Conference Program

The conference begins on Friday September 28th at 09.30 (9.30 am) and ends on Sunday September 30th at 14.00 (2.00 pm).

Preliminary Program (as of May 15, 2018)

Day 1: Friday, September 28
Stockholm University, Frescati

08:30            Registration opens
09:30–09:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:45–10:45 Keynote Lecture, David R. Roediger (University of Kansas): What Is This White in ‘White Working Class’? Cautions on Easy Explanations of Trump’s Victory
11:00–12:30 Panel Sessions
12:30–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:30 Panel Sessions
15:30–16:00 Coffee
16:00–18:00 Panel Sessions
19:00–21:00 Reception at Stockholm City Hall

Day 2: Saturday, September 29
Stockholm University, Frescati

09:00–10:00 Keynote Lecture, Frida Stranne (Halmstad University): Is There a Strategy Somewhere? American Foreign Policy during the Trump Presidency
10:00–10:30 Coffee
10:30–12:00 Panel Sessions
12:00–13:00 Lunch
13:00–14:30 Panel Sessions
14:30–15:00 Coffee
15:00–16:00 Keynote Lecture, Sylvia Mayer (University of Bayreuth): Environmental Risk Narratives: Uncertainty, Anticipation, and Speculation in the American Climate Change Novel
19:00 Conference Dinner (location TBA)

Day 3: Sunday, September 30
ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm

10:00–11:00 SAAS General Meeting
11:00–12.00 Lunch (not included in conference fee)
12:00–14:00 Panel: The End of the American Century? A Panel on Politics, History, and the U.S. Role in the World. Discussants: David R. Roediger (University of Kansas), Frida Stranne (Halmstad University), and Dag Blanck (Uppsala University). Moderator: Frida Beckman (Stockholm University).