HAAS 13th Biennial Conference
May 31 – June 1, 2019
RENEGOTIATING AMERICAN IDENTITIES
The Hungarian Association for American Studies held its 13th Biennial Conference at the Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Debrecen between May 31−June 1, 2019. The papers presented at the conference contributed to the understanding of how American identities are (re)constructed and renegotiated in the face of fundamental political and social changes and challenges both in the United States and the Americas. While much of the renegotiation takes place at intersections of such major factors of identity construction as race, gender, ethnicity, class, politics, etc., American identities are also shaped by phenomena which have been in the focus of American Studies recently such as transatlantic and inter-American migration, transnationalism, or the new wave of American exceptionalism. Within this broader thematic framework, scholars from various fields including literature, history, social and cultural studies, the visual arts, film studies, politics, international studies, and cultural linguistics, etc. offered critical insights on any aspect of the renegotiation of American identities.
Research in the field of Canadian Studies was also presented:
The Deixis of “here” and “there“ in Rohinton Mistry’s Early Fiction, Judit Molnár, University of Debrecen
For the detailed program, please visit the website of the University of Debrecen