CFP: New/Old Worlds. Spaces of Transition (Romania) (9/15/05; 2/2/06-2/3/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Ioana Luca
contact email: 
dinuluca@hades.ro

THE ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES

(RAAS)

Str. Pitar Mos 7-11, Bucharest 70151

Call for Papers

The 2006 RAAS Conference

NEW/OLD WORLDS. SPACES OF TRANSITION

Bucharest, 2nd - 3rd of February 2006

Organizers:

The Romanian Association for American Studies

The Romanian - U.S. Fulbright Commission

The concept of the New World, operative from the period of Renaissance

explorations, contains a particularly rich cluster of concepts which still

shape Euro-American perceptions today. The New World - and, by implication,

an Old World opposing it - comprehends multiple registers in both theory
and

practice: conquest, frontier, innocence, margin, center, exceptionalism,

imperialism, transnationalism, globalization. Contoured between utopia and

reality, the New/Old World, both constructed in memory and experienced in

anticipation still constitutes a dominant cultural topos. Our conference

seeks to investigate, from literary, cultural studies, historical,

sociological, psychological, economical and political perspectives modes of

approaching and disseminating New/Old World structures, from the period of

colonization to contemporary phenomena such as globalization.

We invite proposals for papers and panels from interdisicplinary

perspectives on themes suggested above and on all correlative aspects of
the

issue of New/Old Worlds.

Please send 100-word proposals for papers by 15th of September to the

following addresses:

Roxana Oltean: roxana_oltean_at_txmail.ro <mailto:roxana_oltean_at_txmail.ro>

Mihaela Precup: mihaela_precup_at_yahoo.com <mailto:mihaela_precup_at_yahoo.com>

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches