June, 1-3 2017 "Tragedy in American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, Ethics"

This international conference sets out to reevaluate tragedy as both a literary genre and as a theatrical form and explores forms of the poetological, structural, and symbolic reactivations of tragedy in the American modernist and contemporary drama in relation to its theorizations and by doing so, to offer fresh perspectives on modern and contemporary American drama and theater from the 1910s to the present.

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2015 - 2017 "Environmental Crisis and the Transnational Imagination"

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Oct, 1-3, 2015 "Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre"

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May, 23-25, 2013 "Censorship and Exile"The joint conference of the University of Augsburg and the University of Texas, Austin focused from an interdisciplinary and transcultural perspective on the continuities, discontinuities, and the heterogeneity of exile literature(s) as a result of censorship and repression of free speech and artistic freedom. With the ‘Salzmann Library of Burned Books’ in Augsburg and the ‘Harry Ransom Center’ in Austin, both universities have important collections and institutions that facilitate research concerning the interdisciplinary and academic analysis of mechanics of censorship in relation to the experiences of exile and the reflection within the medium of literature. The scope of the conference was not limited to the first half of the twentieth century but included synchronic as well as diachronic perspectives on the topic and also explored the transnational interrelationships and complex interactions of questions of censorship and exile.

The three-day conference took place at the University of Augsburg as a joint conference between the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Augsburg and constitutes the first joint project within the partnership of both universities.

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May 10-12, 2012 "Crossing Borders - Ways of Constructing Identities"

Eine interdisziplinäre Graduiertenkonferenz der University of Pittsburgh und der Universität Augsburg.

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