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
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
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.
Last updated Nov. 15, 2013