EAAS Funding for Participation at the Salzburg Global Seminar

Deadline: October 1, 2022 Dear GAAS members, It is with great pleasure that we bring a grant/funding opportunity to your attention. On the occasion of the 75-year anniversary of American Studies at Schloss Leopoldskron (Salzburg, Austria). EAAS will partially fund a post-doc/early career scholar to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar on “Democracy on the Front…

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Opening: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d) at Stuttgart University

TV-L 13, 50%, Post-Doc, fixed-term for three years Deadline: September 30, 2022 Am Institut für Literaturwissenschaft, Abteilung Amerikanische Literatur & Kultur der Universität Stuttgart ist eine Stelle mit der Bezeichnung Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d)(Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L, 50%, Post-Doc) befristet für die Dauer von zunächst drei Jahren zu besetzen. Aufgaben: eigenständige Forschung mit dem Ziel der wissenschaftlichen Weiterqualifikation in den Bereichen Transnational American Studies, Digital…

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Opening: Junior Professorship (W1) “Migration and the Americas” (f/m/d) at Heidelberg University

Starts March 1, 2023 Deadline: October 3, 2022 The Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) at Heidelberg University, Germany, is accepting applications for a junior professorship position to be appointed with a tentative starting date of March 1, 2023. This junior professorship is a temporary qualification position limited to six years. It is based at…

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Call for Contributions: The HCA Graduate Blog

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies Graduate Blog is welcoming contributions on all topics related to American Studies. The HCA Graduate Blog is a platform that emphasizes the interdisciplinary work of junior researchers in American Studies. Therefore, we invite contributions from fields such as (but not limited to) Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Geography,…

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“Populism and Conspiracy Theories in the Americas”

Second international conference of the ERC-funded project “PACT: Populism and Conspiracy Theory” University of Tübingen, September 15-17, 2022 The second international conference of the ERC-funded project PACT: Populism and Conspiracy Theory, titled ‘Populism and Conspiracy Theories in the Americas’, will take place on 15-17 September 2022, hosted by the University of Tübingen, Germany. Keynote speakers…

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Stop the Cuts!

Offener Brief gegen Kürzungen bei DAAD und AvH |Open Letter Against the DAAD and AvH Cuts [please scroll down for an English version][please scroll to the bottom of the page to sign] 12.7.2022 Mit Bestürzung haben wir, Wissenschaftler*innen, Forscher*innen und Hochschulangehörige aus dem In- und Ausland, die Ankündigung von Kürzungen in den durch das Auswärtige…

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CfC: “Childfree by Choice: Pro-Natalism in American Literature, Film, and Television”

Special issue of the  Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies (JAAAS) Deadline: January 12, 2023 The JAAAS is calling for contributions to the special issue “Childfree by Choice: Pro-Natalism in American Literature, Film, and Television” guest-edited by Cornelia Klecker. Website: https://jaaas.eu/index.php/jaaas/announcement/view/11 On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court officially overturned the landmark…

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CfP: “Narratives and Narrativity in the Study of Violence”

Two workshops at Goethe University Frankfurt (Main) in November (3-4) and December (8-9) 2022 Deadline: August 30, 2022 The interdisciplinary research initiative on “Power and Abuse” at Goethe University brings together researchers from a range of social sciences and humanities, such as education, history, theology, philosophy, and law. It bundles research on phenomena of power…

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Call for Workshop Proposals: “America and Ownership: Territory, Slavery, Jubilee”

69th Annual Meeting of the DGfA/GAAS June 1-3, 2023 | Rostock University Deadline: October 1, 2022 America and Ownership: Territory, Slavery, Jubilee Still suffering from the shattering economic effects of the global financial crisis triggered by US banks’ large-scale gambling in the real estate sector, America voted a real estate speculator to become its 45th…

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CfP: “aspeers”

Graduate-level, peer-reviewed American studies journal Deadline: October 16, 2022 Call for Papers: aspeers, graduate-level peer-reviewed American studies journalDeadline: October 16, 2022 aspeers, the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe, calls for papers for its sixteenth issue by October 16, 2022. As in previous years, aspeers calls for…

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Opening: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m,w,d) in der Amerikanistik, Europa-Universität Flensburg

Two-year position (50%) TV-L EG 13, starts November 1, 2022 Deadline: September 1, 2022 Europa-Universität Flensburg is seeking to fill the following vacancy in the Department of English and American Studies (https://jobs.uni-flensburg.de/jobposting/0e31766184eab0f106133765692e6e8a9c2fac1a0) Assistant (“Wissenschaftliche:r Mitarbeiter:in”) in American Studies, salary grade TV-L 13 (50%). This is a two-year position, starting on November 1, 2022. Prerequisites include a good…

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Out Now: Issue 67.2 of Amerikastudien / American Studies

We are excited to share with you that issue 67.2 of Amerikastudien / American Studies is now online at https://amst.winter-verlag.de.  This special issue on “Archives of Resistance: Picturing the Black Americas” has been guest-edited by Dustin Breitenwischer, Jasmin Wrobel, and Robert F. Rheid-Pharr and collects articles on a variety of themes from Black visual culture across the Americas,…

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Opening: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m,w,d) für die Dauer von 3 Jahren mit 26,2878 Wochenstunden  (TVL E13)

Lehrstuhl für American Studies, Englisches Seminar der Fakultät für Philologie | Ruhr Universität Bochum Deadline: July 1, 2022 Der Lehrstuhl für American Studies, Englisches Seminar der Fakultät für Philologie sucht ab dem nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (m,w,d) für die Dauer von 3 Jahren mit 26,2878 Wochenstunden  (TVL E13) Der Lehrstuhl für American Studies vertritt die amerikanistische…

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Call for contributions: Orbit, special issue on Percival Everett

Deadline: August 30, 2022 Percival Everett is among the most significant and prolific living contemporary American writers. The author of over twenty novels, four short-story collections, five volumes of poetry, and a children’s book, Everett is famed for his versatility and range while retaining a distinctly recognizable style. His prose oeuvre includes masterful satires as…

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Erklärung der Verbände vom 29. Juni 2021 zum WissZeitVG. Reaktion auf die Evaluation

Sehr geehrte Frau Stark-Watzinger, wir kommen zurück auf die Erklärung von 32 geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Verbänden an das Ministerium für Bildung und Forschung vom 29. Juni 2021, in der wir den #ichbinhanna-Protest am WissZeitVG unterstützen. Auf diese Erklärung sowie eine Erinnerung vom Februar 2022 reagierte das BMBF mit Verweis auf die laufende Evaluation des Gesetzes.…

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Opening: Postdoc position / Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in (w/m/d) in American Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt

100% E 13 TV-L, starts October 1, 2022 Deadline: June 25, 2022 Am Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Fachbereich Neuere Philologien, der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main ist in der Abteilung Amerikanistik zum 01.10.2022 die Stelle (100%) für eine*n Wissenschaftliche*n Mitarbeiter*in (m/w/d) (Postdoc) (E13 TV-G-U) befristet für die Dauer von zunächst drei Jahren zu besetzen. Die…

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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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