Workshop: “The Algorithmic Road to Socialism? A Workshop on Digital Technologies and Postcapitalist Imaginaries”

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel | June 3, 2022, 2-7 p.m. In July 2021, readers of the Financial Times may have been surprised to read an op-ed calling for central planning to meet the challenges of global warming. While the article’s proposals were hardly as radical as recent calls for a renewed “war communism,” it was remarkable…

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BAA Conference 2022: “Representations and Uses of the American Revolution in Past and Present”

July 7-9, 2022 | Bayerische Amerika-Akademie / Amerikahaus München | Hybrid Event This year’s annual conference of the Bavarian American Academy investigates how the American Revolution functioned as a usable past, inspiring social movements, informing both state- and nation-building processes, and justifying political change in other world regions throughout the ages. The American Revolution is,…

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DOK.fest München 2022: USA und Anglophone Länder

04. bis 15. Mai 2022 in den Münchner Spielorten | 09. bis 22. Mai 2022 deutschlandweit @home Herzlich willkommen zum ersten dualen DOK.fest München! Kino oder Online? Warum nicht beides? Das duale DOK.fest München 2022 macht unser ausgewähltes Filmprogramm für ein größtmögliches Publikum zugänglich:  Die 124 Filme aus 55 Ländern werden sowohl in München auf…

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Reading: Diane Glancy

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 6:00-8:00 pm | Lecture Hall 17 (HS XVII), Regina- Pacis-Weg 5, 53113 Bonn The North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn is proud to welcome the acclaimed Native American writer and academic Diane Glancy (Cherokee) for a reading from her diverse body of work. With over 60 books of…

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Opening: Tenure-Track Professorship of North American History

Faculty of Humanities, History Department, Contemporary History Section at the University of Tübingen Deadline: May 27, 2022 English version below An der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Tübingen ist im Seminar für Zeitgeschichte zum 01.10.2022 die Tenure Track-Professur für Nordamerikanische Geschichte (m/w/d) zu besetzen. Die Inhaberin oder der Inhaber der Tenure Track-Professur soll das Gebiet der…

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Symposium: “Transatlantic Perspectives in American and German Art History: The Darmstadt Mastodon, 1800-present day”

June 14, 2022, 10.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt Symposium:Transatlantic Perspectives in American and German Art History:The Darmstadt Mastodon, 1800-present day14 June 202210:30-18:00Venue: Hessisches Landemuseum Darmstadt Organized by the Technical University of Darmstadt, this symposium celebrates the current special exhibition at the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, “American Heiner: A Mammut is making history” (open…

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The Subjugated/Subversive Knowledges of ‘Failed Individuals’ and Questions of Affect vs. Knowledge

5th workshop of the DFG research network “The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure.” April 21-22, 2022 Hosted by the Institute for English and American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, organized by Marius Henderson, Molina Klingler (University of Würzburg), and Marlon Lieber (Christian- Albrechts-University Kiel) More information: https://knowledge-failure.org/events/ and https://knowledge-failure.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Poster-Erlangen.pdf Keynote Susan J. Matt:  https://fau.zoom.us/j/62861104661?pwd=WkV1Q0I3Q2M1ZWZ4dy8vTjQ1VFpTUT09…

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Conference Announcement: Blackness and the Knowledge(s) of Intersectionality: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

April 28-29, 2022 | Virtual At a moment in history when the Covid-19 crisis coincides with the Black Lives Matter movement’s protests against racism and systemic oppression, this interdisciplinary conference investigates how intersectionality, as an analytical category and an experience focusing on mutually constitutive systems of discrimination, engages and narrates blackness in the U.S. and…

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Call for Contributions: “Food, Fatness and Fitness – Critical Perspectives”

Food is everywhere because everybody has to eat. At the same time, food is political: specific foods and ways of eating are connected to particular socio-economic structures and have become prime markers of social distinction. Because food nourishes our bodies, food is also directly associated with our bodies’ health, with our fitness and/or our fatness.…

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Call for Contributions: “Teach-In #3: Invisible Man at 70: Keywords for Teaching Ellison’s Classic Today”

Doing│Teaching American Studies Series | Thursday, June 2, 2022, 7:30 PM, online Deadline (short abstract): May 9, 2022 “I was to dream of a prose which was flexible, and swift as American change is swift, confronting the inequalities and brutalities of our society forthrightly, yet thrusting forth its images of hope, human fraternity and individual…

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Online-Podiumsdiskussion „Wissenschaftsleugnung und ihre digitalen Logiken“

Veranstaltet vom DFG-Netzwerk „The Failure of Knowledge –  Knowledges of Failure“ 18. Mai 2022, 18:00-19:30 Uhr Referent_innen: Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky (Soziologie/Gender  Studies, LMU), Jörg Radtke (Politikwissenschaft, Univ. Siegen), Simon  Strick (Amerikanistik/Medienwissenschaft, ZeM Brandenburg) Moderation: Katharina Motyl (Amerikanistik, Univ. Mannheim) Link erhältlich unter: l.fender@stud.uni-hannover.de Das Thema Wissenschaftsleugnung ist angesichts der Pandemie noch  virulenter geworden. Coronaleugner_innen lehnen…

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CFP: “Technologies of the Human: Assembling the Subject of Rights”

Special Issue of Literature Deadline (abstracts): May 1, 2022 Technologies of the Human: Assembling the Subject of Rights Rights discourses have become a primary “technology” of the human, across the globe. That is to say, we recognize others, as human beings, through an international language of rights and the institutions and infrastructures that disseminate it,…

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Digital American Studies Townhall

April 1, 2022 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. via Zoom The GAAS’s Digital American Studies Initiative (DASI) will organize a townhall meeting on April 1, 2022, 2 to 5 p.m. Featuring a panel of international experts and an extensive Q&A session, the meeting focuses on the role of DH methods, the politics of data…

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Intercontinental Crosscurrents Network Event: “Transatlantic Women at Work: Service in the Long Nineteenth Century” 

Virtual Conversations Continued April 7, 2022, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Berlin, CET) via Zoom Conference Organizer: Laura-Isabella Heitz (MLU Halle-Wittenberg), Khristeena Lute (SUNY Adirondack), Julia Nitz (MLU Halle-Wittenberg), Sandra H. Petrulionis (Penn State University, Altoona) “The London and Berlin Lyceum Clubs – Service, Transnational Advocacies and Nationalist Self-interest before World War I” by Christine Spreizer…

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Opening: Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Anglophone Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna

Deadline: March 15, 2022 Open to new ideas. Since 1365. The University of Vienna is a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes. We are committed to basic research that is open to applications and to research-led teaching, as well as to the dialogue with economy and society. We strive…

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CfP: Refractions of Mass Culture: Modernist Print Media and the Logic of Multiplication

Two-day symposium of the American Studies division at Leibniz University of Hannover | September 22-23, 2022 Deadline: April 15, 2022 Modernist print media tended to insist on being different from mass-oriented publications that surrounded them in the public sphere, even where they drew on them. Yet, as much recent scholarship has shown, avant-garde publications and…

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CfP: Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies

November 17-19, 2022 | Amerikahaus Munich, Germany Deadline: March 15, 2022 Call for PapersPlaying the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American StudiesNovember 17-19, 2022Amerikahaus Munich, Germany “Video Game Ecologies and American Studies” is the third conference organized by “Playing the Field,” a collaborative research initiative for the study of video games in American studies:…

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Call for Contributions: Original Lyric Poetry

Special Issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies | Capitalist Crisis Poetry: Neoliberalism and the 21st Century Lyric Deadline: March 1, 2022 – Special Issue: Amerikastudien | American Studies –  Call for Contributions: Original Lyric Poetry       Capitalist Crisis Poetry:Neoliberalism and the 21st Century Lyric Editors: Stefan Benz (Universität Bonn), Marcel Hartwig (Universität Siegen), Hannah Schoch (Universität…

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Opening: W2 Universitätsprofessur für Anglistische oder Amerikanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft | University of Hamburg

Deadline: March 24, 2022 W2 Universitätsprofessur für Anglistische oder Amerikanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft an der Universität Hamburg, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Bewerbungsschluss 24.3.2022, Dienstbeginn: schnellstmöglich. Aufgabengebiet Vertretung der Fächer Anglistik (Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft) oder Amerikanistik (Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft) in Lehre und Forschung in ihrer ganzen Breite. Ein transatlantischer oder anglophoner Forschungsschwerpunkt ist erforderlich. Von den…

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Opening: 2 Assistantships (60%) in North American and General Literature at the University of Basel

Deadline: May 2, 2022 2 Assistantships (60%) in North American and General Literature As of August 1, 2022, the Department of English at the University of Basel is looking for two 60% assistants in North American and General Literature (with Prof. Philipp Schweighauser). You will work in a vibrant and research-active department. The conditions of…

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Zoom Symposium: “Interrogating the Modes of Videographic Criticism”

February 24-25, 2022 Located at the intersection of art, scholarship, and personal exploration, videographic criticism refers to the study of audiovisual culture in audiovisual form. The videographic critic uses editing software to produce analyses and commentaries about film, television, games, online material etc., and typically communicates the results in the form of video essays. The…

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“Activist Writing – The Pamphlet in Practice, History, Media, and the Public Sphere”

Online Conference | February 24-26, 2022 Pamphlets are everywhere. In recent years, the polemical texts of the #MeToo movement, of Black Lives Matter, of anticapitalist movements, of Brexit, of anti-abortion coalitions, or of digital secessionists have demonstrably affected the normative fabric of Western societies. Pamphletary literature and the responses it elicits are at the core…

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CfP Reminder: “Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies”

AMERIKAHAUS MUNICH, GERMANY | NOVEMBER 17-19, 2022 DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2022 “Video Game Ecologies and American Studies” is the third conference organized by “Playing the Field,” a collaborative research initiative for the study of video games in American studies: https://playingthefieldeu.wordpress.com/. The conference aims at examining the environments that video games affect and are impacted by. It…

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Call for Papers: “Laura E. Richards’ Children’s Poems”

Special Issue of EJAS / European Journal of American Studies Deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2022 Call for Papers— Special Issue EJAS / European Journal of American StudiesLaura E. Richards’ Children’s Poems Co-edited by Etti Gordon Ginzburg (Oranim College, Israel) andVerena Laschinger (University of Erfurt, Germany)Contact email: yeginz@gmail.com and verena.laschinger@uni-erfurt.de Deadline for abstract submissions: March 31, 2022Deadline for final…

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Call for Papers: “Rigging the System – Righting the System: Dimensions of a constitutional, political and societal crisis in the United States (ecpr.eu)“

Section of the ECPR General Conference 2022 | University of Innsbruck, Austria | August 22-26, 2022 Deadline: February 16, 2022 We, Roland Lhotta, Jared Sonnicksen and Julia Simon, are happy to announce that we will be organizing the Section “Rigging the System – Righting the System: Dimensions of a constitutional, political and societal crisis in the United States (ecpr.eu)“…

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Call for Papers: COPAS 23.2 “Reading (in) American Studies”

Deadline for abstracts: March 18, 2022 Please find below our current CfP for the next thematic issue of Current Objectives in Postgraduate American Studies (COPAS). With our guest editors Selina Foltinek, Mascha Lange, and Florian Zitzelsberger, we invite proposals on the topic of “Reading (in) American Studies.” As always, we are dedicated to publishing the work of…

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Symposium: “Designs of Tomorrow: Indigenous Futurities in Literature and Culture”

An International Symposium at Europa-Universität Flensburg | May 16-17, 2022 Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022 Designs of Tomorrow: Indigenous Futurities in Literature and Culture An International Symposium at Europa-Universität Flensburg, May 16-17, 2022 Conference website: https://www.uni-flensburg.de?49737 The conference will be on-site/in person, everyone interested is welcome. Please register by May 1, 2022 via native.futures@uni-flensburg.de. When we…

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Call for Papers: Special Issue “New Perspectives on Pop Culture” of the journal Arts

Deadline: March 1, 2022 Dear Colleagues, Popular culture has long been identified either as the expression of working class or common folk or as the lowly substratum of an idealized high culture; thus, the emergence of a media-crossing pop aesthetic in the 1950s marked the beginning of a whole-scale social and cultural transformation. As an…

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Openings: Various positions in research training group “Contradicition Studies” at the University of Bremen

Deadline: February 15, 2022 The newly established interdisciplinary research training group “Contradiction Studies – Constellations, Heuristics and Concepts of the Contradictory” at the University of Bremen, Germany, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), advertises: 12 positions for doctoral researchers / PhD candidates (f/m/d)salary group 13 TV-L / 75%; 1 position as postdoctoral researcher (f/m/d),…

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Call for Papers: “Embodiments of Truth? An Intersectional Approach”

University of Erfurt | July 14th-15th, 2022 Deadline: February 28, 2022 This workshop is convened by the research group “Praxeologies of Truth.” We regard truth as a performative and as a social operator, observable in scenarios that foreground the embodied relationalities of a set of actors and their communicative practices. The workshop seeks to examine…

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Opening: PhD position in the Emmy Noether Research Group “Hollywood Memories: Cinematic Remaking and the Construction of Global Movie Generations” | Leibniz University Hannover

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Leibniz University Hannover invites applications for the position of Research Assistant (m/f/d) at the English Department / American Studies Division (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65 %) starting 01.04.2022. The position is limited to 3,5 years. Responsibilities and duties Responsibilities and duties include research in a sub-project of the DFG-funded Emmy Noether Research Group…

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Call for Papers: “Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies”

Amerikahaus Munich, Germany | November 17-19, 2022 Deadline: February 15, 2022 “Video Game Ecologies and American Studies” is the third conference organized by “Playing the Field,” a collaborative research initiative for the study of video games in American studies: https://playingthefieldeu.wordpress.com/. The conference aims at examining the environments that video games affect and are impacted by.…

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“In Transit|ion: Frankfurt Lectures in Literary and Cultural Studies”: Afropessimism – A Reading and Conversation with Frank Wilderson III

Institute of English and American Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt Jan 28 2022, 6pm (s.t.), CET, Zoom AfropessimismA Reading and Conversation with Frank Wilderson III Frank Wilderson’s 2020 book Afropessimism has generated a fervent debate about the lasting presence of slavery and the centrality of anti-Black violence for the project of modernity. Wilderson’s melange of memoir, philosophy,…

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Out now: Amerikastudien/American Studies 66.4 “The Continuity of Change? New Perspectives on U.S. Reform Movements”

On behalf of the editorial team, we are happy to announce that the last issue of Amerikastudien/American Studies has just gone online in time for the Christmas break. In this special issue entitled “The Continuity of Change? New Perspectives on U.S. Reform Movements,” guest editors Charlotte Lerg and Jana Weiß invite readers to discover the…

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Fellowships at KU Center for Advanced Studies “Dialogical Cultures – Critical Reflection Spaces for Cultural Studies and Social Sciences”

Deadline: January 31, 2022 The KU Center for Advanced Studies “Dialogical Cultures. Critical Reflection Spaces for Cultural Studies and Social Sciences” at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt is advertising for summer 2022 (starting May 2022) three Research Fellowships (Junior/Senior/Henriette Herz for international young researchers) from one to four months. The Fellowships provide researchers with the opportunity to…

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Opening: 2 PhD Positions for Project “The Black Power Movement” | Goethe University Frankfurt

Deadline: January 13, 2022 Im Rahmen einer von der Gerda Henkel Stiftung geförderten Forschungsgruppe zum Thema „The Black Power Movement and the Contested Nature of American Democracy“ sind zwei dreijährige Promotionsstipendien zu vergeben. Das Projekt untersucht bisher unterbelichtete Aspekte der Black Power Bewegung und deren Einfluss auf Debatten über die amerikanische Demokratie zwischen 1960 und…

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Call for Papers: “Objects in Conflict. The Material Culture of Intercultural Diplomacy (1600 – 1830)”

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGENSBURG | OCTOBER 6-8, 2022 ORGANIZED BY THE DFG-FUNDED PROJECT “ENTANGLED OBJECTS? THEMATERIAL CULTURE OF DIPLOMACY (1700-1830),” DIRECTED BY VOLKER DEPKAT (AMERICAN STUDIES) AND HARRIET RUDOLPH (EARLY MODERN HISTORY) Deadline: January 31, 2022 The interdisciplinary conference examines the variable forms, functions, and politico-legal semantics of object use in diplomatic…

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Openings in Research Training Group “The Sentimental in Literature, Culture, and Politics” at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Deadline: January 23, 2022 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The newly established research training group “The Sentimental in Literature, Culture, and Politics” at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (funded by the German Research Foundation and the Federal and State Governments) invites applications for the following positions: 12 PhD Positions (m/f/d)(E-13 TV-L 65%)starting 01.04.2022 for a duration of three years…

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Opening: Research Assistant (‘Wissenschaftliche/-r Mitarbeiter/-in’, 50%, E 13 TV-L) | University of Trier

Application deadline: January 15, 2022 UNIVERSITY OF TRIER The junior professor of American Literature at the Department of English (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nele Sawallisch), Faculty of Language, Literature and Media Studies, invites applications for a position asResearch Assistant (‘Wissenschaftliche/-r Mitarbeiter/-in’, 50%, E 13 TV-L) for a limited period of three years, starting April 1, 2022. A limited…

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Call for Papers: The Emergence of Gendered Power Structures since Early Modern Times: Practices, Norms, Media

International und interdisciplinary conference at Philipps-University of Marburg/Germany | November 23-25, 2022 Deadline: January 15, 2022 The conference aims at analyzing configurations of gendered power relations from the early modern era to the present from an interdisciplinary perspective. The focus will be on these relations’ transformations and how they have been renegotiated and revisioned regarding…

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GCSC Fellowships for three-year structered PhD program

Application deadline: February 1, 2022 Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture(GCSC) , co- funded from 2006-2019 by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year, structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. With its excellent research environment, adoctoral programme which is tailored to the needs of PhD students and the…

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Call for Papers: History of Intellectual Culture (HIC) International Yearbook of Knowledge and Society

Edited by Charlotte A. Lerg, Johan Östling, Jana Weiß Deadline: March 15, 2022 History of Intellectual Culture (HIC) is seeking new contributions for publication in Volume 2 (2023). We are inviting proposals for (1) individual articles for sections I & III as well as (2) guest editors for the thematic section II. HIC focuses on…

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Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship | Jointly sponsored by DGfA/GAAS and AAS

Deadline: March 1, 2022 The German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS), in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), offers one fellowship to support research at AAS by doctoral and postdoctoral candidates in American Studies at German universities. The American Antiquarian Society’s preeminent collections offer broad research opportunities in American history and culture through the…

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Fulbright American Studies Award 2022-23

Deadline: March 1, 2022 Das 1946 gegründete Fulbright-Programm genießt hohes Ansehen. Es fördert durch akademischen und kulturellen Austausch das gegenseitige Verständnis zwischen den USA und 150 Ländern weltweit. Benannt nach US-Senator J. William Fulbright, verwirklicht das Programm dessen Vision “that education is the best means […] by which nations can cultivate a degree of objectivity…

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Research Society for American Periodicals Article Prize 2020-21

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2021 http://www.periodicalresearch.org/rsap-article-prize-2020-21/ Contact: Tim Lanzendörfer – tlanzend@em.uni-frankfurt.de The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2020-21 Article Prize. The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. RSAP takes an expansive view of…

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Call for Contributions: “Teach-In #2: American Studies with and through Humor”

Date: February 3, 2022 | 7.30 – 9.15 p.m. | Zoom Proposal Deadline: December 20, 2021 During our first teach-in in February 2021, we considered the Trump administration’s 1776 Report and its impact on teaching American Studies (in Germany). Our proposal for a new event picks up the underlying baseline of “doing” and “teaching” American Studies by…

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Call for Papers: “Dickinson and Foreignhood” and the Dickinson Critical Institute in Seville

The 2022 Emily Dickinson International Society Conference | University of Seville, Spain | July 12-14, 2022 Extended Deadline: November 20, 2021 The Emily Dickinson International Society is extending its deadline until November 20 for proposal submission to its international conference, “Dickinson and Foreignhood,” and to its Critical Institute, both to take place at the College…

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Doctoral Program „American History – History of the Americas“ (Class of Culture and History, Graduate School Language & Literature Munich, LMU Munich)

Application deadline for summer term 2022: December 15, 2021 The American History doctoral program of the Amerika-Institut at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) offers graduate students the opportunity to study major issues in the history, culture, media, politics, and society of the United States, Canada as well as the Americas, including the Caribbean. The program is integrated…

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