Call for Papers for the 1st International Virtual Conference on Cultural Studies on the topic of  “Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies: Sites and Insights” to be held from January 15 – 17, 2016

The conference is organized by North American Literary and Cultural Studies at Saarland University (Germany) and Black Sea State University (Ukraine). 

Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline: September 10, 2015

Full Paper Submission Deadline: October 31, 2015

This virtual conference focuses on collaborative transnational cultural studies and wants to investigate how encounters with the English language and ‘American culture’ have shaped European identities. Sites of these encounters span literary and cultural texts (e.g. novels, short stories, plays, films, TV series), corporate mass culture (e.g. Social Networks, technological products or fashion items) as well as countercultural phenomena (e.g. social movements). ‘America’ in this project is an object of study that functions as a cultural process of translation. The primary research question is to examine how the signifier ‘America’ functions as an intermediary in the production of transnational civic European cultures.

The conference will gather researchers from universities, colleges and companies from all around the globe. The event will connect different cultures and knowledge, thus contributing to the improvement of intercultural communication and research skills.

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Selected papers will be published in a conference proceedings.

There is no participation fee.