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3rd Seminar on American Studies

The Relevance of American Studies Today

Alcalá de Henares, November 8th 2017

If you are intereste in the PhD program please visit: PhD in American Studies.


This one-day seminar is part of the PhD Program in North American Studies of the Franklin-UAH according to the following objectives:

  • To strengthen the scientific community around the American Studies.
  • To deep the different lines of research that are being developed in this field of study.
  • To analyze new trends in American Studies and apply them to doctoral thesis in progress.

This seminar is address to:

  • PhD students and their thesis directors in the American Studies PhD program.
  • Master students in the American Studies program.
  • Any researcher interested in current trends in the field of American Studies.


Place: Colegio Trinitarios. Room: 9:00h – 14:00h Luis Rosales; 14:00h – 18:00h Seminario 1

Date: Wednesday, November 8

Hour: 9:00h



Morning session 

  • 9:00h – 10:00h Graduate student orientation (Master’s and PhD): Graduate study, resources, grants
  • 10:00h – 11:00h Lecture by Dr. Francisco Sáez de Adana “The Relevance of American Comic Strips”
  • 11:00h – 11:30h Coffee break
  • 11:30h – 12:00h Round table session with doctoral students
  • 12:00h – 13:00h Doctoral students’ presentations
    • Sarah Mackin: “Promoting Social Justice through Intercultural Studies”
    • Jean Paul Lerea: “Margaret Fuller: a proto ecofeminist”
    • Jing Hu: “Environmental Justice: A Common Theme in Indigenous Peoples’ Narratives in the United States, Mexico and China”
  • 13:00h – 14:00h Lecture by Dr. José Manuel Estévez-Saá “USA and Spain: An Effective and Strategic Cooperation”


Afternoon session

  • 14:00h – 15:30h Workshop lunch Professors and Students: “The Challenge and Wealth of Multidisciplinary Approaches”
  • 15:30h – 17:00h Doctoral students’ presentations
    • Laura Álvarez Trigo: “Audiences and Screens: Mass Communication in Don DeLillo”.
    • Elena Serrano: “The Image of Native Americans in recent American cinema”
    • Juan Ignacio Gallego: “Silver City: Environment, Immigration and Politics”
  • 17:00h Closing and conclusions

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