The 2014 RAAS – Fulbright Conference

(Im)Migration Patterns: Displacement and Relocation in Contemporary America October 10-12, 2014 The topic of the conference invites contributors to explore recent reflections centered on issues of migration, more specifically patterns of immigration into the United States of America, and discuss current ways of surviving, coping with and embracing the experiences of displacement and relocation in an increasingly globalized world. Some of the questions the conference hopes to address are: is (im)migration assisted by the social, political and economic contexts of recent decades; have individuals and communities developed new mechanisms of dealing with the trauma of leaving one’s homeland(s); do diasporas…

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Call for RAAS – Fulbright Conference Topics

The RAAS board is seeking topics for the next RAAS-Fulbright Conference to be held in October 2014.   Considering the large variety of research in the American Studies field from inter- and cross-cultural perspectives, we welcome any new topic proposal which would be challenging enough, thoroughly supported by recent bibliography, and inciting enough to attract a large number of participants.   Deadline for the conference proposals: May 15, 2013 E-mail: [email protected]

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RAAS Graduate Student Awardees 2012

The Romanian Association for American Studies has awarded the following RAAS members for their dissertations defended in 2011 or 2012 and submitted for the Graduate Student Award: Sorina Chiper, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, for the best PhD dissertation;Cristina-Maria Nițu, University of Bucharest, for the best MA dissertation.  The announcement was made during the general RAAS meeting held as part of the 2012 RAAS-Fulbright Conference.

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RAAS Graduate Student Award (GSA) – Deadline Extension

Requirements and Evaluating Procedure (2012) The Romanian Association for American Studies will reward one best MA dissertation and one best PhD dissertation submitted by graduate students and/or junior faculty members. The MA dissertation award will consist of a 150 euro prize and the PhD dissertation award will consist of a 250 euro prize as well as an official document certifying the receipt of the GSA. The individuals who submit their work to be considered for the GSA must be registered members of RAAS at the time of the submission. The candidates must be able to demonstrate their status as former…

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RJAS – Call for Peer Reviewers

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is inviting applications for peer reivewers. If you are a graduate student, independent scholar or faculty member working in the field of American Studies and interested in doing some peer reviewing work, please e-mail us your CV, a short bio (no more than 200 words), and a list of the main areas you would be prepared to review (your main areas of expertise). The deadline for peer reviewing applications is April 10. Please send all applications to [email protected] and to [email protected] The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is an inter-disciplinary academic e-journal whose objectives are to investigate…

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The 2012 RAAS – Fulbright Conference

Remapping Urban Spaces – American Challenges Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania October 4-6, 2012  The topic of the conference aims at reflecting the current debates on the contemporary city in the context of the developments that take place within urban studies in the United States at a time when the economic, the social, the political and the cultural tend to intersect and thrive in the metropolis rather than anywhere else. Therefore this conference represents an invitation to (re)investigate and (re)analyze issues connected to the city as well as broader acceptations of urban spaces and identities from an interdisciplinary perspective (literary studies,…

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The Fourth International Conference on American Drama and Theatre

The conference will take place in Seville, Spain between May 28 and May 30, 2012. The topic chosen for this edition is The Romance of Theater: American Drama and Its Stories. Plenary speakers who have confirmed their attendance and participation are Harry Elam, Naomi Wallace, Christopher Durang, Johan Callens, Bob Vorlicky, David Savran and David Roman. For further details, please click here.

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2011 EAAS Rob Kroes Publication Award

The European Association for American Studies (EAAS) is pleased to announce its biennial award for the best book manuscript in American Studies. The award is named for Rob Kroes, who served as Treasurer (1976–1988) and President (1992–1996) of EAAS. For many years, Rob Kroes also edited the series European Contributions to Americanwhere the EAAS Biennial Conference volumes appeared from 1980 to 2006. The competition is open to all members of the twenty-one national and joint-national American Studies organizations in the EAAS. The EAAS defines “American Studies” broadly. To be eligible, a manuscript should be in the fields of literary, cultural,…

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