HUAmS: 2nd Annual American Studies Workshop in Zagreb

by admin on April 29, 2014

On May 24, 2014, HUAmS will host the 2nd Annual American Studies Workshop, entitled Cross-Cultural Readings of the United States. This year’s plenary speakers are Professor Moira Baker (Radford University) and Professor Walter Hölbling (University of Graz).

2nd Annual American Studies Workshop


Zagreb, May 24th, 2014

Venue: Room A-105, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ivana Lučića 3, Zagreb

Workshop Program

(The full program, with bios and summaries, can be downloaded here: HUAmS 2014 workshop program, 65k/pdf)

12:00    Opening remarks

  • Professor Walter Hölbling (University of Graz): American Studies in Europe: “Divided We Stand”
  • Professor Moira Baker (Radford University): Margin at the Center: Appalachian Studies and (Re)Mappings of “America”


13:30 Lunch Break

14:15-15:30 Workshop session 1 (followed by short discussion)

  • Ksenija Kondali (University of Sarajevo): Transnational and Transcultural Dynamics and Identities in Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland
  • Aleksandra Izgarjan (University of Novi Sad): Translation, Transformation, Transvestism: Contemporary American Writers’ Poetics of Translation
  • Sven Cvek (University of Zagreb): CUDOS to Digital Humanities: Remarks on Technology and Academic Labor
  • Lovorka Zergollern-Miletić (University of Zagreb): Croatian Students’ Perception of American Culture


15:30-16 Coffee Break

16:00-17:15 Workshop session 2 (followed by short discussion)

  • Borislav Knežević (University of Zagreb): A Crisis of Liberal Education? A Few Remarks on the American University and Its Disciplines
  • Tatjana Jukić (University of Zagreb): An Austrian-Hungarian America: Emerson for Croatia, 1905
  • Stipe Grgas (University of Zagreb): The United States as Represented in Croatian Marxist Thought
  • Jelena Šesnić (University of Zagreb): Bogdan Radica and the New Croatian Emigration of the 1970s


17:30 HUAmS General Assembly meeting

Organizers: Croatian Association for American Studies (HUAmS), American Studies Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Zagreb.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support by the University of Zagreb research grant for the project “Cultural Mapping of the United States from the Perspective of Croatian and Regional American Studies.”

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