MLA Sessions in Romanian Studies (RSAA and RF)

Note: RSAA members usually serve in the Romanian Forum, an MLA group in Romanian Studies. However, at the time they perform service in the RF, they cannot be part of the RSAA executive board.

Three Decades of Free Speech: Directions, False Starts, Intercultural Dialogue
How would you define post-1989 free speech? We welcome analyses of representative Romanian artists. Email 200 words abstracts, CV.; March 1, 2018.

Matei Visniec’s Theatre: Between East and West
Papers should explore the socio-political theatricality as presented by the characters’ dynamic dialogues in Romanian-born Matei Visniec’s intricate, multi-layered plays. 300-word abstracts. by 15 March 2018; Catalina-Florina Florescu ( Forum: LLC Romanian



535. Refugees, Exiles, and Migration: Past and Present Journeys (RSAA)
44. Teaching Central and Eastern Europe and Its Communist Past (LLC Romanian Forum)



44. Teaching Central and Eastern Europe and Its Communist Past
535. Refugees, Exiles, and Migration: Past and Present Journeys


  1. Romanian Spirituality and the Global Challenge
  2. Mothers without Frontiers: Inscriptions of Affective Maps in Contemporary Romania and the World


  1. Transnational Representations of Gender in Recent East European Literature and Film
  2. Postcolonial Shadows on Postsocialist Skies
  3. Negotiating Memory: Contemporary Romanian Culture in Translation
  4. Catalan Literature in Translation and European Integration


  1. Remains of Utopia: Communist Kitsch, Propaganda, and Sentimental Artifacts in Postcommunist Romania
  2. The Reciprocal Gaze between Romania and Spain
  3. State-Sponsored Voyeurism and Surveillance
  4. East European Women’s Tales of Relocation


  1. Looking Out, Looking In: New Directions in Romanian Cinema
  2. Becoming Women: Gender Identities and Tensions in Romanian and World Literature


  1. Romania’s Intellectuals and Ceauşescu’s Secret Police
  2. Performing Postmodernity with a Balkan Flair


  1. Narratives of Departure and Return in Eastern Europe
  2. Subversiveness and the Carnivalesque in Romanian and European Theater
  3. Herta Müller: East-West Perspectives
  4. Rethinking Feminisms in Eastern Europe


  1. Heritage and Trauma Tourism
  2. Romanian and Eastern European Literatures and the Arts (Music, Painting, Architecture, Photography, and Film)
  3. Romanian Revolution of 1989: Public Discourse Twenty Years After


  1. The Internet Dialogue between Eastern Europe and the United States
  2. Romania in the Cold War Culture
  3. Romanian Representations and Self-Representations in Film, Literature, and the Media


  1. Visions of Europe in Romanian Literature
  2. New Romanian Cinema
  3. Writing across Borders: Twentieth-Century Romanian Writers Abroad


  1. Living at the Outskirts: Cinema and East European Countries
  2. West Goes East: (Re)Turning to East Central Europe after 1989—A Discussion
  3. Mircea Cartarescu at Home in the World: Comparative Approaches to His Work


  1. Coming to Terms with the Holocaust in Romania
  2. Eastern European Women as Cultural Mediators
  3. Gypsies in European Literature, Culture, and the Arts


  1. Eastern European Women as Creators of Humor: Culture, Literature, Film
  2. Constructing Postcommunist Eastern Europe: New Faces of the Imaginary
  3. Paris as Promised Land: Francophilia in Eastern Europe