ASL Doctoral Students Present Their Work at the PGF in Marburg

Claudia Müller, Eleonora Ravizza, and Stefan Schubert presented their current research at the 2012 Postgraduate Forum of the DGfA/GAAS. Ravizza and Schubert both are alumni of the American Studies Leipzig MA Program, former editors of aspeers and now doctoral students at ASL, Müller is an alumna of the American Studies Magister Program and is now jointly supervised in her doctoral work at Dresden and Leipzig.

The Postgraduate Forum (PGF) is a platform for young scholars of American studies to showcase their current doctoral work and discuss it with their peers. It is being hosted on a rotating basis by doctoral students in Germany. It took place in Leipzig in 2010. This year, doctoral students met at the Philipp University of Marburg from November 2 to November 4.

At the PGF, Claudia Müller spoke about “Fat and Poor: The Discursive Intersection of Poverty and Obesity and the Image of the Fat Poor in Sapphire’s Push,” Eleonora Ravizza gave a presentation on “‘Who Could Not Be Happy With All This?’: The Fifties, Nostalgia, and Artificiality in Mad Men,” and Stefan Schubert talked about “‘I’m Not Perfect. I’m Nothing’: Narrative Instability in Black Swan.” For more detailed information, please see the program of the conference.