MLA Sessions in Romanian Studies (RSAA and RF)

2017 Modern Languages Association

 

535. Refugees, Exiles, and Migration: Past and Present Journeys

Saturday, 7 January12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 406, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Romanian Studies Association of America

Presiding: Christene D’Anca, Pierce Coll.

  1. Exiled Aesthetics: Objects of Art as Markers of Migration in Eastern Europe from 1971 to the Present” – Christene D’Anca
  2. Rhetorics of Disaster: Refugees, Views on Difference, and the ‘Colectiv Revolution’ in the Romanian Media” – Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Univ. of Bucharest
  3. The Rhetorics of Other — Yet Again a Refugee/Exile Narrative of Crisis: Traveling through the Social Media Public Arguments on Eastern European Identity” – Noemi Marin, Florida Atlantic Univ.
  4. The Digital Nomad” – Florina Catalina Florescu, Pace Univ., NY

Responding: Letitia Ileana Guran, North Carolina A&T State Univ.

 

44. Teaching Central and Eastern Europe and Its Communist Past

Thursday, 5 January1:45–3:00 p.m., 405, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the forum LLC Romanian

Presiding: Adriana Gradea, Illinois State Univ.

Speakers: Elena Gabriela Capraroiu, Univ. of La Verne; Florina Catalina Florescu, Pace Univ.; Elena Gabor, Bradley Univ.; Octavian Gabor, Methodist Coll.; Christian Gregory, Columbia Univ.

For abstracts, write to ada_g@att.net.

Session Description:

How should the region’s post-Marxist experiences be understood? Participants discuss pedagogical methods in teaching totalitarianisms in general and the Central and Eastern European communist pasts and postcommunist presents in particular.

 

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.

Previous Conferences
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004

2017

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

 

2016
  1. Romanian Spirituality and the Global Challenge
  2. Mothers without Frontiers: Inscriptions of Affective Maps in Contemporary Romania and the World

 

2015
  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

 

2014
  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

 

 2013
  1. Looking Out, Looking In: New Directions in Romanian Cinema
  2. Becoming Women: Gender Identities and Tensions in Romanian and World Literature

 

2012
  1. Romania’s Intellectuals and Ceauşescu’s Secret Police
  2. Performing Postmodernity with a Balkan Flair

 

2011
  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

 

2009
  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

 

2008
  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

 

2007
  1. Visions of Europe in Romanian Literature
  2. New Romanian Cinema
  3. Writing across Borders: Twentieth-Century Romanian Writers Abroad

 

2006
  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

 

2005
  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

 

2004
  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