UPDATE: [International] THE SENSE OF AMERICA: HISTORIES INTO TEXT

full name / name of organization: 
Ioana Luca
contact email: 
luca_ioana@yahoo.com

THE ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
(RAAS)
Str. Pitar Mos 7-11, Bucharest 70151

Second Call for Papers

The 2008 RAAS - Fulbright Conference

THE SENSE OF AMERICA: HISTORIES INTO TEXT
Bucharest, 22 - 24 May, 2008

Organizers:
The Romanian Association for American Studies
The Romanian – U.S. Fulbright Commission

        The fifth conference of the Romanian Association for American
Studies will be held at the University of Bucharest, Romania, May 22-24,
2008.
        The program committee invites proposals from all practitioners of
American studies or related disciplines. The Conference theme, The Sense
of America: Histories into Text invites participants to explore the many
meanings of “America” from the perspectives of both “new” world and “old”
world narratives and narrations of life histories that have been
translated and transmuted into various registers of fictional and factual
text and representation. Touching on the concept of an “America” as a
transcultural space shaped by globalization and modes of dislocation, the
organizers encourage conference presentations that articulate, nuance,
expand and challenge redefinitions of the “sense of America” beyond and
across boundaries and that engage in debates about the place of the
United States in the cultural dynamics of Europe and the world. The
conference focus is on questions of complex identity in a world marked by
September 11th – as well as on visions and responses to history issues
and individual “histories” in and beyond America, shaped by
interpretation, public and private memory from the colonial borderlands
to the present.
        The committee invites papers, proposals for panels, round tables
and performances onsite and offsite and from all disciplinary and
interdisciplinary specializations representing the full diversity of RAAS
membership.
Proposals must be submitted by January 31, 2008 to one of the following
addresses: Roxana Oltean, Ilinca Anghelescu, Mihaela Precup
raas_fulbright_conference_at_yahoo.com
raas.fulbright.conference_at_gmail.com
All proposals must include:
-a complete mailing address, email, phone number and affiliation
-an abstract of no more than 300 words and a vita of no more than 200
words
-any requests for technical support during the presentation
        The conference fee of 25 RON for RAAS members and 50 RON for non-
members (to be paid upon arrival) includes folder, lunch, coffee breaks
and a reception. Free accommodation may be provided, upon request, at
Academica Hotel.

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