Montag, 16. Juni 2014, 18:00 - 20:00 iCal

Writing Europe and the East/West Divide

Interdisciplinary Seminar

Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 3 (Campus), 1090 Wien

Diskussion, Round Table

Jessie Labov, Ohio State University

"When and why do texts circumvent borders? Samizdat, tamizdat, and transgressive paths of readership in modern Europe"

S?awomir Sierakowski, Krytyka Polityczna Warsaw / Harvard University

"From Solidarity to post-politics and back"

Throughout time, researchers and writers have often mentally mapped Europe as a divided entity consisting of an East and a West. Reconsidering the Cold War historiography’s focus on high politics, conflict and confrontation, researchers have recently concentrated on ties and similarities transcending political divides in Europe.

On the occasion of this event, we will discuss how writers reinforced or bridged mental maps of Europe. Jessie Labov will focus on publishing across borders from the 18th century to the Cold War in Eastern Europe, while S?awomir Sierakowski will portray the Krytyka Polityczna movement in its historical context and current importance for Poland and Europe.

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Forschungsplattform "Wiener Osteuropaforum"


Dr. Machteld Venken
Universität Wien
Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte
+43-1-4277-411 07