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From Page to Stage: The Role of Creative Interpretation Reconsidered

Workshop/Panel Discussion 

Thursday, December 20, 2018; 2-6 p.m.; Amerika-Haus München 
In cooperation with the Bavarian American Academy (BAA).

Leopold Lippert (Vienna)
Julia Rössler (Eichstätt)
Ilka Saal (Erfurt)
Annette J. Saddik (New York)
Kerstin Schmidt (Eichstätt)

For more information and registration (before Dec 1), please contact: Julia Rössler,

Sound Collectives

Dec. 7-8, 2018, International Conference, American Studies Eichstätt, KAP-209

Organizer: Nathalie Aghoro

Sponsors: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bayerische Amerika Akademie (BAA), KU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt

Keynote speakers:

Christof Decker, LMU Munich

Helen Hanson, University of Exeter

Tsitsi Jaji, Duke University

Jennifer Lynn Stoever, Binghamton University


Conference program available here




Workshop on Critical Prison Studies

In connection with the course "Literature and Other Discourses: Prison Literature and Carceral Culture":

Nuremberg, September 21-22, 2018

Critical Prison Studies

For more Information see the website of the Bavarian American Academy

A Mobile World Literature and the Return of Place

International Conference, American Studies, Cath. University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, December 9-10, 2016

For more information, please visit our conference homepage:


Conference program available here:

Conference Program (pdf)


Artistic Keynote:

Shailja Patel, Poet, Playwright, Theater Artist, and Political Activist. Author of Migritude (2010) (Kenya/USA)



(in reverse alphabetical order)


Rinaldo Walcott, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada) 

Christina Sharpe, English, Africana, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Tufts University (Medford, MA, USA)

R. Radhakrishnan, Critical Theory, Postcolonial, African American, and Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California Irvine (Irvine, CA, USA)

Angela Naimou, Department of English, Clemson University (Clemson, SC, USA)

Rachel Mordecai, Caribbean Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA, USA)

Judith Misrahi-Barak, English Department, University Paul-Valery Montpellier (Montpellier, France)

Ruth Mayer, American Studies, Leibnitz Universität Hannover (Hannover, Germany)

Martin Lüthe, American Cultural Studies, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA, USA)/Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

George Lipsitz, Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)

Vijay Kumar, Postcolonial Literatures, Translation and Culture Studies, Osmania University (Hyderabad, India)

Mina Karavanta, English Literature and Language, University of Athens (Athens, Greece)

Yogita Goyal, African American Studies, University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Sabine Broeck, American Cultural Studies, Universität Bremen (Bremen, Germany)

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, African and Afro-American Studies, English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA, USA)



25th Annual CDE Conference "Theater and Mobility"

Organizers: Kerstin Schmidt, Nathalie Aghoro and Nicole Schneider

Conference program: PDF/ booklet

Forschungsatelier: Dialogical Imaginations

Eichstätt, 4-8 April 2016

For further information please visit the conference page.

The Place of Photography

December 5-6, 2014, International Conference and Photography Exhibition, American Studies Eichstaett, Kap-209

Organizers: Kerstin Schmidt, Julia Faisst

Sponsors: KU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Bayerische Amerika-Akademie (BAA), Bayerische Forschungsallianz



Photography Exhibition: Hubert P. Klotzeck, "Non-Places: Stone Quarries Near Eichstaett"

Galerie Bildfläche, Bahnhofplatz 20, Eichstaett




Stefanie Diekmann, Media Studies, Universität Hildesheim (Hildesheim, Germany): “Changing Places: Photography on the Move in Christian Frei’s War Photographer (2001)”


Katharina Fackler, American Studies, Universität Regensburg (Regensburg, Germany): "Placing the Poor in the Capital: Photography, Protest, and the Politics of Space in the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign”


Gerd Hurm, American Studies, Universität Trier (Trier, Germany): “Changing Positions and Perspectives: Edward Steichen’s The Family of Man and Transnational American Studies”


Joseph Imorde, Art History, Universität Siegen (Siegen, Germany): “At Home. The Visual Culture of Privacy”


Liam Kennedy, American Studies, University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland): “The Real War: Photojournalism in the Post-Photographic Age”


Hubert P. Klotzeck, Photographer, Eichstaett, "Non-Places: Stone Quarries Near Eichstaett"


Kathy Kubicki, Photography Department, University for the Creative Arts (Canterbury/Farnham, UK): "Photography & Contemporary Space and Place"


David Lubin, American Visual Art and Film History, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC, USA): “Over Here, Over There, Down Below: American Photographers Confront the Great War"


Anke Ortlepp, American History, Universität Kassel (Kassel, Germany): “Airports and Protests: Framing the Civil Rights Subject in News Photography"


Miles Orvell, English and American Studies, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA, USA): “Waste Landscapes: Photographing the Course of Empire"


Simon Robinson, Photography and the Archive Research Center, University of the Arts (London, UK): "Driving Thru Wasteland: A Photographic Exploration of Edgelands and Subtopia"


Eric Sandeen, American Studies, University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY, USA): “Government Representations of Displacement and Settlement: Heart Mountain through the Lens of War Relocation Authority and Bureau of Reclamation Photographers”


Mitchell Schwarzer, Architectural and Urban History, California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA, USA): "From Sewers to Selfies: The Evolution of Photography into Infrastructure"


Emily Setina, English and American Studies, University of Nevada (Las Vegas, USA): "Marianne Moore's Poetics of Photographic Space"


Shamoon Zamir, Literature and Visual Studies, New York University Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates): "Lee Friedlander's Self-Portrait and the National Ground"




A peer-reviewed volume with selected articles and presentations will be published by Brill in 2018.