Summer Academy der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie (BAA)

Seit 2007 organisiert die Bayerische Amerika-Akademie (BAA) eine internationale Summer Academy.

Studierende und Graduierte können sich für die Teilnahme bewerben. Die ausgewählten Teilnehmer*innen zahlen lediglich eine geringe Teilnahmegebühr (Stand 2016: 300€). Reisekosten, Unterkunft sowie die Kosten für das wissenschaftliche und kulturelle Programm werden von der BAA übernommen.

 

 

 

BAA 9th International Summer Academy - Call for Applications

The Bavarian American Academy in Munich invites applications for its 9th International Summer Academy for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies on

“Questions of the Archive”
May 20 – June 3, 2017 in Nürnberg

in cooperation with Florida International University and Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg


Following the widely discussed archival turn in the humanities, this year’s summer school focuses on questions of the archive, its production, authority, and transformation. We seek contributions in the broad interdisciplinary field of American studies that problematize and analyze questions of the archive with regard to a) poststructuralist scholarship on the contingency of the archive and the epistemic anxieties it reveals, b) assumptions of authority based on power relations (evident in canon debates and absences in the archive), and c) more recent technological developments and the changes they imply (big data, digital humanities). The technology of the archive informs both history and memory, and thus the archive can claim to be invested with legitimacy and status.


Questions of knowledge production in the present moment are prominently addressed by Diana Taylor (“archive and repertoire”), Ann Laura Stoler (“the colonial archive”), and James Clifford (“archival silences”); these scholars call attention to explicit and implicit assumptions about archival energies in both preserving knowledge for future generations and potentially withdrawing it from ongoing public circulation. Next to these theoretical considerations, we will explore different kinds of ‘official’ archives (material, oral, digital, and so forth), forms of subverting the archive (‘ghosts’ in the archive), and alternative archives in a global, postcolonial world.

 

Program of the 9th International Summer Academy


1. key-note lectures by US and European speakers – including, so far:

 

Colleen Boggs
Author of Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity (2013, Columbia UP) and Civil War Substitutes: How the Military Draft Changed America (forthcoming)

 

Markus Heide
Author of Grenzüberschreibungen: Chicano/a-Erzählliteratur und die Inszenierung von Kulturkontakt (2004, Winter) and co-editor of Hemispheric Encounters: The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective (2016, Lang)

 

Gesa Mackenthun
Author of Metaphors of Dispossession: American Beginnings and the Translation of Empire, 1492-1637 (1997, U of Oklahoma P) and Fictions of the Black Atlantic (2004, Routledge)

 

Donald Pease
Author of The New American Exceptionalism (2009, Minnesota UP), co-editor of Futures of American Studies (2002, Duke UP) and Re-Framing the Transnational Turn (2011, Dartmouth College P)

 

Lloyd Pratt
Author of Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century (2010, U of Pennsylvania P) and The Strangers Book: The Human of African American Literature (2015, U of Pennsylvania P)

 

Martha Schoolman
Author of Abolitionist Geographies (2014, U of Minnesota P)

 

Barry Shank
Author of A Token of My Affection: Greeting Cards and American Business Culture (2004, Columbia UP) and The Political Force of Musical Beauty (2014, Duke UP)

 

Ann Laura Stoler
Author of Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense (2009, Princeton UP) and Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times (2016, Duke UP),

 

and others


2. work-in-progress presentations by the doctoral and postdoctoral participants,


3. workshop sessions in which participants discuss key texts in the field.


The program also includes a cultural program in and around Nürnberg and trips to Munich and Bamberg as well as visits to museums, and other cultural events related to the overall theme of the summer school.

 

Application


We invite doctoral and postdoctoral students to apply electronically with

 

  • a statement of purpose
  • CV
  • a 2-page project description
  • one letter of recommendation

 

Please send your application by February 15, 2017 to the program directors:


Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm (BAA): schweiger-wilhelm@amerika-akademie.de
Heike Paul (FAU): heike.paul@fau.de
Martha Schoolman (FIU): mschoolm@fiu.edu


Participants will be selected based on the strength of their applications.


Acceptance to the Summer Academy includes a full academic and cultural program, accommodation, and a travel grant. The tuition fee is 300 €.

 

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Ein Rückblick auf die vergangenen Jahre

2016 International Summer Academy of the Bavarian American Academy
Material Cultures
June 4-11, 2016 in Miami
 
2015 International Summer Academy of the Bavarian American Academy
Material Cultures
June 10-11, 2015 in Munich and Regensburg
 
2014 International Summer Academy of the Bavarian American Academy
American Studies in a Transatlantic Perspective: Critical Regionalism in Politics and Culture
May 31 - June 10, 2014 at Texas State University, San Marcos
 
2013 International Summer Academy of the Bavarian American Academy
American Studies in a Transatlantic Perspective: Critical Regionalism in Politics and Culture
May 20 - June 3, 2013 in Munich and Nuremberg
 
2012 International Summer Academy of the Bavarian American Academy
Democratic Cultures, Past and Present: Perspectives from Washington, DC
May 4-13, 2012 in Washington, DC
 
2011 International Summer Academy of the Bavarian American Academy
Transatlantic American Studies: Democratic Cultures, Past and Present
May 14-28, 2011 in Munich and Nuremberg
 
2010 International Summer Academy of the Bavarian American Academy
Modernity, Mobility and Displacement: Transnational Perspectives from Detroit
May 13-22, 2010 at Wayne State University, Detroit
 
2009 International Summer Academy of the Bavarian American Academy
American Studies in a Transatlantic Perspective: Cultural Mobility and Intercultural Exchange
May 9-23, 2009 in Munich
 

Kontakt

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Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm
Referentin für die Bayerische Amerika-Akademie

 

Telefon

089 55 25 37-42

 

E-Mail
schweiger-wilhelm@amerika-akademie.de

 

 

Jasmin Falk
Assistenz Geschäftsstelle der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie

 

Telefon

089 55 25 37-41

 

E-Mail
jfalk@amerika-akademie.de