Association Française d’Etudes Américaines (AFEA) / French Association for American Studies
Graduate Student Symposium 2018 – University of Nice, May 22, 2018
Call for Presentations

The French Association for American Studies invites doctoral students in American studies to take part in the Graduate Symposium (“Doctoriales”) specifically organized on their behalf during its annual conference. This year’s workshops will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (9am-5pm) at the University of Nice (France). The conference will take place on May 23 to 25, 2018. For further information, please check our website:

Since 2008, the AFEA has been encouraging the internationalization of its Graduate Student Symposium by offering grants (up to 500 euros each) for a maximum of ten European candidates (other than French) to help cover their travel expenses. All students are, in addition, invited to attend the whole conference free of registration charges. As part of its partnership with the AFEA, the United States Embassy provides funding for one doctoral student coming from an American university.

The symposium provides an opportunity for PhD students to present their research in a less formal setting than that of a full conference panel, and confront it to that of other European scholars. Doctoral students may be at an early or more advanced stage of their research. The proposals will be responded to by professors specializing in related fields. Candidates are invited to give their presentations in English within one of the two workshops offered: 1) American literature, or 2) American “civilization” (history, sociology, political science…). Proposals relevant to both fields (film studies, visual arts or music, for instance), or to another field (such as translation studies or linguistics) can be sent to either of the co-chairs.

Candidates must send a Curriculum Vitae and a 500-word abstract summarizing their dissertation proposal, plus an estimated budget of traveling expenses and funding otherwise available to them. They must mention when they began their PhD, and the name and affiliation of their advisor.

– Proposals in civilization studies must be sent electronically to both Professor Françoise Coste ( and Professor Romain Huret (
– Proposals in literary studies must be sent electronically to both Professors Mathieu Duplay ( and Anne Ullmo (

Deadline for application : February 15, 2018. The symposium organizers will respond to all applicants by March 15, 2018.

Professors Françoise Coste, Mathieu Duplay, Romain Huret, Anne Ullmo.