Università di Torino
10100 Torino TO
A Conference promoted by: the Centre of Studies on Europe (TO-EU), the Centro di Studi Americani ed Euro-Americani “Piero Bairati”, the American Studies Association of Italy (AISNA)
We are looking for individual and/or group proposals for papers from both historians and linguists on the current Euro-American relations, with a focus on Donald Trump’s administration, but also looking at the period between the end of the Cold War and the crisis of the Atlantic policy, a period covering the thirty years between 1989 and 2019. The US-Europe relations have been crucial in the history of both the US and European nations in cultural, social, political and military terms. While there have been some important moments of crisis in the long history of the US-Europe relations, it is clear that Donald Trump’s election as US President and the new threats to the political and economic cohesion within the EU have brought these relations to a totally new state of tension. Papers may address one or more key issues which are relevant to Euro-American relations today, including:
-Discourses of nationalisms and populisms;
-The role of multilateral institutions (e.g. the EU, NATO, the UN) and the perceived loss of their importance;
-The role played by mass media and social media in the construction of the public sphere and the circulation of ideas and languages between Europe and the US
-Discourses of immigration, fear, security;
-Market, protectionism and fair trade.
Place: Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Via Principe Amedeo 34 (Turin, Italy)
Date: 6 May 2019
Important dates and deadlines: Deadline for abstracts submission: January 13th, 2019
Notification of acceptance: March 1st 2019
Proposal Details: Abstracts (of up to 300 words plus references) for paper presentations of 20 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) should be sent by 13 January 2019 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors should describe the research method employed and highlight the connection of the paper proposed with the topic of the Conference.
Abstracts should include the author’s affiliation and email. Authors of successful abstracts will be notified on 1 March 2019. The conference organizers are planning to publish a selection of papers as a special issue of a journal or as an edited volume.
Organizing and Scientific Committees members (University of Turin): Giovanni Borgognone, Andrea Carosso, Michelangelo Conoscenti, Massimiliano Demata, Marco Mariano, Umberto Morelli, Rachele Raus, Francesca Somenzari.
Keynote speakers: Nicole Dewandre (European Commission – Joint Research Centre), Mario Del Pero (University of Paris – Sciences Po).