mainz

Organization: Department of English and Linguistics, American Studies (University of Mainz) Team: Caroline Heller, Diane Bélisle-Wolf, Melanie Hanslik, Nele Sawallisch, Nicole Poppenhagen, Xiuming He

 

2013

October 25–27, 2013

Location: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Organization: Department of American Studies (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen- Nürnberg)

Team: Cedric Essi, Stephen Koetzing, Monika Sauter

 

2012

November 2–4, 2012

Location: University of Marburg

Organization: Department of English and North American Studies, North American Literary and Cultural Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Team: Britta Bein, Johanna Heil, Janina Rojek, Silke Schmidt

 

2011

November 4–6, 2011 Location: University of Gießen

Organization: Department of English and the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (Justus Liebig University Giessen)

Team: Daniel Holder, Andreas Hübner, Ottilie P. Klein

2010

November 5–7, 2010 Location: University of Leipzig

Organization: American Studies Leipzig

Team: Florian Bast, Anne Grob, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Franziska Kloth, Frank Usbeck

 

2009

October 30–November 1, 2009 Location: University of Munich

Organization: Amerika Institut (LMU München) Team: Torsten Kathke, Sascha Pöhlmann

The PGF before 2009

PGF 2008 in Münster

PGF 2007 in Erlangen

PGF 2006 in Chemnitz

PGF 2005 in Dortmund

PGF 2004 in Frankfurt

PGF 2002 in Leipzig

PGF 2001 in Munich

PGF 1999 in Regensburg