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History, Memory and Reshaping Identity in Post-Communist Literatures

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture Journal, special issue, December 2017

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Publié le jeudi 02 février 2017 par João Fernandes

Résumé

This volume is intended for both scholars and a general readership interested in contemporary aspects of post-communist literatures from East-Central Europe which witness a special relation between History, Memory and reshaped identity (be it personal or collective). Papers are invited to analyze strategies of remembering communism in different types of discourse, from autobiographical recollections to collective representations which re-define the post-traumatic status of the Eastern intellectuals in relation to the "rediscovered" West and their transition dilemmas.

Annonce

Argument

This volume is intended for both scholars and a general readership interested in contemporary aspects of post-communist literatures from East-Central Europe which witness a special relation between History, Memory and reshaped identity (be it personal or collective). Papers are invited to analyze strategies of remembering communism in different types of discourse, from autobiographical recollections to collective representations which re-define the post-traumatic status of the Eastern intellectuals in relation to the 'rediscovered' West and their transition dilemmas. The post-Soviet cultural practices work as an identity-oriented interface of shared experience mirroring different attitudes towards the communist legacies: the nostalgic revival of the past, adjusting specific structures of othering or voicing out difference, recollection of forms of anti-communist struggle, reliving experiences of trauma through rewriting history, the oscillation between memory and amnesia, identifying ways of resistance within the discursive practices, exile and its traumas etc. Thus, the volume proposes a critical dialogue on ideologies, cultural imaginaries, practices of remembering the communist past, strategies of accommodation or resistance in post-Soviet East-Central cultures by use of memory and identity-oriented praxis.

Submission guidelines

Please send abstracts in 200 words with the authors contact information

by 1 June 2017

to nicodasca@yahoo.com.

Deadline for sending the papers in extenso - 25 July 2017 to nicodasca@yahoo.com.

Journal site - http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/

Editors

Simona Antofi and Nicoleta Ifrim, 'Dunarea de Jos' University of Galati, Faculty of Letters, Romania, Intercultural Communication and Literature Research Centre

Dates

  • jeudi 01 juin 2017

Mots-clés

  • memory, identity, post-communist literature

Contacts

  • Nicoleta Ifrim
    courriel : nicodasca [at] yahoo [dot] com

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Nicoleta Ifrim
    courriel : nicodasca [at] yahoo [dot] com

Pour citer cette annonce

« History, Memory and Reshaping Identity in Post-Communist Literatures », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 02 février 2017, http://calenda.org/392753