CfP: “MATTERS OF LIFE: HUMAN SCAPES AND SCOPES”

Interdisciplinary Conference in New Delhi, India | November 22-24, 2022 Deadline: July 31, 2022 This international conference focuses on addressing the impact of CoVID-19 on the marginalized by studying a variety of aspects pertaining to inclusion and marginalization, particularly through the lens of the pandemic, both in historical and contemporary contexts.  For more information and registration, visit:…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Call for Papers: “Slavery and Dependency: New Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and German Global History

Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies | July 6-8, 2022 Deadline: January 31, 2022 Conference organizers: Claudia Jarzebowski and Pia Wiegmink (BCDSS), Susanne Lettow (FU Berlin)and Heike Raphael-Hernandez (University of Würzburg) The conference will explore questions regarding the heritage of slaveries and other forms of strong asymmetrical dependencies in history such as peonage, indentured…

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Call for Papers: “Flyover Fictions”

Department of American Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria | May 27-28, 2022 Deadline: December 1, 2021 The term “flyover country” has specifically US-American roots and has developed into a metaphorical condensation of several interrelated issues: a geographical image that suggests many (political, social, cultural) forms of marginalization; a technological image that speaks of different forms…

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Deadline Extended: Call for Workshop Proposals for the DGfA/GAAS 2022 Annual Meeting

Extended Deadline: December 1, 2021 Dear Members of the German Association for American Studies, The deadline for submission of workshop proposals for the 2022 annual meeting of the DGfA/GAAS on “Political Education and American Studies” from June 9-11, 2022, in Tübingen has been extended to December 1, 2021. We received a number of great proposals,…

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Call for Papers: Beyond Work for Pay? Basic-Income Concepts in Global Debates on Automation, Poverty, and Unemployment (1920-2020)

Conference at the German Historical Institute Washington | Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 Deadline: February 15, 2022 Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI), Manuel Franzmann (Sociology, Kiel), Alice O’Connor (History, University of California, Santa Barbara) Political utopias have long envisioned a life without the need for paid work and free of economic struggle. At…

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Call for Papers: The Power(s) of Language. Negotiating Voice and Recognition

Bremen-Turku-Warsaw-Stockholm-Dresden Series | Contradictory Discourses of Marginality and Demarginalizations | June 17-18, 2022, Stockholm University Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021 Debates on language use, political correctness and identity politics seem to gain more and more attention in an increasingly polarizing society. Buzzwords such as cancel culture, snowflakes, woke, white fragility, safe spaces and trigger warnings…

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Call for Papers: Agency, Community, Kinship – Representations of Migration Beyond Victimhood

Interdisciplinary Online Symposium | February 23–24, 2022 | University of Wuppertal, Germany Submission Deadline: December 12, 2021 Following the work of Michaela Maroufof and Hara Kouki (2017, 78), “[m]igration must be understood as a complex social process that is also shaped by the agency of the migrants.” Agency, however, is often neglected in seemingly benevolent…

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Virtual Seminar: “The Mobile Archive Project”

November 10, 2021, 3-7 PM Virtual Seminar: “The Mobile Archive Project”, November 10, 2021, 3-7 PMRegistration: https://www.uni-siegen.de/phil/anglistik/mobilearchives/ (Please register by November 9, 2021) Keywords: archive, nationalism, colonial America, translation, historiographyConference organizers: Markus Heide (Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Germany), Thomas Hallock (University of South Florida St. Petersburg, USA), Marcel Hartwig (University of Siegen, Germany), Lenin Martell Gámez (Autonomous University of…

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Workshop: The Failures of Institutional Knowledge

November 10-12, 2021 | John F. Kennedy Institute, FU Berlin and online The fourth thematic workshop of the DFG research network “The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure” addresses the dynamics of knowledge production within and among social institutions. With sustained challenges from divergent political actors to the ideal of knowledge as rational, objective,…

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Opening: Universitätsprofessur für Literatur Nordamerikas Besoldungsgruppe: W 3 oder vergleichbares Beschäftigungsverhältnis | Freie Universität Berlin

Application Deadline: October 28, 2021 Freie Universität Berlin | Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften und Zentralinstitut John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien Universitätsprofessur für Literatur Nordamerikas Besoldungsgruppe: W 3 oder vergleichbares Beschäftigungsverhältnis Kennung: W3LitNordamerika Bewerbungsende: 28.10.2021 Aufgabengebiet: Vertretung des o. g. Faches in Forschung und Lehre Einstellungsvoraussetzungen: gem. § 100 BerIHG Weitere Anforderungen: exzellente, internationale Erfahrungen in…

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Call for Papers: “Political Norms and Normative Politics? Development, Stagnation, Erosion”

Annual Meeting of the Political Science Section of the German Association for American Studies | University of Jena | May 19-21, 2022 Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021 Call for PapersPolitical Norms and Normative Politics?Development, Stagnation, Erosion Annual Meeting of the Political Science Section of the German Association for American Studies Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.Political Science…

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Openings: 2 Research Assistants (3 years), University of Vienna – Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021 Dear colleagues, My project “Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World” has been funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). You can find a brief description of the project below. I am currently looking for 2 research assistants (research foci: environmental humanities and medical humanities) to be employed for…

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Call for Papers: Conference “Black Mobilities in the Atlantic World”

Institute for Black Atlantic Research, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK, 13-14 January 2022, Preston campus and online Submission deadline: October 31, 2021 Practices and discourses of mobility have been crucial for the Black experience across the Atlantic World. Civilisations from Africa and Europe have been in contact since antiquity, and interactions between Africa and…

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Invitation to Fireside Chat with Katharine Wilkinson: Women Leadership in Climate Activism – And What We All Can Do to Save Our Planet

September 30, 2021 | 20.00-21.00 CET With Dr. Katharina Wilkinson, author, strategist, teacher and co-founder of The All We Can Save Project and Dr. Catrin Gersdorf, Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of Würzburg Time magazine featured Dr. Wilkinson as one of 15 “women who will save the world” and Apolitical named…

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DIGITALER WORKSHOP UND LEHRER*INNENFORTBILDUNG: Rassismuskritischer Fremdsprachenunterricht – Aktuelle Perspektiven und Herausforderungen

11. und 12. November 2021 | Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Programm und Anmeldung auf www.rkfu-workshop.de Dieser interdisziplinäre Workshop setzt sich mit der Frage auseinander, wie rassismuskritischer Fremdsprachenunterricht ganz konkret aussehen kann. Welche Chancen und Herausforderungen ergeben sich für Lehrkräfte und was brauchen sie, um das Thema Rassismus im Unterricht zu reflektieren? Was für Materialien, Methoden und Themen bieten…

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Invitation: Online Events of the Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators (TECE)

16. September, 17:00 CEST | Civics in the Hot Seat: Civic Education & Politische Bildung Under Pressure Bitte melden Sie sich hier an: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdeqgqj0rHtU3wQ0i2cWzvpyIKhbk9KBr Civics and history education has received an enormous increase in attention recently from policy-makers, funders, and the general public in both Germany and the U.S. Similar societal challenges – racism and…

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Mission Statement: DICE Network (Decolonial, Indigenous, and Critical Ethnic Studies Network of the European Association of American Studies)

Mission Statement | 22 May 2021 The DICE Network (Decolonial, Indigenous, and Critical Ethnic Studies Network of the European Association of American Studies [EAAS]) is committed to creating discussions amongst, and connecting, scholars working in these fields. Inherent to the network’s approach is an inclusive participation of our members in the direction of our network…

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Virtual Guest Lecture: Prof. Shane Denson (Stanford University) on Seriality and Digital Cultures

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 18.30-20.00 (CET) Across literature, film, radio, television, and computational media, seriality and serialization have been important formal and narrative strategies for popular media cultures from the nineteenth century onward. Series mark out temporal trajectories that invite long-term integration into our lives, providing opportunities for ongoing identification/disidentification and accompanying our…

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Stellungnahme zur Situation von befristet angestellten und verbeamteten Wissenschaftler_innen während der Corona-Pandemie

Die DGfA ist Unterstützer der von der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft veröffentlichten Stellungnahme zur Situation von befristet angestellten und verbeamteten Wissenschaftler_innen während der Corona-Pandemie. Link zur Stellungnahme: https://gfmedienwissenschaft.de/sites/gfm/files/file/2021-03/Gemeinsame%20Stellungnahme.pdf Die Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft und die unterstützenden Fachgesellschaften weisen mit Nachdruck darauf hin, dass die aktuellen Belastungen durch die Corona-Pandemie gerade für die große Mehrheit der befristet beschäftigten…

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FIRST GAAS TOWNHALL (digital)

Dear DGfA members, Our first townhall meeting will take place on Friday, November 27, 2020 between 2 and 5pm.It will be organized in cooperation with the Obama Institute in Mainz. You will receive an invitation link via e-mail. We hope, that this event will help to stay in touch in difficult times, as well as…

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News: Annual Meeting 2020 and COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the executive board of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS), together with the local organizers at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies, decided to cancel this year’s GAAS conference. At the same time, and in close communication with future local organizers, we postpone the annual conference schedule by…

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Nachruf “Eva Hesse: A Life for Literature”

Eva Hesse: A Life for Literature The author and translator Eva Hesse dedicated much of her long life to the study and translation of modern Anglo-American literature. During the 1950s, modern literature—due to the success of the American version of New Criticism—was mostly understood to be poetry, by poets such as William Butler Yeats, T.…

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Spendenaufruf: Du Bois Plakette an der Humboldt Universität

Spendenaufruf: Du Bois Plakette an der Humboldt Universität Auf Anregung der Abteilung Amerikanistik der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin wird zurzeit die Gestaltung und Anbringung einer Gedenk-Plakette zu Ehren von W.E.B. Du Bois im Hauptgebäude der Universität vorbereitet. Du Bois war von 1892 bis 1894 Austauschstudent an der damaligen Friedrich-Wilhelms- Universität. Im Jahr 1958 erhielt er dort…

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Publications in American Studies 2018 (Jahresbibliographie)

Publications in American Studies 2018 (Jahresbibliographie) At the annual conference of the GAAS in Hamburg, the new editorial team and editorial board of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies were appointed this summer. Together with Universitätsverlag Winter, the new General Editors are currently working on the transition into an open-access format and are finalizing the…

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DFG Fachkollegienwahl

In der Zeit vom 21.10. bis 18.11.2019 finden die Wahlen für die Fachkollegien der DFG für die Amtsperiode 2020-2023 statt.Folgen Sie dem Link, um den Rundbrief des DGfA Präsidenten Philipp Gassert an alle Mitglieder zu lesen: https://dgfa.de/wp-content/uploads/DFG-Rundbrief_2019.pdf

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News: Millionenförderung für Regensburger Regionalwissenschaften – Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus bewilligt

Siehe Pressemitteilung, 03. April 2019 Millionenförderung für Regensburger Regionalwissenschaften: Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus „Europa und Amerika in der modernen Welt“ bewilligt Die regionalwissenschaftliche Forschung in Regensburg wird weiter gestärkt: Ab Mai entsteht der neue Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus „Europa und Amerika in der modernen Welt. Transformationen und Friktionen der Globalisierung in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart“. Die damit verbundene Förderung in Höhe von…

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