Memoirs and Dreams, an anthology edited by U.S. Fulbright Alumnus Gene Tanta
The statements and stories comprising this anthology were written during a writing workshop called "Creative Nonfiction: Memoirs and Dreams". This collection represents the best work of American Studies MA students at the University of Bucharest, where I had the privilege to teach as a Fulbright Scholar 2012-2013.
Memoir, as a genre, has a bit of a bad reputation. It’s often seen as self-indulgent and cloying. Dorothy Parker puts it this way: "All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me."
Friedrich Nietzsche offers a more earnest solution to the problem of wallowing in self-pity and over-familiar language: enjoy the observation. He writes: “The man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life.”Read more...
U.S. Alumni Fair in Bucharest
On Friday, November 21st, during the International Education Week, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, together with EducationUSA, the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest and “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture, organized the U.S. Alumni Fair, a unique event, held for the first time ever in Romania.
24 alumni of various American universities – members of the U.S. embassy staff and Fulbright grantees – came together as representatives of their alma maters and spoke to over 400 visitors, acting as their guides on an exploration of the American college experience. During the 3-hour event, the high school and college students visiting the fair, together with their teachers and parents, had the opportunity to interact with the American alumni and to get more information on the free-of-charge services and resources offered by the Fulbright Educational Advising Center and the EducationUSA network.Read more...
Yale Representative & FEAC Team Visit Sf. Sava High School +The Fulbright Educational Advising Center/FEAC had yet another distinguished guest this month. On October 13, we accompanied Mr. Keith Light,… Read More
Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission at RIUF 2014 Fall Edition +The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission was present, once again, at the fall edition of the Romanian International University Fair (RIUF), in… Read More
Promoting US Study Opportunities in Constanta +The presentation entitled “Study and Research Opportunities for Students and Academics” designed for the students and academics of Ovidius University… Read More
FEAC Participates in SRT Fair for Undergraduate Studies - Fall Edition +On Wednesday, October 8th, the Fulbright Educational Advising Center staff interacted with the high school students and teachers all over… Read More
My fulbright experience
Students at the advising center