"Cultural Diversities East and West: Postcolonialism, Postcommunism and Ethnicity"
A summer program offered by the Central Europen University Budapest.
July 22 - August 2, 2002, Budapest, Hungary.
Deadline for applications 1 February 2002.
Application forms may be downloaded at: http://www.ceu.hu/sun/
The course is aimed at junior faculty, graduate students and NGO professionals. A number of 25 scholarships are available especially for students from Eastern and Central Europe, former USSR states and developing countries. These scholarships cover travel, accommodation, meals and book purchase. Credits for graduate students available.
This course aims to consider the concept of ethnicity in its cultural determinations across the traditional divide East/West.
A highly sensitive barometer to political change, the whole field of culture – and especially the arts and the media – has been torn between conflicting loyalties ; between the desire to reflect the ‘general human’ and the devotion to the new nationalisms, between parochialism and globalism. Opinion leaders, journalists and artists alike had to zigzag between the pitfalls of populist discourse and had to negotiate between the temptation of new nationalisms and the stern demands of European integration.
The course will parallel the similitudes between the evolutions on the Eastern European scene with those revealed by postcolonial theory in the light of the 'new nationalisms' emerging in the area.
A number of case studies from both the Western and the Eastern hemisphere (Caucasus, Transylvania, former Yugoslavia, Malta, Latino USA) will reveal resembling issues and ambiguities and suggest similar solutions.
Central European University
A Program for University Teachers and Professionals in the Social Sciences and Humanities
1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9. Hungary
Tel.: (36-1) 327-3000/2430
Fax: (36-1) 327-3166
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