Symposium. The Culture of Post-Socialism: Black Sea Horizons

Friday, April 13, 2018
9:30am - 6:30pm
Barnard College & Columbia University (see program; multiple locations)

Please join the Black Sea Networks Initiative and the Harriman Institute for a symposium convened by Valentina Izmirlieva (Columbia) with Marijeta Bozovic (Yale), Bradley Gorski (Barnard) and Mitja Velikonja (University of Ljubljana/NYU). Program subject to change; updates on this and other Black Sea Networks events can be accessed by clicking here.

MORNING SESSION

Location: Barnard College, 328 Millbank Hall
9:30 - 9:45 AM | OPENING REMARKS

Valentina Izmirlieva (Columbia University)

9:45 - 11:00 AM | IMAGES OF EXCLUSION: ETHNO-NATIONALIST GRAFFITI IN THE BALKANS

Keynote address by Mitja Velikonja (University of Ljubljana/NYU)

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM | ROUND TABLE: BLACK SEA FILM AFTER SOCIALISM

Marijeta Bozovic (Yale) 
Marta Figlerowicz (Yale) 
Masha Shpolberg (Yale)

Moderator: Aleksanadar Boskovic (Columbia)

AFTERNOON SESSION

Location: 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
2:30 - 4:30 PM | PANEL: LITERARY INSTITUTIONS IN POST-SOCIALIST UKRAINE

Dirk Uffelmann (U of Passau) 
Mayhill Fowler (Stetson) 
Bradley Gorski (Barnard)

5:00 - 6:30 PM | EVENING READING AND CONVERSATION

Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov (Cullman Center, NYPL) 
in conversation with Valentina Izmirlieva (Columbia)

 

Image: The Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia, Bulgaria, reinvented with Marvel Comics characters in 2011, photo Anatoliy Ivanov