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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Call for Contributions: Research Articles or Original Lyric Poetry | “Capitalist Crisis Poetry: Neoliberalism and the 21st Century Lyric

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2022 – Special Issue: Amerikastudien | American Studies –  Call for Contributions: Research Articles or Original Lyric Poetry       Capitalist Crisis Poetry:Neoliberalism and the 21st Century Lyric Editors: Stefan Benz (Universität Bonn), Marcel Hartwig (Universität Siegen), Hannah Schoch (Universität Zürich) For this special journal issue to appear with Amerikastudien | American Studies,…

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Call for Papers: Heidelberg Center for American Studies Annual Spring Academy Conference

Heidelberg, Germany | March 21-25, 2022 Submission Deadline: November 15, 2021 The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 21-25, 2022. The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to…

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Call for Papers: “‘Game Over!’: US Drama and Theater and the End(s) of an American Idea(l)”

6th International Conference on American Drama and Theater | Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) | June 1-3, 2022 Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021 The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, co-sponsored by the Spanish universities of Cádiz and Sevilla and the University of Lorraine in France, and working in partnership with the American Theater and Drama Society…

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Call for Papers: “Aktualität von Louis D. Brandeis”

Submission Deadline: November 17, 2021 Als langjähriger Richter beim U.S. Supreme Court setzte sich Louis D. Brandeis stets für die freie Debatte als Teil der demokratischen Ordnung ein. Seine abweichende Begründung in der Entscheidung des Supreme Courts im Fall Whitney v. California gilt als die vielleicht beste Verteidigung der Redefreiheit durch ein Mitglied des Supreme…

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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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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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Call for Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Abel Ferrara | Edited by Florian Zappe | Edinburgh University Press

Deadline: October 31, 2021 Series Editors: Robert Singer, Gary D. Rhodes, Frances Smith Over his four-decade long career, Abel Ferrara has built himself a reputation of being one of the most audacious and unconventional filmmakers in contemporary cinema. After his beginnings in the exploitation circuit of late 1970s he developed to become one of the…

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Call for Papers: History of Insurance in a Global Perspective | University of Basel, CH | July 20-22, 2022

Deadline: September 30, 2021 Call for papers for a panel called Natural Disasters and Risk Management from a Global North-South Perspective. This panel is part of the conference History of Insurance in a Global Perspective, held at the University of Basel, Switzerland, July 20-22, 2022. We invite scholars interested in participating to submit proposals for papers. Paper proposals…

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Call for Papers: “The Mobile Archive Project”

Virtual Seminar, November 10, 2021 Deadline: September 21, 2021 Conference 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 the State of Mexico, Mexico).   Sponsors: Society of Early Americanists, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, University of Siegen.…

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Call for Papers: ‘Populism and Conspiracy Theories in the Americas’ – Second International Conference of the ‘Populism and Conspiracy Theory’ Project (PACT)

Tübingen, May 19-21, 2022 Deadline: September 30, 2021 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 19-21 May 2022, hosted by the University of Tübingen, Germany. Keynote speakers will be Letícia Cesarino (Federal University of Santa Catarina), Mark…

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Call for Workshop Proposals: DGfA/GAAS 68. Annual Meeting: Political Education and American Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, June 9 – 11, 2022

Extended Deadline: December 1, 2021 Political Education and American Studies Political Education has played a special role in German American Studies due to the unique political context of the development of the discipline in postwar Germany. After the Second World War, American Studies itself was seen as instrumental for German re-education in West Germany. The…

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Call for Papers: Political Journalism between Media Change and Democratization from the 17th to the 21st Centuries, International Conference, University of Bayreuth, June 16–18, 2022

CfP Deadline: May 31, 2021 Political Journalism between Media Change and Democratization from the 17th to the 21st Centuries, International Conference, University of Bayreuth, June 16–18, 2022 Conveners: Volker Depkat (American Studies, University of Regensburg), Susanne Lachenicht (Early Modern History, University of Bayreuth), Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink (Romance Languages/Intercultural Communication, Saarland University), Christine Vogel (Modern European History,…

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Call for Papers: 67th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies

Follow the link to the the Call for Papers: https://dgfa.de/wp-content/uploads/DGfA-2020_CfP.pdf All members of the association and those interested are invited to submit paper proposals for the 2020 Annual Conference. Please send your paper proposals directly to the workshop organizers listed above. Each workshop will have six slots for presentations. A minimum of two presentations have…

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CfP Annual Conference of the PGF of the GAAS/DGfA: Challenges of the Post-Truth Era in American Studies

CHALLENGES OF THE POST-TRUTH ERA IN AMERICAN STUDIES 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE POSTGRADUATE FORUM (PGF) OF THE GERMAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES (GAAS/DGFA) Since its inception in 1989, the PGF has been a platform for early career researchers in the field of American studies to present their current work and engage in critical conversations…

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CfP 67th Annual Conference of the DGfA: “Participation in American Culture and Society,” Heidelberg, June 4-6, 2020

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS, 67TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE DGFA: “PARTICIPATION IN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY,” HEIDELBERG CENTER FOR AMERICAN STUDIES (HCA), HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY, JUNE 4-6, 2020 Deadline: October 1, 2019 Local Organizers: Manfred Berg (History), Ulrike Gerhard (Geography), Günter Leypoldt (Literature and Culture), Margit Peterfy (Literature and Culture), Jan Stievermann (Religious History), Martin Thunert…

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Call for Papers: Symposium “African American Worldmaking in the Long Nineteenth Century,” University of Potsdam, October 11 and 12, 2019

Symposium: African American Worldmaking in the Long Nineteenth CenturyUniversity of Potsdam, October 11 and 12, 2019 Organizers: Verena Adamik, Hannah Spahn, and Nicole Waller 4 Presentation Slots for Early-Career Scholars: Work in Progress Presentations This symposium brings together early-career scholars (doctoral researchers or researchers in an early postdoc stage) with established scholars and community historians…

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Call for Papers: “Relativität und Bildung” Fachdidaktische Tagung vom 18.2.-20.02.2020 an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Call for Papers: “Relativität und Bildung” Fachdidaktische Tagung vom 18.2.-20.02.2020 an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen In einer pluralen und demokratischen Gesellschaft ist die Relativität von Gewissheiten konstitutiv geworden, so sind auch politische und religiöse Vereindeutigungsversuche hier nur Ausdruck für die Nachfrage nach stellvertretenden Bewältigungsangeboten. Das Thema Relativität scheint aber neben dieser gesellschaftlichen Dimension auch…

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Call for Papers: Symposium “Migrant States of Exception” November 14-16, 2019, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Migrant states of exception proliferate and intensify across the world. While processes of globalization have fostered movement and enhanced connectivity on a hitherto unprecedented scale, they have also brought the highly uneven distribution of elected and enforced mobility to the fore. Such physical and virtual forms of mobility are at the center of processes of…

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Call for Papers: “Black Editorship in the Early Atlantic World” Special Issue Atlantic Studies

Dear colleagues, we invite contributions to a Special Issue (to appear with Atlantic Studies) on “Black Editorship in the Early Atlantic World”. Please find the call for contributions at http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ah/rjas-atlantic-studies-black-editorship. Deadline: October 31, 2018 We look forward to your input! Nele Sawallisch & Johanna Seibert

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Call for Papers: Heidelberg Center for American Studies 16th Annual Spring Academy Conference

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual one‐week Spring Academy conference, which provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects. The sixteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion will be held from March 18-22, 2019. APPLICATIONS…

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Call for Papers: Atlantic Studies: Global Currents Routledge, UK:  www.tandfonline.com/rjas Special Issue: “Black Editorship in the Early  Atlantic World”

Call for Papers: Atlantic Studies: Global Currents Routledge, UK: www.tandfonline.com/rjas Special Issue: “Black Editorship in the Early Atlantic World” Scholarship on early African American print has developed  substantially in the last decade. Major collections like Lara Langer Cohen and Alexander Stein’s Early African American Print Culture (2012) or George Hutchinson and John K. Young’s Publishing Blackness (2013), along…

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Call for Papers: Culture & International History VI – Visions of Humanity, May 6-8, 2019, John F. Kennedy Institute, FU Berlin

Call for Papers: Culture & International History VI: Visions of Humanity 6 – 8 May 2019 in Berlin  John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin   The conference Culture and International History VI will take place from the 6th through the 8th of May, 2019 in Berlin. Siep Stuurman (Universiteit Utrecht), author of The Invention of…

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Call for Papers: “The Age of Sharing? Practices of Sharing in Contemporary Media, Literature and Culture” March 20-22, 2019, University Koblenz-Landau

The Age of Sharing? Practices of Sharing in Contemporary Media, Literature and Culture (20.-22. March 2019; University Koblenz-Landau/Germany) The concept of sharing has become pervasive in the 21st century. We are encouraged to ‘share’ our digital data (e.g. facebook) and to participate in the ‘sharing industry’ (e.g. Airbnb). Moreover, popular self-help literature emphasizes that we…

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Call for Papers: “Intersectionality: Theories, Policies, Practices” February 14-17, 2019, Grainau, Germany

“Intersectionality: Theories, Policies, Practices” February 14-17, 2019, Grainau, Germany 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS) The Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries is a multidisciplinary academic association which aims to increase and disseminate a scholarly understanding of Canada. For our 2019 annual conference, we invite papers from…

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Call for Papers: Challenging Comfort as an Idea(l) in Contemporary Literature and Culture, Dec 8, 2018, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau

Challenging Comfort as an Idea(l) in Contemporary Literature and Culture, Dec 8, 2018; University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau Contemporary culture has a deeply ambivalent attitude towards comfort. On the one hand, comfort is enshrined as a key ideal in practices from nursing to urban planning. Healthy home and working environments are characterised in terms of…

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Call for Papers: INPUTS International Symposium “Karl Marx, Marxism, and the Global South”, Bremen

Call for papers: INPUTS International Symposium “Karl Marx, Marxism, and the Global South”, University of Bremen, City University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, 4-5 May 2018 Organisation: Dr. Detlev Quintern (INPUTS, FSMV University, Istanbul) Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf (INPUTS, University of Bremen) Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Bass (City University of Applied Sciences, Bremen) On 5 May 2018 the 200th…

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Call for Papers: Where is Home?/Diaspora in Nigeria – International Conference at the University of Abuja, Nigeria

Call for Papers: WHERE IS HOME? NIGERIAN DIASPORA / DIASPORA IN NIGERIA AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE at the University of Abuja, Nigeria in collaboration with the University of Muenster, Germany, 19-22 November, 2018       CHIEF HOST Prof. Michael U. Adikwu, FAS, FPSN, FSTAN, MIPAN Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja   Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Bernardine…

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Call for Papers: Context is for Kings – An Edited Collection on Star Trek: Discovery

Call for Papers: Context is for Kings – An Edited Collection on Star Trek: DiscoveryDeadline 15 April, 2018 https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1366448/context-kings-edited-collection-star-trek-discovery 51 years after Star Trek: The Original Series first aired on U.S. American TV, Star Trek: Discovery is updating the franchise for the 21st century. Like TOS was in the 60s, Discovery is firmly rooted in…

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Call for Articles: American Studies in Scandinavia 

Call for Articles:  American Studies in Scandinavia is a respected and traditional (established in 1968) peer-reviewed journal in American Studies. It is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, inclusive to academic specialties as varied as history, literature, politics, geography, area studies, media studies, ethnic studies, culture studies, law, economics, and linguistics. We currently draw manuscript submissions from authors around…

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CfA: BAA 10th International Summer Academy, “Questions of the Archive” June 2 – June 10, 2018 in Miami

The Bavarian American Academy in Munich invites applications for its 10th International Summer Academy for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies on “Questions of the Archive” June 2-10, 2018, in Miami in cooperation with Florida International University and Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Link to BAA_SummerAcademy2018_CfA Following the widely discussed archival turn in the humanities, this year’s…

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CfP: “The State of Human Rights: Historical Genealogies, Political Controversies, and Cultural Imaginaries”, Bavarian American Academy, Amerikahaus Munich, July 5-7, 2018

“The State of Human Rights: Historical Genealogies, Political Controversies, and Cultural Imaginaries” 18th Annual International Conference of the Bavarian American Academy July 5-7, 2018, Amerikahaus Munich – Call for Papers for a Postgraduate Panel – Link to CfP.   “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” — Article 1 of the United…

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CfP: “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies”, Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Mainz, June 21-23, 2018

CfP: “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies” Closing Conference of the DFG-funded research network “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies” (DFG # BA 3567/4-1) Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, June 21-23, 2018. Conference organizers: Dr. Pia Wiegmink (Obama Institute) and Dr. Birgit M. Bauridl (U Regensburg)   Link to CfP The closing…

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CfP: “American Im/Mobilities” University of Vienna, Nov. 16-18, 2018

Call for Papers: “American Im/Mobilities” 45th Austrian Assocation for American Studies Conference 2018 University of Vienna, Nov. 16-18, 2018 Link to Cfp_American Im/Mobilities Geographical and social mobility—often seen as interdependent—have been pivotal tropes throughout American literature and culture. More often than not, American narratives and performances of mobility celebrate individualism, in line with dominant models…

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CfP: Special Issue “Monsters and Monstrosity in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literature”; Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies

Call for Papers  Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies Special issue on “Monsters and Monstrosity in Nineteenth–Century Anglophone Literature”  Guest editors: Gero Guttzeit and Natalya Bekhta Anglophone literature in the nineteenth century abounds in monsters that continue to horrify even in the present: vampires, mummies, doppelgangers, ghosts, and zombies as well as Frankenstein’s monster, the…

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CfP: “New Sincerity – Self-Expression in North American Culture” – International Conference, January 25–26 2019, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

 Call for Papers New Sincerity Self-Expression in North American Culture An International Conference January 25 – 26 2019, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena In 1993, David Foster Wallace called for a new generation of sincere literary rebels who would be “willing to risk the yawn, the rolled eyes, the cool smile, the nudged ribs, the parody of gifted…

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CfP: “Narrating and Constructing the Beach” International and interdisciplinary conference at the Amerikahaus Munich, 14 – 16 June, 2018

CFP: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, Munich (Abstracts: 14 January, 2018) International and interdisciplinary conference at the Amerikahaus Munich, 14 – 16 June, 2018 Keynote: Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University [deutsche Version unten] The beach has recently become the site of important transformations: understood in the context of mass tourism for many years,…

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CfP: American Counter/Publics, 65th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Counter/Publics 65th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, May 24-27, 2018 Deadline: January 10, 2018   All members of the association and those interested are invited to submit paper proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference of the…

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Call for Papers: Heidelberg Center for American Studies – Spring Academy Conference

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications from international Ph.D. students for its fifteenth annual HCA Spring Academy conference on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion. The conference will take place in Heidelberg from March 19 to March 23, 2018. Further information and the online application form are available from August 15…

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Call for Workshop Proposals: 65th Annual Conference of the GAAS/DGfA “American Counter/Politics”, May 24-27, 2018

American Counter/Publics 65th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, May 24-27, 2018 Deadline: October 1, 2017 Local Organizers: Irwin Collier (Economics), Jessica Gienow-Hecht (History), Ulla Haselstein (Literature), Frank Kelleter (Culture), Christian Lammert (Political Science), Harald Wenzel (Sociology) The “public sphere”—an…

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Postgraduate Conference: Life Writing in the Digital Age: Quantification, Optimization and the Self

University of Mannheim, September 29-30, 2017 Deadline: June 30,2017 The research project “Probing the Limits of the Quantified Self – Human Agency and Knowledge in Literature & Culture of the Information Age,” funded by the German research association (DFG), invites scholars to submit proposals for its postgraduate conference – Life Writing in the Digital Age:…

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Call for Papers: The Revolution Will Not Be Peer-Reviewed: American Disconnects and the Production of Knowledge

Graduate Conference at the Graduate School of North American Studies John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin May 5 and 6, 2017 Postmodern Western societies have long been marked by deep cultural and economic divisions that inhibit successful communication between social groups. As a sense of disconnect grows in the current political climate, the academic…

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14th Annual Spring Academy Conference, HCA

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications from international Ph.D. students for its fourteenth annual HCA Spring Academy conference on American History, Culture, and Politics. The conference will take place in Heidelberg from March 20 to March 24, 2017. Further information and the online application form are available from August 15 on, at:…

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Call for Papers: Summer School “Inside/Outside: Queer Networks in Transnational Perspective”

September 11. – 16. 2016, Hannover, Germany This summer school aims to bring together scholars and activists from Central and Eastern Europe with peers from the United States and scholars of North American Studies. It reflects on the current cultural, legal, and political conditions of representation, articulation, and critique in Central and Eastern European societies,…

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GSNAS Graduate Conference 2016: Flows and Undercurrents. Dimensions of (Im)mobility in North America

June 2-4, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin From lived realities to theoretical discourses, issues of mobility are at the core of many contemporary debates both within North America and globally. (Im)mobility transcends disciplinary boundaries and topics, generating disparate perspectives surrounding movements of people, capital and ideas. Migration, in particular, has become the focus of…

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Call for Papers: DGfA Annual Meeting “The United States and the Question of Rights”, Osnabrück, May 19-22, 2016

Deadline: January 11, 2016 All members of the association and those interested are invited to submit paper proposals for the 2016 Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies “The United States and the Question of Rights“. The  2016  convention  will  attempt  to  tackle  the  question  of  rights  in  the  context  of  U.S.-American  politics, …

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