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Lecture Series

Our lecture series will be concluded with a presentation by

Andreas Plöger (PopRat Saarland) / Svetlana Seibel (Saarland University)

on

EPIC EMPIRES - Ein internationaler LARP-Magnet aus dem Saarland / Wrap-Up

July 11, 2018
18.30-20.00

Filmhaus
(Mainzerstraße 8, 66111 SB)


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Amerikatag


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Guest Lecture


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Mizzou: University of Missouri


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On Wednesday, July 27, 2018 a delegation from the University of Missouri will visit Saarland University.

14.30-14.45: Welcome by Prof. Dr. Claudia Polzin-Haumann (Vice President for Europe and International Affairs, Saarland University)

14.45-15.00: Welcome by Wolfgang Heintz (International Office, Saarland University)

15.00-15.45: Meeting with Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner (Chair of North American Literary and Cultural Studies, Saarland University)

15.45-16.45: "Discussing America" The State of the US today - What is going on? (Meeting and Discussion with European Horizons Saarbrücken, Saarland University's EU student initiative)

Building C 7 4, Conference room 117

Guest Lecture


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Guest Lecture

Eleanor Ty (Wilfrid Laurier University),
guest professor in the IRTG Diversity, will give a guest lecture and present her recent publication
"Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority"
June 5 2018, 6 pm
Campus Saarland University
Building A5 3, room 2.03.


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Symposium


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Lecture


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Prof. Fellner will talk about

1968 in Amerika: Protestbewegungen und internationale Solidarität

Monday, 7 May 2018
7 p.m.
Filmhaus Saarbrücken

This lecture is part of the lecture series "1968: Literatur und Revolution."

 


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Guest Lecture

Prof. Dr. Marciana Popescu
(Fordham University, New York)

The Global Compact on Refugees: Implications for Local Migration Policies

20 March 2018
4 p.m.
Saarland University, Campus
Building C 5 3, room 120

On January 31st, the UNHCR released The Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees. Building on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework adopted in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (2016), the Zero Draft presents the program of action – stressing the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach, engaging global partners (UNHCR, the EU), national governments, networks of cities and municipalities, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, public-private partnerships, and a global academic alliance.

The role of universities, as active participants in shaping global, national and local migration policies was thus recognized and directly integrated in the proposed program of action. Through research, training, and advocacy, as well as policy practice, universities can be a safe space, changing the migration discourse and challenging undercurrents of nationalism and xenophobia. At a local level, universities can generate data, and work on specific aspects of policy implementation, fostering an evidence-based approach that promotes best practices. Education is a central strategy in this plan of action, with specific guidelines in regards to facilitating and increasing access to education for migrant children (asylum seekers and refugees), promoting innovative programs that will address some of the ongoing barriers (such as language, documentation, psychosocial trauma), and recognizing existing capacity, by either providing migrants with access to secondary and tertiary education, and/or engaging teachers, and researchers among refugees in educational initiatives.

Within this context, we will explore two essential questions:

  • How do global policies shape national and local strategies, particularly in regards to family reunification, inclusion and integration, and overall safe migration?
  • What are some the local factors contributing to effective engagement of universities in providing innovative solutions to specific migration challenges?
  • What are some of the best practices of university partnerships, and how do their outcomes shape migration policies?

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Guest Lecture


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Hannes Krämer
(Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)

will speak on
"Infrastrukturen der Grenze"

Feb. 22, 2018
3.30-5 p.m.
Luxemburg University, Campus Belval
Maison
du Savoir, Salle 3.120

organized by the working group Bordertextures

 

 


Night of the Profs



Lecture

Prof. Fellner will give a lecture on

What the Heck is going on? Queer Representations in Film and Television

12.30 a.m. (!) - 1.35 a.m.
21 December 2017
Aula

This lecture is part of the annual 24-hour lecture organized by AStA on Dec. 20-21, 2017.

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Guest Lecture


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Unfortunately, the talk by Hannes Krämer had to be canceled.

Hannes Krämer
(Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)

will speak on
"Infrastrukturen der Grenze"

Dec. 14, 2017
3.30-5 p.m.
Luxemburg University, Campus Belval
Maison de Sciences Humaines
, Salle: Black Box

organized by the working group Bordertextures


Film Screening

Sacco und Vanzetti (USA, 2006, dir. Peter Miller, OmU)

Screening of the 2006 documentary film about Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Before the screening, Prof. Fellner will give an introduction to the film.

Filmhaus (Mainzerstraße 8)
Monday, 11 Dec. 2017
6.30 p.m.

No admission fee!

The screening is part of the lecture series "Kommentare, Kämpfe, Kontroversen. Karl Marx zum 200. Geburtstag."
Complete program of the lecture series.


Guest Lecture

"First Year of Trump: What Is Happening in America?"

Ass. Prof. Jerry Mayer (Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University)

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
7.30 p.m.
American Space
(VHS Building, Room 23, Schlossstrasse 2, 66119 Saarbrücken)


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Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony for Best Final Thesis in American Studies

6 Oct. 2017
6 p.m.

Campus, Building C 9 3 (Graduate Center)

The best final theses in the field of American Studies (Language / Literature / Cultural Studies) will be awarded in a ceremony within the framework of our German-American Day celebration.

Award for Best Final Thesis in the Field of Literature: Melanie Müller (Thesis: Construction of Identity in Colum McCann's Transatlantic)

Award for Best Final Thesis in the Field of Cultural Studies: Matthias Huckert (Thesis: Sympathy for the Devil: Morally Ambiguous Characters in AMC's Breaking Bad)

Award for Best Final Thesis in the Field of Language: Anika Jung (Thesis: 'She'd hammer me and I'd thanked her': (Im)Politeness in the TV series Gilmore Girls)

The award ceremony is organized by NamLitCult, the German-American Institute Saarland and ASCO Europa Stiftung.


UdS American Studies Graduate Forum

Reading American TV Series: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Oct. 5-7, 2017

Saarland University

Keynote Speakers:
Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton)
Diane Negra (University College Dublin)

Program

For further information and registration, please contact us at amerikanistik[at]mx.uni-saarland.de.

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Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2017

Please send your abstract plus short biographical note to
amerikanistik[at]mx.uni-saarland.de

 


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Pressekonferenz zum Zertifikat „Angewandte Pop-Studien“

Pressekonferenz zum Zertifikat „Angewandte Pop-Studien“ der Saar-Uni und des PopRats Saarland

Ab dem kommenden Wintersemester 2017/18 wird ein neuer Zertifikatsstudiengang zum Thema „Angewandte Pop-Studien“ an der Universität des Saarlandes angeboten. Dieses Zertifikat vermittelt zum einen medientheoretische Grundlagen und Kernkonzepte der Popkultur in den Bereichen Kunst, Kultur, Musik, Sprache, Literatur und Geschichte. Studierende können diese Theorie dann auch über praktische Anwendungen in einem Praxismodul vertiefen. Darüber hinaus können sie sich die wirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Pop- und Kreativwirtschaft erarbeiten.
 
Zur Vorstellung dieses neuen, interdisziplinären Zertifikats gibt es eine Pressekonferenz, zu der die Universität des Saarlandes und der „PopRat Saarland e.V.“ herzlich einladen:

Dienstag, 25. Juli, 12 Uhr
Baker Street, Mainzer Straße 8, Saarbrücken

Den Medien stehen Rede und Antwort:

•    Universitäts-Professorin Dr. Astrid M. Fellner (Amerikanistik)
•    Universitäts-Professor Dr. Rainer Kleinertz (Musikwissenschaft)
•    Dr. Lil Helle Thomas (Kunstgeschichte)
•    Vorsitzender des PopRates Saarland e.V. Peter Meyer

Um Anmeldung wird gebeten bis Freitag, 21. Juli unter: amerikanistik(at)mx.uni-saarland.de

Kontakt:
Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner
Tel.: 0681 302-2770
E-Mail: amerikanistik(at)mx.uni-saarland.de
und
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Kleinertz
Tel.: 0681 302-3660
rainer.kleinertz(at)mx.uni-saarland.de


Screening of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Screening of Bram Stoker's Dracula with an introduction by Svetlana Seibel.

20 July 2017
8 p.m.

Kino 8 1/2
Nauwieserstraße 19

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Guest Lecture


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Erfolg in Serie V

Please note: Erfolg in Serie moved to Camera Zwo!

The last presentation for this season will be

by Marc-Oliver Frisch (UdS)

on

Treme

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 7.30 p.m.

Camera Zwo (Futterstraße 5-7, 66111 Saarbrücken)

 


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Town Hall Meeting


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Erfolg in Serie V

Please note: Erfolg in Serie moved to Camera Zwo!

The next presentation will be

by Bärbel Schlimbach (UdS)

on

Deadwood

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 7.30 p.m.

Camera Zwo (Futterstraße 5-7, 66111 Saarbrücken)

 


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Guest Lecture

Professor Joseph A. Slaughter,  
Department of English and Comparative Literature,
Columbia University (New York)

Universal Human Rights: A Concept Transcending Borders in a Globalized World?

Monday, 19 June 2017
14:00
Saarland University, Campus
Building C 5 3, Room U 13


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IRTG Spring Lecture Series

B.J. Epstein (University of East Anglia)

will speak on

"Translating Queer Children's Literature"

Monday, 19 June 2017
4 - 6 p.m.

This talk will take place in Saarbrücken,
Campus, Building E 1.7, room 002.

 


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Erfolg in Serie V

Please note: Erfolg in Serie moved to Camera Zwo!

The next presentation will be

by Svetlana Seibel (UdS)

on

Orphan Black

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 7.30 p.m.

Camera Zwo (Futterstraße 5-7, 66111 Saarbrücken)


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Atelier Bordertexturen

The Work of Global Border Writing
Claudia Sadowski-Smith (Arizona State University)

June 7, 2017
4-6 p.m.
Saarland University, Campus,
Building C 5 3, room 119

This presentation places US-Mexico border theory in the larger context of global discourses about contemporary 
human border crossings. Dr. Sadowski-Smith will discuss how a growing body of writing about bordercrossings to the United States and the European Union complicates the prevailing focus in American Studies on the relationship of a particular population to a specific geographical border.


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Indigenous Popular Culture Conference


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NamLitCult is organizing a three-day international conference devoted to the field of Indigenous Popular Culture:

“A Long Time Ago on a Reservation Far, Far Away”:
Contemporary Indigenous Popular Culture across the Globe

June 1-3, 2017
Saarland University
Campus, Graduate Center, Building C 9 3

 

Keynote speakers:

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Please register for the conference via the registration form.

The conference program includes a screening of "Global Lacrosse Village": click here for details.

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Film Screening


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Film screening is part of the conference "'A Long Time Ago on a Reservation Far, Far Away': Contemporary  Indigenous Popular Culture Across the Globe."


Archive

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