Upcoming Conferences

Coming up in at UNIL in Spring 2019:

CUSO English Doctoral School Workshop: The Cultural Work of Violence, March 22 & 23

Friday, 22.03.2019: (Room: Géopolis 2879)

9.30 am: Welcome coffee

10.00am – 10.30am: Introduction to the workshop

10.30am – 12.30pm: Discussion of texts with Prof. David Schmid

12.30pm – 2.30pm: Lunch break at Da Nino’s

2.30pm – 4.30pm: Presentations by Ana Gomes Correia, Juliette Loesch, Andy Reilly,

and Ximena Osorio Garate

4.30pm – 5.00pm: Coffee break

5.00pm – 7.00pm: Keynote Lecture by Prof. David Schmid: “Popular Cultures of


7.00pm: Symposium Dinner at Da Carlo

Saturday, 23.03.2019: (Room: Anthropole 5033)

9.30am – 10am: Morning Coffee

10.00am – 12.00pm: Discussion texts with Prof. Mishuana Goeman

12pm – 2pm: Lunch break at Da Nino’s

2.00pm – 4.00pm: Presentations by Patrizia Zanella, Aurélie Zurbrügg, Emilie

Martini, and Cécile Heim

4.00pm – 4.30pm: Coffee break

4.30pm – 6.30pm: Keynote Lecture by Prof. Mishuana Goeman: “Turning the

Spectacle: Imagining Indigenous Futures, Killing Colonial Pasts”


Previous at UNIL:




Other Previous Conferences:

Nov. 18, 2017: Keynote at the University of Exeter, organized by the British Association of 19th Century Americanists on the topic of

Progress, Utopia, and Apocalypse : The Overlapping Temporalities of the 19th Century

Link to conference website


Nov. 25 & 26: CUSO English Doctoral School Graduate conference “American Studies: Looking Backward and Looking Forward”

This two-day event is for doctoral students (and advanced MA students) who are potentially interested in a career in American Studies and would like to know (among other possible questions) how to position their research interests in this evolving field.

Guest speakers: Tomasz Basiuk from the American Studies Center in Warsaw and Cynthia Wu from SUNY (Buffalo)

Friday May 13: American Gothic Study Day (UNIL)

June 22-23, 2015: Apocalypse Now: Neoliberalism and Apocalyptic Narratives

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Graduate colloquium

English Department, University of Lausanne

Keynote Speakers:

Adam Kelly, University of York

Christian Arnsperger, University of Lausanne


Anas Sareen


October 2015, “Transnational Approaches to American Literature” 2-day conference with guest speakers David Watson and Silvia Schultermandl


Recent Conferences at UNIL:

Link to Conference Website

July 16-17, 2014: New Narratives of the Cold War

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ALL THAT GOTHIC CONFERENCE, Łódź, 9-11 October, 2014

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