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EVENTS: American Studies Student Conference, May 20 2016

Considering America: Spaces, Cultures, and Representations

American Studies Student Conference

Venue: The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, 2 Nicolae Costinescu St., Bucharest

Friday, May 20, 9:00am-5:00pm

 

 

9:00-9:30  Opening Remarks

Ronald E. Hawkins, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bucharest

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

Rodica Mihaila, Executive Director, Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

 

9:30-10:30  Keynote Address. Chair: Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru (University of Bucharest)

Ronald E. Hawkins, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bucharest: “Telling America's Story”

 

10:30-11:00  Coffee/Tea break

 

11:00-12:30  Panel 1: Approaches to Diversity. Chair: Dana Mihailescu (University of Bucharest)

11:00-11:15 Karina Patrascanu (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “The Trickster, the Ghetto, and the Upper Class in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

 

11:15-11:30 Bianca Gutu (2nd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Representations of Female Power, Submission and Resistance in Game of Thrones

 

11:30-11:45 Raluca Ionita (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Women's Image in American Rap Music. Case Study: Eminem”

 

11:45-12:00 Maria Tirica (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Remapping the Jazz Singer from the 1920s to the 1980s”

 

12:00-12:30 Discussion

 

 

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

 

13:30-14:45  Panel 2: Violence, Conflict and Trauma. Chair: Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest)

13:30-13:45 Laura Voicu  (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Popular Trauma Culture in the U.S.: The Figure of the Survivor in Curb Your Enthusiasm

 

13:45-14:00 Carina Dogaru (2nd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “The Struggle to Succeed in a Corporate World: Stereotypes, Diversity and Conflict in HBO’s Series Silicon Valley

 

14:00-14:15 Alexandra Velicu (2nd year student, MTTLC, University of Bucharest ), “The Revival of the Southern Gothic in Contemporary American Culture: True Blood (HBO, 2008-2014), True Detective (HBO, 2014–) and Beyoncé’s Lemonade (2016)”

14:15-14:45 Discussion

 

14:45-15:15  Coffee/Tea break

 

15:15-16:30  Panel 3: Politics, Entertainment and the Media. Chair: Dragos Manea (University of Bucharest)

15:15-15:30 Andreea Sava (3rd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in Popular Media: Political Campaigning on Entertainment TV”

 

15:30-15:45 Laurentia Serban (2nd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “How Comedians Took Over the News: The Curious Case of Jon Stewart and Comedic Journalism”

 

15:45-16:00 Alina Petcu (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “'I'm supporting Obama Cuz He Black': An Analysis of the African American Response to the 2008 Elections in Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks

 

16:00-16:30 Discussion

 

16:30-17:00 Concluding Remarks: Roxana Oltean, Program Coordinator, Center for American Studies, University of Bucharest



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