Erfolg in Serie VI



Master Program in Border Studies



American Studies Graduate Forum



UniGR-Center for Border Studies



Working Group Bordertextures



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Guest Lecture


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Erfolg in Serie VI


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The concluding presentation for this season will be by

Svetlana Seibel (Saarland University)

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Sense8

December 11, 2018
7.30 p.m.
Kino 8 1/2 (Nauwieserstraße 19), Saarbrücken


UdS American Studies Graduate Forum


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American Studies Graduate Forum 2018

Cultural Borderlands: Literatures, Film, and Aesthetic Practices

December 07, 2018 -
Please note: change of venue for Friday: Graduate Center C 9 3

December 08, 2018 - Graduate Center C9 3

Keynote speakers:

Johan Schimanski

Astrid Fellner

Registration and more info here


New Master Program in Border Studies


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Still unsure as to which MA program to choose in the fall? Check out our new trinational and trilingual MA program "Border Studies"!

Our Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study program, which addresses the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond.
The study program is designed for students with different disciplinary backgrounds who wish to develop the necessary skills and competencies to work in intercultural and cross-border settings.


The multilingual study program is located in three countries at four different universities:
•    University of Luxembourg (LUX)
•    University of Lorraine (FR)
•    Saarland University (DE)
•    University of Kaiserslautern (DE)


For more info, see: www.uni-gr.eu/en/Master_Border_Studies

In order to apply at Saarland U, go to:
https://www.uni-saarland.de/en/master/study-programmes/internat/border-studies/description.html

For more info, you can also contact Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner and Prof. Dr. Peter Dörrenbächer at ma_border_studies[at]uni-saarland.de



New publication


(Pop-) Cultures on the Move: Transnational Identifications and Cultural Exchange Between East and West.

Ed. by Astrid M. Fellner, Tetiana Ostapchuk and Bärbel Schlimbach

Saarbrücken: Universaar, 2018.

This collection examines how the signifier 'America' functions as an intermediary in the production of transnational identities and analyzes how different forms of cultural exchange between 'East' and 'West' are constituted in literary and cultural texts. In particular, the essays investigate the transnational flow of cultural texts, analyzing how, by whom, and to what purposes and effects (pop)cultural practices have been appropriated and transferred to local contexts and how the significance of place, especially the category of the national, has changed in the process. Analyzing various spaces of cultural transmission, the articles focus on patterns of movement and the flows of culture in order to approximate the question of whether the dialogue with 'America' in the 21st century still plays a vital role in the production of 'European' identities. What specific role does the flexibility and adaptability of the signifier 'American' play in this intermediary function of American culture? This book therefore gauges the potential and the limits of 'American' culture as a third term that can 'other' both national and European traditions (for identification or dis-identification) and can serve to reconstruct and to transgress national cultural identities.

Download book here.



New publication


Rethinking Gender in Popular Culture in the 21st Century: Marlboro Men and California Gurls

Edited by Astrid M. Fellner, Marta Fernández-Morales and Martina Martausová

Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

This book explores popular culture representations of gender, offering a rich and accessible discussion of masculinities and femininities in 21st-century popular media. It brings together contributors from various European countries to investigate the workings of gender in contemporary pop culture products in a brave, original, and rigorous way.
This volume is both an academic proposal and an exercise of commitment to a serious analysis of some of the media that influence us most in our everyday lives. Representation matters, and the position we take as viewers or consumers during reception matters even more.

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