Upcoming virtual conference
Socialist Culture Recycled: Eastern Europe from Disillusions to Nostalgia and Beyond
June 25–27, 2021, St. Petersburg, The Institute of Russian Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House). Online Conference
The popularity of Soviet ‘retro-culture’ in post-Soviet society is a passionately debated topic in current studies addressing the situation in Russia of the 1990s – 2010s. But equally impressive is the fact that a comparable fascination with the socialist past is observed even in those European countries that had the socialist order imposed upon them immediately before or after World War II.
In the specialist literature, which grows ever larger, such admiration is typically interpreted in terms of revanchism, trauma or nostalgia. We believe, however, that these well-established approaches are not able to exhaust the problem. Indeed, their very familiarity can produce predictable outcomes.
SCR-2021 Conference website and schedule:
Please send a request to attend the conference as a guest by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject “Guest”, by June 24, 2021, 17.00 (Moscow time).
Information required: Name, affiliation, email, personal site (if available).
Please note that number of guests for the conference are limited.
Assoc. Prof. Lyubov Bugaeva (St. Petersburg State University)
Prof. Susanne Frank (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Prof. Arkadiusz Lewicki (University of Wrocław)
Prof. Alexander Panchenko (The Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Science (Pushkin House) at St. Petersburg; European University at St. Petersburg)
Prof. Piotr Zwierzchowski (Kazimierz Wielki University)
Prof. Valery Vyugin (The Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Science (Pushkin House) at St. Petersburg; St. Petersburg State University)
Assistant coordinator Yulia Sekushina (The Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Science (Pushkin House) at St. Petersburg)