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Vineri, 28 aprilie 2017, a avut loc la sediul Comisiei Fulbright din Romania, Bucuresti, strada Nicolae Costinescu nr. 2, Sesiunea anuala de comunicari a studentilor programelor de Studii Americane, intitulata “Challenges to Pluralism, Democracy, and Identity in American Culture”, organizata de Departamentul de Engleza (sectia de Studii Americane) a Universitatii din Bucuresti, in colaborare cu  Comisia Fulbright si cu sprijinul Ambasadei Statelor Unite la Bucuresti. Programul sesiunii poate fi gasit pe site-ul programului de Studii Americane de la Universitatea din Bucuresti (http://americanstudies.ro/?article=383). Evenimentul a fost semnalat si pe site-ul Comisiei Fulbright din Romania (http://www.fulbright.ro/news).

 

La deschidere au vorbit: dl. David Allen Schlaefer (Consilier politic al ambasadei SUA la Bucuresti, care a oferit ??i prelegerea inaugurala, intitulata “Elections and How Identity Politics May Shape Their Outcome”), conf. dr. Octavian Roske (Directorul Departamentului de Englez─?, Universitatea din Bucure??ti), prof. dr. Rodica Mihaila (Director Executiv al Comisiei Fulbright din Romania), precum si organizatorul conferintei, conf. dr. Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru (Departamentul de Engleza). Sesiunea de comunicari, continuand o traditie inceputa in 2006, a cuprins contributii sustinute de studenti ai programelor de Studii Americane, nivel de licenta si masterat si s-a incheiat cu o sesiune speciala sustinuta de doctoranzi. Comunicarile s-au dovedit de o calitate academica, originalite ??i maturitate a gandirii critice si a expunerii cu totul remarcabile, precum si printr-o varietate a specializarilor academice ale studentilor participanti.

Gasiti mai jos programul evenimentului.

 

Challenges to Pluralism, Democracy, and Identity in American Culture

American Studies Student Conference

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

You can find a report about the student conference here.

Friday, April 28, 9:00am-5:00pm

 

9:00-9:30  Opening Remarks

David Allen Schlaefer, Political Counselor, 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)

David Allen Schlaefer, Political Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Bucharest, "Elections and How Identity Politics May Shape Their Outcome"

 

10:30-10:45  Coffee/Tea break

 

10:45-12:15  Panel 1: Race, Ethnicity, Hybridity, and Trauma. Chair: Dana Mihailescu (University of Bucharest)

10:45-11:00 Roxana Mocanu (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Facets of Multidirectional Memory in Miriam Katin’s Letting It Go

 

11:00-11:15 Bianca Stoian (2nd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest),  “'There can’t be two'—Diversity and the White Gaze in the TV Series Master of None (2015-)”

 

11:15-11:30 Natalia Chian (3rd year student, English, University of Bucharest),  “A 'Third Space' of Russian-American Immigrant Identity: On Shteyngart’s The Russian Debutante’s Handbook

 

11:30-11:45 Iulia Anamaria Sima (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “The Failure of Nurture: Identity and Trauma in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child

 

11:45-12:15 Discussion

 

 

12:15-13:00 Lunch break

 

13:00-14:30  Panel 2: Diversity and Identity Performance. Chair: Diana Benea (University of Bucharest)

13:00-13:15 Teodora Narcisa Giurgiu (2nd year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “The American Beauty and the Beast: The Misfits, or the Adequate Inadequacy”

 

13:15-13:30 Laurentia Serban (3rd year student, American Studies, University of Bucharest),Female Agency in Buster Keaton Films”

 

13:30-13:45 Andreea Maria Sava (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Representations of Diversity in Popular Culture – Addressing Common Stereotypes in Current American Situation Comedy”

13:45-14:00 Raluca Ionita (2nd year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), Music as Salvation for the African American Community: Jazz in The Color Purple and Rap in 8 Mile

14:00-14:30 Discussion

 

14:30-14:45  Coffee/Tea break

 

14:45-15:50  Panel 3: Challenging Diversity. Chair: Andrei Nae (University of Bucharest)

14:45-15:00 Vlad Neagu (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “The Wage Gap Myth, Fact or Misinterpretation?”

 

15:00-15:15 Diana-Andreea Novaceanu (MA student, Image Theory and Practice, Center of Excellence in Image Study), “The Changing Face of AIDS: How 1980’s Portrait Photography Challenged American Identity”

 

15:15-15:30 Augustin Cristea (1st year MA student, American Studies, University of Bucharest), “Sexual Objectification and Political Correctness in the Video Game Industry”

 

15:30-15:50 Discussion

 

15:50-16:00 Coffee/Tea Break

 

16:00-16:50 Narratives of Violence and Horror in Contemporary American Popular Culture (PhD Work in Progress)

 

16:00-16:25 Dragos Manea (PhD candidate, Assistant Lecturer, University of Bucharest), “Terrorism, Intelligibility, and Cultural Memory in Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints (2013)”

16:25-16:50 Andrei Nae (PhD candidate, Assistant Lecturer, University of Bucharest), “Survival Horror's Normative Backlash: Reinforcing the Status Quo in Condemned: Criminal Origins

 

16:50-17:00 Concluding Remarks.



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