Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) program
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its newly designed four-semester Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) program.
The MAS is an interdisciplinary program taught in English and aimed at qualified graduate students from Germany and around the world. It provides students with in-depth knowledge about the United States of America from an outside perspective.
The curriculum includes classes in human geography, history, literary and cultural studies, political science, economics and religious history. The unique design of the MAS gives students ample opportunity to choose an individual configuration for their course of study, including multiple combinations of disciplines. Individual study plans may concentrate on disciplines from the humanities or the social sciences, or combine both. MAS students benefit from both excellent academic teaching by internationally renowned scholars and an interdisciplinary approach that meets the needs of professional and academic careers.
The program is tuition free for EU-citizens. For non-EU students, the state of Baden-Württemberg charges a fee of 1,500 Euro per semester.
We would like to ask you for your support in making the MAS program known to students in your department who might be interested in the program. We would be very grateful if you could forward the attached poster and flyer to your colleges within the related fields and to students who might be interested in the program and/or display them in a prominent location in your department or institute.
International applications for the winter semester 2020 will be accepted from May 1 to June 15, 2020.
2020 Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies
Friday, 31 January and Saturday, 01 February 2020 at Ruhr-University Bochum and TU Dortmund University
Invitation and Call for Papers
The doctoral colloquium Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies offers PhD candidates in American Studies from the University Alliance Ruhr (UAR) a forum to present their dissertation projects as work in progress. The UAR consists of the Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen.
We welcome contributions focusing on the study of American history, culture, media, and literature. Presentations will be discussed by peers, American Studies professors of the three universities, and further senior scholars with a comprehensive perspective on American Studies. Commentators will provide advice and ideas on contents, theoretical foundations, as well as methodology.
If you are interested in participating, please submit your proposal to email@example.com by 30 November 2019 including
• title of your presentation
• abstract (max. 300 words)
• a short biographical note (max. 5 sentences)
• technical requirements (notebook, projector, loudspeakers, Internet connection, etc.).
Presentations should not exceed 15–20 minutes and will be followed by a discussion.
The final program for the 2020 Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies as well as further information on the conference will be posted at the RuhrCenter of American Studies website http://www.amstudies- ruhr.de
Rafael Alves Azevedo (Duisburg-Essen) Anna Bongers (Bochum) Sandra Danneil (Dortmund) Elisabeth Haefs (Duisburg-Essen) Zohra Hassan-Pieper (Duisburg-Essen) Chris Katzenberg (Bochum) Hannes Koberg (Bochum) Laura Kost (Dortmund) Johannes Maria Krickl (Bochum) Hanna Rodewald (Dortmund)
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2020 Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies!
Call For Submissions to a Special Issue of The Emily Dickinson Journal
International Dickinson: Scholarship in English Translation
Because English is the dominant language in Dickinson studies, the flow of ideas tends to move in one direction, even while excellent scholarship is published in other languages. WIth the goal of promoting scholarly dialogue across languages and cultures, we invite submissions for a special issue of The Emily Dickinson Journal devoted to translations into English of recent critical work on the poet published in other languages. As Domhnall Mitchell and others have noted, interest in Dickinson’s writing continues to grow in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other parts of the world: currently there are major translation projects underway in places like Japan, Taiwan, China, and Brazil. Global interest in Dickinson’s work, however, has surpassed global scholarly communication networks, which tend to be restricted by national and linguistic boundaries.
Seeking to represent a nationally diverse range of critical perspectives on Dickinson’s work, the editors invite scholars to submit abstracts in English of no more than 500 words of published, peer-reviewed essays and book chapters published in other languages in the last five years. We will then review the abstracts and extend invitations to scholars to translate their work into English in full or in part for publication in the fall 2020 issue of The Emily Dickinson Journal. To maximize the diversity of the scholarly work presented in the issue, a second section will feature abstract-length presentations of books, chapters and articles. We therefore also invite scholars interested in this section to send 500-word summaries of recent publications or work in progress in the last five years, to be published in abstract form. For a third section, we seek abstracts (250-300 words) of PhD dissertations on Dickinson defended in the last five years or still in progress. It is our hope that this issue will bring new perspectives to an international readership. The issue offers a unique opportunity for international scholars to make their work more widely available, and for English-speaking scholars to enrich their critical perspectives on Dickinson. Please submit abstracts to all 3 editors of this issue, Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (firstname.lastname@example.org), Li-hsin Hsu (email@example.com) and Eliza Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org). Provide the bibliographical information for the original publication or contextual information for the work in progress, along with a short cv. Deadline for submission: January 15, 2020.
Heidelberg Center for American Studies 17th Spring Academy Conference: www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de
The seventeenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 23-27, 2020. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.
The HCA Spring Academy will also offer participants the chance to work closely with experts in their respective fields of study. For this purpose, workshops held by visiting scholars will take place during this week.
We encourage applications that range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences and pursue an interdisciplinary approach. Papers can be presented on any subject relating to the study of the United States of America. Possible topics include American identity, issues of ethnicity, gender, transatlantic relations, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, economics, as well as various aspects of American history, literature, religion, geography, law, musicology, and culture.
Participants are requested to prepare a 20-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by a 40-minute discussion. Proposals should include a preliminary title and run to no more than 300 words. These will be arranged into ten panel groups.
In addition to cross-disciplinary and international discussions during the panel sessions, the Spring Academy aims at creating a pleasant collegial atmosphere for further scholarly exchange and contact.
Accommodation will be provided by the Heidelberg Center for American Studies.
Thanks to a small travel fund, the Spring Academy is able to subsidize travel expenses for participants registered and residing in developing and soft-currency countries. Scholarship applicants will need to document the necessity for financial aid and explain how they plan to cover any potentially remaining expenses. In addition, a letter of recommendation from their doctoral advisor is required.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 15, 2019
SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE BY: January 2020
PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM: www.hca-springacademy.de
MORE INFORMATION: www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS: email@example.com
The CFP for the BAAS 2020 conference at the University of Liverpool is now open. Full details here: https://www.baas.ac.uk/
The 65th BAAS Annual Conference 16–18 April 2020, University of Liverpool Keynote Speakers:
Heather Ann Thompson: Professor, University of Michigan and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Blood in the Water
Hanif Abdurraqib: Poet, essayist and author of They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Go Ahead in the Rain and A Fortune for Your Disaster
Fionnghuala Sweeney: Senior Lecturer in American literature, University of Newcastle and author of Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World