1998 Conference: Teaching American Studies in Central and Eastern Europe

Between 24 and 26 September 1998 Department of American Literature and Culture in Lublin organized a conference “Teaching American Studies in Central and Eastern Europe” in Pulawy. 40 participants from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Holland, Germany and the United States attended 3 days of plenary lectures and workshops presented and led by European and American scholars, including Heinz Ickstadt, the presiding officer of EAAS, Rob Kroes, former EAAS president, Jay Mechling (UC, Davis), Norman Yetman (University of Kansas), Agnieszka Salska (University of Lodz), Kate Delaney (US Cultural Attaché, Warsaw), Jerzy Durczak (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University), and Jerzy Kutnik (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University). The conference was made possible by generous grants from USIS in Warsaw and Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. The majority of both participants and organizers agreed that the conference was a success and that there was a continuing need for such events. A similar conference is planned for the next year.