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EVENTS: American Studies Student Conference 2019

The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest

and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

invite proposals for their annual student conference on the topic

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”: Reconsidering American Values in the 21st Century

to be held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission (2, Ing. Nicolae Costinescu St, Bucharest)

 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019



We invite proposals for 15-minute presentations from undergraduate and MA students whose research is relevant to the topic of the conference. 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, and transatlantic relations and may address issues such as (but not necessarily limited to): longstanding American values and their more recent challenges and interpretations; definitions of happiness in United States cultures; subverting American values; alternative values; ethnic American values; negotiating between old and new values in the United States. Free accommodation for one or two nights will be provided in University of Bucharest dorms for students from other universities. The best presentation will receive the newly established “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 paper title 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 (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, phone number, and email address).

Please send your submissions (indicating whether you need accommodation and for how many nights) via e-mail to sabina.draga.alexandru@lls.unibuc.ro.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 18, 10:00, 2019.

Notifications of proposal acceptance: Friday, March 22, 2019.

For any questions, please contact dr. Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru (sabina.draga.alexandru@lls.unibuc.ro).

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