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Präsentation der Orientierungsveranstaltung für das zweite und dritte Studiensemester BA English Studies, BA American Studies und Lehrämter.

Premodern Forum


Interested in discussing research and work in the premodern period?
Want to learn more?
Join us for a casual first meeting on

26 October 2021
4 pm
IG 4.201

p r emo d e r n f o r um@ gma i l . c om
@ g o e t h e p r emo d e r n f o r um


International Week 2021

01. bis 04. November 2021

Jedes Jahr zu Beginn des Wintersemesters veranstaltet das International Office eine Messe zu Studium und Praktikum im Ausland, wo sich interessierte Studierende über die verschiedenen Wege, ins Ausland zu kommen, informieren können. Letztes Jahr haben wir mit großem Erfolg die erste virtuelle INTERNATIONAL WEEK veranstaltet. 

Und auch 2021 wird es wieder eine virtuelle International Week geben. 

U.a. gibt es Vorträge zu:

  • Studium im Ausland
  • Praktikum im Ausland
  • ERASMUS+ (Studium und Praktikum)
  • DAAD-Stipendien
  • Im Lehramtsstudium ins Ausland
  • Als Freemover ins Ausland
  • Studieren in Großbritannien
  • Auslandsaufenthalten in bestimmten Fachbereichen
  • sowie Erfahrungsberichte von Austauschstudierenden und Absolvent*innen von Auslandspraktika

Das komplette Programm sowie die Links zur Registrierung zu den Veranstaltungen finden Sie hier.

American Studies

Guest Lectures WS 21/22

02.11.2021, 6pm c.t.

Russ Castronovo (U of Wisconsin-Madison)

»American Insecurity and the Origins of Vulnerability: Some Propositions and Axioms«

16.11.2021, 6pm c.t.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Michigan State)

»Generous Thinking and Sustainable Scholarly Communities«

30.11.2021, 6pm c.t.

Holger Drössler (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

»Coconut Colonialism: Workers and the Globalization of Samoa«

14.12.2021, 6pm c.t.

Devin Zuber (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley)

»Walking, Talking Mount Tam: Esoteric Cartographies in the San Francisco Renaissance«

All events take place via Zoom:

Meeting-ID: 214 096 4225
Kenncode: 592807


Democratic Vistas

Neuer Forschungsschwerpunkt: Democratic Vistas - Reflections on the Atlantic World

Mittwoch, 03.11.2021
7 p.m. (CET), 2 p.m. (ET) - Zoom meeting

Artur Runge-Metzger (European Commission)
»The EU’s International Climate Policy and Transatlantic Relations«

About the lecture
Global climate change can only be tackled at the international level. The European Union and the United States both carry a major historic responsibility in terms of cumulative greenhouse gas emissions since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Thus, since the early 90’s the EU and the US have played prominent roles in developing solutions to this global challenge and in the international negotiations on climate change. Both negotiated and signed the UN Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Most recently, both announced to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, both have pursued quite different domestic policy approaches. While the EU has been a rather reliable international partner, the record of US engagement and implementation of the international climate agreements has been rather mixed. It strongly depended on the political will of the actual administration in Washington. What unites and what divides the two players? How did climate change feature in the transatlantic relationship over the past decades? How does the rise of China as an economic and geopolitical power influence the respective roles of the EU and the US? What promises do transatlantic relations hold for international climate change policy in the coming years?.

Bitte melden Sie sich per Email an:,
Einige Tage vor der Veranstaltung werden Sie die Zugangsdaten zum Zoom meeting mit weiteren Hinweisen zum Format und zu den Teilnahmemöglichkeiten erhalten.

Iris Helene Koban, managing director of the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften (

More information on the event here.

MA American Studies

MA American Studies

Informational Event - MA American Studies

Feb 15, 2021, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

American Studies faculty and program alumni introduce the master’s program and answer students’ questions.

Join the virtual info event via this link.

The Master's Program in American Studies

Book Club

Fully Booked - American Literature at Goethe University

It's not a seminar. It's not a lecture, either. Fully Booked gives you the chance to get to know important works of American literature and discuss them with your peers. Finally a reason to read those books you've always meant to read - but didn't want to read only by yourself!

Each book will be introduced by a member of the American Studies department. Then the floor is open.

save the date:

Fully Booked Winter Semester 2021/22
Zoom Edition // 6pm ct
23.11.21 and 01.02.22

More info on the Flyer.


Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties, presented by Peggy Preciado


Meeting-ID: 214 096 4225
Kenncode: 592807



Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt, presented by Johannes Völz


Meeting-ID: 214 096 4225
Kenncode: 592807


Erasmus+ 2021/22

Erasmus+ 2021/22

Die aktuelle ERASMUS+ Ausschreibung für das akademischen Jahr 2021/22 finden Sie hier. Bewebungsfrist ist der 01.02.2021!

Zur Beratung wenden Sie sich bitte an Dr. Daniel Dornhofer.

Zur vorbereitenden Lektüre empfehlen wir das Merkblatt des IEAS und die Informationen des International Office.

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Lecture Series

15 July 2021
ZOOM/ 17.00-18.30 hrs. CET

A Touch of the Divine:
A Reading & Conversation with Yann Martel

Yann Martel is a world-renowned writer, with a readership in over forty languages. He has authored four novels, a short story collection and a book of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada. His acclaimed novel Life of Pi (2001) – the most popular winner of the Booker ever – was a universal bestseller, and was adapted to the screen by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee. Given the prominence of animals, anthropomorphism, and comparative religions in his work, critics have variedly dubbed him a postsecularist, posthumanist, magic realist and a maverick of form. A classicist in style, a lyricist in prose, an Avant-gardist in spirit, Yann Martel deals with themes and motifs as expansive as God, art, adventures, migration, and taxidermy. This reading and conversation will be based on his previous as well as ongoing writing projects.

No registration required for IEAS members.
All others, please register at:

Das Plakat finden Sie hier.

Memory Studies

Memory Studies is an international and interdisciplinary convergence field. It addresses – broadly speaking – the interplay of past and present in sociocultural contexts. Memory Studies is interested in the social shape of individual memory as well as in the collective generation of past, present, and future.
The Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform (FMSP) is an initiative of the Forschungszentrum für Historische Geisteswissenschaften (FzHG). It brings together people and projects from history, sociology, literature, arts, media studies, psychology, and other relevant disciplines in a dialogue about memory. It wants to shape the future of memory studies by developing and discussing new research questions and new methodologies.
The activities of the FMSP revolve around three main Research LinesTranscultural Memory, the Mediality of Memory, and Memory and Narrative.

Upcoming events:


John Sutton (Durham University)

Memory and Distributed Cognition:
Inhabiting the Past Together – Notes on Place, Memory, and Re-enactment

Tuesday 30 November 6:15 pm 

online via Zoom –> register here


Tilmann Habermas (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Memory and Narrative Psychology: Emotion and Autobiographical Narrating –
the Example of Anger

Friday 14 January 2022 4:15 pm 

online via Zoom –> register here


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