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EVENTS: 2015 Student Conference "Correlations"

Friday, May 22, 2015

On May 22, the American Studies Program and the Fulbright Commission in Romania co-organized the student conference "Correlations: Prejudice, Anti-Discrimination Policies and Minority Rights." The opening remarks were given by Ms. Marjorie Stern, Cultural Attache at the Embassy of the United States in Romania, Prof. Octavian Roske, Head of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, and Dr. Ruxandra Radulescu, Educational Adviser for the Romanian - US Fulbright Commission.


Please find below the full conference program and several photographs from the event. Thank you all for participating!


Friday, May 22, 2015

10.00-10.20 Opening Remarks

Marjorie Stern, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the United States in Romania

Octavian Roske, Assoc. Prof., Head of the English Department, University of Bucharest

Ruxandra Rădulescu, Educational Adviser, Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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10.20-11.45 Chair: Dragoş Manea (University of Bucharest)

Karina Pătrăşcanu (3rd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Homosexuality: Tolerance versus Acceptance in The Laramie Project

 

Andreea Camelia Tudor (3rd year student, Romanian-English, University of Bucharest), “Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”: An “Explosive” Scream Ordering a Sexual Revolution and the Gay Community Liberation”

 

Andrei Nae (doctoral student at University of Bucharest), “Remediating Pornography in Game of Thrones: Where Sex and Memory Intertwine

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11.45-12.00 Coffee/Tea break

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12.00-13.00 Keynote address. Chair: Dana Mihăilescu (University of Bucharest)

Assoc. Prof. Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru (University of Bucharest), “Ethical Concerns in South Asian American Women's Migration

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13.00-14.00 Lunch break

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14.00-15.00 Chair: Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest)

Cosmina Valent  (1st year M.A. student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Representations of Immigrant Life on New York’s Lower East Side in Leela Corman’s Unterzakhn

 

Andreea Maria Sava (2nd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Misrepresented Womanhood and Implicit Prejudice – Strategies in Cigarette Advertising for American Women

 

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15.00-15.30 Coffee/Tea break

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15.30-16.30 Chair: Andrei Nae (University of Bucharest)

Laura E. Jones (doctoral student at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA), “Successful Educational Strategies for Minority Populations: American Practices with Romanian Applications”

 

Laura Comănescu (1st year M.A. student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Representations of the Romani Minority in American Media. The Role of Social Class in the Construction of Romani Identity”

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16.30-17.00 Coffee/Tea break

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17.00-18.00 Chair: Diana Benea (University of Bucharest)

Roxana Dumitru, (2nd year M.A. student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “A Wound Needs a Witness. Discussing Colorism in Oprah Winfrey’s Lifeclass

 

Diana Dănău (3rd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Discrimination against the Chinese American Minority in David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face

 




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