Diversity: Linguistic, Cultural and Literary Perspectives

Student Conference on Thursday, 25 April 2024

We would like to invite all students of English and American Studies at the University of Bamberg to join the student conference of the first instalment of a new transdisciplinary series of yearly online lectures offered jointly by the partner universities of the European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies. This is a hybrid event that can either be accessed with the Zoom links provided in the programme or visited in person at MG2/00.10, MG2/01.11 and M3N/03.28.

The conference opening, the keynote lectures and the poetry reading take place in MG2/00.10

Keynote lecture 1: Thursdsay, 25 April, 8:45-9:45 am: Prof. Dr. Wladyslaw Witalisz, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie
Title: Latinx Shakespeare: Carlos Morton's Trumpus Caesar and the power of political farce

Keynote Lecture 2: Thursday, 25 April, 2:00-3:00 pm: Kedon Willis, City College of New York
“Queer Literatures of the Caribbean”

Have a look at the full conference programme(416.2 KB) and the book of abstracts(189.5 KB)!


Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Universitätsleitung, der Ständigen Kommission für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (FNK) und des Universitätsbundes)

With kind support of the University Executive Board, FNK and the University Association (Universitätsbund)

Online Lectures

The first edition of our lecture series deals with the topic of diversity from linguistic, cultural and literary perspectives. It is an outstanding opportunity to interact with a group of international students and to get to know professors from our partner universities. The course will consist of four online lectures taught between November 2023 and February 2024 and the above mentioned hybrid student conference on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

Wednesday, 8 November, 6:00-8:00 pm: Prof. Dr. Manfred Krug, Bamberg
“Binary or diversity? A multimodal approach to Michael Jackson's music video Black or White

Wednesday, 13 December, 6:00-8:00 pm: Prof. Andrew Monnickendam, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
“Why food studies matters”

Wednesday, 10 January, 6:00-8:00 pm: Prof. Dr. Roberta Maierhofer, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
“Communities and Connections: Inter-American Perspectives”

Wednesday, 7 February, 6:00-8:00 pm: Dr. Mena Mitrano and Prof. Pia Masiero, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
“First Person: Challenges and Affordances”

Earning ECTS

  • MA students
  • BA  students  (in ‘Studium Generale’)
  • students of ‘Lehramt Realschule’ (as part of their ‘Zusatzmodul Literaturwissenschaft’)
  • students of ‘Lehramt Gymnasium’ (as part of their ‘Vertiefungsmodul Sprachwissenschaft’ or‘Vertiefungsmodul in Literaturwissenschaft’)

can earn up to 2 ECTS credits for participation in the lectures and the conference

Call for Papers (closed)

If you are a student or alum of the European Joint Master's Programme in English and American Studies, you can apply for the conference. Please see our Call for Papers here(428.0 KB).