Socialist Masculinities: Men in Eastern Europe – Ruptures, Transformations, and Continuities in the 20th Century

Les 15 et 16 septembre 2017, à Paris, une journée d’étude internationale réunira des chercheurs et chercheuses travaillant sur les masculinités socialistes en Europe centrale et orientale. Son objectif : revisiter l’état de l’art et discuter de nouvelles façons d’écrire une histoire des masculinités sous le socialisme.

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PROGRAM

 

15 September 2017 / Salle M. et D. Lombard - EHESS, 96, bd Raspail 75006 Paris

1:00 pm Welcome

1:30-2:30 pm Introduction
Chair: Fabrice Virgili (CNRS, UMR SIRICE; Labex EHNE)

Rebecca Kay (University of Glasgow, UK): Heroes or Villains? Transforming (post-)Socialist Masculinities

Francisca de Haan (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary): Comment

2:30-3:00 pm Coffee break

3:00-4:30 pm Labour & Socialist Masculinities
Chair: Isabelle Ohayon (CNRS, CERCEC)

Kateryna Burkush (European University Institute, Florence, Italy): Exploring Soviet Masculinities: A Case of Provincial Seasonal Migrant

Olga Isupova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia): Being a Man in the Russian North: Lived Experiences and late Soviet and Post-Soviet Masculinity

Marina Yusupova (University of Manchester, UK): “Golden Hands” or Masculinity and Do-It-Yourself-Culture: Soviet Masculinities in the Post-Soviet Space

4:30-5:00 pm Coffee break

5:00-6:30 pm Alternative Masculinities
Chair: Régis Schlagdenhauffen (EHESS, IRIS; Labex EHNE)

Christian Werkmeister (Martin Luther University, Halle- Wittenberg, Germany): Masculinity in Soviet Rock Music Scenes

Shaban Darakchi (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences / European Association for the Defence of Human Rights, Bulgaria): Strategic Homosexual Masculinities during Socialism in Bulgaria

Dietlind Hüchtker (Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leipzig / Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany): Lech Wałęsa – or the Absent Fatherhood: Opposition, Subculture and Cultural Reproduction in Poland

7:00 pm Dinner

 

16 September 2017 / Salle 11 - EHESS, 105, bd Raspail 75006 Paris

9:00-10:30 am Men in Everyday Life
Chair: Christine Castelain Meunier (CNRS, CADIS)

Natalia Jarska (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland): Men in Family Life in post-war Poland: Towards New Masculine Identities?

Eva Schäffler (Institute of Contemporary History, Berlin, Germany): (Post-)Socialist Masculinities between Work and Family Life: (Dis-)Continuities in Czechoslovakia/the Czech Republic from the 1970s to the 1990s

Iva Šmídová (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic): Men, Death and Grief in the Czech Context

10:30-11:00 am Coffee break

11:00 am-12:30 A Crisis of Socialist Masculinity?
Chair: Anne Isabelle François (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

Libora Oates-Indruchová (University of Graz, Austria): Socialist Masculinities in Czech Culture during the Perestroika

Mathieu Lericq (Aix-Marseille Université, France): Facing a blocked normality. Problematic cases of Socialist masculinities within Polish cinema (1948-1989)

Alex Boican (University College London, UK): Socialism and the Crisis of Masculinity: Patriarchy and the Critique of Modernity in Romanian Fiction during Communism

12:30-1:00 pm Conclusion
Peter Hallama (EHESS, CERCEC)

 

Scientific committee: Alain Blum (EHESS, CERCEC; INED), Mona Claro (EHESS, CEMS & IRIS; INED), Juliette Rennes (EHESS, CEMS), Régis Schlagdenhauffen (EHESS, IRIS; Labex EHNE)

 

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