Members

AASSEE • Association for American Studies in South East Europe

Website: http://aassee.ffzg.unizg.hr/

Constituent members of the AASSEE:

CAAS Croatian Association for American Studies (Hrvatsko udruženje za američke studije (HUAmS)Website:www.huams.hr
Association for Anglo-American Studies (Macedonia)
MAAS
Montenegrin Association for American Studies
SAAS
Serbian Association for Anglo-American Studies Website: http://serbianamericanstudies.ff.uns.ac.rs/

        American Studies Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina Website: http://www.uams.ba/

 

Dr. Aleksandra Izgarjan – President, AASSEE
  Faculty of Philosophy.
  University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
  E-mail: aleksandra.izgarjan@ff.uns.ac.rs
Dr. Jelena Šesnić – Vice-President
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
English Department
E-mail: jsesnic@ffzg.hr
 
Dr. Marija Krivokapić – Manager
University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Faculty of Philology
English Department
 
Updated April, 2018

AFEA • French Association for American Studies

Website: http://www.afea.fr/                                      Updated October 4, 2019

President: Monica Michlin (Paul Valéry Montpellier)
E-mail: afea-pres@afea.fr

Academic Vice President: Sylvie Bauer (Rennes II)
E-mail: sylvie.bauer@univ-rennes2.fr

Vice President for Research: Mathieu Duplay (Paris VII)
E-mail: mduplay@club-internet.fr

Secretary: Zachary Baqué (Université Toulouse II)
E-mail: zachary.baque@univ-tlse2.fr

Treasurer: Bradley Smith (Université de Nanterre)
E-mail: bradley.smith@parisnanterre.fr

Publications:
Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines
Transatlantica, on-line journal
Searchable database on publications by AFEA members: http://bibliographie.afea.fr/

Recent Activity

CONFERENCES:

May 2013, the AFEA organized its annual conference on the theme of “Religion and Spirituality” in Angers. The conference, with over 30 workshops, was attended by over 230 scholars and welcomed three keynote speakers from the US (Sally Promey, Fanny Howe and Lisa Bitel). The proceedings of this very successful conference will soon be published in a special edition of the RFEA journal.

The next AFEA annual conference with the theme, “American models and counter-models” will be held in Lyon from May 21 to May 24, 2014.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

The two journals (one paper printed, the other electronic), RFEA and Transatlantica, have been very active in the past year, with three issues each and many more to come. The editors in chief of the journals have also been promoting American studies in the Paris Journal Fair which took place last winter.

The AFEA has also been actively and fruitfully collaborating with the US embassy to promote US-sponsored visiting professors and develop ties with US-based PhD students to attend the yearly conference.

Finally, a book collection in partnership with the Paris Sorbonne University Press, entitled "Americana" has recently been inaugurated. Two books have already been published, another one is due out soon, and this collection is due to perpetuate in the coming years.

More information can be found on the new website. Please feel free and visit it at:
http://www.afea.fr/?lang=en

 

JOURNALS

Transatlantica (electronic journal): A publication of the French Association for American Studies (AFEA), Transatlantica is an independent biannual peer-reviewed journal. Founded in 2001, Transatlantica combines a commitment to rigorous scholarship with a vital concern for critical exchange in the field of American studies broadly defined. Developing a variety of theoretical and disciplinary orientations, the journal welcomes articles in literature, cultural studies, social sciences (history, political science, sociology…), and theory. Contributions are published in French or English. The journal’s on-line presence also offers opportunities for original multimedia presentation alongside scholarly articles. A typical issue of Transatlantica is divided into two thematic dossiers, and also includes a varia section, a book review section, extensive reviews of arts and academic events, and interviews with writers and/or artists. Transatlantica maintains a policy of full-text open access.


RFEA: The Revue Française d’Études Américaines (RFEA), a double-blind peer-reviewed quarterly journal, was established in 1976. It is an official publication of the Association Française d’Études Américaines (AFEA) (the French Association of American Studies). While it focuses on the United States, it also regularly adopts trans-Atlantic and transnational perspectives.
The RFEA is a bilingual (French and English) journal that publishes original manuscripts. It addresses a wide array of questions in literature, the social sciences, philosophy, and art—especially the visual arts. Most issues focus on a special theme but may also include articles on other subjects. Approximately every two years, an issue is entirely composed of articles on a diversity of subjects. Book reviews are always included and, occasionally, there are also historiographical essays or critical essays on recently published books, interviews, or illustrations. Four issues are published each year, three of which are 128 pages in length, and the fourth is a double issue (256 pages) that offers a selection of papers presented at the annual AFEA conference. The following double issues have been published to date: RFEA 141 “Religious Transfers” (2014); RFEA 145 “The USA: Models, Counter-Models” (2015); RFEA 149 “Movement, Place, Fixity” (2016); RFEA 151 “Chantiers d’Amérique/America in the Works” (2017).

Last updated: May, 2018

CSAA • Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies

Website: http://www.csaa.upol.cz/

President: Michal Peprník
Palacký University, Køížkovského 10, 771 47 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 68 563 3113   Fax: +420 68 563 3101
E-mail: michal.peprnik@upol.cz or peprni@ffnw.upol.cz

Vice President: Alena Smiešková
Department of English and American Studies, University of Constantin the Philosopher, Štefánikova 67, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia
Phone: +421 37 640 8455
E-mail: alenasmieskova@hotmail.com

Secretary: Šárka Bubíková
Department of English and American Studies, University of Pardubice, Studentská 95, 532 10 Pardubice 2, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 466 036 217
E-mail: sarka.bubikova@upce.cz

Treasurer: Roman Trušnik
Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Mostní 5139, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 576 032 329
E-mail: trusnik@fhs.utb.cz

Recent Activity

CONFERENCES:

-          the 18th and the 19th international colloquiums of American Studies: The Rainbow of American Poetry (October 26–27, 2012), with Maureen N. McLane as the plenary speaker and the poet Kerry Shawn Keys as the special guest;

-          America in Foreign Media (September 6–8, 2013) with M. Thomas Inge as the key-note speaker;

The two events were funded by the European Social Fund and from the State Budget of the Czech Republic, and by the U.S. Department of State Awards and supported by the Embassy of the U.S.A. in Prague.

-          the international conference From Theory to Practice (2012, 2013), organized by Tomas Bata University in Zlín, in 2013 with keynote speakers Christiane Nord and Thomas A. Lorman;

-          the 11th Cultural Studies conference -Location and Relocation in Literature and Cultural Studies (2012), held by the University of Pardubice;

-          the conference Language, Literature and Culture in a Changing Transatlantic World (2012), hosted by the Institute of British and American Studies, University of Prešov

-          the 5th Nitra Conference on Discourse Studies.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

The members of the CSAAS have been instrumental in setting up research centers that are devoted to American Studies, at Palacký University in Olomouc (the ESF project Literature and Film without Borders: Dislocation and Relocation in the Pluralist Space, director Marcel Arbeit, with M. Thomas Inge as the senior foreign expert), and at Masaryk University in Brno the Center for North American Studies (director Jeffrey A. Vanderziel).

            The CZAAS board members are also involved in organizing the Monday Forum lecture series by distinguished academic guests and writers, held at the Department of English and American Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc, now within the framework of the ESF research project.

In September 2013, a new CSAAS board was elected:

-          President: Michal Peprník (Palacký University, Olomouc)

-          Vice-President: Alena Smiešková (University of Constantine the Philosopher, Nitra)

-          Secretary: Šárka Bubíková (University of Pardubice)

-          Treasurer: Roman Trušník (Tomas Bata University in Zlín)

PUBLICATIONS:

American studies papers in English are published in major Czech and Slovak scholarly peer-reviewed journals, such as the American and British Studies Annual, Ars Aeterna, Brno Studies in English, the Moravian Journal of Literature and Film, Litteraria Pragensia, Ostrava Journal of English Philology, as well as in other established publications, such as the Zlín Proceedings in Humanities book series of conference proceedings.

Recent books:

KOPECKÝ, Petr. The California Crucible: Literary Harbingers of Deep Ecology. 2nd edition (revised and updated). Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013. 196 pp. ISBN 978-3659332500.

Last Updated: Dec. 21, 2013

BASA • Bulgarian American Studies Association

Website: http://www.writingacademia.org/BASA/LINKS.html

President: Julia Stefanova
Executive Director, Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission, 17 Alexander Stamboliiski Blvd., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 2 981 85 67   Fax: +359 2 988 45 17
E-mail: jstefanova@fulbright.bg

Vice President: Kostadin Grozev
Department of History, University of Sofia, 15 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1502 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 2 93 08 366
E-mail: kgrozev@gmail.com

Treasurer: Madlen Danova
Department of English and American Studies, University of Sofia, 15 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1502 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 888 32990
E-mail: MDanov2004@yahoo.co.uk

BLASA • Belgian Luxembourg American Studies Association

Website: http://www.fulbright.be/study-in-belgium/belgian-luxembourg-american-studies-association/

President: Jérôme Jamin
Département de Science politique
Faculté de Droit
Université de Liège
3, Place des orateurs (Quartier Agora) - 4000 Liège Belgium
Phone: +32 4 366 46 96
E-mail: jerome.jamin@ulg.ac.be

Vice President for Belgium: Jérôme Jamin
Département de Science politique
Faculté de Droit
Université de Liège
3, Place des orateurs (Quartier Agora) - 4000 Liège Belgium
Phone: +32 4 366 46 96
E-mail: jerome.jamin@ulg.ac.be

Vice President for Luxembourg: Agnès Prüm
University of Luxembourg
11, porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Phone: +352 46 66 44 9724
E-mail:
agnes.prum@uni.lu

Treasurer: Sarah Posman
Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Phone: +32 9 264 7876
E-mail: Sarah.Posman@UGent.be

Secretary: Pieter Vermeulen
KU Leuven - Faculteit Letteren
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
Phone: +32 16324876
E-mail: pieter.vermeulen@arts.kuleuven.be

Latest update November 15, 2016