American Voices Seminar
The seminar provides an opportunity to learn about various aspects of the American society and culture through the experiences of American Fulbright grantees currently in Finland. The seminar is organized by the Fulbright Finland Foundation, John Morton Center and the Department of English at the University of Turku with financial support from the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki.
The 27th American Voices Seminar takes place on October 11-12, 2019, at the University of Turku!
The American Voices seminar takes place in the Publicum building, in room PUB3, on Assistentinkatu 7.
Friday, October 11
Janne Korkka, Department of English, University of Turku
Jukka Kola, Rector, University of Turku
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation
14:15 Bless Your Heart: An Exploration of Southern Expressions
Bruce Blair, Scott Buchanan, and Anne Klinefelter
Chair: Benita Heiskanen
15:00 Sustainable Biofuels and the American Dream
Eric Hahnert and Bin Yang
Chair: Henna-Riikka Pennanen
15:30 What the Fulbright Finland Foundation Can Do for You
15:35 Refreshment Break
16:00 Roundtable: 'Melting Pots': A Cacophony of Cultures, a Fusion of Flavors?
David Carranza, Catia Confortini, Karl Haapala, Benjamin Lear, and Lois Presser
Chair: María A. Gutiérrez Bascón
17:00 Hiking in the United States
Jordan Banks, Thomas Devaney, and Erica Martin
Chair: Lotta Kähkönen
17:45 End of Program on Friday
Saturday, October 12
10:00 Regional Cultures Across the U.S.
Brittany Perry, Sharon Sandeen, and Anne Yoncha
Chair: Maiju Kannisto
10:45: Pizza: A Slice of American Life
Melissa Meierhofer and Matthew Stone
Chair: Mila Seppälä
11:15 Refreshment Break
11:45 Roundtable: Holidays: From the 4th of July to Black Friday
Anna Bogdan, Alexis Haskins, Thomas McGinley, Jacob Schubbe, and Jude Tunyi
Chair: Kirsi Cheas
12:45 Learning Through Difference
Andreea Smaranda Aldea, Kayleigh Anderson, and Shuili Du
Chair: Nadia Nava Contreras
13:30 Closing Words
Janne Korkka, Department of English
13:35 Seminar Closing
Previous American Voices programs
|26th American Voices||
The 26th American Voices Seminar took place on October 12-13, 2018, at the University of Turku.
|25th American Voices||
The 25th American Voices Seminar took place on October 6-7, 2017, at the University of Turku.
|24th American Voices||
The 24th American Voices Seminar took place on October 7-8, 2016, at the University of Turku.
|23rd American Voices||
The 23rd American Voices Seminar took place on on October 9-10, 2015, at the University of Turku.
|22nd American Voices||
The 22nd American Voices Seminar took place on on October 10-11, 2014, at the University of Turku.
|21st American Voices||
The 21st American Voices Seminar took place on on October 11-12, 2013, at the University of Turku.
|20th American Voices||
The 20th American Voices Seminar took place on on October 12-13, 2012, at the University of Turku.