Projects

British Borders

BritCult 2020

This year's annual conference of the German Association of the Study of British Cultures will take place in Saarbruecken from 19–21 November 2020. We are looking forward to an engaging conference focusing on "British Borders". 

Strangeness in Early Stuart Performances, 1603-1649

An International Conference
3-5 Nov. 2016


call for papers

Dickens 200

2012 marked the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth. We celebrated Dickens's bicentenary with a number of events and activities, such as lectures, courses, readings, exhibitions and film screenings. 

The Chick Lit Project

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Charles Dickens as an Agent of Change

An International Seminar
10-12 June 2010


The seminar focused on the numerous ways in which Charles Dickens was (and still is) an agent of change in an age of changes - of the plurality of Weltanschauungen of the political system and the social cosmos, of the definitions, the writing and the distribution of literature. At this seminar, we first discussed ideas which would develop into the publication of Charles Dickens as an Agent of Change, ed. Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker (first published by AMS, 2015; republished by Cornell University Press, 2019).

The Cultures of James Bond

An International Conference
05-07 June 2009

Since his earliest appearances in print and on the screen, James Bond has become a popular icon and has developed nothing short of his own cultural mythology. His iconic status today may well hide the fact that through the years, “James Bond” has acquired very different meanings in a variety of contexts. He has provided a screen onto which the heterogeneous desires of nationally, culturally and socially diverse readers, viewers and users have been projected. In addition, Bond has long become an academic topic as well, not just in film studies, but also in literary and cultural studies. As a cultural phenomenon entangled in the histories not only of Western cultures since World War II, Bond more than merits a conference as a forum to discuss new approaches and recent revisions.