The 6th World Congress of the International American Studies Association, ‘Oceans Apart: In Search of New Wor(l)ds’, in August 2013 attracted scholars from all over the world to Szczecin, a Polish harbor city with a long multicultural, multinational, and multilingual history. Offering their multidisciplinary perspectives, the participants answered the call of Paweł Jędrzejko (the initiator and organizer) for debate on ‘the transoceanic dynamics of history’. This publication is a collection of papers presented at the conference; the first volume centered on literary topics, and the present one takes a broader, cultural angle, with articles from the world of politics, literature, education, and sociology.

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Published : 2014-11-15

CaputaS., & Gonerko-FrejA. (2014). Introduction. Review of International American Studies, 7(2). Retrieved from

Sonia Caputa
Department of American and Canadian Studies, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, Faculty of Philology, University of Silesia  Poland
Sonia Caputa currently works as Assistant Professor in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Silesia. She holds a Ph.D. in American literature from the same university, she is a fellow of 2014 Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association Symposium Defining America: New Writing, New Voices, New Directions, a participant of the summer Fulbright scholarship “The United States Department of State 2015 Institute on Contemporary U.S. Literature” (University of Louisville, Kentucky) and a member of the Polish Association for American Studies. She teaches contemporary American ethnic literature and the survey courses of the history of American literature, her interests include but are not limited to: ethnicity, assimilation as well as stereotypes in literature and films.
Anna Gonerko-Frej 
Department of English, University of Szczecin  Poland

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