December 12, 2016
Guest Lecture Barbara Tomlinson and George Lipsitz, “American Studies as Accompaniment”


December 9, 2016
International Workshop

Risk and Fiction: Uncertainty and Speculation Across Media



February 1, 2016
Plenary Session BA English/American Studies



July 11, 2014
Workshop with Poster Session

Future Visions: Speculation and Anticipation in Graphic Narratives


July 12, 2013
Workshop with Poster Session

Risk Technologies and the Gendered Body


November 7, 2012 – February 6, 2013
Lecture Series

World at Risk (PDF program)

technology conference


November 23-25, 2012
International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Risk - Effects and Affect: Technology and Narrative in the 21st Century

technology conference


July 20, 2012
Workshop with Postersession

Life - Science and Narrative

Poster Life Workshop


July 19, 2012
One Year BIFAS

more information (PDF program)

Poster Festveranstaltung email


May 16, 2012
Student Town Hall Meeting with Consul General Conrad R. Tribble

Press Release (PDF)

Poster Town Hall Meeting May 2012


July 15-16, 2011
Interdisciplinary Symposium with Postersession

Converging Technologies and Risk Assessment: Literature, Science, Culture

Guest Lectures

December 8, 2016: Colin Milburn (UC Davis), "Science and Science Fiction"

January 20, 2016: Christian Klöckner (University of Bonn), "'Beautiful Credit!': Risk, Nostalgia and Fictions of Finance"

May 4, 2015: Hannes Bergthaller (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan / University of Würzburg), “Immunity and/or Ecology? Roberto Esposito’s Challenge to the Environmental Humanities”

December 4, 2014: Prof. Dr. Jon Smith (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver), "What is Southern Studies?"

January 18, 2012: Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann (TU Darmstadt), "Born from Shame: Desiring the New Human"

December 14, 2011: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hochbruck (Universität Freiburg), "Edgar Allan Poe: The Light Side of a Dark Writer"






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