The concept of Overcoming is suggested as a focus for interdisciplinary discussion of both contemporary period of American culture – such as implications of COVID-19 and its aftermath, crisis of trust in social life and overcoming Trumpism in politics, – as well as in history with the persistent necessity to overcome various barriers in building and maintaining ideals – be it religious divides or the barriers spawned by immigration status, gender, race or class.
- American Culture of the 17-19th Centuries,
- Contemporary Literature and Culture, with a Round Table Discussion on American Drama
- Ethnic Aspects,
- Gender Studies,
- Fantastic in the Arts,
- Canadian perspectives,
A traditional Round Table discussion: Imprints – Image of America and Image of Russia will also be held and dedicated to the memory of Professor Yassen Zassoursky.
The deadline for applications is November 10. Letters of acceptance will be sent by November 15.
Though the conference was planned to be held on-site, at MSU Journalism Department, 9 Mokhovaya ul., Moscow, Russia, still, due to anti-COVID-19 measures protraction, the conference will be held online during the same dates – December 1-4, 2021. Platform – Zoom.
Participants and registered listeners will be sent invitation links for conference sessions by November 29.