The SEENAS research group is a part of European network of specialists in American Studies within the developing SEA EU Alliance. The SEENAS network is open to North and South American issues, countries and regional areas. The three main objectives of the network are to open up onto inter-disciplinary research and collaboration, provide more academic visibility to American Studies at national and international levels, and reaching out to non-academic audiences to make this research more accessible. With the focus on our respective methodologies and epistemological approaches to American issues, we aim to translate and/or adapt each other’s perspectives and methodologies, using reflexivity as a tool to create a sense of common purpose based on sharing methodologies and transnational knowledge systems. This comparative and mutually enhancing cooperation is intended to reinforce the studies of the Americas in each university within the SEA EU Alliance and create a platform for multidisciplinary, scholarly exchange between researchers and teachers.
The research group is currently engaged in the following projects:
- Time shifts: a study of temporality in American literature, culture, and thought
- Challenges of mobility and migration: Cross disciplinary perspectives
- Migration narratives and frameworks of memory in immigrant fiction
- Epistemologies in American Studies