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2021-02-14 at 20:17:58
Teodor Mateoc from University of Oradea
will present A Story of a Journey. By Cormack Mc Carthy
Abstract
Conventionally, The Road is usually labelled both as a travel narrative and as an apocalyptic story. Is there a third way? The paper intends to add a new possible reading: the novel as an ultimate warning regarding the consequences of excess and abuse so much present in contemporary America.

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American Literature

2021-02-14 at 22:01:22
Peter Gaál-Szabó from Debrecen Reformed Theological University
will present African American Cultural Identity and the Birth of Black Theology
Abstract
The new black aesthetics of the 1960s transformed the representation of African American cultural identity, also motivating a theological response informed by black pride. The paper maps the domestic and international factors as well as the aspects of the new black religio-cultural self to show how it is produced in the overlap of the cultural and theological contextualizations.
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Cultural Studies

2021-02-15 at 11:21:30
Radu Delia-Maria from University of Oradea
will present COFFEE MATTERS, OR INSTANTIATIONS OF COFFEE SCENES IN FICTION
Abstract
Coffee has come to be very important in our daily lives. Some drink it in order to “function” properly throughout the day, others like to enjoy it, prepared in different ways and with different flavours. Coffee also means different things to characters in novels, and our study deals with its role and meaning in David Liss’ The Coffee Trader, Anthony Capella’s The Various Flavours of Coffee, Mario Puzzo’s The Fortunate Pilgrim and Olivier Bleys’ Le maître de café.
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Other

2021-02-15 at 11:25:33
Erdős Alexandra from University of Debrecen
will present The Ecologic Nature of African American Religion–A Framework
Abstract
Rooted in Africanist spirituality, it synchretically blended with (evangelical) Christianity in the New World, African American religion during slavery transformed the worldview of African Americans regarding their approach to both the sacred and the secular. The paper will analyze how African Americans used their eco-spiritual resources to subjectify themselves in history, i.e., to root their existence in history.
In section
Cultural Studies

2021-02-15 at 11:29:23
Maior Enikő from Partium Christian University
will present Trauma in the short stories of Philip Roth
Abstract
In my paper I want to deal with the short stories of Philip Roth from the point of view of trauma studies. The Holocaust survivors had to face the problems of acculturation and accommodation. At the same time, they had to deal with the trauma of being survivors. They had to fill their lives with meaning and take advantage of an American citizenship.
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American Literature