CFP: Transatlantic Encounters: American Studies in the 21st Century

Transatlantic Encounters: American Studies in the 21st Century
University of Lodz, Poland
27 – 30 September 2008



We are pleased to announce an upcoming international conference, entitled “Transatlantic Encounters: American Studies in the 21st Century” to be held September 27-30, 2008 in Lodz, Poland. The conference is organized in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of American Studies and Mass Media (ASM) at the University of Lodz. The conference will offer a forum for discussing issues related to American Studies as seen from the perspective of transatlantic and interdisciplinary research.

We invite proposals from individual scholars as well as groups of three to five presenters on topics including, but not limited to:

  • media and society: film, radio, TV, the press, and the new media
  • multiculturalism: approaches to and representations of
  • globalization, regionalization, political leadership
  • terrorism: military and intellectual responses to
  • national identity, migration, and representation
  • popular culture and its national and international contexts
  • interdisciplinary American Studies/Transatlantic Studies pedagogy

Key-note speakers:
Emory Elliot (University of California, Riverside)
Alfred Hornung (University of Mainz)
Zbigniew Lewicki (Warsaw University)

Deadline for the submission of title and abstract of 200-250 words and proposals for panels (350 words, including names of presenters and titles of their presentations) is May 15, 2008.

Please submit abstracts electronically or by mail to the following address:

TRANS 2008
Department of American Studies and Mass Media,
University of Lodz
Skladowa 41/43,
90-127 Lodz, Poland

A selection of papers will be published by Peter Lang Publishers (Germany) in “American Studies and Media” Series. General Editors: Elzbieta H. Oleksy and Wieslaw Oleksy.