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2021-01-25 at 01:16:46
Neha Hooda from University of Debrecen
will present Screen Experiences of Children in India in the wake of COVID 19
In this paper I explore the present-day screen experiences of children in India illustrating the drastic changes in consumption patterns that have come into being in the wake of COVID 19 pandemic. For close to a year now, schooling has gone completely online taking the children from the world’s largest democracy out of a physical learning environment and into a completely new virtual one out of compulsion. There has been an unprecedented rise of media consumption across three kinds of screen experiences –online schooling, audio-visual entertainment and interactive gaming. I illustrate this rapidly changing media scape concerning children in India through a case study of a young child from urban India and anchor this discussion within the framework of media rituals as elaborated by Nick Couldry.
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Cultural Studies

2021-02-11 at 11:33:49
Giulia Suciu from University of Oradea
will present Relaxed Pronunciation or ‘What on Earth Are They Saying?’
Do your students ever watch a TV show in British English and you find themselves wondering “What on earth are they saying??!!” If this scenario sounds familiar, relax…you are not alone; many learners of English as a second language encounter the same problem. The present paper attempts to investigate the reasons behind this and offer an insight into relaxed pronunciation in everyday English. Key words: relaxed pronunciation, connected speech, linking and intrusion, silent R , SSB - Standard Southern British
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Language Studies

2021-02-13 at 15:47:37
Ioana-Maria Cistelecan from Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
will present Trauma & the Self's Reconfiguration (in Jay McInerney's The Good Life)
The present paper intends to focus on the impact 9/11 tragic events had on and respectively were explored and exploited into one of the relatively recent contemporary narrative, that belonging to Jay McInerney: The Good Life (a sequel to his 1992 novel, Brightness Falls, taking place immediately before, during, and after the events of September 11, 2001.). The paper will also attempt to reveal the frail balance between trauma, guilt and personal healing as far as the novel’s characters and their inner progression are in question, but it will also try to x-ray McInerney's novel as one belonging to the generous paradigm of 9/11 fiction, with all its aftershocks and acute cultural observation.
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American Literature

2021-02-14 at 15:24:46
CHEVEREȘAN Cristina from West University of Timișoara (Romania)
will present Articulating the Inarticulable. Conveying Family Trauma in Philip Roth’s Patrimony
The paper analyzes Philip Roth’s 1991 memoir, Patrimony, which documents the demise and, in retrospect, the life of the author’s father. It will focus on the quasi-clinical, yet meditative recording of facts, and on the creative discursive ways to “domesticate terror” and come to terms with the legacy of the towering figure that has subtly, but notably, pervaded Rothian writing.
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American Literature

2021-02-14 at 15:32:08
Palade Bianca Gabriela from West University of Timișoara (Romania)
will present On Testimonio Writings and Latino-American Fiction
John Beverly defines the testimonio (testimonial writing) as the genre of the individuals
excluded from the official representation of history; its main function being that of giving voice to the
marginalized, the voiceless, to all those who were left out of the official versions of history. This paper
aims to bring into discussion the importance of such genre in the Latino-American fiction and to tackle
its integration in the literary works of several writers, such as Julia Alvarez or Cristina Garcia. bianca.butar@e-uvt.ro
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