EAAS Networks

About EAAS networks...

At the Board meeting in Izmir (2012), it was decided to include new and relevant networks on the EAAS Networks section of the website, and the members approved the following rules:

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American Studies Network

The American Studies Network (ASN) is a group of European centers involved in American Studies. The idea of a network of centers arose during the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) meeting in London in April, 1990. The ASN was founded in November, 1990 in Berlin at a meeting of interested directors of American Studies centers. The initial group of eight members has expanded to include 17 institutions from all over Europe and is now welcoming associated members from outside of Europe.

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Postgraduate Forum

This page has been established with the specific role of facilitating postgraduate links across Europe. Please see below for information on various postgraduate contacts. Many of them are postgraduate students themselves but some countries are still in the process of choosing a postgraduate representative and therefore faculty may currently be responsible for liaising with their country's postgraduate students.

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The Southern Studies Forum

The Southern Studies Forum of the EAAS had been active since 1988, when it was launched in West Berlin, Germany.

The SSF's purposes are: to tighten the exchanges of ideas and experiences among scholars interested in the United States South, to be interdisciplinary and multinational. Cooperation with scholars from the United States and from all over the world has allowed during the years to create a community of scholars, who have developed researches, discussed their achievements and created a network of friendship.

The European co-founders were, (in alphabetical order): Valeria Gennaro Lerda (Italy), Jan Gretlund (Denmark), Lothar Hönnighausen (Germany) and Tjebbe Westendorp (The Netherlands); Tom Inge, (United States) contributed with his encouragement, his scholarship and his friendship, in every phase of the life of the Forum.

There is no chair, no secretary, no membership dues, and no paperwork whatsoever. Everything in the SSF is based on trust, intuition, and a sense of good fellowship. In 2013 the members celebrated the 25th anniversary of SSF.

Following is the list of the events organized by the members of the SSF. It shows both the participation in the EAAS biennial Conferences as a workshop on the South, and the independent Symposia in the off-years of the EAAS. The organizers have published ten collections of essays.

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The European Study Group of 19th Century American Literature

aleaas19The American Literature EAAS Study Group on 19th-century literature was established in 2005 during the biennial EAAS conference in Cyprus. The annual meetings of the group offer an opportunity to develop a supportive and inspiring intellectual community, and a forum for the exchange of information and ideas leading to publications in the area.

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The Women's Network

The Women's Network

The mission of the EAAS Women’s Network is to facilitate contact between EAAS members interested in subjects and issues dealing with women and gender. It seeks to enhance cooperation among European Americanists through a network of scholars with common research interests. It also encourages collaboration on projects and publications, and works towards organizing parallel lectures, workshops, panel discussions, roundtables, performances, exhibits, and keynote addresses at EAAS meetings, with the end goal of increasing the visibility of women and women’s and gender issues.

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Steering Committee:

Tanfer Emin Tunç (Turkey)
Annessa Ann Babic (United States)
Ingrid Gessner (Germany)
Susanne Leikam (Germany)


Visual Culture and Media Studies Network

The Visual Culture and Media Studies Network is a virtual platform intended to create closer ties and connections among scholars from different disciplines working on visual and media studies with a special emphasis on North American topics. It places the study of visual culture and media in a comparatist, dialogical, and transcultural framework that supports the aim of studying U.S.-American culture in relationship with other nations and cultures as a productive and necessary way of recognizing the complexity of cultural exchange and interaction.

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European Early American Studies Association

The European Early American Studies American is designed to foster international collaboration between early Americanists throughout Europe. As such, it provides a multilateral European alternative for the practice of early American history - an increasingly international field - different from normal bilateral relationships between individual Europeanists and scholars and institutions in North America.

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