Date: 23 November 2023
Place: Kiel University
Deadline: 15 June 2023
To prepare your paper for the postgraduate forum, please refer to the general guidelines for presentations (last updated 2017).
To encourage and acknowledge young researchers’ work in the field of British Cultural Studies, the German Association for the Study of British Cultures endows a prize worth up to EUR 1000 for the best new monograph (PhD theses, Habilitationsschriften, second book).
Please send your submissions (two copies of the thesis typescript/book, plus (examiners’) reviews) to the address below. The studies must have been evaluated (in case of the ‘second book’: published) within the 24 months prior to the deadline of 30 April 2023.
Prof Dr Susanne Gruß
Englisches Seminar 1
BritCult members can apply for bursaries to cover travel and accommodation.
Date: 23–25 November 2023
Place: Kiel University
Deadline: 15 March 2023
Date: 12–13 May 2023
Place: University of Innsbruck
All talks will also be streamed via Zoom for those who are not able to attend in person, but the organisers would like to encourage attendance in Innsbruck to facilitate discussions and networking as central workshop elements.
Victoria Allen. Industrial Memory in North(east)ernness: A PopCultural Portfolio. PhD thesis.
The German Association for the Study of British Cultures has signed the open letter “Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz abschaffen – Grundfinanzierung der Universitäten stärken.” The joint statement on the precarity of academic careers in Germany calls for an open discussion and reform of the German law on fixed-term contracts in academia, not only in the wake of the #IchBinHanna movement.
The texts, tables and images presented here accompany the publication of the 2021/1 issue of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures: “Histories and Trajectories: British Cultural Studies in Germany”. The documents were selected by the author of the essay “How Cultural Studies Came to Germany” either because they are difficult to find, or simply for their visual poignancy.
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1971: Representatives of mid-level faculty demand the renewal of Landeskunde
1976: the CCCS presents itself on the pages of Ästhetik & Kommunikation
1976/1977: Gulliver 1 & 2 introduce Williams, Hall and the CCCS to Anglistik
1977: Informationen zur zweiten Kultur in Großbritannien
1978: Hard Times publishes Stuart Hall’s talk he gave in West-Berlin
1979: Englisch Amerikanische Studien publishes Stuart Hall’s talk he gave in Osnabrück
1979/1982/1983: German translations of classic CCCS publications appeal to readers beyond Anglistik
1980: The Bielefelder Oberstufenkolleg publishes Jürgen Kramer’s A Materialist Introduction to the Social History of Britain
1980/1983: The German New Left discusses the British New Left
1980/1984: Buttjes, Lehberger, Lange, Husemann and others try to introduce a reformed Landeskunde and/or Cultural Studies into schools
1982: Davids and Stinshoff publish Rise Like Lions
1983/1984: Gulliver issues 13 & 15
1988: Critical Theory Seminar with a focus on Cultural Studies
1989: AnGeRo: philologies fight for their right to exist
1989: Cultural Studies goes Anglistentag
1990: Invitation and reader for CULTURAL STUDIES in den Englischunterricht
1990/2001: Annual British and Cultural Studies Conferences, 1990-2001
1991/1992: Cultural Studies Newsletter 1 & 2
1992: First issue of British Studies Now, explaining the British Council’s take on Cultural Studies
1992: The Role of English in Germany and Europe post 1992
1993: The British Council advocates for British Studies in place of Cultural Studies
1993: Big news from Germany!
1994: British Studies Now shows Jürgen Kramer and Christopher Harvie visit the Third Warwick British Cultural Studies Seminar, August 1993
1994: Advertisement for the Journal for the Study of British Cultures in British Studies Now
1995: SPEX, a German popular music magazine, introduces Cultural Studies as an alternative to the Kulturindustriethese
1995: Richard Stinshoff interviewed in British Studies Now
1995: Advertisement for the Journal for the Study of British Cultures in The British Council’s British Studies Now Anthology
1995/1996: Cultural Studies conferences advertised in British Studies Now
1997: SPEX gives an update on Cultural Studies
1997: Cultural Studies in the Neue Länder: the case of Dresden
1997/1999: Cultural Studies arrives in German academia
2001: Why we need a German Association for the Study of British Cultures
2001: Draft of the statutes of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures
2001: Minutes for the inaugural meeting of members of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures
2021: List of Cultural Studies Introductory Courses at English Departments of German Universities