World War II in the USA – a History of Emotions Approach

Bill Issel (San Francisco State University), a spring 2018 Fulbright professor at the West University of Timișoara, introduced a history of emotions approach to World War II to 25 students at the Jean Louis Calderon High School in Timișoara. Students were fascinated to learn how Americans from many different ethno-cultural-backgrounds in Europe and Asia found ways to be patriotic and support the war effort despite the fact that many of them had strong feelings of cultural affiliation with, and loved ones who were living in and loyal to, the Axis powers and their allies during the conflict. They enjoyed the cartoons and posters from the war, such as Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” poster and a newspaper cartoon showing Lady Liberty opening her arms to “all my children” (including those whose parents and grandparents came from countries that were at war with the USA). The discussion continued well past the end of the class, something that teachers always enjoy.
 

Negotiating Cultural Identity

On May 10th, Fulbright ETA Courtney-Sophia Henry visited the University of Craiova, where she participated in the 20th Anniversary edition of the Ateliere Studențești de Traducere (Franceză, Engleză). Her talk was titled "The role of language in negotiating cultural identity." Attendees were treated to a historical perspective on indigenous language in the United States, and a look at what efforts are being made by Native American communities to revitalize their ancestral languages to ensure they survive in the 21st century and beyond. She also visited the American Corner for the presentation of awards to Romanian students for their efforts in translation and creative writing.

The Fulbright Senior Postdoctoral Program for Visiting Scholars 2019-2020

The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission announces the annual competition for Fulbright Senior Postdoctoral Awards for Romanian professors, researchers and professionals who have a doctoral degree or equivalent (certified). Grants are available for conducting research and/or lecturing in the U.S. universities.

The Fulbright Senior Postdoctoral program provides international travel, accident/sickness insurance and a monthly stipend covering accommodation and living expenses.

Read more: The Fulbright Senior Postdoctoral Program for Visiting Scholars 2019-2020

Fulbright Participation in ULBS International Week

Fulbright ETA Matthew Chernick participated in a variety of events as part of Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu’s 5th annual International Week that ran from May 14th to May 19th, 2018. Among these was his presentation of a guest lecture on American film history for an audience of students and visiting international academics in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
Matthew also participated in the 2nd annual International Exchange in the Age of Globalization Conference held by the ULBS Faculty of Letters and Arts as part of International Week. The topic for this year was “Systems of Power” and during the panel on “The Rhetoric of Power,” he presented a paper entitled “Through Windows: Mass Culture and Violence in the Case of the Apaches of Paris.”

Bill Issel’s Keynote Lecture at BAS Conference

Bill Issel (San Francisco State University), a spring 2018 Fulbright professor at the West University of Timișoara, presented a keynote lecture “Fighting Words: Black Power and the Language of American Freedom” at the 28th Annual British and American Studies Conference on May 18.

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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