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Friday, 25 May 2018

8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Conference Office (Room 206, JFKI)

9.00 – 10.30 a.m.
Keynote Lecture (Seminaris)
Catherine Squires (Minnesota): “Generating Creative Friction: Counter-Narratives & Ethical Imaginaries at Home in Black Counterpublics”
Chair: Boris Vormann (Bard College Berlin)

10.30 – 11.00 a.m.
Coffee Break

11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Keynote Lecture (Seminaris)
Andrew Gross (Göttingen): “Community and Contagion: Crises of Liberalism in the Writing of Benjamin Franklin”
Chair: Astrid Franke (Tübingen)

12.30 – 2.00 p.m.
Lunch Break

PGF Lunch Meeting (SSC)
Early career scholars are invited to address issues of their concern and to vote for the location of the 2019 PGF conference (free pizza provided). Organized by the current PGF team in Berlin (Helen Gibson, Anne Potjans, Simon Rienäcker, Jiann-Chyng Tu).

Teaching American Studies Lunch (eßkultur @ Museum Europäischer Kulturen)
This is an informal meeting to discuss innovative ideas on teaching, curriculum development and cooperation with schools, teachers and students. Everybody interested in teaching is welcome.

Reception by De Gruyter (Room 319, JFKI)
Presentation of the Handbooks of English and American Studies and its newest volumes by the series editor Gabriele Rippl (Bern) and the volume editors. Light lunch provided.

Buchpräsentation des Universitätsverlags Winter (Room 340, JFKI)
Werner Sollors, Die Versuchung, zu verzweifeln: Geschichten aus den 1940er-Jahren
Ein Gespräch mit Werner Sollors, Andreas Barth (Verlagsleiter und Lektor), Frank Kelleter (FU Berlin) und Britta-Waldschmidt Nelson (Augsburg). Der Verlag stellt einen Mittagsimbiss zur Verfügung.

2.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Workshops 1-7 (JFKI, GSNAS, SSC)

3.15 – 3.45 p.m.
Coffee Break

5.15 – 6.15 p.m.
Women’s Caucus (Room 340, JFKI)

6.30 – 7.30 p.m.
Diversity Roundtable (Room 340, JFKI)