Deadline: June 15, 2017
In cooperation with the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Saarland, the Chair of North American Literary and Cultural Studies at Saarland University (UdS) will hold a 2-day American Studies Graduate Forum that invites doctoral and advanced Master students to present their current projects-in-progress in a workshop-style setting. The forum will offer participants a chance to discuss their research with peers as well as experienced and senior scholars. This year, we invite submissions dealing with American television series.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Stacey Abbott, University of Roehampton
- Diane Negra, University College Dublin
Topics can include but are not limited to:
- Television as a repository for meanings and a site where cultural values are negotiated
- Representations of gender, race, class, age, (dis)ability, space etc.
- Paratexts, extended and transmedia narratives
- Intersections with other media (novels, films, comics, video games, music)
- “Quality Television”
- Translation, subtitling and dubbing
- Audience and consumption, including fandom
- Genre (hybridity)
- Narrative and structure
- Different formats (e.g. series, serial, miniseries)
In order to participate or propose a project, please send an email including a title, a 250 word abstract and a short biographical note to
by June 15, 2017.