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Remembering: Transnational Memory Cultures and American Studies (PGF 2022)

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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 


The 2022 POSTGRADUATE FORUM ORGANIZING TEAM:

Verena Baier, Markus Diepold, Lena Gotteswinter, Tamara Heger, Bill Henderson, Christian Knittl, Jon Matlack, Efthalia Prokopiou, Katharina Röder, and Jiann-Chyng Tu 


Contact:

email: pgf@dgfa.de

website: go.ur.de/pgf-2022


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KEYNOTE

"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). 

You can join the keynote using this Zoom link: https://uni-regensburg.zoom.us/j/68257004086?pwd=T1hpOVNOekQwTmhiUTVoeXVqZlkvQT09


VENUE

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 


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HOTELS

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REGISTRATION

There are no conference fees.    

Please register for the 2022 Postgraduate Forum here


PROGRAM

ABSTRACTS

CALL FOR PAPERS

Click here to download the CfP as a PDF. 


SPONSORS

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for funding this year's Postgraduate Forum:



  1. INSTITUT FÜR ANGLISTIK UND AMERIKANISTIK