Wednesday, 29 December
519. Constructing Postcommunist Eastern Europe: New Faces of the Imaginary
3:30–4:45 p.m., Tubman, Loews
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Romanian Studies
Presiding: Letitia Ileana Guran, Univ. of Georgia
1. “Literary and Cultural Reconstruction after 1989: Postmodernism, Postcommunism, Postcoloniality,” Marcel H. Cornis-Pope, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
2. “Ninochka’s Return: Exiles Past and Present from Lubitsch to Boym,” Peter Glenn Christensen, Cardinal Stritch Univ.
3. “Constructing Postcommunist Eastern Europe through Criticism: Perspectives and Polemics,” Letitia Ileana Guran
4. “Photographs in Transition: Dubravka Ugresic’s ‘Museum of Unconditional Surrender,’” Monica Popescu, Univ. of Pennsylvania
5. “Barbarism Reinscribed: The Yugoslav Wars as Travelogue,” Zoran Samardzija, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee