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Conference Program

April 30 / Friday
10:00 - 11:00
A1
EAAS Women’s Network Forum
Chair
Ingrid Gessner
Vorarlberg University of Education
Suddenly, Last Summer: Confluence, Contingency and the Uneven Temporality of Social Transformation in the United States
Colin R. Johnson
Indiana University Bloomington
Johanna Heil
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Izabella Kimak
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Elisabetta Marino
University of Rome Tor Vergata
B2
ETHNIC LITERARY SPATIALITIES
Chair
Maria-José Canelo
University of Coimbra
The Odyssey to Freedom: American Slave Narrative Influences in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Powers (Book 3 of Annals of the Western Shore)
Gabriela Debita
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
Pondering (Non-)Citizenship: The Migrant Body as Space of Exception
Julia Wewior
University of Wuppertal
Issues of Visuality and Power: Undocumented Migrants in the U.S. Intimate Public Sphere
Maria-José Canelo
University of Coimbra
C3
HEALTH AND DISABILITY
Chair
Martin Halliwell
University of Leicester
Health Citizenship in the Age of Trump
Martin Halliwell
University of Leicester
Living with Disfigurement: Appearance as ‘a Vector of Inequality’ in Autobiography of a Face
Fatma Eren
Haccetepe University
Entering the Kingdom of the Suffering: The Dual Citizenship of the Ill and the Disabled in Stephen King’s Duma Key (2008)
Patrycja Roguska
University of Warsaw
D4
THE LEGACIES OF SOUTHERN PLANTATIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN NOVEL
Chair
Ewa Łuczak
University of Warsaw
From the Plantation to the Prison: Slavery by Another Name in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing and Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys
Constante González Groba
University of Santiago
From the Plantation to the Eugenic Medical Theatre: Toni Morrison’s Home
Ewa Łuczak
University of Warsaw
Farming While Black: Geographies of Race and Politics of Land in Natalie Baszile’s Queen Sugar
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
E5
CONSTRUCTING (HETEROTOPIC) AMERICAN URBAN SPACES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION AND DRAMA
Chair
Nataliia Vysotska
Kyiv National Linguistics University
Urban Space in Search of Identity
Yuri Stulov
Minsk State Linguistics University
American ‘Post-Racial’ University Town in Zadie Smith’s On Beauty: Ideal vs. Reality
Olga Nesmelova Arina Shevchenko
Kazan Federal University
Streets, Scenes, and Stages: Urban Space as a Dramatis Persona in American Drama
Nataliia Vysotska
Kyiv National Linguistics University
F6
STORYWORLDS AND SPATIAL LANDSCAPES OF THE MIND: THE HEROINE’S JOURNEY. FROM DOROTHY TO PLATH
Chair
Lorraine Kerslake
University of Alicante
Transtextual Analysis of Scenarios in L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz
Lucía-Pilar Cancelas-Ouviña
University of Cádiz
The Journey of an American Heroine: Sylvia Plath’s ‘America! America!’ and ‘Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’
María Encarnación Carrillo-García
University of Murcia
‘You Hated Spain’: Landscapes of Fear, Symbols of Alienation and Topophobia in Sylvia Plath
Lorraine Kerslake
University of Alicante
11:15 - 12:15
A7
DYSTOPIA
Chair
Marta Usiekniewicz
University of Warsaw
Defining and Denying Citizenship: Multispecies Democracy in Speculative Fiction
Molina Klingler
University of Würzburg
Autistic (non)Citizens in American Science Fiction
Anna Kurowicka
University of Warsaw
Secrecy and Surveillance in Amy Waldman’s Freedom
Paula Martin-Salvan
University of Cordoba
Crip Appetites: American Gastrodystopias
Marta Usiekniewicz
University of Warsaw
B8
MAPPING HETEROTOPIAS IN MULTICULTURAL AMERICA 1
Chair
Francesco Chianese
University of Turin
Looking for ‘Casa’: The Italian-American House in the Multicultural United States
Francesco Chianese
University of Turin
Playspace as a Heterotopia in Toni Cade Bambara’s Gorilla, My Love
Cristina Di Maio
University of Macerata
C9
Workshop Session WASTED COMMUNITIES, COMMUNITIES OF WASTE
Chair
Begoña Simal-González
Universidade da Coruña
Martín Urdiales-Shaw
Universidade de Vigo
Sara Villamarín-Freire
Universidade da Coruña
D10
FEMINISM, NEOLIBERALISM, THE LEFT
Chair
Agnieszka Graff
University of Warsaw
John Dewey and Black Feminism: Individualism, Communities, and the Current State of U.S. Democracy
Gregory Phipps
University of Iceland
Neoliberalism, Feminism and Gender-Traditionalism: Understanding the Patterns, De-Americanizing the Debate
Agnieszka Graff Elżbieta Korolczuk
University of Warsaw
Narratives of Identity Politics on the Left
Andrei Belibou
Freie Universität Berlin
E11
MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF ETHNICITY
Chair
Konan Carle
University of Nantes
The Habermassian Reverse: Privatization of the Public Space and the Future of Democracy in the USA
Konan Carle
University of Nantes
Visions of Renewal: Media Representations of Class, Race and Ethnicity. A Cultural Analysis of American Media Texts
Ileana Jitaru
Ovidius University of Constanța
‘Politics is a gigantic show’: Alternative Cuban Media Views on the United States Embargo
Nadia Nava Contreras
University of Turku
F12
CZECHS, GERMANS, AND ITALIANS IN AMERICA
Chair
Lukas Perutka
Palacky University Olomouc
American Citizens or Czechs in America? The Idea of American Citizenship in the Czech Context
Lukas Perutka
Palacky University Olomouc
Immigration and Citizenship: German Immigration to Texas in the First Half of the 19th Century
Alex Berczeli-Nemcsényi
University of Szeged
The Cinematic and Spatial Displacement of the Italian American Immigrant in George Beban’s Hearts of Men (1919): From East to West, from Melodrama to Western, from Male to Female
Nicola Accattoli
University of Macerata
12:30 - 13:30
A13
POETIC INVENTIONS OF ALTERNATIVE SPACES
Chair
Ewelina Bańka
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity: Poetic Cases of Extension and Anthropomorphization
Natallia Valadzko
University of Warsaw
Restoring Beauty and Balance through the Language of Poetry: Esther Belin’s Of Cartography
Ewelina Bańka
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Unearthing Archives: Poignant Moments of Clarity in Susan Howe’s That This
Leonor María Martínez-Serrano
University of Córdoba
The ‘Belovéd Witness’ and His Journey Home in Exile: The Evolution of Transnationalism in Agha Shahid Ali’s Poetics
Nazir Bibi Naeem
University of Göttingen
B14
EASTERN EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE UNITED STATES
Chair
Alexandra Glavanakova
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Trauma and the Habitus of Citizenship in Nabokov’s Pnin
Annika Maja Schadewaldt
Leipzig University
The Romanian Experience of the American Dream in Contemporary Prose by Women Writers
Monica Manolachi
University of Bucharest
Spaces of Identity: The U.S. and Its (In)/Significant Others
Alexandra Glavanakova
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Silence, Non-Verbal Communication, and Trauma in Kathy Kacer’s Masters of Silence (2019)
Mateusz Świetlicki
University of Wrocław
C15
THE LITERARY WEST
Chair
David Rio
UPV/EHU, University of the Basque Country
Sentimental Ecologies: Negotiating Landownership, Citizenship, and Affect in Maria Ruíz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don (1885) and S. Alice Callahan’s Wynema (1891)
Judith Rauscher & Linda Hess
University of Cologne / University of Augsburg
A Clash of Archetypes: The Construction of the Western Hero in Henryk Sienkiewicz’s ‘Across the Plains’
Marek Paryż
University of Warsaw
Challenging Internal Colonialism: Contemporary Literature of the Nuclear West
David Rio
UPV/EHU, University of the Basque Country
Dangerous and Indifferent Ground? Environmental Forces and Agency in Annie Proulx’s Fiction
Maja Daniel
University of the Basque Country
D16
WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA AND ON THE SCREEN
Chair
Kornelia Boczkowska
Adam Mickiewicz University
American Avant-garde and the Female Gaze: (Re)Visions of Space, Mobility and Corporeality in Contemporary Women’s Avant-garde and Experimental Travel Film
Kornelia Boczkowska
Adam Mickiewicz University
(Not-)Coming-of-Age: Negotiating Failure and Success in 2010s Narratives of Girlhood
Aleksandra Kamińska
University of Warsaw
Gender, Affect, and Economic Crisis in Contemporary U.S. Cinema
Iris Pikouli
University of Bamberg
E17
ANARCHY, REVOLUTION, GUN CULTURE, SECURITIZATION
Chair
Benita Heiskanen
University of Turku
Immigration, Citizenship and the Texas Revolution
Andrea Kökény
University of Szeged
Not in My Office: Citizens’ Rights in an Armed Campus Space
Benita Heiskanen
University of Turku
Anarchy in the USA, 2021 Edition
Philipp Schweighauser
University of Basel
Paradise Has Walls: Sovereignty, Securitization, and Demonology in U.S. Evangelicalism
S. Jonathon O’Donnell
University College Dublin
F18
MIGRANT BODIES, MINORITARIAN COSMOPOLITANISM, AND AFRICAN DIASPORAS
Chair
Anna Pochmara
University of Warsaw
Migrating and Settling Down: Thinking Beyond the Rhizome
Raphaël Lambert
Kansai University
Black Cosmopolitanism in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood
Anna Pochmara
University of Warsaw
Migrant Women in the African Diaspora
Mar Gallego
University of Huelva
15:00 - 15:30
Conference Opening
Chair
Zuzanna Ładyga
EAAS Vice President
Zygmunt Lalak
Vice-Rector for Research, University of Warsaw
Philip McGowan
EAAS President, Queen’s University Belfast
Robert Małecki
Dean of the Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Warsaw
Grzegorz Kość
Director of the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
Ewa Łuczak
PAAS President, University of Warsaw
Justyna Janiszewska
Director of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission
15:30 - 16:15
EAAS General Meeting
Chair
Zuzanna Ładyga
EAAS Vice President
EAAS President’s Report
Philip McGowan
Information on EAAS Grants for Ph.D. Students
Zuzanna Ładyga
EAAS Treasurer’s Report
Carmen Birkle
Secretary General’s Report
Tatiani Rapatzikou
Announcement of the Rob Kroes Award and the Launch of the EAAS Book Series
Philip McGowan
Announcement of the ASN Book Award
Markus Heide
16:30 - 18:00
Keynote
1620 / 2020: Colonies, Corporations, and Constructing American Cultural Histories
Michelle Burnham
Santa Clara University
Chair
Philip McGowan
Queen’s University Belfast
18:15 - 19:30
A19
Fulbright Roundtable WHEN FACTS ARE NOT ENOUGH: HOW TO SUSTAIN JOURNALISM IN AN ERA OF DISINFORMATION
Chair
Miranda S. Spivack
Independent journalist, Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, former Fulbright Scholar North Macedonia
Jennifer Thomas
Howard University
Angela Greiling Keane
POLITICO
Adrian Shahbaz
Freedom House
May 1 / Saturday
10:00 - 11:00
A20
Modern and Contemporary Poetry Network Meeting
Chair
Philip McGowan
Queen's University Belfast
B21
THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
Chair
Jan Beneš
University of Ostrava
Citizenship (Re)negotiated: The African-American Condition in Claude McKay’s The Lynching (1922)
Panteleimon Tsiokos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Reclaiming the African Air Space: Black Aviation and George S. Schuyler’s Black Internationale and Black Empire
Jan Beneš
University of Ostrava
‘Who is an American?’: African American Women Writers Rewriting the American Narrative in the FWP
Kathi King
University of Freiburg
C22
AMERICAN NEW MEDIA
Chair
Despoina Nikolaos Feleki
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The Political Impact of New Media on American Literature and Culture
Despoina Nikolaos Feleki
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Social Media and Internet Space: An Archive of Reading Performances
Virginia Pignagnoli
University of Zaragoza
Twenty-first Century Pynchon? The Paranoid Style in American Podcast Fiction
Hanne Nijtmans
University of Groningen
‘I Am Not a Bum’: American Homeless Bloggers Reclaiming Their Subjectivity and Citizenship
Halina Gasiorowska
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
D23
Workshop Session AMERICAN CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN EUROPE: IN NEED OF AN IMMEDIATE RENEWAL?
Chair
Diana Stelowska-Morgulec
University of Warsaw
E24
UTOPIA
Chair
Marta Komsta
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Utopian Spatiality in 19th-Century American Spiritualist Writings
Marta Komsta
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Utopian Visions in Fictional Representations of American Theme Parks and the Role of the Virtual
Paschalia Mitskidou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Replacing the Super Man: Contemporary American Feminist Utopias and the Alteration of Masculinities in Science Fiction
Michael Pitts
University of South Bohemia
F25
EAST-CENTRAL EUROPEANS IN AMERICAN LITERARY IMAGINATION AND CULTURE: CITIZENS, EXILES, OR FREAKS?
Chair
Marta Koval
University of Gdańsk
The Image of Europe and America in Ego-Documents by Ukrainian and Polish Émigré Scholars
Oksana Blashkiv
Siedlce University
Crossing the Borders: Cultural Self-Representations of the Fourth Wave Ukrainian Immigrants in the U.S.
Tetiana Ostapchuk
Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University
Immigrant Space and Memory of Places in American Émigré Fiction: Askold Melnyczuk and Dominica Radulescu
Marta Koval
University of Gdańsk
G26
MILITARIZING THE ANTHROPOCENE
Chair
Johan Höglund
Linnaeus University
Hollywood and the Military Anthropocene
Johan Höglund
Linnaeus University
Imagination, Anthropocene, War
Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet
University of Lausanne
The Water Wars
Rune Graulund
University of Southern Denmark
11:15 - 12:15
A27
DRAMA, THEATER, PERFORMANCE ART.
Chair
Angelo Capasso
Accademia Belle Arti di Carrara
American Heterotopias: Locality and Identity from O’Neill to Shepard
Zafiris Nikitas
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Re/Visiting (Neo-)Burlesque/Topias: Challenging the Politics of Spectatorship
Maria Tzouni
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Spaces of the Experience: Art, Action, InterAction
Angelo Capasso
Accademia Belle Arti di Carrara
Undocumented Motherhood and Acts of Citizenship in Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown’s Miss You Like Hell (2016)
Diana Benea
University of Bucharest
B28
THE CARCERAL IMAGINATION
Chair
Sascha Klein
University of Cologne
A Slow Death before Dying: Invisibility and Marginality in Contemporary Stories from Solitary Confinement
Raluca Andreescu
University of Bucharest
Outlaw Nations: The Inner City (Prison) as Frontier in Urban Crime Dramas of the 1970s to 1990s
Sascha Klein
University of Cologne
Citizenship and Jury Participation in the Death Penalty Application in Richard Edwin Knipe Jr.’s Prisoners
Penny Koutsi
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
C29
RENEWING AMERICAN POETRY: FROM LATE MODERNISM TO DIGITAL MODERNISM
Chair
Lizzy Pournara
University of Western Macedonia
H.D.’s Trilogy as the Modernist Palimpsest of Space, and Renewal of the Poetic Self
Liana Sakelliou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Revolutionizing Poetic Form in Stephanie Strickland’s Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot
Lizzy Pournara
University of Western Macedonia
Digital Poetry Kinetics and the Renewal of Reading
Tatiani G. Rapatzikou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
D30
AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
Chair
Agnese Marino
UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBERG
Four Presidents’ ‘Visions’ on Native Americans’ Full Citizenship and Tribal Sovereignty
Elisabeth Boulot
Université Gustave Eiffel
Won’t Mind My Own Little Corner of the World: Civil Responsibility, Community Borders, and World Citizenship in Barack H. Obama’s Dreams from My Father
Agnese Marino
University of Heidelberg
Writing the Now: The Election of 2016 in Satirical Literature
Teresa Botelho
NOVA University of Lisbon
E31
LATINX WRITING
Chair
Małgorzata Martynuska
University of Rzeszów
From Rural Mythical Realism to Magical Urbanism: Feminine Magical Realist Spaces in Ana Castillo’s So Far from God and Lyn Di Iorio’s Outside the Bones
Alina Ciobotaru
University of Bucharest
The Cultural Renewal in Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy (2010) by Carlos Eire
Małgorzata Martynuska
University of Rzeszów
Notes on Transcultural Belonging: Negotiating ‘Transcultural Presence’ and ‘Reparative’ Reading through Julia Alvarez’s How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Lydia Efthymia Roupakia
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The US Afro-Latina Struggle for Space in Naima Coster’s Halsey Street (2017), Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X (2018), and Lorraine Avila’s Malcriada and Other Stories (2019)
Macarena Martín-Martínez
University of Seville
F32
AMERICAN MUSIC
Chair
Ulrich Adelt
University of Wyoming
Get Rhythm: Electric Guitar Performances by Keith Richards, Joan Jett, and Nile Rodgers
Ulrich Adelt
University of Wyoming
Melancholy, Religion, and Music in the United States: Studying Swans’ Children of God (1987)
Joanna Kaniewska
Independent Scholar
‘Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’: The Sonic Politics of Death, Crime and Murder
Frank Mehring
Radboud University
‘In the land of music’: Afro-Sonic Heterotopias of Time, Ritual, and Passage in Mndsgn’s ‘Cosmic Perspective’
Lidia Kniaź-Hunek
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
G33
HETEROTOPIC ARCHIVES: AFFECTION, TRACING, AND MEMORY IN TRANSNATIONAL NARRATIVES
Chair
Cristina Garrigós
UNED National University of Distance Education
Kinship Archives and the Affective Aesthetics of Transnational Narratives of Belonging
Silvia Schultermandl
University of Graz
Beyond Memory as an Archive: Death and Immortality in Ruth Ozeki’s Halving the Bones and A Tale for the Time Being
Cristina Garrigós
UNED National University of Distance Education
Border Art and the Aesthetics of Tracing
Markus Heide
Uppsala University
12:30 - 13:30
A33
ECOLOGICAL THEMES IN FILM
Chair
Anthony David Barker
University of Aveiro
The Tree of Life or the Life of Trees? Eco-readings of the Films of Terrence Malick
Anthony David Barker
University of Aveiro
Cinema, Affect and Environment: American Honey as Eco-Road Movie
Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
University of the Balearic Islands
Gators in the Home: Anthropocene Gothic and the Re-Definition of (Non)Human Space
Michael Fuchs
University of Oldenburg
The Uncanny Resemblance of Lunar Mining Sites
Johannes Vith
University of Innsbruck
B34
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Chair
Silvia Martinez-Falquina
University of Zaragoza
Defining Indianness in Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God
Gabriela Jeleńska
University of Warsaw
Taken Not Forgotten: Bringing the Missing Woman Home in Linda LeGarde Grover’s In the Night of Memory
Silvia Martinez-Falquina
University of Zaragoza
Indigenous Futurism and Native American Trauma in Stephen Graham Jones’s Mongrels
Alicja Świca
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
C35
INTIMACY AND THE RENEWAL OF CITIZENSHIP: NEGOTIATING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPACES
Chair
Claire Delahaye
University Gustave-Eiffel
Intimate Science: The Relationship between the Law and Research on Gay and Lesbian Parenting in the United States and France
Michael Stambolis-Ruhstofer
University Bordeaux Montaigne
Undoing Gender and Perturbing Heteronormative Spaces: The Continuity of Feminist Artists’ Involvement
Laurence Gervais
University Paris Nanterre
Women Suffrage Headquarters: Negotiating Citizenship and Intimacy within a Social Movement
Claire Delahaye
University Gustave-Eiffel
D36
DAVE EGGERS, MARK DANIELEWSKI, PERCIVAL EVERETT
Chair
Jelena Sesnic
University of Zagreb
Dave Eggers's The Circle: Between the Surveillance Nightmare and a New Emotional Economy of Citizenship
Jelena Sesnic
University of Zagreb
Reading Fictions of Algorithmic Manipulation
Jaime Harrison
Queen’s University Belfast
Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski: Renewal of a More Stable Sense of Self in Post-Postmodern Situation
Agata Walek
Palacky University Olomouc
Place, Space, Public and Private in Percival Everett’s American Desert
Jaroslav Kusnir
University of Presov
E37
TRANSNATIONAL CITIZENSHIPS: ALLIANCES, SOLIDARITIES, AND INTERNATIONALISM
Chair
Jiann-Chyng Tu
University of Regensburg / Humboldt University of Berlin
‘A Beautiful Woman of the New World’: Eslanda Goode Robeson, Colored Cosmopolitanism, and World Citizenship
Jiann-Chyng Tu
University of Regensburg / Humboldt University of Berlin
A Journey Through Russian Feminism and Sexual Liberation: Female Members of the Harlem Renaissance Visiting the Soviet Union in 1932
Katharina Wiedlack
University of Vienna
Haunting Encounters: Rethinking Hermina Dumont Huiswoud’s Trip to the Soviet Union, 1930-1933
Tatsiana Shchurko
Ohio State University
F38
Workshop Session MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY POETRY NETWORK PANEL ON CITIZENSHIP
Chair
Philip McGowan
Queen's University Belfast
Poetic Spaces and Citizens of Nowhere in Solmaz Sharif’s Look (2016)
Philip McGowan
Queen’s University Belfast
Citizenship and Its Discontents in Ammiel Alcalay’s Warring Factions (2002)
Stamatina Dimakopoulou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
‘Poetry as Grasping for Relationships,’ or June Jordan’s Poetic Citizenship
Cristina Iuli
Università del Piemonte Orientale
G39
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Chair
Pi-hua Ni
National Chiayi University
‘We’re marking the land now’: Claiming America in Maxine Hong Kingston’s China Men
Christelle Ha Soon-Lahaye
University of Rouen
Is America in the Heart?: The Analysis of American Culture Perception in Three Recent Asian American Female Novels
Tereza Šmilauerová
Masaryk University
Envisioning Laws, Migration and Identity in the Emerging Taiwanese American Literature
Pi-hua Ni
National Chiayi University
‘I Wore My English Like a Mask’: Translating the Mother('s) Tongue in Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (2019)
Adrienne Mortimer
University of Leeds
14:30 - 15:30
A40
Workshop Session Workshop of the EAAS Digital Studies Network CITIZENSHIP, SPACE, RENEWAL: CHALLENGES OF CRITICAL DIGITAL HUMANITIES
Chair
Stefan Brandt
University of Graz
Frank Mehring
Radboud University
Tatiani G. Rapatzikou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
B41
NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
Chair
Klara Szmańko
University of Opole
Construction of Whiteness and Blackness in Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno
Klara Szmańko
University of Opole
The Citizen in Exile: Herman Melville’s Israel Potter
Helena Maragou
The American College of Greece
Redefining American Citizenship after the Civil War: Rodman the Keeper: Southern Sketches (1880) by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Elisabetta Marino
University of Rome Tor Vergata
‘The Subtleties of the American Joke’: Mark Twain Versus Europe
Andrew Lino Giarelli
Anglo-American University
C42
AVANT-GARDE TRADITIONS AND THE POETICS OF RENEWAL IN AMERICAN POETRY
Chair
Tadeusz Pióro
University of Warsaw
New York Dada and the New York School of Poets: The Drama and Fiction of John Ashbery and James Schuyler
Tadeusz Pióro
University of Warsaw
The Poetics of Speed in Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler
Mikołaj Wiśniewski
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
The Poet as Activist: Creative Cartographies of San Francisco in the Poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Andreea Cosma
Ovidius University of Constanța
‘City-center, mid-traffic, I wake to your public kiss’: The Interrelation of Gender and Space in Olga Broumas’s Feminist Re-tellings of ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
Evgenia Kleidona
CITY College, University of York Europe Campus
D43
EUROPEAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL RELATIONS
Chair
Mirosława Buchholtz
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Breaking the Spell of Ideological Embellishments: From Alexis de Tocqueville to Panagiotis Kondylis
Mirosława Buchholtz
Nicolaus Copernicus University
The Rockefellers’ Civic Interests: Americanism, Democracy, and the Rehabilitation of Europe
Renata Nowaczewska
University of Szczecin
E44
HAUNTED LANDSCAPES
Chair
Sladja Blazan
Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg
Haunted by the Homeland: Refugees and the Foreign Cityscape
Joshua Parker
University of Salzburg
Reclaiming Agency: Haunted Nature in Slave Narratives
Sladja Blazan
Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg
Haunted House of America: Hospitality in Horror Cinema
Agnieszka Kotwasińska
University of Warsaw
F45
AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS: W.E.B. DU BOIS, WILLARD MOTLEY, JAMES BALDWIN
Chair
Loredana Bercuci
University of Timisoara
Dusk or Dawn? Affective Relations to Temporality in W.E.B. Du Bois’s Depression-Era Theory of History
Anthony Obst
Freie Universität Berlin
White Bodies Reconceptualized: African-American Writers on White Americanness
Loredana Bercuci
University of Timisoara
‘My ‘place’ in this Republic’: James Baldwin’s Vision of Citizenship in The Fire Next Time
Lise Delmas
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
G46
THE WILDERNESS AND THE GARDEN
Chair
Marianne Kongerslev
Aalborg University
Decolonize Your Holler: Settler-Appalachian Cultural and Literary Attachments to Land
Marianne Kongerslev
Aalborg University
Failed Language and Bovine Faeces: Wasted Space in Donald Hall’s Life Work
Lucy Mary Cheseldine
University of Leeds
21st-Century Anthropocene Nostalgia in US American Photography
Alicja Relidzyńska
University of Warsaw
From Creative Class to Creative Frontier: Postindustrial Spaces of Possibility
Hanna Rodewald
TU Dortmund
15:45 - 16:45
A47
Workshop Session THE AMERICAN CENTURY PROJECT
Chair
Ben Alexander
Harvard University
B48
NATIVE AMERICANS
Chair
Laura Maria De Vos
University of Washington
‘Freedom as a /Place/’: Radical Relationality, Spiralic Temporality, and the #NoDAPL Movement
Laura Maria De Vos
University of Washington
Long-lasting Legacies: How Former Indian Boarding School Sites at the Northwest Coast Are Remembered and Used Today
Friederike Nusko
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
When Adults Claim to Be the Voice of Children: New Media as a Battleground of Competing Narratives in Highly Publicized Indian Child Custody Cases
Sylwia Gryciuk
University of Wrocław
C49
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND LITERATURE
Chair
Izabella Kimak
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Race, Violence, and the City: Chicago’s Black Urbanity in Contemporary American Film and Literature
Izabella Kimak Zbigniew Mazur
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
The Issue of Urban Violence in a Black Neighborhood in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing
Yssouf Touré
Université Félix Houphouet Boigny
Citizenship in a ‘World Without Mend’: Pope. L
Krzysztof Rowiński
University of Massachusetts Amherst
D50
THE AMERICAN NOVEL OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Chair
Arthur Redding
York University
Detective Fiction for the Great Society: Ross Macdonald in the 1960s
Arthur Redding
York University
The Interaction between the Individual and the State in Ayn Rand’s Novels
Kamila Mirasova
Kazan Federal University
The Problem of American Identity and Citizenship in U.S. Political Thought and Fiction
Tatyana Evgenevna Kamarovskaya
Belarusian State Pedadogical University named after M.Tank
E51
URBAN STUDIES
Chair
Hilary Sanders
Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès
Pullman’s America: Conflict and Consensus in an Industrial Utopia
Cheryl Hudson
University of Liverpool
Reexamining the Map of the Rust Belt: The Case of South Bend, Indiana
Eric Sandeen
University of Wyoming
Sanctuary and the State(s): A Rescaling of Citizenship?
Janika Kuge
University of Freiburg
Sanctuary Cities and Urban Citizenship: New Strategies in Migrant Protection in (post-2016) NYC
Hilary Sanders
Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès
F52
NEW LITERARY MODALITIES
Chair
Thomas Mantzaris
Independent Scholar
Visual Maps in Literature: Multimodality and Narrative Experimentation in Where You Are (2013) by 16 Writers/Artists/Thinkers
Thomas Mantzaris
Independent Scholar
Rethinking Space and Narrative Practices in Locative Texts: The Case of The Silent History
Vasileios Delioglanis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Compost Writing: Renewing US Fiction through Fragmentation and Citation
Ruben Peinado-Abarrio
Universidad Internacional de La Rioja
New Ways of Seeing History: Richard McGuire’s Here
Sophie Renninger
Independent Scholar
G53
THE VISIBILITY AND INVISIBILITY OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Chair
Justyna Fruzińska
University of Łódź
Democracy, Equality, and Citizenship in 19th-Century British Travelogues about America
Justyna Fruzińska
University of Łódź
Citizens Across the Pond: How Americans Framed Their Relation to Britain over the Course of the 19th Century
David Schauffler
University of Silesia
Treaties and Citizenship Withheld: The Dilemma of Native Americans in the Late Nineteenth Century
James Deutsch
Smithsonian Institution
17:00 - 18:00
Keynote
WHAT’S LEFT OF FREEDOM? Wendy Brown in Conversation with Zuzanna Ładyga
Wendy Brown
University of California, Berkeley
Chair
Ewa Łuczak
University of Warsaw
May 2 / Sunday
10:00 - 11:00
A54
LGBT Caucus
Chair
Tomasz Basiuk
University of Warsaw
B55
CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Chair
Marietta Messmer
Groningen University
Across the U.S.-Mexico Border: Politics and Humanity in Question
Ezgi İlimen
Hacettepe University
The Southward Expansion of the U.S.-Mexico Border: U.S. Immigration Enforcement on Mexican Soil
Marietta Messmer
Groningen University
Eating at the Borderlands
Debarchana Baruah
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Understanding the Shadow of the Progressive Era in Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ with the Help of a Case Study in Portuguese Emigration to the United States
Reinaldo Francisco Silva
University of Aveiro
C56
NEW SOUTH AND MODERNIST VISIONS
Chair
Beata Maria Zawadka
University of Szczecin
Old Age in the New South: Old Fiddlers’ Contests, Aged Southerners, and the Politics of Renewal
Simon H. Buck
Northumbria University
Transgressive Visibility in Faulkner’s Light in August
Stephanie Suchet
Université Clermont Auvergne
Modernism and Shifting Visions of the Plantation
Peter Templeton
Loughborough University
From Disruption to Renewal of Meaning: The Hyperbolic Mode in Southern Fiction
Michał Choiński
Jagiellonian University
D57
RENEWAL IN AMERICAN VISUAL ART
Chair
Justyna Wierzchowska
University of Warsaw
‘The end of art is not the end’: ‘Progress' versus ‘Timelessness’ in Ad Reinhardt’s Painting and Writing
Edyta Frelik
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Remembrance and Renewal: Reclaiming Black Motherhood in Renée Cox’s Yo Mama Photographic Series (1992-1996)
Justyna Wierzchowska
University of Warsaw
Renewing More-than-human Territories in Kiki Smith’s and Kate Clark’s Sculptures
Justyna Stępień
University of Łódź
11:15 - 12:15
A58
LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC
Chair
Michal Peprník
Palacký University Olomouc
Jean Lafitte, Pirate, Smuggler and War Hero
Christoph Gassenschmidt
American College of Greece, DEREE
Making and Unmaking the Early Republic in Modern Chivalry
Ilka Brasch
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Regimes of Secret in the Early Republic: James Fenimore Cooper’s Novels The Spy and The Pioneers
Michal Peprník
Palacký University Olomouc
B59
CONTEMPORARY SOUTHERN VISIONS
Chair
Peter Templeton
Loughborough University
Antebellum (Gerard Bush, Christopher Rentz, 2020): Exploiting Exploitation
Beata Zawadka
University of Szczecin
Visuality and Vision in The Cove by Ron Rash
Irina Kudriavtseva
Minsk State Linguistic University
20/20 Vision in Anthony Grooms’s Food That Pleases, Food to Take Home
Susana María Jiménez-Placer
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
The South, Slavery, and the Black Folk’s Soul-Crushing in My Father’s Name by Lawrence P. Jackson
Ettien Yapo
Université Félix Houphouet-Boigny
C60
ECOTOPIA
Chair
Estíbaliz Encarnación-Pinedo
Polytechnic University of Cartagena
Global Ecological Citizenship in Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia (1975): Promoting a Non-Anthropocentric Relationship between Humanity and Nature
Claudia Monica Isabel Hachenberger
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
A Feminist Eco(dys)topia? Sheri S. Tepper’s The Gate to Women’s Country and Post-Apocalypse Matriarchy
Angela Lopez-Garcia
University of Murcia
Eco-Revolution: Diane di Prima and the Green Stance
Estíbaliz Encarnación-Pinedo
Polytechnic University of Cartagena
D61
INDIGENOUS JUSTICE: THE WINDIGO IN LITERARY RECLAIMINGS OF LAND AND CITIZENSHIP
Chair
Cécile Heim
University of Lausanne
Windigo (and the) Law: Negotiating Citizenship in Louise Erdrich’s The Round House
Cécile Heim
University of Lausanne
Reclaiming the Ghosts of Extinct Species: Resistance to Settler-Colonial Extractivism in Nathan Adler’s Wrist (2016)
Moritz Ingwersen
TU Dresden
E62
THE AMERICAN FAMILY IN FILM
Chair
Stefania Ciocia
Canterbury Christ Church University
Reimagining the March Sisterhood 1994–2019: Gillian Armstrong’s and Greta Gerwig’s Little Women
Stefania Ciocia
Canterbury Christ Church University
A Look into Formation and Maintenance of Ideological Stereotypes: Representations of Cross-Border Marriages in Popular Culture (Russian-American Perspective)
Mariya Dogan
Hacettepe University
The Comedy of Renewal
Magda Majewska
Goethe University Frankfurt
Fostering Citizens in California Today: TV series Fosters (2013-1018) as an Active Social Commentary and Its Reception by the Audience
Larisa Mikhaylova
Lomonosov Moscow State University
F63
AMERICAN EVANGELICALS AND CRUSADES FOR LIBERTY AND SOULS DURING THE COLD WAR
Chair
William R. Glass
University of Warsaw
Evangelicals, Missionaries, and the International Dimension of Religious Liberty Debates in the Mid-Twentieth Century
Emma Long
University of East Anglia
‘The Christian Way to Conquer Communism’: U.S. Fundamentalists Behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains
Markku Ruotsila
LCC International University
Crusade in Poland, 1977: The Dimensions of Billy Graham’s Visit to Poland in October 1978
Włodzimierz Batóg
Jan Kochanowski University
12:30 - 13:30
A64
CONSTRUCTIONS OF SPACE IN AMERICAN PROSE
Chair
Jacek Partyka
University of Białystok
New York City’s Hospitality: Textile Business, Residential Lease Law, and the Experience of Jewish Immigrants in Charles Reznikoff’s Family Chronicle and By the Waters of Manhattan
Jacek Partyka
University of Białystok
Rural vs. Urban Space in James Purdy’s Fiction
Cristina Consiglio
University of Bari
The Interconnectedness of Music and Space in Selected Novels by E. L. Doctorow
Marek Gajda
Palacký University Olomouc
B65
CITIZENSHIP, ECONOMY, CLASS
Chair
Mirosław Miernik
University of Warsaw
‘Laureate of the Logging Camps’: The Representation of Labor and Laborers in the Writing of T-Bone Slim
Owen Clayton
University of Lincoln
Of Structural Integrity and Individual Failings: Why American Cultural Texts Fail in Their Criticisms of the Wealthy
Mirosław Miernik
University of Warsaw
Who’s the Villain Now? Representations of Society and (In)Sanity in Joker by Todd Phillips
Iuliana (Vizan) Dode
Independent Scholar
C66
MAPPING HETEROTOPIAS IN MULTICULTURAL AMERICA 2
Chair
Francesco Chianese
University of Turin
Hipster Heterotopia: Constricting and Liberating Spaces of Hipness
Lena Gotteswinter
University of Regensburg
Crisis, Compensation, Deviation: The Space of the Southern Plantation in C.E. Morgan’s The Sport of Kings
Marco Petrelli
University of Bologna
Black Women and the Blues: A Desecrated Space of Eroticized Spirituality
Giuseppe Polise
University of Naples L’Orientale
D67
THE UNIVERSITY AND SPACE, PHYSICAL AND METAPHYSICAL
Chair
Abigail Fagan
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Restorative Justice Centers on U.S. Campuses
Aneta Dybska
University of Warsaw
Professorial Service as Community Service: An Alternative Historical Trajectory
Abigail Fagan
Leibniz Universität Hannover
The Space of Translated Literature in the U.S. Book Industry
Miaïna Razakamantsoa
Leibniz Universität Hannover
More British than Britain? American Literature and the Decolonization of the English Departments in Universities in Malaysia and Singapore
Eriko Ogihara-Schuck
TU Dortmund
E68
CLIMATE CHANGE
Chair
Welf Werner
Heidelberg University
American Climate Change Policy at the State, Regional and Local Levels
Melanie Meunier
Sciences Po Strasbourg
From Kyoto to Paris: A Discussion of Cross-National Equity Concerns, That Span the Analytical and Ethical, Which Delayed U.S.-India Partnership for Climate Change
Chitra Sanam
Heidelberg University
U.S. Catastrophe Mitigation Meets Public (Dis)Trust in Political Institutions
Natalie Rauscher Welf Werner
Heidelberg University
F69
SPACES, FORMS, AND POLITICS OF RENEWAL IN AMERICAN POETRY
Chair
Paulina Ambroży
Adam Mickiewicz University
A Renewal or the End of the Lyric? Instagram Poetry and the Digital Commons
Paulina Ambroży
Adam Mickiewicz University
Laying Waste To the Vitalist Difference: Louise Gluck’s Post-Confessional Deadlock
Kacper Bartczak
University of Łódź
Robert Lowell as a Flâneur and a Poet in Pursuit of Newness
Grzegorz Kość
University of Warsaw
14:30 - 15:30
A70
CITIZENSHIP AND RENEWAL: POLITICAL AND MILITARY SPACES
Chair
Carsten Junker
TU Dresden
Field Notes on Capitol Hill and Near Northeast: Tensions in the Center of Power
Carsten Junker
TU Dresden
Environmental or Economic Renewal of Military Spaces in the Post-Cold War United States
Michael Stricof
Aix-Marseille Université
Invisible Service? Current Questions of Citizenship in the U.S. Military
Sarah Wagner
Atlantic Academy Rheinland-Pfalz
Defense Globalization and U.S. Hegemony
Lucas Hellemeier
Freie Universität Berlin
B71
CONSTRUCTING AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP: BETWEEN LAW AND PERFORMANCE
Chair
Jak Allen
University of Kent
The Search for ‘Desirable Citizens’ and ‘Good Moral Character’ in the American Judiciary, 1915-1951
Jak Allen
University of Kent
American Conservatism and the Rejection of T. H. Marshall’s Social Citizenship
Alf Tomas Tønnessen
University of Agder
C72
AMERICAN SOCIAL FICTIONS
Chair
Dominika Ferens
University of Wrocław
Incorporated Cities: Formal and Social Fragmentation in D. J. Waldie’s Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir
Dominika Ferens
University of Wrocław
‘A Public Learning Slowly How to Speak Again’: How Literature Does and Does Not Have Practical Effects, as Discussed with Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School
Kai Everett Hopen
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Citizenship and Urban Space: Urban Imaginaries and the Poetics of Belonging in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Literature
Martha Jane Nadell
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
D73
Workshop Session DEMOCRATIC MALAISE AND THE POSTLIBERAL AESTHETIC
Chair
Andrew Gross
University of Göttingen
David Rosen
Trinity College
Aaron Santesso
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ellen Hinsey
University of Göttingen
Laura Bieger
Univerisity of Groningen
George Blaustein
University of Amsterdam
E74
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Chair
Tuula Kolehmainen
University of Helsinki
Renewing Male Vulnerability in Gloria Naylor’s Brewster Place Novels
Tuula Kolehmainen
University of Helsinki
Reading African American Territorialities
Nicole Waller
University of Potsdam
Ta-Nehisi Coates Puts Black Citizenship in Perspective in Between the World and Me
Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz
University of Deusto
F75
FEMINIST DYSTOPIAS
Chair
Ina Batzke
University of Augsburg
‘Woman in the lead’: Women’s Strike in American Nineteenth-Century Dystopias
Justyna Laura Galant
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Reimagining the Reproductive Citizen
Ina Batzke
University of Augsburg
Solidarity and Resistance in the Patriarchal Dystopia of Bitch Planet
Agnieszka Ziemińska
Univerisity of Warsaw
15:45 - 16:45
A76
DECOLONIAL OCEANS
Chair
Susann Koehler
University of Göttingen
Decolonizing Exploration: European Discovery Narratives and Indigenous Reconfiguration
Juliane Braun
Auburn University
‘The ocean, if not the land, is free’: Slave-Ship Rebellion, Oceanic Emancipation, and the Horizons of Decoloniality
Katharina Fackler
University of Graz
Rocky Boats and Unsafe Waters: The Ocean in Vietnamese American Graphic Refugee Narratives
Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt
TU Dortmund
B77
HISTORY OF IDEAS
Chair
Ben Alexander
Harvard University and University of Southern California
American Almanac’s Tradition
Yuliya Balashova
Saint Petersburg State University
Seizing ‘Star Territory’: The U.S. National Almanac and the Nineteenth-Century Space Age
Gordon Fraser
University of Manchester
Meaning Beyond Words in Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophy
Karolina Szlasa
Univerisity of Warsaw
The Invention and Reinvention of Lost Cause Mythologies in America
Ben Alexander
Harvard University and University of Southern California
C78
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND ITS LEGACY
Chair
John Andrew Kirk
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
What Is the Civil Rights Movement?
John Andrew Kirk
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Live-Tweeting the Revolution: Black Citizenship 50 Years After Black Power
Antoni Górny
Univerisity of Warsaw
The Marching Priest: The Civil Rights and Labor Activism of Father Sherrill Smith during the 1950s and 1960s
Mark Newman
University of Edinburgh
X American and Pan-Ethnicity
Ahngeli Shivam
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Georgia State University
D79
Workshop Session DIALOGUE AND RESPONSE: NATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON EUROPEAN / WESTERN CULTURE
Chair
Mathilde Roza
Radboud University
‘When We Were There’: A Lakota Perspective on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
Markus H. Lindner
Goethe University
Representing Extreme Violence: Applying the Holocaust Questions to the Question of Native Genocide
Mathilde Roza
Radboud University
‘Here in This Place’: Dutch-Haudenosaunee Diplomacy between 1674 and 1696
Iris Plessius
Radboud University
‘The Great Eater with Big Belly’: The Haudenosaunee Perspective on the European Right in Indigenous Lands
Urszula Piasta-Mansfield
Cornell University
E80
BONDS AND BOUNDARIES: CONFLICT AND COMMUNITY IN EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY U.S. CITIES
Chair
Elizabeth Ann Duclos-Orsello
Salem State University
When Community Was Up for Debate: The Everydayness of Remaking Community in America and the Legacy of its Expansiveness
Elizabeth Ann Duclos-Orsello
Salem State University
The Fight Against the Movies
Bruce J. Schulman
Boston University
Old World Communities and New World Urban Spaces: The Synagogue, Community-Building, and Social Prestige in Abraham Cahan’s ‘The Imported Bridegroom’
Klara S. Szlezák
University of Passau
F81
THE WEST ACROSS MEDIA AND DISCIPLINES
Chair
Douglas E. Green
Augsburg University
‘Streets raised us. Horses saved us’: Social Justice Cowboys, Black Urban Equestrian Heritage, and the Yeehaw Agenda
Stefan Steve Rabitsch
University of Graz and University of Warsaw
Outlaw as Model Citizen: Hell or High Water and the New Gilded Age
Douglas E. Green
Augsburg University
The Three Waves of Wyoming Development
Cameron Weishoff
University of Wyoming
Terraforming the Plastic Planet: Colonizing Human Waste, Entrepreneurial Thinking, and Petroculture in Great Pacific
Michael Fuchs
University of Oldenburg
17:00 - 18:30
Keynote
Cruising and Method: Notes on Queer Studies in a Transnational Context
Tomasz Basiuk
University of Warsaw
Chair
Zuzanna Ładyga
University of Warsaw