"Postcolonialism, Postcommunism and Postmodernism" 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)
Organizer: InMind Support
Organizer: InMind Support
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
In our postmodern world there are a lot of questions that should be re-considered and re-defined. What does it mean to fight against colonialism and racism in the world of migration crisis and xenophobic attitudes towards minorities? What does it mean to be a postcommunist country in the face of the common nostalgia for order and rules? How is it possible to have a national identity being aware of the relative character of every national feature?
We want to examine the notions of postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism as thoroughly as possible, from many perspectives and in variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how these phenomena are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.
We invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: history, politics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, economics, law, literary criticism, theatre studies, film studies, fine arts, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, cognitive sciences et al.
Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical investigations, problem-oriented arguments, and comparative analyses.
We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral students and undergraduate students. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.
We hope that due to its interdisciplinary nature, the conference will bring many interesting observations on and discussions about postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism.
Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to
history of (post)colonialism
postcolonialism and orientalism
postcolonialsim and Islampophobia
postcolonialism and anti-Semitism
postcolonialism and terrorism
postcolonialism and racism
postcolonialism and political correctness
postcolonialism and cosmopolitism
postcolonilism and religion
postcommunism and democracy
postcommunism and liberalism
postcommunism and capitalism
nostalgia for communism
communism and conformism
postcommunism and revolution
postcommunist countries in the European Union
modernism and postmodernism
postmodernism and nationalism
postmodernism and human rights
postmodernism and authority
IV. Literature and the Arts
postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism in literature
postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism in film
postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism in theatre
postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism in fine arts
Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 8 July 2022 to: firstname.lastname@example.org