[Oberlist] UK* CfP: Postcommunist Visual Culture and Cinema, Graduate Conference, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 20-21.3.2009

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Subject: [balkans] CfP: Postcommunist Visual Culture and Cinema, Graduate 
Conference, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 20-21.3.2009
From:    "Balkan Academic News" <balkans la gmx.net>
Date:    Fri, November 7, 2008 14:25
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Please find the following call for papers (forward to people concerned).
Closing date of abstract submission: 15 December 2008

Postcommunist Visual Culture and Cinema: Interdisciplinary Studies,
Methodology, Dissemination
AHRC-St. Andrews Postgraduate Conference
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
20-21 March 2009

This AHRC sponsored conference is organised jointly by the Centre for
Film Studies and the Centre for Russian, Soviet and Eastern European
at the University of St. Andrews. It will bring together doctoral
students from
the United Kingdom and Europe, whose work is focused on the visual
and cinema of the post-Communist period. The main objective is to launch
productive dialogue on methodological and practical issues affecting all
those engaged in the study of the film and visual culture of the

We invite participants from across Social Sciences and Humanities:
Language, Literature, Culture, Law, International Relations, Politics,
Media, Film
and Television Studies, Art History, Architecture, Design, Museum
Russian, German, East European languages and cultures, Law, Religious
Philosophy, Publishing, and other disciplines.

Opening on Friday afternoon (5 pm) and continuing throughout the day on
Saturday, the conference will feature thematic talks dedicated to the
status of the field and the profession. Postgraduate participants will
be able to
present their work in the context of two sessions, at panels moderated
by the
featured speakers. You are welcome to discuss aspects of your work, and
talk of
its challenging and exciting moments.

We propose to structure the discussion in the context of the following

*        How are post-Cold War divisions reflected in cultural
production in the
Former communist world?
*        What are its specificities and what are the challenges for
cultural production?
*        How do the global and the local interplay in the region?
*        Can the umbrella of "postcommunism" be explored as shared

Confirmed speakers/convenors include:

Prof. Ib Bondebjerg (Film and Media, University of Copenhagen)
Prof. Ewa Mazierska (Film Studies, University of Central Lancashire)
Prof. Brian McNair  (Media Sociology, University of Strathclyde)

Conference opening

Prof. Andrew Wachtel  (Slavic and Cultural Sociology, Graduate Dean,
Northwestern University, Chicago, USA)
Prof. Dina Iordanova (Film Studies, University of St. Andrews),

Please send an abstract of 150 words outlining the theme of your
presentation (about 15 min. length), together with your contact details
and a brief biographical note to Lars Kristensen at
llfk la st-andrews.ac.uk

Ten bursaries of ?50 will be awarded to selected participants (please
indicate you would like to be considered for a bursary at the time you
send in
Your abstract).

Further information will be available at

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