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News - English and American Literature

First Thesis Support Meeting WiSe 21/22 on 22nd September

Dear students,

 

Do you need help finding the topic of your thesis?

Please join us on Wednesday, September 22nd via Cisco Webex.

 

What is the thesis support programme?

This meeting is intended to help students formulate a concrete project for their upcoming final thesis. Together with Prof. Olson, we will discuss helpful tips about finding a central topic and a title for your BA/Lehramt/MA thesis. This program is not just for students of anglophone literary and cultural studies, but linguistic and didactics students, as well. The deadline for registering your BA/MA thesis (MFKW, NFF, Anglophone Studies) for WS 2021/2022 is September 30th.  

Together, we will guide you and your thesis from its inception to its registration in the latter half of September and afterwards offer to help you with the writing process.

We strongly recommend international students and those who have yet to write a full academic term paper in English to attend our meeting.

How will it work?

We will be using a digital conference room (Cisco Webex) for our meeting. This way, we can see and talk to each other, meaning webcams and/or microphones are highly encouraged, but using your phone will work as well.

  • The link for our online room will be provided to you a few days before the actual meeting.
  • PLEASE contact us if you want to join us, so we can send you the link and further informations!
  • The meeting will be scheduled for two hours. Here, you may share your ideas and questions about your upcoming thesis and we will provide you with constructive feedback.
  • Directly afterwards, you can have a more in-depth discussion with Prof. Olson in her office hours (for which you must register separately via Stud.IP).

What’s next?

After our initial group meeting, we will have individual office hours scheduled to offer personal guidance and help you with any questions you might have. After you have finalized the title and outline of your thesis, you should contact us or Prof. Olson again so it can be registered with the Prüfungsamt. Over the course of the following months, we will also send you supplementary material with helpful tips and are always available via E-Mail.

 

Please register to the meeting by sending us a short email that you are interested to join us.

 

Any Questions? Please contact us at:  

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Official Dedication to the Commemorative Sculpture for Mildred Harnack-Fish at JLU

Wednesday, September 15 2021, 15:30 (German Time) / 8:30 am (Wisconsin Time) Campus Philosophikum I of Justus Liebig University Giessen Lecture Building II, Alter-Steinbacher-Weg 44, 35394 Giessen

Moderation:  Julia Volz, Director International Office, Justus Liebig University Giessen

 

15:30 Opening and welcome by Prof. Dr. Verena Dolle, first Vice President of JLU

                       

  • Words of welcome by Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus, Hessen Ministry for Digital Strategy  and Development, and Chairwoman of the Friendship Association Hessen Wisconsin e.V.
  • A word of greeting by Mrs. Dietlind Grabe-Bolz, Mayor of the City of Giessen
  • Greetings by Office of the State Secretary, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation or Governor Evers (pre-recorded)
  • Greetings by Mr. Tommy G. Thompson, Interim President of the University of Wisconsin System (pre-recorded)
  • Greetings by Mrs. Rebecca Blank, PhD, Chancellor University of Wisconsin – Madison (pre-recorded)
  • Musical interlude
  • Speech contribution by Dr. Nick Schweitzer, Law School, University of Wisconsin – Madison (live)
  • Speech contribution by Prof. Dr. Greta Olson, Executive Director of the English Department, JLU (live)
  • Musical interlude

 

from 17:00       Champagne reception and get-together with catered appetizers on site

 

Contact:

Laura Lizarazo - Executive Director Hessen Wisconsin Academic State Program, International Office, JLU, by phone +49(0)641 99 12170

Vortrag: „Potenziale in der Krise“, 14.07.2021, 18 Uhr

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Vortrag: „Potenziale in der Krise“, 14.07.2021, 18 Uhr

Am 14.07.2021 hält Diplom-Psychologin Stephanie Cuff-Schöttle einen Vortrag zum Thema „Potenziale in der Krise“ im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Vorlesungsreihe „Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures“.  Frau Cuff-Schöttle ist aktuell mit rassismuskritischer- und sensibler Beratung und Paartherapie freiberuflich tätig. Insbesondere beschäftigt sie sich mit den Auswirkungen von rassistischer Diskriminierung in Bezug auf die Themen Selbstliebe, Erziehung und Eltern-Kind-Beziehung.

In der Veranstaltungsreihe „Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures” soll queeren und weiblichen Stimmen mit Blick auf mögliche Zukünfte, einem globalen Zusammenleben und im Diskurs rundum die Corona-Pandemie als Krise und Chance Gehör verschafft werden.

Die Vorträge finden jeweils mittwochs von 18.00 bis 19.30 Uhr online statt und sind öffentlich via Zoom zugänglich. Um den Link zur Veranstaltung zu erhalten, bitten wir um Anmeldung über das Anmeldeformular auf unserer Website:

https://www.uni- giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/anmeldeformular

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme! Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel


Online Lecture: “Potencials in Crisis”, Wednesday 14th July, 6.7.30 pm

On July, 14th, 2021, psychologist Stephanie Cuff-Schöttle will hold a lecture named “Potentials of Crises” as part of the interdisciplinary lecture series “Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures". Ms. Cuff-Schöttle is a freelancer specialized in coaching around the experience of racism and couple therapy. Particularly, she focuses on the impact of racial discrimination with regard to self-love, education and the relationship between parents and their children.

The event series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures" aims to make queer and female voices heard with a view to possible futures, global coexistence, and in the discourse surrounding the Corona pandemic as crisis and chance.

The lectures will take place online on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and are open to the public via Zoom. To receive the link to the event, please register using the registration form on our website:

https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/anmeldeformular

We look forward to your participation! Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

New in Wintersemester 2021/22: Certificate for Gender, Sexuality and Diversity

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The certificate course in Gender, Sexuality, and Diversity (GSD) provides students with knowledge and skills needed to recognize diversity and promote inclusion in the university context and beyond. The certificate’s coursework illustrates how gender and sexuality have to be considered from an intersectional perspective if persistent forms of social injustice and inequality are to be overcome, and it equips students with the practical tools to do so.


Are you interested? You can find more information about the content and registering here.

Vortrag: “Resilience, Resistance, and Healing in Anti-Gender and Pandemic Times –A Dialogue”, 30.06.2021

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Vortrag: “Resilience, Resistance, and Healing in Anti-Gender and Pandemic Times – A Dialogue”, 30.06.2021

Am 30.06.2021 findet das (Streit) Gespräch zwischen Prof. Dr. Greta Olson und PD Dr. Birte Christ statt. Das Thema des Beitrags wird Resilience, Resistance, and Healing in Anti-Gender and Pandemic Times – A Dialogue sein. Die Referent*innen befassen sich spezifisch mit American Literature und Cultural Studies und dozieren am English Department der Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen.

 

In der Veranstaltungsreihe „Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures” soll queeren und weiblichen Stimmen mit Blick auf mögliche Zukünfte, einem globalen Zusammenleben und im Diskurs rundum die Corona-Pandemie als Krise und Chance Gehör verschafft werden.

Die Vorträge finden jeweils mittwochs von 18.00 bis 19.30 Uhr online statt und sind öffentlich via Zoom zugänglich. Den Link zur Veranstaltung finden Sie auf unserer Website: https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/vortraege

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme!

Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

 

Online lecture: “Resilience, Resistance, and Healing in Anti-Gender and Pandemic Times – A Dialogue”, Wednesday 30th June, 6-7:30pm

On June 30, 2021, the dialogue between Prof. Dr. Olson and Dr. Birte Christ will take place. The main topic of the talk will be “Resilience, Resistance, and Healing in Anti-Gender and Pandemic Times.” The speakers deal specifically with American Literature and Cultural Studies and teach at the English Department of Justus-Liebig University in Giessen.

The event series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures" aims to make queer and female voices heard with a view to possible futures, global coexistence, and in the discourse surrounding the Corona pandemic as crisis and chance.

The lectures will take place online on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and are open to the public via Zoom. The link to the event can be found on our website: https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/vortraege

We look forward to your participation!

Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

Vortrag: „Krise und Gewalt. Zur 'Schattenpandemie' der Gewalt gegen Frauen“, 23.06.2021, 18 Uhr

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Vortrag: „Krise und Gewalt. Zur 'Schattenpandemie' der Gewalt gegen Frauen“, 23.06.2021, 18 Uhr

Am 23.06.2021 hält Dr. Tina Jung ihren Vortrag zu dem Thema „Krise und Gewalt. Zur 'Schattenpandemie' der Gewalt gegen Frauen“ im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Vorlesungsreihe „Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures“. Dr. Tina Jung ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Politikwissenschaften an der Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen. Ihr letztes Forschungsprojekt bezog sich auf Gewalt gegen Frauen während der Geburt in geburtshilflichen Einrichtungen. Der Vortrag wird sich dem Spannungsfeld zwischen Krise und Gewalt widmen und Gewalt gegenüber Frauen innerhalb sowie außerhalb der Kreissäle thematisieren.

In der Veranstaltungsreihe „Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures” soll queeren und weiblichen Stimmen mit Blick auf mögliche Zukünfte, einem globalen Zusammenleben und im Diskurs rundum die Corona-Pandemie als Krise und Chance Gehör verschafft werden.  

Die Vorträge finden jeweils mittwochs von 18.00 bis 19.30 Uhr online statt und sind öffentlich via Zoom zugänglich. Über den Link auf unserer Website können Sie der Veranstaltung beitreten:

https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/anmeldeformular

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme!

Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

 

Online lecture: “Crisis and Violence. On the 'shadow pandemic' of violence against women”, Wednesday 23rd, 6-7:30 pm

On June 23, 2021, Dr. Tina Jung will give her lecture on the topic “Crisis and Violence. On the 'shadow pandemic' of violence against women” as part of the interdisciplinary lecture series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures". Dr. Tina Jung is a research associate at the Institute of Political Sciences at Justus Liebig University in Giessen. Her last research project focused violence against women during childbirth in obstetric facilities. The lecture will discuss the tension between crisis and violence and will address violence against women inside as well as outside of the circle rooms.

The event series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures" aims to make queer and female voices heard with a view to possible futures, global coexistence, and in the discourse surrounding the Corona pandemic as crisis and chance.  

The lectures will take place online on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and are open to the public via Zoom. To receive the link to the event, please register using the registration form on our website or follow the link under “lectures”:

https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/anmeldeformular

We look forward to your participation!

Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

 

Vortrag: „Corona und Politik“, 09.06.21, 18 Uhr

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Vortrag: „Corona und Politik“, 09.06.2021, 18 Uhr

Am 09.06.2021 hält die Politikwissenschaftler*in Prof. Dr. de Nève ihren Vortrag „Corona und Politik“ im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Vorlesungsreihe „Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures“. Prof. Dr. de Nève ist geschäftsführende Direktorin des Instituts für Politikwissenschaften an der Justus-Liebig-Universität und beschäftigt sich schwerpunktmäßig mit dem politischen und sozialen System Deutschlands sowie mit dem Vergleich diverser politischer Systeme.

In der Veranstaltungsreihe „Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures” soll queeren und weiblichen Stimmen mit Blick auf mögliche Zukünfte, einem globalen Zusammenleben und im Diskurs rundum die Corona-Pandemie als Krise und Chance Gehör verschafft werden.  

Die Vorträge finden jeweils mittwochs von 18.00 bis 19.30 Uhr online statt und sind öffentlich via Webex Events zugänglich. Um den Link zur Veranstaltung zu erhalten, bitten wir um Anmeldung über das Anmeldeformular auf unserer Website: https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/anmeldeformular

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme!

Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

 

Online lecture: “Corona and Politics,” Wednesday 9th June, 6-7.30 pm

On June 9, 2021, political scientist Prof. Dr. de Nève will give her lecture "Corona and Politics" as part of the interdisciplinary lecture series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures". Prof. Dr. de Nève is the managing director of the Institute of Political Sciences at Justus Liebig University and focuses on the political and social system of Germany as well as on the comparison of diverse political systems.

The event series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures" aims to make queer and female voices heard with a view to possible futures, global coexistence, and in the discourse surrounding the Corona pandemic as crisis and chance.  

The lectures will take place online on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and are open to the public via Webex Events. To receive the link to the event, please register using the registration form on our website:

https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/anmeldeformular

We look forward to your participation!

Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

Guest Lecture by Prof. Ralph Grunewald on “‘First, do no harm?’ Legal and Other Healing Narratives in the Wake of the George Floyd and Derek Chauvin case”

Guest Lecture by Prof. Ralph Grunewald on “‘First, do no harm?’ Legal and Other Healing Narratives in the Wake of the George Floyd and Derek Chauvin case” in Professor Greta Olson’s seminar “Healing: Art and Theory,” Monday 7 June  2:15 – 3:45 PM, MS Teams

You can access the guest lecture via this link:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3a72a78b4fdc1c4cf0be84e9128c27516a@thread.tacv2/1622454781028?context=%7b"Tid"%3a"f75fc27d-a1ce-482f-827e-90e026e66691"%2c"Oid"%3a"1be2d274-b973-461b-8344-1e27c506e43a"%7d

This lecture is part of the Hessen-Wisconsin Landesprogramm and will be introduced by Laura Lizarazo (JLU-Wisconsin - Geschäftsführung Hessen-Wisconsin Landesprogramm).

Vortrag: „Zukunft in der Krise – oder was kommt nach der Dystopie?“, 26.5.21, 18 Uhr

Auftaktveranstaltung der interdisziplinären Vortragsreihe „Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures”, 26. Mai 2021, 18.00 bis 19.30 Uhr

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Wie hat und wird die COVID-19-Krise unser Denken über die Zukunft verändern und warum tuen wir uns so schwer, Veränderung realistisch zu denken? Welche Rolle spielen Frauen beim Erzählen von Zukunftsvisionen? Unter dem Titel „Zukunft in der Krise – oder was kommt nach der Dystopie?“ wagt die Germanistin Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Herrmann, University of Warwick, einen Ausblick. Die Veranstaltung findet am 26. Mai 2021 von 18 bis 20 Uhr online via Webex Events statt. Im Anschluss bietet eine Frage- und Diskussionsrunde Raum für Austausch und Ideen.

 

Der Beitrag ist der erste von insgesamt sieben Vorträgen der interdisziplinären Veranstaltungsreihe "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures", die im Rahmen des Ideenwettbewerbs zur Frauenförderung der JLU gefördert wird. Die Initiatorinnen und Organisatorinnen Anna Tabouratzidis M.A. und Jana Christoffel M.A., beide vom Institut für Anglistik der JLU und Mitglieder des IPP sowie GCSC, wollen mit dem neuen Veranstaltungsformat queeren und weiblichen Stimmen Gehör verschaffen, um gemeinsam einen Blick auf Zukunftsszenarien bzw. ein globales Zusammenleben nach der Coronakrise zu lenken. Die Vorträge aus den Politikwissenschaften, der Genderforschung, den Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften sowie aus der angewandten Pädagogik und Psychologie sollen Denkanstöße bieten und dazu einladen, gemeinsam über neue Konzepte des künftigen Zusammenlebens zu diskutieren.

 

Die Vorträge finden jeweils mittwochs von 18.00 bis 19.30 Uhr online statt und sind öffentlich via Webex Events zugänglich. Um den Link zur Veranstaltung zu erhalten, bitten wir um Anmeldung über das Anmeldeformular auf unserer Website:

https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/anmeldeformular

 

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme!

 

Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

 

 

"Futures in Crisis - or What Comes After Dystopia?"

 

Kick-off event of the digital interdisciplinary lecture series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures" on May 26, 2021, 6-7.30 p.m.

 

How has and will the COVID-19 crisis change the way we think about the future, and why do we struggle to think realistically about change? What role do women play in telling visions of the future? Under the title "Future in Crisis - or What Comes After Dystopia?" Germanist Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Herrmann, University of Warwick, ventures an outlook. The event will take place online via Webex Events from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 26, 2021. Afterwards, a question and discussion session will provide space for exchange and ideas.

 

The talk is the first of a total of seven presentations in the interdisciplinary event series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures," which is funded as part of JLU's Ideas Competition for the Advancement of Women. The initiators and organizers, Anna Tabouratzidis M.A. and Jana Christoffel M.A., both from the Institute of English Studies at JLU and members of IPP as well as GCSC, want to make queer and female voices heard with the new event format in order to jointly take a look at future scenarios or global coexistence after the Corona crisis. The lectures from political and social sciences, gender studies, literary and cultural studies, as well as applied pedagogy and psychology are intended to provide food for thought and invite people to discuss new concepts of future coexistence together.

 

The lectures will take place online on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public via Webex Events. To receive the link to the event, please register via the registration form on the website:

https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/interdisziplin/ringvorlesung/vortraege/anmeldeformular  

 

We are looking forward to your participation!

 

Anna Tabouratzidis & Jana Christoffel

New Style Sheet for Term Papers and Theses

There is a new style sheet for term papers and theses as of February 2021. Please refer to these new guidelines of the Department of English to help you format your work.

Congratulations to PD Dr. Birte Christ

The Department would like to congratulate PD Dr. Birte Christ on the successful completion of her Habilitation on 2 December 2020 and the awarding of her venia legendi in US American Literary, Cultural, and Media Studies from the Justus Liebig University of Giessen. She obtained the venia based on her study “Imagining the American Death Penalty: Representational and Racial Politics from the Antebellum Era to the Twenty-First Century.” 

Congratulations to Professor Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee

The English Department would like to congratulate Professor Joybrato Mukherjee on his having been elected for a third term as President of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen. Thank you for all of your dedication, engagement, and fine work for our university.

Congratulations to PD Dr. Joanna Rostek

The Department would like to congratulate PD Dr. Joanna Rostek on the successful completion of her Habilitation on 3 November 2020 and the awarding of her venia legendi in English Literary and Cultural Studies from the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf. She obtained the venia based on her study titled Women’s Economic Thought in the Romantic Age: Towards a Transdisciplinary Herstory of Economic Thought (forthcoming with Routledge).

New Degree Course "Intercultural Communication and Business" (ICB)

The Bachelor Degree program Intercultural Business and Communication (ICB) begins during the Winter Semester 2020/2021. Here, you can combine a focus on Anglophone business communication with courses in a second business language while also studying business administration and commercial law. Our very popular Business English courses will help to improve your language proficiency in business contexts. Courses on controversial advertisements and media add to your understanding business from a cultural point of view. An internship or work on an independent business-related project is built into the study program.

Your focus in the program will be on English and Anglophone business communication. Additionally, you can choose a minor in one of the following business languages: French, Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Czech, or Ukrainian. The Economics part of the degree consists of classes in business administration, macroeconomics, statistics, and business law. The course of studies runs for six semesters and consists of 180 credit points. It begins during the Winter Semester in October of each year. The program qualifies you for work in international businesses and/or international cultural institutions.

 

The Master Degree program Intercultural Business and Communication (ICB) begins during the Winter Semester 2020/2021. Here, you can intensify your focus on Anglophone business communication and take courses in a second business language while also studying business administration and commercial law. The MA Degree program offers an introductory module in Intercultural Communication. Business English courses will help to improve your language proficiency while also acquiring a better understanding of Anglophone business cultures. Courses on media and culture further your understanding of Anglophone cultures and forms of communication.

You can choose to have a focus in either Anglophone Literary, Cultural and Media Studies or in English Linguistics. You can combine this focus with a minor in another business language including French, Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Czech. Alternatively, you can do an internship or a praxis-oriented project instead rather than focusing on a second language. The Economics part of the degree consists of classes in business administration, economics, statistics, and business law. The course of studies runs for four semesters and consists of 120 Credit Points. The program begins during the Winter Semester in October of each year. The program further qualifies you for work in international businesses and/or cross-cultural cultural institutions.

 
If you are interested in the new degree course, feel free to register for updates through the Info-Service.

 

Lecture Series: Britain before/after Brexit

Summer Term 2017: Wednesdays 16-18

Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Ringvorlesung bereits regulär am Mittwoch den 19. April beginnt. Die erste Sitzung dient als Einführung und wird von Frau Prof. Dr. Rostek geleitet. Außerdem findet am 12. Juli eine Abschlusssitzung statt.