ASL joins the DGfA/GAAS's 60th Anniversary Conference

Several members of American Studies Leipzig contributed to the 60th Anniversary Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA / GAAS) in Marburg from November 1st to November 3rd. The conference, entitled “Usable Pasts, Possible Futures: The DGfA/GAAS at 60,” consisted of three days of lively and often controversial discussions among Americanists from all over Germany. The panels centered around the state of the association, its political and academic direction, and the important thematic issues that have defined and will define its work. ASL members were invited to appear on three of these panels: Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen discussed the association's Women's Caucus. Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez participated in a panel on diversity, and Florian Bast took part in an exchange on young scholars and the DGfA/GAAS Postgraduate Forum.