This panel seeks to explore the reemergence of the Cold War as a topic of global popular interest in Hollywood and beyond 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain. We aim to place this discussion in the context provided by previous studies of post-communist nostalgia, and seek a multidirectional, transnational approach to the phenomenon. The ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) conference will take place in Chicago, 19-22 March 2020.
We invite papers exploring recent film and television representations of the Cold War in North America and Europe that highlight the complex legacy of the conflict on both sides of the Atlantic. Particularly encouraged are papers focusing on the former Eastern bloc, in an effort to challenge the still-dominant Hollywood metanarrative. For more details, go here.
Please submit an abstract by September 22.
Associate Teaching Professor of American Studies, the Global and Intercultural Department, Miami University, Ohio