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306. State-Sponsored Voyeurism and Surveillance

Friday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Ontario, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Romanian Studies

Presiding: Valentina N. Glajar, Texas State Univ.

Speakers: Valentina N. Glajar; Gabriela Glavan, West Univ. of Timisoara; Miklos Sukosd, Univ. of Hong Kong; Aniko Szucs, New York Univ.; Jeanine Teodorescu, Elmhurst Coll.

Session Description:

This panel explores various approaches to state security surveillance files from former Eastern bloc countries. Panelists will discuss documented clandestine operations against samizdat activists, networks of fiction and suppression in Romanian writers’ files, source files as a form of remedial life writing, as well as theatricalized security documents and film representations.


  • Slavic and East European Literatures

  • no longer used--was Other Literatures, now 126

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