Forum in Literary Studies / Spring 2021:
Cultural Dissent in Central and Eastern Europe

February 09, 2021 - May 11, 2021

The spring online lecture series of the Forum in Literary Studies at the Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS will offer insight into current research topics of cultural dissent before 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe, especially issues of gender, alternative culture, mediality, transnationality and leftist thinking.



9 February 2021, 17:00 (CET)
Jan Matonoha (Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS): Dispozitivy mlčení: zraňující přilnutí a diskursivní ustavování mlčení. Gender a česká literatura disentu a samizdatu (in Czech)

9 March 2021, 17:00 (CET)
Cold War Print Cultures I: Piotr Wciślik in conversation with Jessie Labov about samizdat social media (in English)

Facebook event:
Live streaming: ICL YouTube channel
Invitation (.pdf)

13 April 2021, 17:00 (CET)
Cold War Print Cultures II: Jessie Labov in conversation with Piotr Wciślik about Transatlantic Central Europe (in English)

Live streaming: ICL YouTube channel
Invitation (.pdf)

11 May 2021, 17:00 (CET)
Kristina Andělová (Institute of Contemporary History of the CAS): „Di do hajzlu, ty sajrajte!“ Spor o kulturu v českém disentu (in Czech)

Invitation (.pdf)

All lectures are broadcasted live on the ICL YouTube channel, where the recordings are also available:

For discussions, please join meetings on the Google Meet platform.

Prior registration is not required.

The lecture series is organized in the context of the European COST Action 16213 New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent and in the context of the national project INTER-COST LTC18040 Media of Cultural Opposition in Czechoslovakia, supported from the INTER-EXCELLENCE programme of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

The popularization team of the ICL participates in the organization and promotion of the event within the project Development of Research and Popularisation Resources of the Institute of Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_054/0014701, co-financed by the European Union.


February 09, 2021
May 11, 2021


Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS



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