“State Narratives in Comparative Perspective” May 25 – June 8, 2019


Our Bavarian American Academy invites applications for its 11th International Summer Academy for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies on “State Narratives in Comparative Perspective” May 25 – June 8, 2019 in Nuremberg, Berlin, and Regensburg in cooperation with Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Regensburg.

This year, we invite doctoral students and junior faculty to present and discuss their projects related to the concept of the “state narrative.” Central questions are: How can we identify hegemonic and counterhegemonic state narratives and the ideological ‘work’ they do – in arguing for or against state power and state intervention? How do these narratives manifest themselves in visual culture, poetic discourse, political rituals, cultural practices, and social configurations? How do they make sense of the universal claims of “the state” even as political participation of “the people” is always limited? And how can we examine these tensions in a comparative perspective?

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 €.

Click here for more info about the program and the application process