Thursday, 30 December
698. Reel Blood: Balkan Wars of the 1990s in Literature and Film
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Congress A, Loews
Program arranged by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
Presiding: George J. Gutsche, Univ. of Arizona
1. “Catastrophe Uninterrupted: Representation of the Balkan Crisis in American Cinema,” Vladislav Todorov, Univ. of Pennsylvania
2. “Permutations of the Mythic Lens in Milcho Manchevski’s Before the Rain,” Angelina Ilieva, Northwestern Univ.
3. “A Balkan Solution? Fluid Identities in Manchevski’s Before the Rain,” Romy E. Taylor, Franklin and Marshall Coll.
Respondent: George J. Gutsche