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Saturday, 08 January

515. Cultural Studies in Postsocialist Spaces: Who Cares about Culture?

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 304B, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Slavic Literatures and Cultures

Speakers: Rossen Djagalov, Yale Univ.; Aniko Imre, Univ. of Southern California; Oleksandr Ivashyna, National Univ. of Kyiv-Mohyla Acad.; Jessie M. Labov, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Marta Rabikowska, Univ. of East London

This session will focus on changes in cultural production and on shifting definitions of high and low culture that have affected scholarly approaches. Are the definitions of cultural studies and culturology consistent across the different postsocialist academic contexts? How have changes in the cultural landscape and popular media affected the dissemination of cultural studies into a territory once occupied by culturology? What challenges are faced today by the different generations of scholars in the region?

For abstracts, visit http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/labov1/.

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