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Thursday, 06 January

62. Narratives of Departure and Return in Eastern Europe

1:45–3:00 p.m., 304C, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Romanian Studies Association of America and the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

Presiding: Letitia Ileana Guran, High Point Univ.

1. “Prava and Asbestos 2: Emigrant Encounters with Post-Soviet Reality in Gary Shteyngart’s The Russian Debutante’s Handbook and Anya Ulinich’s Petropolis,” Marta Bladek, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York

2. “Socialist Nostalgia and Transatlantic Film Circulation,” Kristine Kotecki, Univ. of Texas, Austin

3. “East-Central Europe: Becoming Relevant on the Transatlantic Cultural Market,” Letitia Ileana Guran

4. “Post-1989 Narratives of Exodus, Contact, and Return from and to East-Central Europe,” Marcel H. Cornis-Pope, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

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