2022 American Studies Student Conference [Extended Deadline]

The American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest

invites proposals for its annual student conference on the topic

Transitions: Transience, Subversion, and (Im)permanence in Contemporary American Culture

to be held online

 on May 20, 2022.

We invite proposals for 15-minute presentations from undergraduate and MA students whose research is relevant to the topic of the conference. PhD students are also welcome to submit proposals, but should note that their presentations cannot be assessed for the “Dan Grigorescu” prize (please see more information below). Papers may come from the fields of literature, film, theater and performance arts, popular culture, visual culture and the media, history, politics, intercultural and interdisciplinary communication, transatlantic relations, as well as other academic areas that are relevant to the subject, and may address issues such as (but not necessarily limited to): cultural, economic and political transitions in American history; representations of transience, subversion, and impermanence in American culture; gender, sexuality, and transition; subversions of the status quo; war, conflict, and transitional spaces; transnational relations and transitional geographies; democracy, autocracy, and transition; transitional episodes and processes in American literary and cultural spaces. The best presentation will be awarded the “Dan Grigorescu” Prize (US$ 200).

Submission Guidelines

Please submit the following:

1. a 250-word abstract attached as an MS Word file. Your abstract must include the title of your paper and the name of the academic coordinator who has agreed to supervise your paper. Please note that, considering that each presentation will be 15 minutes long, final papers should be approximately 5-6 pages long (Times New Roman, font 12, double-spaced). However, we strongly encourage participants to present and not simply read their papers.

2. 3-5 keywords from your essay;

3. Contact information (name, affiliation, phone number, and email address).

Please email your submissions to mihaela.precup@lls.unibuc.ro.

Deadline for submissions: May 8, 2022.

Notifications of acceptance: May 12, 2022.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Mihaela Precup (mihaela.precup@lls.unibuc.ro).

Our partners: US Embassy | Fulbright Commission in Romania | English Department, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest