Upcoming Conferences

I will be giving a keynote at the University of Exeter, organized by the British Association of 19th Century Americanists, on Nov. 18th on the topic of

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

Link to conference website


Coming up in at UNIL Autumn 2017:

PHD Day for doctoral students on Dec. 1st, 2017:

Topics: Writing and Job Interviews

Guest speakers: Anita Auer, Joanne Chassot, Will Kaufman



Previous Conferences:

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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