CFP: [American] CFP: The Sense of America: Histories into Text, Romania (1/31/08; 05/22/08-5/24/08)

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Str. Pitar Mos 7-11, Bucharest 70151

Call for Papers

The 2008 RAAS - Fulbright Conference

Bucharest, 22 - 24 May, 2008

The Romanian Association for American Studies
The Romanian â€" 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 â€" 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 the
following addresses:
Roxana Oltean, Ilinca Anghelescu, Mihaela Precup

All proposals must include:
-a complete mailing address, email, phone number and
-an abstract of no more than 300 words
-a vita of no more than 200 words for each participant

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