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Spotlight - Research Grants for Florian Weinzierl, American Studies UR

Florian Weinzierl, American Studies, UR, has recently been awarded two research grants to work on his dissertation project on "Queer Performances on the American Stage." A Post-Graduate Scholarship of the Bavarian American Academy (Graduiertenstipendium der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie) and a Short-Term Research Grant for PhD Candidates by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD
Kurzstipendium für Doktoranden 2016/17) will take him to the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center and the Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City this fall. Congratulations!

Highlight - Prof. Dr. Gary Jacobson

On 5 July 2016 Prof. Dr. Gary Jacobson of the University of California, San Diego visited the University of Regensburg to hold a talk titled "And the next president is... Reflections on the US election campaign 2015/16"

Venue: 4-6 pm, H 2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

Highlight - Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan, REAF Fellow, Summer 2016

Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan visited Regensburg American Studies as a REAF Fellow for ten days in April/May 2016. We enjoyed the following events:

"Symposium:Panel: American Studies Transnational: Perspectives, Politics, Responsibilities" (30 April 2016, 5-7 pm, Altes Finanzamt);

"Research Roundtable: Projects in Transnational American Studies" (3 May 2016, 4-6 pm, PT 3.2.73);

"Bartleby, the Slacktivist; Citizen-Saboteurs; and Other 'Occupations'" (Lecture and Q&A Session; 4 May 2016, 2-3 pm & 3-4 pm, ZH 5).

Thank you, Professor Morgan for insightful talks, productive discussions, and most valuable support for our graduate students! Professor Morgan's visit to Regensburg was made possible by the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation.

*** With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation. ***

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Image: Prof. Morgan meets UR American Studies graduate students and PhD candidates




REAF Program Summer 2016

Date Guest Lecture
29 April 2016

Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen (Universität Leipzig)

"Wings and Roots: Migrating Academics"

Venue: 5:30 pm, Haus der Begegnung

30 April 2016

Prof. Dr. Alfred Hornung (Johannes Gutenberg-

Universität Mainz)

"Transnational Journeys of Life: En Route to Refuge"

Venue: 3:30 pm, Altes Finanzamt

30 April 2016

Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State University), REAF Fellow

"Symposium: Panel: American Studies Transnational: Perspectives, Politics, Responsibilities"

Venue: 5-7 pm, Altes Finanzamt

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation.

3 May 2016

Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State University), REAF Fellow

"Research Roundtable: Projects in Transnational American Studies"

Venue: 4-6 pm, PT 3.2.73

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation.

4 May 2016

Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State University), REAF Fellow

"Bartleby, the Slacktivist; Citizen-Saboteurs; and Other 'Occupations'"

Venue: 2-3 pm & 3-4 pm (Lecture and Q&A Session), ZH 5

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation.

16 June 2016        

Prof. Dr. John David Smith (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)

"You turned us loose to the sky....to the wrath of our infuriated masters: Emancipation and Reconstruction Reconsidered"

Venue: 12-2 pm, ZH 6

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

With the friendly support of the Bavarian American Academy (BAA)

23 June 2016

Prof. Dr. Hubert Zapf (Universität Augsburg)

"Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts"

Venue: 10 am-12 pm, H 22

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Timo Müller

29 June 2016

Dr. Leopold Lippert (Universität Salzburg)

"The Neoliberal Charms of America Abroad, or: Playing Indian in Austria"

Venue: 2-4 pm, ZH 6

In cooperation with the DFG Research Network "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies"

5 July 2016

Prof. Dr. Gary Jacobson (University of California, San Diego)

"And the next president is... Reflections on the US election campaign 2015/16"

Venue: 4-6 pm, H 2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

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