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About EAAS Constituent Members
RAAS • Romanian Association for American Studies

Website: http://www.raas.ro

President and EAAS Representative – Professor Eduard Vlad
Facultatea de Litere
Campus, Aleea Universitatii 1
Corp A, Constanta
Romania
Tel: 0241 551 773
Fax: 0241 543045
email: secretariat_FL@univ-ovidius.ro

Vice President: Associate-Professor Nicoleta Stanca
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Letters
Ovidius University, Constanta
Romania
email: nicoletastanca1506@gmail.com

Secretary: Dr. Otilia Pacea
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Letters
Ovidius University, Constanta
Romania
email: otiliapacea@yahoo.co.uk

Treasurer: Associate-Professor Ileana Jitaru
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Letters
Ovidius University, Constanta
Romania
email: ileanajitaru@gmail.com

Latest update: February 14, 2017

Activity Report

CONFERENCES (http://www.raas.ro/conferences):

The 2014 RAAS-Fulbright Conference:
(Im)Migration Patterns: Displacement and Relocation in Contemporary America
October 10-12, 2014

Venue: Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania

The topic of the conference invited contributors to explore recent reflections centered on issues of migration, more specifically patterns of immigration into the United States of America, and discuss current ways of surviving, coping with and embracing the experiences of displacement and relocation in an increasingly globalized world.

Keynote Speakers:Dr. Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, and the recipient of the 2009 MELUS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Studies; Dr. Marietta Messmer, Associate Professor, University of Groningen and the President of The Netherlands American Studies Association; Dr. Lonce Sandy-Bailey, Shippensburg University, U.S.A. and participant in the Fulbright Specialist Program.

The 2012 RAAS-Fulbright Conference:

Remapping Urban Spaces – American Challenges

October 4-6, 2012

Venue: Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania

The topic of the conference invited debates on the contemporary city in the context of the developments that take place within urban studies in the United States at a time when the economic, the social, the political and the cultural tend to intersect and thrive in the metropolis rather than anywhere else.

Keynote Speakers:Dr. Edward Soja, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles; Dr. Augustin Ioan, Professor, University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest and Fulbright Senior Grantee.

The 2010 RAAS-Fulbright Conference:

The American Tradition of Descent/Dissent: The Underground, the Countercultural, the (Anti)Utopian

October 7-9, 2010

Venue: Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania

The topic of this conference aimed at reflecting the contemporary atmosphere of dissent in the United States at a time of underground, countercultural and (anti)utopian movements and positions in the United States of America in perfect correlation with the tradition that has marked their descent from the colonial period to the present.

Keynote Speakers:Dr. Janice A. Radway, Professor, Northwestern University, Illinois and a former president of the American Studies Association; Dr. Rodica Mihaila, Professor, University of Bucharest and currently Executive Director, Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, Bucharest.

PUBLICATIONS

RAAS Conference Volumes: for complete list including table of contents consult http://www.raas.ro/publications

Highlights:

The American Tradition of Descent/Dissent: The Underground, the Countercultural, the (Anti)Utopian

Eds. Adina Ciugureanu, Ludmila Martanovschi, Nicoleta Stanca

Iasi: Institutul European, 2012

(http://www.euroinst.ro/titlu.php?id=1227)

This volume opened the American Studies field within the Academica Series at this prestigious Romanian publishing house.

The Sense of America: Histories into Text. A Collection of Essays

Eds. Rodica Mihăilă and Irina Grigorescu Pană

Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2009

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS), an inter-disciplinary academic e-journal whose objectives are to investigate the diversity and dynamics of cultural change in the US, in close connection with global and local processes and phenomena, European and otherwise:

RJAS 2014 - Space and the City in American Culture: http://www.raas.ro/e-journal-rjas

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

RAAS Graduate Student Award: The Romanian Association for American Studies rewards one best MA dissertation and one best PhD dissertation submitted by graduate students and/or junior faculty members every two years.

 

EAAS Biennial Conferences

Other Conferences



Ruhr Universität Bochum and Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, January 26-27, 2018

Call for Papers (by October 13, 2017)

University of Liverpool, October 27, 2017

Call for papers (by July 17, 2017)

Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel, Japan, June 21-24, 2018

Call for papers (by August 1, 2017)

Leucorea Foundation, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, September 25-27, 2017

Registration deadline (August 14, 2017)


European Journal of American Studies

The European Journal of American Studies is the official journal of EAAS. It welcomes contributions from Americanists in Europe and elsewhere and aims at making available state-of-the-art research on all aspects of United States culture and society.

Read more at http://ejas.revues.org/.

European Views of the United States

European Views of the United States is the official book series of the EAAS.9783825365783       

We are proud to announce volumes 8, 9, 10 of the series:

Tanrisever, Ahu. Fathers, Warriors, and Vigilantes: Post-Heroism and the US Cultural Imaginary in the Twenty-First Century, vol. 10, 2016 (Rob Kroes Publication Award 2015).

Intercontinental Crosscurrents: Women's Networks across Europe and the Americas, eds. Julia Nitz, Sandra H. Petrulionis, and Theresa Schön, vol. 9, 2016.

America: Justice, Conflict, War, eds. Amanda Gilroy and Marietta Messmer, vol. 8, 2016 (The Hague Conference 2014).

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