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What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
1 August 2016
Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM
On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
18 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM
In addition to marking a politically decisive moment in British history, the campaigns in advance of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the EU were exciting objects of study for Classicists in terms of the political use of oratory.
11 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM
eMigrating Landscapes 4: Polish eMigrants
Publication date: Nov 03, 2011 10:29 AM
Jun 20, 2013 05:00 PM
End: Jun 20, 2013 09:00 PM
20 June 2013
The fourth of 8 seminars in 2013, this event focuses on the notion of generation in the poetry of Maria Jastrzębska and the prose of Marek Kazmierski, who will be in discussion with SJ Fowler.
As a whole,
the eMigrating Landscapes Project aims at conceptualizing and presenting
various cultural, literary and artistic perspectives on emigration,
migration and displacement border crossings.
The project website also doubles as the online platform for seminars on Contemporary Emigration and its Literary and Artistic Representations.
eMigrating Landcapes, organized by dr. Urszula Chowaniec and University College London SSEES with the co-operation of Off_Press, Polish Cultural Institute, UCL European Institute and friends, has been created with the aim of initiating and stimulating transnational, transcultural and transdisciplinary dialogues on emigration and migration, displacement and the crossing of numerous borders.
Since the post-communist transformations of the late 1980s and the 1990s in Eastern and Central Europe and the ensuing EU enlargement of 2004, migration has become a significant trait within contemporary Europe and an increasingly important factor in social conflict affecting various parts of the continent. Contemporary migration and/or emigration has brought a new political rhetoric, resulting in social turmoil as well as new cultural, literary and artistic production. In our seminar series in 2013, these problems will be scrutinized based on the discussion on particular literary and cultural events within Polish culture.
The project will cover the following problems within émigré cultural production:
- Notion of generations: is this new emigration different in terms of generational experiences?
- Gender: is gender a chief factor the new art and literature in the emigration context?
- Social background (class): who is Polish émigré culture directed to and produced by?
- Excluded communities (transgression): how are “aliens” processed by the criminal justice system and what is their experience of incarceration in a foreign country?