The Keynote Speaker: M. Thomas Inge (Blackwell Professor of Humanities, Randolph-Macon College, Virginia)
The objective of this seminar of American studies is to offer a complex, interdisciplinary view of the various aspects of the American South in the past and in the present: its literature, history, film, popular culture, society, and politics.
The various aspects of the South will be explored from the insider's (Southern) perspective as well as from the comparative perspective, the Southern culture abroad.
It is held in a highly attractive, historical place with a well-preserved Renaissance and Baroque historical centre, second largest to Prague, in the Czech Republic. Palacký University is situated in the centre of the old town. It is easily accessible by express trains from Prague (ca 3 hours).
It is organized by the Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies and by the Department of English and American Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc in cooperation with the Embassy of the U.S.A. in Prague.
The format of the Colloquium gives space to two longer plenary lectures in the morning (60 minutes) and shorter presentations in the afternoon (30-45 minutes), followed with discussion sessions.
The audience consists of university teachers of American Studies, American Literature, or English language, and postgraduate and selected graduate students. The evening program consists of film screenings, poetry readings, city tours, and other activities. The lectures are from Monday to Wednesday. The welcome reception is on Sunday evening.
We also offer
- the company of 10 interesting speakers
- small but very motivated audience of some 30 university teachers, postgraduates and graduate students from Central, Western and Eastern Europe.
- longer papers (30-45 minutes)
- enough time for discussion
- a rich cultural program, excellent opportunities for socializing
- a volume of papers from previous colloquiums
For further information please consult the Colloquium website http://colloquium.upol.cz
or contact the program coordinator Lukáš Merz: <firstname.lastname@example.org>