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CONTEMPORARY UKRAINIAN CULTURE: THE EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL CONTEXT
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/lcl/conferences/ukraine/
24-26 November 2005
Monash University, Melbourne


THE ORANGE REVOLUTION focussed the world’s attention on a
transformation in Ukrainian politics that unfolded as a grandiose
mediagenic spectacle. Charismatic politicians alternated with rock
groups on the central stage of Independence Square. A new folklore of
street chants, songs and jokes erupted overnight. Television beamed to
its audience at home and abroad the faces that comprised the collective
portrait of an altered nation. Over and above its political
significance, the Orange Revolution was a cultural event of the first
magnitude.

WE INVITE consideration of Ukrainian popular and high culture, youth
culture and “official” culture, literature and cinema, music and film,
as well as media and cultural institutions in relation to cultural
developments in Ukraine’s neighbourhood and in the world at large.

PAPERS, whether conceptual or empirical, may address the conference
theme from the perspective of cultural, literary and linguistic
studies, history, political science, economics, sociology,
anthropology, diaspora and migration studies, religious studies, multi-
and intercultural studies, gender studies or other relevant scholarly
disciplines. Comparative papers, and papers addressing related themes
in other cultures, especially those of Central and Eastern Europe, will
be welcome.

SPEAKERS include Maria Zubrytska (L’viv National University) and Maksym
Strikha (Open Policy Institute, Kyiv).

VENUE:  Monash University, Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia.

REGISTRATION: $80 Australian; $60 before 31 August 2005. Students: $40
Australian; $30 before 31 August 2005. Registration forms may be
downloaded from the conference website. On request, forms and the full
text of the Call for Papers may be e-mailed as attached documents or
sent by airmail.

The conference is hosted by the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian
Studies, Monash University, with the Ukrainian Studies Association of
Australia and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Australia.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Marko Pavlyshyn (convenor), Halyna Koscharsky,
Irene Romanowski, Valentyna Shapiro, Linda Sydor Petkovic

CONTACTS:
Ukrainian Studies Conference
Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies,
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Building 11,
Monash University, Victoria 3800
Australia
tel: +(61) (3) 9905 2259
fax: +(61) (3) 9905 5437
Ukrainian.Conference@arts.monash.edu.au
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/lcl/conferences/ukraine/

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