The RAAS (The Romanian Association for American Studies) Fulbright Conference

Країна: Румунія

Місто: Constanta

Тези до: 15.03.2020

Дати: 08.10.20 — 10.10.20

Область наук: Екологія; Культурологія;

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Організатори: The Romanian Association for American Studies


The topic of the conference invites contributors to reflect on the significance of ECOlogy as key concern in the United States of America and around the world today. Some of the questions the conference hopes to discuss are: have decision makers and communities developed effective strategies of dealing with climate change and the ECOlogical crises of this century, has American culture addressed the problems that threaten the ECOsystem responsibly and equitably, does ECOcriticism help in raising environmental awareness when applied to American cultural productions. The conversations to take place will focus on developments emerging from environmental humanities, embracing interdisciplinary perspectives originating with literary studies, media studies, cultural studies, geography, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, political science, international relations, law, economics and other associated fields.

Proposals for papers and panel discussions can relate, but are not limited, to the following topics:

  • ECOcritical readings of American literature / culture;
  • ECOfeminism;
  • ECOdramaturgy;
  • ECOtheology;
  • ECOlogy and the American city;
  • ECOlogy and the American youth culture;
  • ECOlogy and ethnicity in the U.S.A;
  • ECOlogy and trauma;
  • ECOactivism and its discontents;
  • ECOeffectiveness and sustainability in a digitalized world;
  • environmental justice: theory and practice;
  • reversing climate change: challenges and solutions;
  • preserving biodiversity;
  • land / animal / human rights in the context of natural disaster;
  • the return to nature: synchronic and diachronic perspectives;

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