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Registration for RSACS L International Conference is open

The annual International Conference of American culture researchers will be held in 2024 from December 4 to December 8, onsite, in hybrid format with zoom sessions, with the support of the Institute for the US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The theme of the Fiftieth Conference is “Sculpting the Future to Build the Present: American Culture and Democracy”. Socio-cultural conditions and models of success in America and their reflection in various areas of US culture will be considered from a historical and modern perspective.

The traditional sections planned are :

Journalism
Culture of America in the 17th-19th centuries
American Culture of the 20th-21st Centuries with the Roundtable on American Drama
Ethnic aspects of American culture
Gender Aspects of American Culture
Fantastic in the Arts and Culture of the United States
Canadian Dimension of American Culture
Round table “Imprints: The Image of America and the Image of Russia”

Until July 30, proposals for holding additional panel discussions, round tables and sections are accepted at the address larmih@gmail.com. To organize such a discussion and a round table, it is required to submit a list of questions in Russian and English, three participants and their take on the subject. For a section, introduce the concept of the section.

Registration is conducted on the portal for conferences Lomonosov at the link https://lomonosov-msu.ru/eng/backend/event/8944

Registration deadline for all presentations is October 31, 2024

The Organizing committee decides on inclusion in the program until November 15, 2024, the acceptance letter will be sent electronically on that date.

The abstracts of the reports included in the program will be published on the Society’s website in Russian and English.

After discussion in the sections, the reports are recommended for publication in the collection. The best papers are recommended for publication in the journal “USA AND CANADA: ECONOMY, POLITICS, CULTURE”. Full texts are accepted after the conference. Template requirements will be sent to participants personally.

In the case of difficulties registering on the portal Lomonosov – please immediately contact larmih@gmail.com to remedy the situation.

Abstracts of the The XLIX RSACS International Conference

Russian Academy of Sciences Arbatov Institute of the USA and Canada Studies

The Society of American Culture Studies

 

The XLIX International Conference Abstracts

 

«Ways to Success in American Culture»

 

Moscow, November 29 – December 3, 2023

 

Editorial team: Oksana Danchevskaya, Elena Kornilova, Alexey Matveyev, Boris Maximov, Andrey Ruskin, Nadezhda Shvedova, 

Editor: Larisa Mikhaylova

 

Keynote Lecture

Chris T. Cartwright, MPA, EdD

Portland State University, Oregon, USA

An Interculturalist’s Perspective on Ways to Success in American Culture

The United States is emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic a deeply fractious society. We seem to be recovering economically, but very unevenly. Politically we are often contentious and disappointed. Culturally and socially, we are often anxious and discontented, especially for those not in the majority racially, ethically, gender identity, ability, and socio-economically class in terms of order and fairness.

No one discipline or perspective can do justice to the complexity we are experiencing in the US at this time. As an interculturalist, a scholar and consultant most focused on the ebbs and flows of communication and engagement across difference, I can offer a perspective on how culture and intercultural competence is impacting this unique time.

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Chris Cartwright, MPA, Ed.D.is an assessment consultant, trainer, and instructor supporting individuals and organizations in assessing and developing inclusion, intercultural, and global competencies. He has 40+ years of experience in multiple sectors. He assesses, consults, coaches, trains, teaches, and researches regionally, nationally, and internationally in areas of inclusive and global leadership development, intercultural competency, assessment and evaluation, and social justice.  He is an associate of the Connective Leadership Institute, the Kozai Group, icEdge, and Aperian Global.

He is an adjunct faculty for the Portland State University, Minerva, as well as Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and Pepperdine University. He recently served as Director of Intercultural Assessment and Associate Director of the Graduate Program for the Intercultural Communication Institute for 10 years. Prior to this work, he has served as the Dean of Academic Programs for the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership.

Section 1. USA Journalism

Coordinator Dr. Andrey Ruskin

(Journalism Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)

December 2, 2023

10.00-12.00 (MSK)

  1. Darya Yeremina,  Dobrolyubov Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University, Russia

The Role of Journalists in the Struggle for Women’s Rights

The struggle for women’s rights has a long history in American culture. Women are an integral part of American culture. They occupy high positions in business, politics, science, art and other fields. There are many moments in American history when journalists covered issues related to gender inequality, violence and discrimination. From simple misogyny to opening up new opportunities for women in professional journalism.

This question is undoubtedly an important element of the path to success and development in American culture. How exactly does journalism bring about successful changes in American culture, revealing the concept of “woman” as an independent and self-sufficient person? In my report we will look at how journalists in different periods of history used their positions to fight for women’s rights. Specific examples of the work of journalists will be considered. Contemporary challenges related to gender inequality and the role of journalism in combating them will also be discussed. Continue reading

Program of the RSACS XLIXth International Conference, November 29 – December 3, 2023

 

Plenary Opening Session

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 19.00 (MSK) 

  1. Organizers’ Greetings to the Conference participants.

Sergey Kislitsyn
Director of Arbatov.Institute of the USA and Canada.Studies
Natalya Gladysheva
GAUGN Vice Dean

2. Conference schedule

Larisa Mikhaylova, RSACS Academic Secretary

3. Keynote Lecture

Chris T. Cartwright, MPA, EdD

Portland State University, Oregon, USA

An Interculturalist’s Perspective on Ways to Success in American Culture

The United States is emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic a deeply fractious society. We seem to be recovering economically, but very unevenly. Politically we are often contentious and disappointed. Culturally and socially, we are often anxious and discontented, especially for those not in the majority racially, ethically, gender identity, ability, and socio-economically class in terms of order and fairness.

No one discipline or perspective can do justice to the complexity we are experiencing in the US at this time. As an interculturalist, a scholar and consultant most focused on the ebbs and flows of communication and engagement across difference, I can offer a perspective on how culture and intercultural competence is impacting this unique time.

***

Chris Cartwright, MPA, Ed.D.is an assessment consultant, trainer, and instructor supporting individuals and organizations in assessing and developing inclusion, intercultural, and global competencies. He has 40+ years of experience in multiple sectors. He assesses, consults, coaches, trains, teaches, and researches regionally, nationally, and internationally in areas of inclusive and global leadership development, intercultural competency, assessment and evaluation, and social justice.  He is an associate of the Connective Leadership Institute, the Kozai Group, icEdge, and Aperian Global.

He is an adjunct faculty for the Portland State University, Minerva, as well as Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and Pepperdine University. He recently served as Director of Intercultural Assessment and Associate Director of the Graduate Program for the Intercultural Communication Institute for 10 years. Prior to this work, he has served as the Dean of Academic Programs for the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership.

 

Section 1. USA Journalism

Coordinator Dr. Andrey Ruskin

(Journalism Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) 

December 2, 2023, 10.00-12.00 (MSK)

  1. Nikolai Zykov

Journalism Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Success stories in the materials of the Voice of America 

2. Irina Isakova

Freelance researcher, Moscow, Russia

Evolution of the theory of success and its role in foreign policy coverage: from Containment to Competitive Endurance 

3. Elena Lioznova

Department of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

The Monroe Doctrine success: social and political debates in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century 

4. Svetlana Orekhova-Tibbits

Tibbits Foundation, Washington, USA

Elon Musk as a Communicator

5. Andrey Ruskin

Journalism Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Success Stories Covered by US Local Daily Newspapers in 2023

6. Fedor Serdotetsky

Journalism Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

The Cult of Success in American Social Networks 

7. Yelena Sokurenko

Journalism Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Cross-cultural analysis of American and Russian Advertising Narratives

(on the example of the Google brand) 

8. Egor Shapovalov

Journalism Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Importance of Historical Elucidation as the Consistent Author’s Approach in Modern Documentary Cinema (Analysis of Downfall: the case against Boeing (2022), dir. Rory Kennedy)

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Registration to 2023 RSACS conference started August 15, 2023

The annual International Conference of American culture researchers will be held in 2023 from November 29 to December 2, online, with the support of the Institute for the US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and  World Politics Department of GAUGN. The theme of the XLIX Conference is “Way to Success in American Culture”. Socio-cultural conditions and models of success in America and their reflection in various areas of US culture will be considered from a historical and modern perspective.

The traditional sections planned are :

Journalism

Culture of America in the 17th-19th centuries

American Culture of the 20th-21st Centuries with the Roundtable on American Drama

Ethnic aspects of American culture

Gender Aspects of American Culture

Fantastic in the Arts and Culture of the United States

Canadian Dimension of American Culture

Round table “Imprints: The Image of America and the Image of Russia”

Until October 20, proposals for holding additional panel discussions, round tables and sections are accepted at the address larmih@gmail.com. To organize such a discussion and a round table, it is required to submit a list of questions in Russian and English and names of three participants. For a section, introduce the concept of the section.

Registration starts on August 15, 2023 at https://lomonosov-msu.ru/eng/event/8293/
Registration deadline for all presentations is October 31, 2023.

The Organizing committee decides on inclusion to the program until November 15, 2023, the acceptance letter will be sent electronically on that date.

The abstracts of the reports included in the program will be published on the Society’s website in Russian and English.

After discussion in the sections, the reports are recommended for publication in the collection. The best papers are recommended for publication in the journal “USA AND CANADA: ECONOMY, POLITICS, CULTURE”. Full texts are accepted after the conference. Template requirements will be sent to participants personally.

See you at our conference!

Larisa Mikhaylova,  RSACS Academic Secretary