Nov 1 Talk Canceled, Next meeting Nov 15!
October 21, 2013
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The presentation by Kristen Loveland on November 1 has been canceled, but may be rescheduled.
Please join us on November 15, when Tatjana Aleksic, Associate Professor of South Slavic and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will present:
“The Victims of Post-Socialist Economic Transition in the Western Balkans: A Socio-Cultural Panorama.” This presentation will discuss the relations of violence against broadly defined “otherness” in post-socialist transitional societies, but also as a cult of masculine aggressiveness that is cultivated through tradition and cultural production. Most post-Socialist European societies have been suffering from a pattern of violence that is gendered at the same time as it is turned against ethno-religious minorities. My discussion in the workshop will focus on the oversaturation with violence of societies in the Western Balkans, and will be illustrated by examples from political life but also cultural production.
All presentations take place 4:30 to 6:00 pm, NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, 285 Mercer Street, 7th Floor (between Waverly and Washington Place)