Expressions of the Self: Autobiography and Its Avatars

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE  - CALL FOR PAPERS The English Department of the Faculty of Letters, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, invites you to the Expressions of the Self: Autobiography and Its Avatars Conference to be held in Iasi on 24-26 September 2009.  Recognised since the late 18th century as a literary genre on its own, autobiography has proven to be the testing ground for a plethora of critical issues: authorship, selfhood, identity, cultural representation, the distinction between fact and fiction, memory, subjectivity, morality, intentionality, etc. In its fuzzy definitions and alternative denominations, autobiography has become increasingly prominent as a popular cultural phenomenon that…

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2009 EAAS Rob Kroes Award

Dear EAAS Board Members, During last year’s Board Meeting in Oslo we decided to create an award for the best book manuscript in American Studies, thus honoring the special services to EAAS of Professor Rob Kroes. The following announcement is also available online at www.eaas.eu/2009_rob_kroes_award.htm.  Best regards, Hans-Jürgen 2009 EAAS Rob Kroes Award The European Association for American Studies (EAAS) is pleased to announce a new, henceforth 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…

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Accepting proposals for small grants

The American Cultural Center of the US Embassy in Bucharest is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for small grants to support American Studies programs in Romania. We are accepting requests for funding from universities that have American Studies programs, undergraduate and graduate. University programs and American Studies scholars may request grants for travel to conferences (after April 1) and/or for library development. For conference travel, priority will be given to first-time applicants; cost-share conference travel requests are more likely to be funded. For library collection development (book orders and subscriptions to periodical publications), the maximum amount that can be requested is…

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