Every year, the Austrian Association for American Studies hosts an international conference where scholars from the field present their latest research and discuss ideas.
Upcoming AAAS Conferences
November 8-10, 2019 // University of Innsbruck
Mountains confront us in many guises. They are often borderlands and contested zones of war and migration. They are sites of tourism and industrialization, deposits of waste, and repositories of cultural memory. This polymorphous and fluid nature turns mountains into a “dynamic medium” (W.J.T. Mitchell) that both reflects and grounds subjectivities. Mountains are not only objects of reflection that mirror, archive, and project human and cultural investments, but they can also be conceived of as “hyperobjects” (Timothy Morton) that affect the ways we come to think about existence, earth, and society. The conference “Mediating Mountains” sets out to explore mountains as objects and agents of mediation in all artforms and media, including painting, literature, theater, music, film, television, performance and video art, video gaming, photography, and architecture.
Previous AAAS Conferences
the Caribbean and Discourses of Creolization
//Cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina //