American Studies Student Conference Hosted by the Fulbright Commission

On May 30, from 9:00 to 17:30, the Fulbright Commission will have the pleasure of hosting a new edition of the American Studies Student Conference, in cooperation with the American Studies program at the University of Bucharest. This year, the conference will provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to present and discuss their papers addressing the topic of “Reality and Imagination in Telling the Story of America”. Mr. Scott A. Reese, Cultural Attaché, U.S. Embassy, will deliver the keynote lecture.

British and American Studies International Conference in Timisoara

Dr.  Cure and Dr. William Issel recently participated in the 28th edition of the West University of Timisoara's annual British and American studies international conference. Dr. Cure presented a paper entitled "Traveling makes the thinking mind more American: The Development of Margaret Fuller’s Travel Writing". Dr. Issel was one of the invited keynote speakers and gave a talk entitled "Fighting Words: Black Power and American Freedom in the 1960s". He also read from his memoir during a conference outing to the village of Sag-Padureni. Dr. Cure enjoyed catching up with Dr. Cristina Cheveresan, the Fulbright ambassador for the West University who presented a paper on Philip Roth and with whom she co-moderated the American Studies track of the conference.
   

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.

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.
 

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

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