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Upcoming events / Guest lectures
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December 14, 2023 at 12.15h in the AudiMax
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Guest lecture by Dr. Katrin Althans

You are cordially invited to a guest lecture by Dr. Katrin Althans (Universität Duisburg/ Essen) on 'World Literature and the Appeal of the National: The Case of Outback Noir', which will take place on December 14, 2023 at 12.15h in the AudiMax.

Dec 19, 6.15 pm, via Zoom
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Info Session: Language Fellow Program at Vassar College

We warmly welcome you to join the info session on the Language Fellow Program at Vassar College (NY). The meeting will be held via Zoom. The meeting ID as well as the code can be found in the picture on the left or here. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Exhibition: 30 Nov 2023 - 29 Feb 2024
Tale of Swift's Whale
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The Tale of Swift’s Whale: Three Hundred Years of Whale Imagery in Swift’s A Tale of a Tub (1704)

(30 Nov 2023 - 29 Feb 2024)
The Ehrenpreis Centre for Swift Studies is pleased to announce that it will host an exhibition exploring The Tale of Swift’s Whale, curated by Dr Corrina Readioff, University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Department of English (Department Library, Second Floor).
Running for three months, from 30 November 2023 (Swift‘s birthday) to 29 February 2024, the exhibition will not only highlight the most striking holdings of the Ehrenpreis Centre but also tell the story of the Tub‘s illustrations over the centuries.

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Winter Term 23/24
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Lecture Series: GLAM. Winter 2023/24

The Guest Lectures in American Studies Münster (GLAM)-lecture series will take place over the 2023/24 winter term. Further information about the lectures and registration links can be found here.

Winter Term 2023
Hotspots 2023-2024 Program
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Lecture Series: Hotspots in Literary and Cultural Studies, Book Studies, and Linguistics

The Hotspots lecture series takes place every winter semester, highlighting current research across the English Department. The 2023-2024 lecture series begins on 18 October.

July 06, 6.30 pm, Studiobühne: Domplatz 23
Transnational Belonging Reimer
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Transnational Belonging: Poetry Reading with Jennifer A. Reimer

We warmly welcome you to "a poetry reading and conversation" with Jennifer A. Reimer and Gulsin Ciftci on July 6 at 6.30 pm. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Gulsin Ciftci.

For students interested in this topic, there will be an additional workshop on this on July 8. Please register in advance and send an email to satura.journal@uni-muenster.de.

Friday, June 30, 2023 | 9.00-15.00 JO1, Johannisstraße 4, Münster
Australian Studies Day Final Poster
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Australian Studies Day

The PTTS Chair will host an Australian Studies Day at the University of Münster on June 30, 2023 from 9:00-15:00 in JO1. We invite all interested students and staff to this event and hope that we can welcome you on this occasion!

The Australian Studies Day follows on from the highly successful project launch of the joint online master's programme "Australian Studies" in Cologne last year. The event is designed to report on the development of the MA programme to stakeholders at the University of Münster as well as to facilitate in-person exchange between the four partner universities (Cologne, Düsseldorf, Duisburg-Essen, and Münster). The day's programme will also reflect on the research field and teaching area Australian Studies: what constitutes its core components, what ties it together, and why is it such a vital and exciting research field at the current moment?

Program and additional information can be found here.

June 19th, 7 pm
Juneteenth 23 No Qr Code
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Juneteenth Dialogues with Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton

Writer, activist, and performer Deborah D. E. E. P. Mouton will read from and discuss her memoir Black Chameleon on June 19th at 7 pm at the Studiobühne of the WWU, Domplatz 23. This event is in commemoration of the proclamation of the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865 and is meant to not only enter into a discussion on contemporary systemic racism in the U. S. but also to discuss the importance of mythology for Black women in the U. S., the potentials of autobiographical genres, and the role literature plays for the times in which we currently live.

The event is hosted by Silvia Schultermandl and Gulsin Ciftci. Registration is encouraged but not mandatory: americanstudies@uni-muenster.de.

May 25th, 12:00 noon
Fretwell 25.05.2023
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Next GLAM lecture on May 25th with Erica Fretwell. You're more than welcome to join!

June 16th
Bewes Workshop - Poster
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Lecture and Workshop: "The Novel in a Postfictional Age” with Timothy Bewes

This workshop engages with Prof. Bewes’s latest book, Free Indirect: The Novel in a Postfictional Age (Columbia University Press, 2022), which shakes the grounds on which the theory of the novel has long been standing and offers new ways of seeing and engaging with literature.
This event is co-organized by Gulsin Ciftci and Anna Thiemann, in cooperation with the Graduate School Practices of Literature.

For any further questions, please contact Gulsin Ciftci.

Thursday, April 27th
Masterclass With Jessica Pressman
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Bookishness Masterclass

On Thursday, April 27th, we will be joined by Jessica Pressman to discuss her acclaimed book Bookishness: Loving Books in a Digital Age and its reception since it was published in late 2020. In this two parts event, we first create a library of bookish objects to glance at the every day images of bookishness, which will be followed by a masterclass by Jessica Pressman herself. All are invited!

Please see the attached poster for further details or refer to our registration page.

Summer Term 2023
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Lecture Series: GLAM, Summer 2023

The Guest Lectures in American Studies Münster (GLAM) lecture series will take place over the 2023 summer term. Further information about the lectures and registration links can be found here.

January 19th, at noon sharp
Glam Eugenie Brinkema Jan 19
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Final GLAM talk by Eugenie Brinkema

We cordially invite you to attend our final GLAM talk this semester. Eugenie Brinkema from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be holding a talk on "Get Out; Or, How to Read a Sunken Form".
Dr. Brinkema's research in film and media studies focuses on violence, affect, sexuality, aesthetics, and ethics in texts ranging from the horror film to gonzo pornography, from the body of films dubbed “New European Extremism” to the viral media forms of terrorism. Her talk therefore promises to be quite thought provoking.

As usual, this talk will be held via Zoom. Please register yourselves using one of the attached files or at:


Upcoming Event: Wednesday, March 1st 2023, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

11. Nachmittag der Fremdsprachen 2023 - Wortschatzarbeit

Das Forum Fremdsprachendidaktik lädt alle Fremdsprachenlehrkräfte und Referenda*innen der Primarstufe, Sek I/II und BK zum 11. Nachmittag der Fremdsprachen ein. Studierende können auch gerne teilnehmen.

Save the date: 01.03.2023, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Informationen zur Anmeldung, Ablauf und Programm finden Sie ab sofort hier: Nachmittag der Fremdsprachen

Lecture Series
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Black German Studies: Transatlantic Perspectives

Join us this semester for the lecture series "Black German Studies Transatlantic Perspectives". Co-organized by the Chair for German Literature, Comparative Literary Studies and Transatlantic Literary History
and the Chair for English, Postcolonial and Media Studies at University of Münster, the seven events intend to offer space for exchange and reflection on the research field of Black German Studies and for engagement with scholars, authors/artists, and activists who contribute to this discourse.

The lecture series is planned to take place in person and will be
documented by various articles, interviews, and reports posted to this
blog: https://medium.com/black-german-studies-transatlantic-perspectives.

Registrations for childcare and any questions can be sent to

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