The 2023 RAAS-Fulbright Conference

MAPPING SPACES AND (THE) US October 5-7, 2023 The thematic framework that the conference promotes envisages various exploratory areas of research which, following such paths as “the spatial turn,” have stimulated considerable interest in critical spatial thinking across a large variety of subject areas. Starting from geography, architecture, urban and regional planning, and urban sociology, spatial thinking has reached far beyond the traditional disciplines to cover such fields as cultural studies, anthropology, postcolonial and feminist thought, race and gender theories, literary criticism and poetry, art and music, virtual and digital space, theology, law and economics, and global studies. In a…

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The 2021 RAAS Conference (online)

On the occasion of The 2021 RAAS Conference (online), 7-9 October 2021, The Romanian Association for American Studies andthe Doctoral School of Humanities, Philology (Ovidius University Constanța) invite PhD students specializing in American Studies to present their doctoral projects on 7 October 2021 (online workshops).  The event is meant to provide the participants with necessary feedback: questions and suggestions, necessary information about similar work being done by other doctoral students. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the registration form attached separately to this message and return it until July 30, 2021, at the following e-mail address: [email protected] Call for doctoral projects_RAAS_ 2021_October_7 Registration_Form_2021_RAAS_Doctoral workshops__October 7

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The 2018 RAAS – Fulbright Conference

 Ideology, Identity, and the US: Crossroads, Freeways, Collisions October 4-6, 2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAM Questions of cultural, racial, ethnic, civic identity and their attending ideological discourses have been tackled by anthropologists, historians, sociologists, writers, literary critics, media representatives for a long time now. This conference intends to provide a forum for the discussion of specific or general aspects of the dynamics of the paths, barriers, borderlines and channels connecting and dividing various groups and their cultures, the de- and re-mystification of social, individual, material and linguistic values of ethnic communities, the causes and effects of individual and group identity shifts, in…

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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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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 2010 RAAS – Fulbright Conference

The American Tradition of Descent/Dissent: The Underground, the Countercultural, the (Anti)Utopian Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania October 7-9, 2010 The topic of this conference aims at reflecting the contemporary atmosphere of dissent in the United States at a time when the economic, the social, the political and the cultural give rise to underground, countercultural and (anti)utopian movements and positions in the United States of America in perfect correlation with the tradition that has marked their descent from the colonial period to the present. Dissent often emerges from reinvestigating, reanalyzing and descending into the intricacies of fundamental issues that have long been…

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