Annual Conference 2009

Youth Cultures
Fourth Annual Student-Faculty Conference in European Studies

Sponsored by European Studies, the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies, and the QEP-Mellon Initiative

Friday, April 10

4:30 p.m. Key note speaker, Washington 201

Roberto M. Dainotto, Professor of Romance Studies; Italian; and Director of Graduate Studies - Duke University

"The Youth is Watching Us!" Postwar Italian Film and European Youth Cultures

Saturday, April 11

Student Panels, Board of Visitors Boardroom - Blow Hall, Third Floor

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.:  Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Music, Fashion, and Pop Culture

  • Anne Ball, "Prose Combat: French Rap in the 1980s and 1990s"
  • Sarah Gwilliam, "The Rise of ‘Pop Islam’ in Britain"

10:45 a.m. - 12:45 a.m.: Education, the State, and Cultural Production

  • Anca Cretu, "Between Music and Sub-Culture: Analysis of Manea and Hip-Hop in Romania"
  • Katelyn Andell, "A Country Divided: A Comparative Study of the German Education System"
  • Courtney Downing, "Stealing History: Fascist Revisionist History in Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria"
  • Vadim Shneyder, "The People’s Truth for the Little Ones: National Bolshevik Children’s Cinema during the Stalin Period"

12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Closing Remarks