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Friday, 29 December

585. West Goes East: (Re)Turning to East Central Europe after 1989—A Discussion

7:15–8:30 p.m., Adams, Loews

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Romanian Studies

Presiding: Anca Luca Holden, Univ. of Georgia

1. “An Invisible Other: The New Eastern Europe and the Shaping of Transnational American Studies,” Joseph L. Benatov, Univ. of Pennsylvania

2. “Back to the Balkans: Reimagining Alterity through the Gaze of Post-1989 Balkan Cinema,” Lucian Ghita, Yale Univ.; Gabriela Stoicea, Yale Univ.

3. “An Aesthetic of Withdrawal: Democratization, Art, and the Palace of Parliament,” Anthony Gardner, Univ. of New South Wales

4. “French-Czech Exile and the Unbearable Great Return in Kundera’s Ignorance,” Jeanine Teodorescu, Loyola Univ., Chicago

5. “My Life for a Photograph: Second-Generation Encounters with Eastern Europe,” Susan Jacobowitz, Queensborough Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

6. “‘I Am What They Think I Am’: Contemporary Cultural (Mis)Constructions in Eastern Europe,” Christopher Bell, Nottingham Trent Univ.

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