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International American Studies Conference

  • Time:

    10:00 a.m.
  • Date:

    Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Location:

    Medaille and Smyth

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International Conference on American Studies at Nazareth College

Education in the US and Hungary

Monday, September 23 - 10:00-12:30 in the Medaille Formal Lounge

10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks by Dr. Sara Varhus and Dr. George Eisen

10:30 a.m. Noémi Bognár, “Teacher Training in Hungary”

10:45 a.m.  Zsuzsanna Magyar & Emese Élő, “School Types in Hungary and the US – Primary Education 1, Secondary Education 2”

11:.00 a.m. Domokos Varga, “Bilingual Schools in Hungary”

11:15 a.m. Casey Holland, “Education in the US and Europe”

11:30 Tess Hanna and Alyssa Lindstrom, “American Art Education: Shifting Paradigms & Perspectives”

11:45 a.m. Alex Meyer, "Film as Both Historical Enhancement and Discernment"

Noon-12:30 p.m. Open Panel Discussion/Q&A American Media Studies

American Media Studies

Tuesday, September 24 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. in the Medaille Formal Lounge

11:15 a.m. Tamás Pál, “American TV Series: The Avalanche of Information”

11:30 a.m. Bianka Tarsó, "Horror on Plate: From Postmodern Literature to Mock Documentary"

11:45 a.m. András Nádler, “My Little Pony – Princess Culture”

Noon Emma Porter: "Wampum Belts and Remembrance” 12.15 Rachel Montpelier: "Liking Criminals, Understanding Cops, and Craving Change: Cultivation Theory and the First Season of The Wire."

12:30 p.m. Robert Ramos: "Pocahontas and the Idea of American Myths"

12:45 p.m.-1.15 p.m. Open Panel Discussion/Q&A

Multicultural Perspectives on America

Wednesday, September 25, 10:30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. in Smyth 163

10:30 a.m. Krisztina Barsch, “Homeland Security”

10:45 a.m. Áron Keresztényi & Tímea Kurucz, “Hungarians in America 1 & 2”

11:00 a.m. Dorottya Papp, “How Hungarians See the US – Coursebook Evaluation”

11:15 a.m. Taylor Cook: “An Oral History of Latinos in Rochester”

11:30 a.m. Matt Maloney: "Communal Identity: Africanisms in Colonial New York, 1696-1794"

11:45 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Open Panel Discussion/Q&A

American History, Politics, and Humanities

Thursday, September 26, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Medaille Formal Lounge

11:00 a.m. Rita Kósa & Réka Kőrösi, “Study Programs in English at UP 1 & 2”

11:15 a.m. Michelle Melanson: "Katherine Price Collier St. George: Conservative Republican or Women's Rights Extremist?"

11:30 a.m. Kelsey Reed: "My Internship in Washington, DC: African American Communities after the Civil War"

11:45 a.m. Beth Zapetis: ""Music as Utopia in Baldwin's 'Sonny's Blues'"

Noon Meghan Plate: “Protest Songs from the Vietnam Era” 12.15 Amber Weeks: “The Story of the Underground Railroad in a Quilt”

12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Open Panel Discussion/Q&A

Faculty Lectures on American Politics and Culture

Friday, September 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Medaille Formal Lounge

10:30 a.m. Dr. Timothy Kneeland, “On American Government”

10:45 a.m. Dr. Sándor Czeglédi, “Puerto Rico – U.S. - Language Policy 11.00 Dr. Andrea Szábo, “Munro County”

11:15 a.m. Dr. Carlnita Greene, “Food in American Culture” 11.30 Dr. Szilárd Szentgyörgyi, “Linguistic Misconceptions Concerning American English”

11:45 a.m. Dr. Olena Prokopovych, “Inequality in the U.S.”

Noon Dr. Suhail Islam, “Richard Wright and the Bandung Conference: From Afrocentrism to Afro-Asian Solidarity in Color Lines”

12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Open Panel Discussion/Q&A

Event Info

Sponsored By:
CIE, CAS, VPAA
Contact Information:
Scott Campbell scampbe8@naz.edu 585-389-2719
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