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Call for Contributions by the German Association for American Studies (GAAS)

 

Deadline: August 1, 2017


Call for Contributions by the German Association for American Studies (GAAS) for the workshop „Diversity and/in the GAAS“ to take place in cooperation with the Bavarian American Academy at the Amerikahaus in Munich on Friday and Saturday, October 20-21, 2017.

 

We seek position papers (5 to 10 minutes in length) on issues of

 

  • gender
  • sexuality
  • race
  • whiteness
  • ethnicity
  • class
  • (dis)ability and
  • the overall conceptualization of diversity as political indicator and as category for reform and social and cultural change.

The workshop will begin with a key-note address on the evening of October 20 (tba) and will run parallel working sessions in the morning of October 21 for which we invite contributions. A plenary afternoon panel will draw together the discussions of diversity in order to identify further measures to be implemented by the GAAS.

 

Contact
Please send an abstract of your suggested contribution to Philipp Gassert, president of the GAAS, and to Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm, executive director of the BAA, no later than August 1, 2017, under the following e-mail address: diversity@amerika-akademie.de. We will notify all submitters and post the final workshop program by the end of August.

 

Further Information
All active participants will have their accommodation in Munich during the workshop covered. For further information please contact Philipp Gassert (gassert@uni-mannheim.de) or Heike Paul (heike.paul@fau.de), Director of the BAA.

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