American Studies Seminar at Vaasa University

Fulbright-stipendiaatit ja Fulbright Center mukana Suomen englanninopettajat ry:n vuotuisessa seminaarissa



Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Location: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Vaasa (Hovioikeudenpuistikko 18, VAASA)



9.30–10.00 Registration and Coffee 

10.00–10.15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Mr Jaakko Mäki, Chair of the Association of Teachers of English in Finland

10.15–11.15 New York City and the Arts                                       

  • Professor Frederick Wasser, Brooklyn College CUNY, Department of Television and Radio
    Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies, Helsinki

11.15–12.00 Regional Dialects of American English: Soda, Pop or Coke?

  • Ms Karli-Jo Storm, MA in Russian and East European Studies, Indiana University (currently a doctoral student of the Russia and Border Studies Program at the University of Eastern Finland)
    Fulbright-CIMO grantee, Joensuu

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–13.45 (This lecture to be confirmed later)

13.45–14.15 Fulbright Center’s Programs and Services

  • Ms Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Center

14.15–14.45 Coffee

14.45–15.45 American History through Its Fiddle Music

  • Mr Alistair Hayden, MA in Earth Science, Boston University
    Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award Grantee

15.45–16.00 Closing of the Seminar


Price: 50 € for members, 60 € for non-members (includes lunch + two coffees)

To sign up, send e-mail to by March 15th.

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