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About EAAS Constituent Members
SANAS • Swiss Assocation for North-American Studies

Website: http://www.sagw.ch/en/sanas.html

President: Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser
Assistant Professor and Head of American and General Literatures, Department of English,
University of Basel, Nadelberg 6, CH-4051 Basel
Phone Office:  + 41 61 267 27 84
Phone Secretary:  + 41 61 267 27 90
Fax:  + 41 61 267 27 80
Email:  ph.schweighauser    at    unibas.ch

Secretary: Dr. Julia Straub
University of Berne, English Department, Länggassstrasse 49, CH-3000 Berne 9
Phone Office:  + 41 31 631 83 61
Fax:  + 41 31 631 36 36
Email:  straub    at    ens.unibe.ch

Treasurer & SAGW Delegate: Ridvan Askin, MA
Department of English, University of Basel, Nadelberg 6, CH-4051 Basel
Phone Office: +41 (0)61 267 27 79 Fax:  + 41 61 267 27 80
Email:  ridvan.askin    at    unibas.ch

EAAS Delegate: Dr. Boris Vejdovsky
Faculté des Lettres, Sct. Anglais, Anthropole 5075, Université de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692-2991 Fax. +41 21 692 30 45
boris.vejdovsky     at      unil.ch

Recent Activity


2012: The biennial SANAS conference took place at the University of Zürich on November 9-10 in conjunction with our sister-association, the Austrian Association for American Studies (AAAS). The theme was “Cultures in Conflict / Conflicting Cultures”. Co-organized by Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen (University of Zürich), Prof. Dr. Mario Klarer (University of Innsbruck), and PD Dr. Christina Ljungberg (University of Zürich), the conference brought together American Studies scholars from the United States, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. This was an international meeting of great importance to Swiss Americanists, which also allowed our graduate students to present their research before an international audience.

2013 : AGM and mini-conference will take place at the University of Geneva on 26 October 2013. The conference theme is "Co-operating with SANAS's Sister Organizations". Guest speakers are Michael Festl from the University of St. Gallen, who is the incoming President of the Swiss Philosophical Association, and Don Pease, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College.

2014 : The biennial SANAS conference will take place at the University of Basel in November. The title of the conference is “Literature, Ethics, Morality: American Studies Perspectives.”


2012: The SANAS Spring Reading Group met at the Restaurant Dählhölzli in Berne on June 9. 
Poet and Assistant Professor Janice Gould (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) discussed her work with us.
2013: The SANAS Spring Reading Group met at the “Haus der Universität” in Berne on 01 June 13. 
Professor Debra Rosenthal (John Carroll University, Ohio) discussed her work with us.


Please see: http://www.sagw.ch/sanas/Publications/SPELL-26.html

Last updated Nov. 15, 2013


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