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Historians of the GAAS/DGfA Annual Conference, 2021: “Labor History” (Online Event)

Historians of the GAAS/DGfA Annual Conference, 2021: “Labor History” (Online Event)

Dear colleagues,
this year the annual conference of the historians within the GAAS/DGfA must move online. We hope you will join us for the meeting on Zoom on February 26, 2021. (Links will be posted here closer to the time of the event.)

Conference Program

14:00 CET
Introduction

14:30–16:00 CET
Keynote
Julie Greene
“Workers of the World: U.S. Empire, Class, and Capitalism
followed by responses by Andreas Etges and Mischa Honeck

(15 minute break)

16:15–17:45 CET
Keynote
Eileen Boris
“Neither Free Nor Slave: Migrant Domestic Workers, The Employment Agency, and Reproductive Labor Under Capitalism

followed by responses by Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson and Silke Hackenesch

(15 minute break)

18:00–19:30 CET
Business Meeting

Login Information (For keynotes only. The business meeting will be held for eligible members, who have received separate communication about it.)

Time: 26. Feb., 2021, 02:30 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien

Enter meeting here:

https://zoom.us/j/95103004782?pwd=cUQxdjRCankrUCtXNjkzK2ZMbGJVQT09

Meeting-ID: 951 0300 4782

Meeting code: 767100

Conference Review – Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies 🗓

Conference Review – Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies 🗓

The journal Early American Literature (UNC Press) has published a conference review of the Obama Institute’s 2018 conference “Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies”.

You can access the review in full here:

Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies by Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Society of Early Americanists (pp. 865-872)
Review by: HELEN KILBURN and MELISSA MORALES
https://www.jstor.org/stable/26780585

Jan 20 – Beefcake: Male Bodies, Masculinity, and Community-Building in Pre-Stonewall Gay Magazines (TPC Workshop X) 🗓

Jan 20 – Beefcake: Male Bodies, Masculinity, and Community-Building in Pre-Stonewall Gay Magazines (TPC Workshop X) 🗓

Research Group “Transnational Periodical Cultures”

Beefcake: Male Bodies, Masculinity, and Community-Building in Pre-Stonewall Gay Magazines (Workshop X)

 

Jan 20, 2021, 4 – 6 p.m., Online (Zoom)

 

Please find below the invitation and Zoom link to access workshop X, “Beefcake: Male Bodies, Masculinity, and Community-Building in Pre-Stonewall Gay Magazines,” organized by Prof. Dr. Florian Freitag (University Duisburg-Essen).

Speakers will be:

Filippo Carlà-Uhink (U Potsdam), Florian Freitag (UDE) and David K. Johnson (U of South Florida), author of Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement (2019).

We look forward to continuing our conversations on magazines with you.
Best wishes,
Jutta Ernst, Sabina Fazli, Oliver Scheiding

For further information, please visit
https://www.uni-due.de/ekfg/beefcake_workshop_2021.php
or
www.transnationalperiodicalcultures.net.

 

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Happy Holidays! 🗓

Happy Holidays! 🗓

On behalf of the faculty and staff at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, we thank you – our supporters, colleagues, students, and friends – for another successful year filled with meaningful and inspiring projects, alas, pursued under Corona conditions.

We look forward to collaborating with you, hopefully in person, in 2021 and wish you and your loved ones:
Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!

The Executive Board of the Obama Institute

(Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mita Banerjee, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jutta Ernst, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alfred Hornung, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Axel Schäfer, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheiding)

 

Dec 15: Online Guest Lecture “Claiming ‘The Great Black North’ in Contemporary Short Stories from Canada” 🗓

Dec 15: Online Guest Lecture “Claiming ‘The Great Black North’ in Contemporary Short Stories from Canada” 🗓

Claiming ‘The Great Black North’ in Contemporary Short Stories from Canada

Dr. Nele Sawallisch
(Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany)

Dec 15, 09:40-11:00, BigBlueButton

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Canada’s popular moniker of “the Great White North” has long exceeded its reference to the land of ice and snow, assuming another metaphorical meaning in the context of the country’s demographic. Despite the adoption of an official policy of multiculturalism in the latter half of the 20th century, to immigrant populations as well as BIPoC in Canada, the country has often proven less than welcoming both in diachronic and synchronic perspectives. This talk therefore considers short fiction by Black Canadian and second-generation Black authors that negotiates the intersections of Blackness, Canada, and belonging. On the one hand, their short stories posit experiences of discrimination and racism as facts in the daily lives of BIPoC in Canada despite its professions of a tolerant multicultural society. On the other hand, the authors also appropriate and claim Canada’s geography to map histories, presents, and futures of a “Great Black North” that “remix[es]” (Mason-John and Cameron 2014) Canada’s story as we know it.

Dr. Nele Sawallisch works as a senior lecturer in American Studies at Catholic University Eichstätt- Ingolstadt, Germany. Her first monograph Fugitive Borders: Black Canadian Cross-Border Literature at Mid-Nineteenth Century (transcript, 2019) discusses community-building processes and genealogies in autobiographical writing by formerly enslaved men from the 1850s in the North American borderland between the United States and Canada.

You can download the poster here.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you (electronically) at the lecture!

Dec 14 – Online Info Session: American Studies Summer School 🗓

Dec 14 – Online Info Session: American Studies Summer School 🗓

Join the American Studies Summer School 2021!

The Civil Rights Movement, Southern Literature, and Southern Food & Music

Experience a unique and intensive research and learning opportunity focusing on the American South. The Obama Institute offers this three-week American Studies Summer School traveling through Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Tennessee from the end of July to mid-August. This educational trip provides students with courses in language, literature, and cultural studies. Starting in Little Rock, Arkansas and ending in Washington DC, participants will study the Civil Rights Movement, the history of food and music in the US South, and Southern Literature. They benefit from lectures, readings, and films, as well as on-site learning. Summer School participants can receive course credits in Independent Studies, Cultural Studies, or Written English.

You can find further information in the Download section on the Summer School page and here.

ONLINE INFO SESSION
Monday, December 14, 2020, 6 p.m.
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If you cannot attend the info session but are interested in joining,
please contact Julia Velten (juvelten@uni-mainz.de).

Download the flyer for the info session here.