29/06/2019 – CFP: Biennial conference of the Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies 22nd International Colloquium of American Studies



CALL FOR PAPERS – extended deadline

Biennial conference of the Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies



September 12-14, 2019

Hosted by Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Plenary speakers:

Philip McGowan (Queen’s University Belfast), President of the European Association for American Studies

Brian Ward (Northumbria University), Chair of the British Association for American Studies

  • Secrets in American Literature, Film, Media, History
  • – The Importance of Keeping Secrets
  • – Secrets, Secrecy and Transparency
  • – Privacy and Secrets
  • – Public and State Secrets in the Post-Truth Age
  • – Secret Agencies and Secret Societies
  • – Female and Male Secretaries
  • – Secret Identities and Secret Agents
  • – Secret Places and Spaces
  • – Skeletons in the Closet
  • – The Perils of Having Secrets


Extended deadline for paper proposals (300 words) and short professional bios of max. 150 words:

June 29, 2019

Email: colloquium.olomouc@upol.cz

Web: http://colloquium2019.upol.cz/

Deadline for full papers: September 5, 2019


Selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed academic journal the Moravian Journal of Literature and Film, published by Palacký University Press in Olomouc.

See https://moravianjournal.upol.cz/


Registration Fee:

CSAAS members: 30 EUR (early registration); 40 EUR (late registration)

Non-members: 50 EUR (early registration); 60 EUR (late registration)


Organizing committee:

Elizabeth Woock, Lukáš Merz, Kamila Večeřová

Scientific committee:

Michal Peprník (Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic), Chair of the Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies

Jaroslav Kušnír (University of Prešov, Slovak Republic, Vice-Chair of the Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies

Marcel Arbeit (Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Josef Jařab (Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Šárka Bubíková (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)



Palacký University Olomouc is the second-oldest university in Czechia, educating scholars since the 16th century.  Seehttps://www.upol.cz/en/

The city of Olomouc is also the place of one of the richest national heritage sites, second only to Prague.

Olomouc is easily accessible from all of the following airports by train, bus or car.
Prague: Vaclav Havel Airport, Czech Republic (270km) – 2,5 hours
Brno: Turany Airport, Czech Republic (80 km) – 1,5 hour
Ostrava: Leos Janacek Airport, Czech Republic (80 km) – 1,5 hour

Vienna: Wien Schwechat (230 km) – 3 hours

Česká a Slovenská asociace amerikanistů, z.s.
Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies
Křížkovského 10, 771 47 Olomouc
Czech Republic
ID (IČO): 166 26 371

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