—12th SAAS CONFERENCE—


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UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID 
MARCH 25-27, 2015   


"American Communities in a Global World:
Challenges for the New Millennium"

Contemporary History has witnessed the rise of the United States from colony to superpower. America became culturally prominent in the twentieth century, a historic achievement whose critical scrutiny inevitably segues into an enduring question: what kind of community has constituted this country and has guaranteed its leadership? Sustained in its origins by Puritan spirituality, a Romantic bond to the land, and Enlightened revolutionary ideals, American ideology has created a social texture predicated upon two pillars: the individual and the community. Today, at the outset of the twenty-first century and the new millennium, there is still a question that demands careful consideration: how can we (re)define the "American People," who inaugurated not only the first paragraph of the American Constitution but also the Age of Modernity? The twenty-first century offers an inestimable vantage point to look back on the recent American past and explore the configuration of the country’s communities.

The 12th INTERNATIONAL SAAS CONFERENCE—to be held in Madrid in 2015—will examine the evolution of American communities by probing the effects of multiculturalism and the integration—or collapse—of social diversity, insofar as they may have aided or hindered the consolidation of communities. In the present and future contexts of global politics, it is fitting to continue raising the following questions: What international role—as a community—awaits the United States in the globalized new century? How will American communities evolve and how will they reintegrate themselves in this new global order? How will these communities be conceived or re-fashioned? How will they define or identify their common features? Will American communities be conjoined by morals, beliefs, language, or political membership?




Please find the CONFERENCE PROGRAM HERE 

as well as the REGISTRATION FORM FOR OUR CONFERENCE HERE!





For information on BOOK PRESENTATION SAAS 2015, 
click HERE.

For information regarding the Javier Coy Biennial Research Awards (2015), 
click HERE.



For further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at saas2015@ucm.es




ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Isabel Durán Giménez-Rico
Eusebio de Lorenzo Gómez 
Félix Martín Gutiérrez
Carmen Méndez García
Eduardo Valls Oyarzun
Rebeca Gualberto Valverde
Rebeca Cordero Sánchez



ORGANIZING INSTITUTIONS

Depto. de Filología Inglesa II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid




SUPPORTED BY:


Facultad de FilologíaUniversidad Complutense

Depto. de Filología Inglesa I, Universidad Complutense



OTHER SPONSORS:



Complutense



embassy


Sponsored by the Franklin Institute.UAH.