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[ecrea] Call for Papers "Gender and sexualities in (post)Soviet/ (post)Socialist music, theater and visual arts"
Tue Feb 07 08:27:48 GMT 2017
Call for Papers "Gender and sexualities in (post)Soviet/ (post)Socialist
music, theater and visual arts"
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 28/02/2017
*Gender and sexuality in (post)Soviet/ (post)Socialist music, theater
and visual arts*
19th-20th April 2017
Organised by Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Graduate School
of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA)
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, Tatari 13, C105 and A404
Artis Cinema, Estonia pst 9
This international, interdisciplinary seminar, hosted by the Estonian
Academy of Music and Theatre and GSCSA, will seek to explore
performativity and representations of gender and sexuality in music,
theatre and visual arts before and after the fall of Iron Curtain but
also in (post)Socialist area in general. The list will be updated, but
we are already very pleased to announce that the keynote speakers of the
*Yngvar B. Steinholt* is Associate Professor of Russian Culture and
Literature at the University of Tromsø, Norway. He has published
numerous articles and books on popular music in the Soviet Union and
post-Soviet Russia, as well as on art activism, protest culture and
contemporary Russian society. Among the other influential publications,
Steinholt is also co-author of the book Punk in Russia: Cultural
mutation from the ‘useless’ to the ‘moronic’ (Routledge), 2014.
*Stephen Amico *is Associate Professor of Music and Media Studies at the
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is author and editor of several
publications on post-Soviet popular music and sexuality, including the
book Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!: Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet
Homosexuality (New Perspectives on Gender in Music) (University of
Illinois Press), 2015.
*Clemens Risi* is Professor of Theatre and Media Studies at the
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. He is author
and editor of numerous important publications on music theatre, opera
and performativity studies, including (with Erika Fischer-Lichte and
Jens Roselt) Kunst der Aufführung – Aufführung der Kunst (= Recherchen
18), 2004, and (with Gundula Kreuzer) Opera in Transition. Special issue
of The Opera Quarterly (Oxford University Press), 2011.
*Harry Liivrand *is Estonian art historian and curator of numerous
important exhibitions which, inter alia, are covering marginalised topic
of gay sensibility in post-Soviet Estonian art. He is author and editor
of numerous fascinating publications about art, history, music and
opera. Liivrand was 2011–2016 appointed as Estonian cultural attaché in
Berlin. Currently, Liivrand is a visiting lecturer of Estonian Academy
of Music and Theater, as well as a Head Specialist of Research and
Communication at the Academic Library of Tallinn University.
*Rebeka Põldsam* is Estonian art critic and curator-project manager at
the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia. Her academic focus at the
Estonian Art Academy and Goldsmiths College, but also as a curator and
art critic, has been on representations of sexual minorities and
post-Soviet gender representations in Estonian and Eastern European
*Terje Toomistu* is Estonian anthropologist, whose main interests both
in academics and as an independent writer, photographer, and filmmaker
are various cross-cultural processes, culturally framed meanings, visual
anthropology, and gender, queer and memory studies. At the moment she is
working on a documentary film about distinctive hippie movement, the
psychedelic underground in the Soviet Union.
The aim of this seminar is to gather doctoral and postdoctoral students
to represent their individual researches. With this seminar we hope to
foster interdisciplinary dialogues between those researching gender in
different fields of (post)Soviet and (post)Socialists aesthetics with a
view to establishing international collaborations in the future between
We welcome submissions particularly from (but not limited to) those
doctoral students looking at gender and performativity in
(post)Soviet/Socialist music, theater and visual arts working in the
● (Post)Soviet/(Post)Socialist aesthetics
● Visual art studies (incl. design and fashion studies)
● Theater studies
● Media, film and communication studies
● Feminist theory
● Queer approaches
● Critical studies on men and masculinities
● Cultural studies
Abstract submissions should be no longer than 250 words and should be
sent to (hannaliisa.uusma /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(hannaliisa.uusma /at/ gmail.com)>.
The deadline for abstract submissions is *28.02.2017. *Presentations
should be 20 minutes long and must be delivered in English.
Applicants will receive a response regarding the outcome of their
submission by the 01.03.2017.
Participation in the course is free of charge. The GSCSA will reimburse
the travel and accommodation expenses of its registered members.
This event is organised by the Graduate School of Culture Studies and
Arts, supported by the ASTRA project of the Estonian Academy of Music
and Theatre (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).
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