The Department of Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages (ILOS) at the University of Oslo is arranging a conference titled “Trauma, Memory, and Counter-Culture: Borders and Border Transgressions in (Post-)Communist Europe” on June 1-2, 2023.
This two-day conference at the University of Oslo aims to highlight the specific relevance of Border Studies for better understanding literature, arts, and everyday culture in repressive, transformative and post-war societies. It explores borders and border transgressions in the context of trauma, memory, and counter-culture (in the sense of unofficial culture) and thus on the premise of both simultaneity and posteriority. In this regard, both state-imposed limitations which are consciously drawn and borders triggered in retrospect or by the subconscious are of interest.
Paper Submission Deadline: December 23, 2022