Friday, September 11, 2020

Opening Remarks    (10:30am-11:00 am)

Edyta Bojanowska (Yale University) and Vitaly Chernetsky (University of Kansas)

Panel 1: Contesting Europeanness    (11:00 am-12:15 pm)

  • Chair: Marjieta Bozovic (Yale University) 
  • Mykola Riabchuk (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine)
    “Kundera’s Fallacy, or the Tragedy of ‘Central Europe’ Three Decades Later”
  • Tomasz Zarycki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
    “Polish Europeanness as Non-Russianness”
  • Olesya Khromeychuk (King’s College London, UK)
    “Political Violence as a Route to Europeanness”
  • Discussant: Katie Trumpener (Yale University)

Panel 2: Mapping Regions and Peripheries    (1:00 pm-2:15 pm)

  • Chair: Jennifer Allen (Yale University)
  • Daniel W. Pratt (McGill University, Canada)
    “Region Contra Nation: Silesia in Contemporary Polish Literature”
  • Larson Powell (University of Missouri—Kansas City)
    “Places Outside Time: The Imagined Regionalism of Andrzej Stasiuk”
  • Uilleam Blacker (University College London, UK)
    “Pursuing Europe’s Traces in Urban Literature of East-Central Europe: The Case of Ukraine”
  • Discussant: Dina Iordanova (University of St. Andrews, UK)

Exhibit    (2:30pm)

“Visual Acts of Radical Care: An Exhibition of Feminist Artists-Activists from Central and Eastern Europe”
Opening remarks by the curator, Aniko Szucs (Yale University)

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Panel 3: Historical Traumas in Global Contexts    (10:00 am-11:15 am)

  • Chair: Samuel Hodgkin (Yale University)
  • Benjamin Paloff (University of Michigan)
    “Whose Concentration Camp Is It, Anyway?: Instrumentalizing History on the Global Stage”
  • Eneken Laanes (Tallinn University, Estonia)
    “Soviet Holocaust? Negotiating the Memories of the Soviet Mass Deportations in Baltic Film”
  • Neringa Klumbytė (Miami University)
    “Post-Soviet Dystopias: Testimonies of Historical Tragedies in Russian and Lithuanian Children’s Books”   
  • Discussant: Marci Shore (Yale University)   

Panel 4: Multiple Temporalities    (11:30 am- 12:45 pm)

  • Chair: Aniko Szucs (Yale University)
  • Mitja Velikonja (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    “The New Folklore: Neo-Traditionalism as the Cultural Logic of the Post-Socialist Transition”
  • Anita Starosta (Pennsylvania State University)
    “Nationalist Pastiche: Multiple Temporalities in the Countries of Degraded Form”
  • Petra James (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
    “The Specter and the ‘Haunting Past’: Literary Representations of Central European Dictatorships of the 20th Century”
  • Discussant: Douglas Rogers (Yale University)

Panel 5: Between the Global and the Local    (1:30 pm-2:45 pm)

  • Chair: Ana Berdinskikh (Yale University)
  • Dirk Uffelmann (Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany)
    “Encountering the Other (of) European Migration”
  • Monica Popescu (McGill University, Canada)
    “Theory from the East/South: Romanian-Ghanaian Vantage Points”
  • Aniko Imre (University of Southern California)
    “Continuity in Disruption: Postsocialist Media Networks”
  • Discussant: John MacKay (Yale University)

General Discussion - Open to Conference Participants Only   (3:00 pm-4:15 pm)