From September 15 to 17, 2022, experts within the framework of the research network “Europäische Zeiten/European Times – A Transregional Approach to the Societies of Central and Eastern Europe (EUTIM)” will meet at the University of Potsdam to discuss narratives of time and conceptualizations of history in literature in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The conference of the EUTIM network entitled “Time Out of Joint: Literary (Re)Visions of Time in Eastern and Central Europe” will feature important theoretical discussions against the backdrop of contemporary historical events such as Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the suppression of the protest movement in Belarus in 2020, and Russia’s full-blown war against Ukraine in 2022.
The conference will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Rory Finnin (University of Cambridge) on Crimean Tatar literature entitled “Colonial Times: Literary Representations of the ‘Fountain of Tears’ of Bağcasaray (Bakhchisarai)”. In addition, contributions are planned on Polish postwar literature, Belarusian poetry, contemporary Czech novels, and Ukrainian war poetry.
Please find the program and more information here.