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Cross-Cultural Encounters, Traumatic Affect and Paths of Remembrance


We have the pleasure of inviting you to a series of lectures dedicated to promoting cross-cultural encounters, mutual understanding and the spirit of social justice by delving into trauma narratives, complicated historical legacies, present challenges, and paths of future development. Our guest lecturers are early career Romanian and foreign researchers[1] specializing in various interdisciplinary, cutting-edge fields of scholarship such as trauma and memory studies, art and visual studies, Holocaust and genocide studies, (post)communist studies etc.




Promote an ethics of remembrance and a well-informed engagement with the past.


Confront multiple oppressions along gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and any other lines of power.


Create a dynamic forum meant to promote thought-provoking intellectual discussions and exchanges among young academics from various disciplines focusing on cross-cultural encounters involving traumatic affect, trans-generational legacies and challenges.






Lecture Series, Spring 2015

June 24, 2015, 6 p.m. (Mark Twain Room): David M. Crowe (Elon University), The Evolution of the Nazi Policy towards the Roma throughout Europe during the Holocaust” [Special guest lecture details]


May 15, 2015, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Christian Moraru (University of North Carolina at Greensboro / Fulbright Specialist in Romania), “The Politics of Affect and the Global Imagination in Post-World War II American Narratives of Trauma” [Guest Lecture Details]

March 30, 2015, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Ilinca Diaconu (University of Bucharest), American Military Masculinity, U.S. Imperialism and Their Paradoxes[Abstract and bio]


Lecture Series, Fall 2014

November 24, 2014, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Claudiu Stoian (University of Bucharest), Memory and History in the Hebrew Bible: On the Functional Dynamics of Jewish Memory for the Writing of History [Abstract and bio]


December 8, 2014, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Romy Solomon (Maryland University / Fulbright Scholar), Human Trafficking and Prevention Efforts in the U.S., Moldova, and Romania [Abstract and bio]



Lecture Series, Spring 2014


February 28, 2014, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Vlad Basarab (multi-media, performance and video artist / Fulbright scholar), The Archaeology of Memory [Abstract and bio]


April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Corina (Palasan) Dobos (University of Bucharest / University College London), World Population Conference, Bucharest 1974: Politics and Demographical Concerns [Abstract and bio]

June 25, 2014, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Petruta Naidut (University of Bucharest), Early modern maps, travel reports and fantasies of the New World. The impact of exploration on the enlargement of Britain’s intellectual empire [Abstract and bio]


Lecture Series, Spring 2013  

April 12, 2013, 6 p.m. (Room 4): David Dulceany (Dartmouth College/Duke University), Peripheral Links: Romanian and Cuban Relations during the Cold War [Abstract and bio]


April 22, 2013, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Stefan Ionescu (Clark University), Romanianization: Corruption, Opportunism, and Resistance in World War II Bucharest [Abstract and bio]


June 10, 2013, 6 p.m. (Room 4): Mirela Tanta (University of Illinois at Chicago), Recycling Ideology: Romania’s Socialist Realism Canon [Abstract and bio]



For further details, contact: Dana Mihailescu (dmihailes@yahoo.com)

 Please find the lecture series poster here.

[1] Our guest lecturers must be early career researchers (graduate students and researchers who defended their PhD no more than 10 years before).

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Partenerii nostri: US Embassy | Fulbright Commission in Romania | English Department, Faculty of Foreign Languages,