American Culture in Europe.
Americanization and Anti-Americanism after 1945.
Contributions are solicited for a book with ten essays tracing the impact of American culture on the following European countries: France, East/West Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Netherlands/Benelux, Poland/Central Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, and the Soviet Union/Russia. Each essay would employ an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the reception of American culture, including an emergence of cultural anti-Americanism, in one of these countries. It is suggested that the following topics are addressed in every contribution:
U.S. government programs (libraries, exchanges, Radio Free Europe, Congress for Cultural Freedom/CIA)
high brow culture (literature, theater, arts)
popular culture (jazz/rock/pop, film, TV, youth culture, life style)
anti-Americanism (initiatives by European governments, language purism, conservative and leftist reactions, regionalism/nationalism)
At an early stage of the project contributors will have the opportunity to discuss the parameters of the book during a week-long workshop planned at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy, or a similar facility. Funding for travel to this workshop and for publication subsidies has been secured.
Please address your reply before 1 February 2003, preferably by e-mail, to:
Professor of German and Ohio Eminent Scholar
Mershon Center for the Study of International Security and Public Policy
Ohio State University
1501 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201-2602
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