Lecture with Professor George Elliott Clarke on 13 December 2016: “Poles Apart?: The ‘Great Black North’ in Canada and Sweden”

Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate Prof. George Elliott Clarke (Univeristy of Toronto, Canada)

„Poles Apart?: The ‘Great Black North’ in Canada and Sweden“

13 December 2016
8 a.m – 10 a.m. (8-10 c.t.)
Hörsaal 18, Becherweg 7

The Paper will examine the similar ways in which Sweden and Canada construct (dark)er skin pigmentation as alien to the North, despite the iconic – and ironic – presence of non-white, Indigenous peoples. Yet, ‘black’ cultures in Canada and Sweden are actually ‘Nordic.’ the paper will examine attendant ironies and contradictions in these perspectives.

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Apply for the American Studies Summer School 2017!

Apply for the American Studies Summer School 2017!

American Studies Summer School 2017


Apply for the American Studies Summer School!

It will give you a unique and intensive research and learning opportunity in the United States focusing on the American South.

The Institute for Transnational American Studies launches the three- week American Studies Summer School that visits several southern states including Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Tennessee. This educational venture from the end of July to mid-August offers courses in language, literature, and cultural studies. Starting in Little Rock, AR, and ending in Washington, D.C., the summer school studies the Civil Rights Movement, the History of Food and Music in the American South, and Southern Literature. Students benefit from lectures, readings, and films as well as from on-site learning. Course credits (Independent Studies, Cultural Studies, or Written English) can be earned.

If you are interested in joining the group, come to the

INFO SESSION on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm in P204

The application deadline is January 15, 2017 (submit Personal Statement, short CV, Academic Record). Send your documents as one pdf-attachment to hanslik@uni-mainz.de

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Workshop with Prof. Martin Brückner on 13 December 2016: “Grant Writing forResearch Fundingat U.S. Institutions”

Prof. Dr. Martin Brückner (University of Delaware)

„Grant Writing for Research Funding at U.S. Institutions“

13 December 2016
10 a.m – 2 p.m. (10-14 c.t.)
Philosophicum, 3. OG, Raum 03-812
Seminarraum Bibliothek Theaterwissenschaft

This Workshop will help you write and revise grant proposals for research funding in American academic disciplines (sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts) and non-academic institutions such as historical societies and national research libraries. It addresses primarily graduate students and faculty, although it will also be helpful to undergraduate students who are seeking funding for research (e.g. for a bachelor degree thesis). In addition, the workshop will provide information on research opportunities, the selection process and more. Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of project proposals for group workshops!

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