The American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest invites proposals for its annual student conference. This year's topic is "Correlations: Prejudice, Anti-Discrimination Policies and Minority Rights in American Culture." The conference will be held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission (2, Ing. Nicolae Costinescu St, Bucharest), on May 22, 2015. We particularly welcome proposals for 15-minute presentations from both graduate and undergraduate students that address issues pertaining to prejudice, anti-discrimination, minority rights and struggles in the United States, applied to literature, film, popular culture, visual culture, media content etc., from a wide range of perspectives and (cross-)disciplinary approaches.
*** Please note that you do not need to be an American Studies major or an American Studies MA student in order to send us a proposal. We welcome proposals from students majoring in a variety of areas of study in the humanities and social sciences.
Your submission must include:
1. A 250-word abstract attached as an MS Word file. Your abstract must include the paper title and the name of the academic coordinator who has agreed to supervise your paper. Please note that, considering that each presentation will be 15 minutes long, final papers hould be approximately 5-6 pages (Times New Roman, font 12, double-spaced). However, we strongly encourage participants to present and not simply read their papers.
2. 3-5 keywords from your essay;
3. Contact information (name, phone number, and email address).
Please send your submissions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submissions: May 3, 2015.
Notifications of proposal acceptance will be communicated by May 12, 2015.
If you have any questions, please write to Dana Mihailescu (email@example.com).