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)


For further information and registration, please contact us at amerikanistik[at]

Click here for the CfP.

Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2017

Please send your abstract plus short biographical note to


Indigenous Popular Culture Conference

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:

  • Prof. Taiaiake Alfred (University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada)
    Keynote on "Art, Ancestral Memory and Indigenous Resurgence"
  • Sonny Assu (visual artist, Vancouver, Canada)
    Keynote on "We Come to Witness"
  • Dr. Sarah Henzi (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada)
    Keynote on "Betwixt and Between: Alternative Genres, Languages, and Indigeneity"

Click here for the conference program.

Please register for the conference via the registration form.

The conference program includes a screening of "Global Lacrosse Village".

Click here for the CfP.

American Studies Graduate Forum

In cooperation with the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Saarland, the Chair of North American Literary and Cultural Studies at Saarland University will hold a 2-day American Studies Graduate Forum that invites doctoral and advanced Master students to present their current projects-in-progress in a workshop-style setting. The forum will offer participants a chance to discuss their research with peers as well as experienced and senior scholars.

The graduate forum / workshop will take place at Saarland University on

October 21 and 22, 2016.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Sébastien Mort (Université de Lorraine, Metz)
Monika Sauter (Erlangen University)

Click here for details.

Virtual Conference

Our virtual conference took place January 15-17, 2016:

"Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies: Sites and Insights"

Thanks to all participants for interesting articles and lively and inspiring discussions!

Cooperation between Institute of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Black Sea State University in Mykolayiv, Ukraine and NamLitCult.

Workshop Border Cultures

NamLitCult is organizing a PhD / graduate student workshop on

"Border Cultures: Theorizing and (Con-)Textualizing Borders"

August 6-7, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Mary Pat Brady (Cornell University)

For further information please contact amerikanistik[at]

Mesea Conference

Saarland University hosted the 9th biennial MESEA conference
(The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas) from

May 29 to June 1, 2014.

The topic of this year's conference was:

"Crossing Boundaries in a Post-Ethnic Era:
Interdisciplinary Approaches and Negotiations."

Keynote Speakers:
Anssi Paasi (University of Oulu, Finland)
José David Saldívar (Stanford University)
Mita Banerjee (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Cherríe Moraga (Stanford University)
Celia H. Rodríguez (University of California, Berkeley

Click here for the program.

The detailed program including workshops can be found here.

Click here to find out more about the conference.

GENDERWOCHE, 22th - 25th January 2013

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

12 - 2 pm, B4.1, 0.23

Talk "trans*: Transsexuality, Transgender (Masculinities), and Drag King Performances" 

by Jennifer Moos, M.A. (Saarland University)


Thursday, 24 January 2013

7 pm, Aula

Film Screening "Man for a Day"


Friday, 25 January 2013

3 pm - 7 pm, Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken (details to be announced)

Queer Drag Workshop with the Sissy Boyz

Please register for this workshop by sending an email to: gleichstellung[at]


8 pm, Alte Schreinerei, Rosenstraße 21

Drag Party "Kings & Queens & Inbetweens"

Entry: 3 € (free entry for Kings & Queens)


For more information, check out the website of our Forum Geschlechterforschung ( or just click on the flyer below.

Ladyfest Saar 2012

We are organising the first Ladyfest in Saarland! We, that is the people of the department of North American Literary and Cultural Studies along with our partners and a bunch of sponsors. The program will go online soon. For more information on the ideas behind our Ladyfest and a provisionial program, our list of partners and interesting links, check out our website at


Austrian Association for American Studies

Is It 'Cause It's Cool? Affective Encounters with American Culture.

38th International Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies

Organized by Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner, together with Dr. Eugen Banauch and Mag. Klaus Heissenberger

Location: Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, November 4-6, 2011.

See the Call for Papers.

For the Conference Website, click here.



North American Literary and Cultural Studies (NamLitCult) at Saarland University offered a two-day workshop on gender and queer theories as well as practices on June 30, 2011 and July 1, 2011.

For additional information see the Gender*Queer*Workshop page.



North American Literary and Cultural Studies (NamLitCult) at Saarland University is offering a two-day workshop on gender and queer theories as well as practices on June 30, 2011 and July 1, 2011.

This interdisciplinary Gender*Queer*Workshop targets students working on their B.A., M.A., Staatsexamen and PhD theses.

For additional information see the Call for Papers and the Gender*Queer*Workshop page.