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Upcoming Events

Erfolg in Serie VII

The next talk will be by

Latifah Cengel

on

Seven Seconds

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
7.30 p.m.

Kino Achteinhalb (Nauwieserstraße 19)


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American Studies Graduate Forum 2019 - Liquid Trajectories:Flight, Mobility, and Migration

29-30 November 2019

For more infos see ASGF 2019: Liquid Trajectories!



Past Events

Here you can find out about the most recent past events (for all past events check our archive).


NamLitCult Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult Guest Lecture

Prof. Dr. Paul Morris (Université de St. Boniface / Winnipeg)

"Canadian Multiculturalism"

Thursday, 4 July 2019
12 - 2 p.m.

Building B 3 1, Lecture hall I


IRTG Visiting Scholar


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IRTG Visiting Scholar

Dr. Tetiana Ostapchuk (Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine)

Tetiana Ostapchuk is an Associate Professor of Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. She teaches courses in Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, Theory and Practice of Translation, and ESL. She earned her PhD from the Shevchenko Institute of Literature, the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. She actively participates in Ukrainian and International conferences, workshops and schools. In 2007/08, she was the Fulbright Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University; in 2016 she participated SSASA Symposium on “Images of America: Reality and Stereotypes” (Salzburg); in 2017 she presented lectures “The image of Ukraine in American Popular Culture” in the frame of Erasmus+ KA 107 Mobility Program in Cadiz University, Spain. Her publications include articles in the fields of Ukrainian American literature, Diaspora Studies, and Memory Studies. She has also been an organizer of the number of conferences, the latest among them is the international workshop “B/Orders of Ukrainian Diasporas Cultural Representations” launched by by the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen and hosted by Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University. She is a co-editor and one of the contributors to the book “(Pop) Cultures on the Move: Transnational Identifications and Cultural Exchange Between East and West” (Saarbrücken, 2018). She will join the IRTG Diversity in Saarbrücken from 24 June-7 July 2019.



Intersections 2019 - Stonewall 50: Getting out of the Gender and Sexuality Box

12-30 June 2019

Film screenings, talks, lectures, workshops, and a performance!

For more infos see intersections-sb.de



Atelier Bordertextures


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Guest Lecture Atelier Bordertextures

Markus Heide (Uppsala University)

"Border Aesthetics: Visibility and Invisibility at the US-Mexico Divide"

June 26th, 2019 - 4 - 6 pm

Saarland University, Building A 5 3, room 2.03


IRTG Guest Lecture


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IRTG Guest Lecture

Dr. Tetyana Ostapchuk (Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolayiv, Ukraine)

"Displacement Experiences and Changes of Identity in Irene Zabytko’s When Luba Leaves Home"

June 25th, 2019 - 12-2 pm

Saarland University, bldg. A2 2, 2.02


NamLitCult Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult Guest Lecture

Dr. des. Sabrina Mittermeier (University of Augsburg)

"Seeing Ourselves in Other People - LGBT* Representation on Screen"

June 19th, 2019 - 4-6 pm

Saarland University, bldg. A5 3, 2.03

--- as part of Intersections 2019 ---


NamLitCult Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult Guest Lecture

Prof. Bronwyn Winter (The University of Sidney, AUS)

"Feminist utopias and dystopias: the future is now?"

June 11th, 2019 - 12-2 pm

Saarland University, bldg. A2 2, 2.02


IRTG Visiting Scholar


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IRTG Visiting Scholar

Prof. Lynn Mie Itagaki (University of Missouri, Columbia, USA)

Lynn Mie Itagaki is Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. Her research focuses on interracial ethics, comparative race studies, women of color feminism and twentieth- and twenty-first-century U.S. literature by writers of color. She recently published a book that examines the post–civil rights era in terms of the 1992 Los Angeles crisis, Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout, and has published articles and reviews in African American Review, Amerasia Journal, Feminist Formations, MELUS and Prose Studies. Her next book projects examine the aesthetics and politics of the media bystander in the post-9/11 era and race and economics in literature after the Great Recession. She will join the IRTG Diverstiy at Saarland University May to June 2019.For more information on Lynn Mie Itagaki, see: https://english.missouri.edu/people/itagaki


IRTG & CEUS Guest Lecture


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IRTG & CEUS Guest Lecture

Prof. Lynn Mie Itagaki (University of Missouri, Columbia, USA)

"Fleeing Bodies and Fleeting Performances: Race, Memory, and Migration at US and EU Borders"

June 6th, 2019 - 4-6 pm

Saarland University, bldg. A5 3, 2.03


NamLitCult Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult Guest Lecture

Jennifer Volkmer, M.A. (LMU Munich)

"Women Love that Shit" - Women-Centered Road Movies Challenging the Male Gaze

May 27th, 2019 - 2-4 pm

Saarland University, bldg. B3 1, HS3 (0.12)

Abstract:

With women increasingly entering formerly predominantly male areas, such as politics and police departments, the film industry caught up in 1991 with two female protagonists in the male-coded genre of road movies. In this talk, I will be embedding the movie in its historical context, draw parallels to the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), and discuss how the male gaze applies to these, and other TV shows and movies. In doing so, I will focus on how these female protagonists are perceived in the world they act in, especially in relation to the male characters, as well as look at how these women use violence and why, as opposed to the violence enacted by men in these stories. I will also discuss the Bechdel-Wallace test and examine the relationships between different women, including both rivalries and supportive bonds. Furthermore, I will address the development of the roles of women in film and television, and how the male gaze has been challenged and the options and limits of doing this.


IRTG Guest Lecture


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IRTG Guest Lecture

Dr. Lee Francis (IndigeCon, Native Realities Press)

"Native Americans in Popular Culture and the Rise of the Inidigenerd!"

May 23rd, 2019 - 12-2 pm

Saarland University, bldg. B3 1, 0.14

For more info on Lee's guest lecture click here.


IRTG Visiting Scholar


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IRTG Visiting Scholar

Dr. Lee Francis (Laguna Pueblo, USA)

Lee Francis IV is currently the CEO of Native Realities, the only Native and Indigenous pop culture company in the United States. Native Realities is also the host of the Indigenous Comic Con and Red Planet Books and Comics. Native Realities has published 9 titles to date with more on the way. The hope is to change the perceptions of Native and Indigenous people through dynamic and imaginative pop culture representations. Dr. Francis is also the writer for Sixkiller and the upcoming Ghost River: An Account of the Paxton Massacre in Pennsylvania. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Pueblo of Laguna Education Foundation and the Youth Development Coordinator for Laguna Partners For Success. In his career, Dr. Francis has had the distinct pleasure to work as a classroom instructor at Laguna-Acoma High School, the University of New Mexico, and the Native American Community Academy. In 2014, he received his PhD in Education from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. His work as a poet and scholar has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He will join the IRTG Diversity in Saarbrücken from 22-25 May 2019.


Soldier Songs

Musiktheater von David T. Little
Europäische Erstproduktion

15. März 2019, 19.30 Uhr
16. März 2019, 19.30 Uhr
24. März 2019, 19.30 Uhr

Alte Feuerwache (Saarbrücken)

Am 16. März findet nach der Vorstellung ein Publikumsgespräch mit dem Komponisten David Little und Prof. Fellner statt.

Hier finden Sie weitere Informationen zum Stück.


Night of the Profs 2019


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NamLitCult Guest Lecture Series


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NamLitCult Guest Lecture

Prof. Jane Desmond (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

"Hunting Across Borders: Polar Bears, Indigenous Rights, and Contemporary International Relations between the US and Canada"

December 11th, 2018 - 12-2 pm

Saarland University, bldg. B3 2, 0.03


Erfolg in Serie VI


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The concluding presentation for this season will be by

Svetlana Seibel (Saarland University)

on

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


Lecture Series


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Our lecture series will be concluded with a presentation by

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

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

July 11, 2018
18.30-20.00

Filmhaus
(Mainzerstraße 8, 66111 SB)


Amerikatag


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Amerikatag

July 6th, 2018

Saarland University, bldg. C5 3, U 10

in cooperation with the German American Institute Saarland.


NamLitCult / IRTG Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult / IRTG Guest Lecture

Dr. Kathi Wiedlack

"United in Pop Culture: The USA, Russia, Solidarity, and Queer and Feminist Resistance"

July 3rd, 2018


Mizzou: University of Missouri


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Visit of a delegation from the University of Missouri at Saarland University

July 27th, 2018

Saarland University, bdlg. C7 4, 117

Program

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)


NamLitCult / Bordertextures Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult / Bordertextures Guest Lecture (in German)

Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

"Migrierende Grenzen und Zeitverschiebungen: Zum Zusammenhang von Temporalitäten und Grenzüberquerungen in Europa"

June 13th, 2018, 4-6 pm

Saarland University, bldg. B3 1, 011

 


NamLitCult / IRTG 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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NamLitCult Guest Lecture


NamLitCult Guest Lecture

Brendan W. Rensink (Brigham Young University)

"When Borders Cross Natives and Natives Cross Borders: A Comparative North American Example"

May 25th, 2018

Saarland University, bldg. C5 3, 120


Symposium


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Symposium

"In the Cut"


NamLitCult / IRTG Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult / IRTG Guest Lecture

Dr. Elisabeth Tutschek

"Who Speaks When We Speak? Montreal, a City in Translation"

May 15th, 2018

Saarland University, bldg. C5 3, 2.03


Lecture


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Astrid Fellner (in German)

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."

 


NamLitCult / IRTG Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult Guest Lecture

Dr. Selma Raljevic (Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar)

"Narrating Transnationalism: U.S. Fiction in (Trans)Motion

April 17th, 2018

Saarland University, bldg. A5 3, 2.03


NamLitCult / IRTG Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult 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:


NamLitCult / Bordertextures Guest Lecture


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NamLitCult / Bordertextures Guest Lecture

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

 

 


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