32nd Annual Conference of the Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA)
Remembering: Transnational Memory Cultures and American Studies
November 10-12, 2022, University of Regensburg
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"The Politics of Regret Revisited"
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia)
In the talk, Jeffrey Olick will review the trajectories of what he has called the politics of regret - acknowledging and apologizing for difficult pasts - from its heyday in the 1990s through the last two decades, with particular attention to transformations in the last five years. He will give particular attention to debates over postcolonial memory in Europe (with particular attention to recent German debates) and to the end of what he has called American exceptionalism in memory politics following the murder of Geroge Floyd and the rise of BLM (showing how the discourses are intertwined).
Conference and keynote: PT 3.0.79 (Philosophie/Theologie, Großer Sitzungssaal)
Excursion: Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial (KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg)
Conference dinner* (Friday Nov. 11, 2022): Kneitinger im Antoniushaus, Mühlweg 13, 93053 Regensburg
*vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free friendly
Below you can find some hostel and hotel recommendations for Regensburg:
- Altstadthotel Arch, Haidplatz 2-4, 93047 Regensburg
- B&B Hotel Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 111, 93053 Regensburg
- Hostel am Ostentor, Ostengasse 12, 93047 Regensburg
- Hotel am Peterstor, Fröhliche-Türken-Str. 12, 93047 Regensburg
- Hotel Luis, Landshuter Str. 24, 93047 Regensburg
- Hotel Orphée (Kleines Haus), Untere Bachgasse 8, 93047 Regensburg
- Hotel-Restaurant Wiendl, Universitätsstr. 9, 93053 Regensburg
- Hotel Weidenhof, Maximilianstr. 23, 93047 Regensburg
- Münchner Hof, Tändlergasse 9, 93047 Regensburg
- the niu Sparrow, Kirchmeier Str. 8, 93051 Regensburg (use Buchungscode "theniu597" for 10% off)