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61st Annual Convention of the GAAS

Würzburg, June 12-15, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

7:30am-9:00am Business Meeting of Editors of DGfA/GAAS Publications (Residenz, Studiensaal der Graphischen Sammlung im Martin von Wagner-Museum)

9:30am-4:00pm DGfA/GAAS Board Meeting (Residenz, Studiensaal der Graphischen Sammlung im Martin von Wagner-Museum)

2:00pm-4:00pm PGF Meeting (Philosophie-Gebäude, Am Hubland, ÜR 15)

3:30pm-4:45pm Distribution conference folders (Neubaukirche, Foyer)

5:00pm-7:30pm Conference Opening (Neubaukirche)

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (GAAS President), Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz (JMU Vice-President), Prof. Dr. Helmut Flachenecker (Vice-Dean Philosophische Fakultät I), Marion Schäfer-Blake (Mayor of the City of Würzburg), John B. Emerson (US Ambassador to Germany)

Music: Cenk Ergün (Composition), Molly Bashaw (Performance)

Award Ceremony

Ambassador's Grant
Fulbright American Studies Award
Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship
Best AmSt Article Award

GAAS Honorary Membership Prof. Gerhard Hoffmann

Music: Cenk Ergün (Composition), Molly Bashaw (Performance)

Introduction: Gesa Mackenthun

Robert Bullard (Texas Southern University): "Strategies for Building Environmentally Just and Sustainable Communities for All: Why Equity Matters"

7:30pm-10:00pm Reception (Neubaukirche, Foyer/Innenhof Alte Universität)


Friday, June 13, 2014

8:00am-5:30pm Conference Office (Philosophie-Gebäude, Am Hubland, 5 E 7)

9:00am-10:30am

Introduction: Christine Gerhardt

Ursula K. Heise (University of California, Los Angeles): "BioCities: Urban Ecology and the Reinvention of Nature" (Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminarraumgebäude Z 6, Am Hubland, 0.004)

10:30am-11:00am Coffee break

11:00am-12:30pm

Introduction: Miriam Strube

John M. Meyer (Humboldt State University): "American Environmentalism and the Resonance Dilemma" (Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminarraumgebäude Z 6, Am Hubland, 0.004)

12:30am-2:00pm Teaching American Studies Lunch; Diversity Lunch

2:00pm-5:00pm Parallel Workshops 1-7 (Philosophie-Gebäude, Am Hubland, ÜR 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21)

3:30pm-3:45pm Coffee break

5:15pm-6:30pm Women's Caucus (Philosophie-Gebäude, Am Hubland, HS 2)

7:00pm-9:00pm  Weinprobe (Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg)


Saturday, June 14, 2014

8:00am-5:30pm Conference Office (Philosophie-Gebäude, Am Hubland, 5 E 7)

9:00am-10:30am

Introduction: Ruth Mayer

Julie Sze (University of California, Davis): "Environmental Justice and Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene" (Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminarraumgebäude Z 6, Am Hubland, 0.004)

10:30am-11:00am Coffee break

11:00am-2:00pm Members’ Meeting (Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminarraumgebäude Z 6, Am Hubland, 0.004)

2:00pm-3:00pm PGF Lunch

3:00pm-6:00pm Parallel Workshops 8-14 (Philosophie-Gebäude, Am Hubland, ÜR 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21)

4:30pm-4:45pm Coffee break

6:15pm-8:00pm DFG Info (Philosophie-Gebäude, Am Hubland, HS 2)

6:15pm-8:00pm Digital Humanities und Digital Publishing: Neue Ressourcen und Perspektiven für American Studies (Philosophie-Gebäude, Am Hubland, ÜR 11)


Sunday, June 15, 2014

9:30-11:00am

Introduction: Christa Grewe-Volpp

Sylvia Mayer (University of Bayreuth): "Risk Narratives: Climate Change, the American Novel, and the World Risk Society" (Residenz, Toscanasaal)

11:00-11:30am  Coffee break

11:30am-1:00pm

Introduction: Christof Mauch

Frank Zelko (University of Vermont): "Holism, Ecology, and the (Non-Ironic) Enchantment of Modernity" (Residenz, Toscanasaal)

2:00pm-4:00pm Würzburg sightseeing tour


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