Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others

Dragos Manea's picture
February 3, 2020
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Political Science, Film and Film History

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

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others

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

 on Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Cristina Stanciu

Virginia Commonwealth University

(Fulbright  Scholar, A.I. Cuza University, Iași)


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): diversity, Eastern Europe and the Cold War in the light of the 30 year anniversary of the fall of communism; America and its Others; Outer Space as Other Worlds; democracy and acceptance of the Other(s);  definitions of the Other in United States cultures; the Other and mainstream US culture; the Other and alternative values; ethnic, racial, gender and sexual identities 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 be awarded the “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, February 3, 10:00, 2020.

Notifications of proposal acceptance: Friday, February 7, 2020.

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