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
21-23 October 2022 // University of Salzburg
Narrative, Environment, Social Justice
Recent years have seen a re-politicization of the US public sphere and dominant discourses. This re-politicization of often revolves around two inherently intertwined dimensions: the environment and social justice, with environmental justice movements like Fridays for Future or Extinction Rebellion and more pronounced foci around race and gender (such as the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements), and on the other hand economic justice movements like ATTAC or Occupy Wall Street, asking whether any possible alternative to neoliberal capitalism is imaginable at all. A similar pattern of polarization is at work with right- wing populist movements questioning the legitimacy of calls for social justice, instead telling their own stories of neglect and apparent marginalization.
The 49th annual conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies seeks to explore the stories we tell about our environment, or about pressing social issues of the past or present: How do we frame our experiences in these areas through narratives, and to whom do we tell them, when, where, and why?
Previous AAAS Conferences
the Caribbean and Discourses of Creolization
//Cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina //