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.