The 3rd Global Conference on Superheroes invites inter-disciplinary discussion on superheroes and the notion of the super-heroic. In particular, this edition welcomes a focus on Batman, whose eightieth anniversary is being marked in 2019.
May 15-18, 2019, KWI and UDE Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space
Over the course of the last four decades, video games
have blossomed into a main feature of contemporary popular culture with millions of players around the globe. The development and sale of video games has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Similarly, the study of video games has moved from the unassuming pages of (analog and digital) fan sites to major journalistic sites and academic journals. As an interdisciplinary field, Video Game Studies draws from numerous disciplines. Although American Studies has also productively engaged with the phenomenon, the study of video games continues to occupy a fringe position within the field. In its critical engagement with video games, the conference hopes to contribute to and expand current debates with a thematic focus on a topic central to American Studies: spatiality. Contributions to the conference will bring the rich theoretical repertoire of the study of space in American Studies into conversation with questions about the production, representation, and experience of space in video games.
Key Note Speakers
- Michael Nitsche (Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts),
- Barbara Buchenau (UDE)
The conference is open to interested scholars and the general public free of charge.
Welcome to the inaugural Sociolinguistics LabFest. Please join us for an evening of brief research presentations (PechaKucha style), posters, discussion, and of course, food and drink. We look forward to seeing you!
04 April 2019, 5pm
Glaspavillon Campus Essen, R12 S00 H12
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23 November 2018 LASIG 2018: Reforming the foreign language classroom – empowering students to take ownership
Together with IATEFL/LASIG, the Applied Linguistics-Didactics Section of the Dept. of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen will host a one-day conference on autonomy in language learning.