This conference intends to recover the exchanges of people and ideas between America and Eastern Europe. Possible topics include the similarities and differences in common utopian visions, in ideas of Modernism and technology, in aesthetic and social experiments, but also the experiences of visitors and emigrants as mediators between East and West. Moreover, we wish to illuminate the revisions and blind spots in cultural and literary historiography which have long concealed the intense relations between Central/Eastern Europe and America before the Cold War.
This is to invite those of you (preferably junior scholars) who are at present working on a research project in American Studies (a dissertation, a “habilitation“, or any other book-length research) and are willing to present it as work in progress and discuss it with a group of colleagues from Eastern and Western European countries. Projects from various fields (Literature, Culture, History) are welcome if they deal with an aspect of cultural exchange between Eastern Europe and America.
Dr. Astrid Franke
Zentrum für Nordamerikaforschung (ZENAF)
Robert Mayer Str. 1
Phome:0049-69-798 32366 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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