CfP: Popular Culture and Post-Socialist Societies in East-Central Europe (Charles University, Prague)

Popular Culture and Post-Socialist Societies in East-Central Europe
October 18-19, 2013 – Centre for the Study of Popular Culture and Department of Czech and Comparative Literature, Charles University, Prague
Deadline: April 15, 2013 (panel proposals); May 15, 2013 (abstracts)

Understanding popular culture as a battlefield for hegemony and a sphere of conflicting power relations based in cultural, subcultural, and post-subcultural studies as well as postcolonial theory, and other lines of emancipatory thinking, the organisers invite scholars from wide range of social science and humanities disciplines to present their research at the conference.

Paper and panel proposals related to the conference theme, including but not limited to such topics as: Culture Transfer: Westernisation and Commodification of the „East“; Culture of the Post-Socialist New Rich: Continuities with Late State Socialism and Neoliberalism; Re-traditionalisation, Nationalism, Exclusion and Mobilisation in Popular Culture; Fostering Free-market Ideology through Popular Culture; Conflicting Memories of Anti-/Post-communism in Popular Culture; Reflections of Sexuality and Gender in Popular Culture; Exploitation Culture as Reply to Fast Changes in Post-Socialist Societies; Visual Culture of Post-Socialist Societies of East-Central Europe; Popular Culture in East-Central Europe as Commodity; Travelling Cultural Theory (East West).

Language: English

Fee: Early Bird: 15 EUR / 375 CZK; Late Registration: 40 EUR / 1000 CZK

Deadline:
For abstracts: May 15, 2013.
For panel proposals: April 15, 2013;

Abstracts should be submitted by email pop.postsoc@gmail.com

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