1st HELAAS Young Scholar Symposium

Exploring Trends and New Directions in American Studies

December 7th-8th, 2018

The American College of Greece,
Faculty Lounge,
6 Gravias St., Agia Paraskevi, Athens


Abstracts & Bios

Final Deadline for Submission of Proposals: September 20th, 2018

The symposium welcomes proposals that discuss and advance innovative and creative approaches to American Studies scholarship. Young Scholars are invited to share their original research and refer to different dimensions of American literature and culture as these are brought on by their current projects. They are also encouraged to provide new angles of reflection on the ways in which American Studies engage in a productive dialogue and interaction with other fields, including Theatre and Performing Arts, Digital Literature and New Media, Education and Pedagogy, Medical Humanities and Environmental Studies, among others.

The Symposium is intended as a forum in which the new generation of American Studies scholars will have the opportunity to present their responses on the multifaceted developments currently under way in the study of the American landscape. With a view to render the symposium as inclusive as possible, we invite submissions on a wide range of topics related to the interdisciplinary field of American Studies. Submissions for 15-minute individual papers or 3-speaker (45-minute) panels that will be organized around thematic roundtables should be sent to youngscholars@enl.auth.gr by Thursday, September 20, 2018. Each submission should include a 200-word abstract for each proposal along with a 100-word biographical note of the speaker(s).

Note that no registration fee will be required from the Symposium participants.

For further information send your emails to Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou, President of HELAAS (trapatz@enl.auth.gr) or Dr. Despoina Feleki, Young Scholar Representative (dfeleki@enl.auth.gr).

Accommodation proposals

Acropolis Hill hotel

Single: 65€
Twin:   70€
Triple:  90€

Above rates are per room, per night including breakfast.

Email: hara@tourhotel.gr
Phone number: 2103216777

Arion Athens

Single: 60€
Twin:   65€
Triple:  85€

Above rates are per room, per night including breakfast.

Email: hara@tourhotel.gr
Phone number: 2103216777

Philippos Hotel

Single / Twin room 75.00€ per room per night including daily buffet breakfast and local VAT.
Accommodation tax -1.50 Euro per room per night – is not included in the room rate and is payable by guest direct to the hotel on the day of departure.

Email: groups@herodion.gr
Phone number: 2109236832