The 51st annual convention of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) had Belief as its central theme. Marija Mandić and Krisztina Rácz participated in a panel organized by Marija Mandić with the title Belief in One Nation, One Language. Marija presented her paper Minority language ideology in Habsburg lands: The case of Serbian ethno-confessional schools, while Krisztina's presentation was called Teaching the language, learning the nation: State language acquisition in Vojvodina, Serbia.
The theme of the 4th International Conference Socialism on the Bench that takes place every year in Pula, Croatia, was Continuities and innovations. At the conference, Krisztina Rácz presented the paper she jointly wrote with Marija Mandić entitled : In Search of (Unequal) Symmetries: Hungarian as the Language of the Social Environment in Yugoslavia.
Minority language speakers learning the language of the majority is taken for granted in nation states, however, the opposite case is a rare practice. In this talk, Marija Mandić and Krisztina Rácz present such a practice.
On 9-10 September, at PA Munchs hus 389 theWorkshop "Transnational Literature in East Central Europe" will be organized in the frame of the FriPro Project "Probing the Boundaries of the Transnational". If you're interested in hearing one or more papers, do not hesitate to drop by. Please see the program below.
Annually held in the spring in New York City, the Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention brings together over 800 scholars from around the world to examine and push forward research on issues of Nationalism, Ethnicity, Violence, Conflict, Economic Development and many other topics.
Marija Mandić presented the research she and Krisztina Rácz have been conducting on learning Hungarian as the language of the social environment in socialist Yugoslavia. The presentation entitled Remembering Hungarian as the Language of the Social Environment in Socialist Yugoslavia was part of the panel The Politics of Remembering (on Saturday, May 4, 1:40 - 3:40 PM in Room 802).
The Intercultural Confluences Research Centre of the Department of Humanities, Faculty of Economics, Socio-Human Sciences and Engineering, Miercurea Ciuc, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, organized the international conference Köztes terek / Spaţii intermediare / Spaces In Between in three languages.
Project members Stijn Vervaet, Marija Mandić, Krisztina Rácz and Mónika Dánél, together with Ágoston Berecz, took part in the conference with the panel Mapping Multilingualism in East-Central Europe (Friday, 26 April, 12:40 - 2:10 pm).
In my talk, I will reflect the perspective and results of the research project and network 'kakanien revisited' as a contribution of an exemplary field of area studies in cultural research.
In a first step, I will describe all the tools the group has adapted from postcolonial studies: the subversion of the relation between centre and periphery, heterogeneity and identity, the relation between culture and power, the narrative of culture and civilisation, gender aspects, the construction of the 'own' other. In a second part, I will discuss the differences between post-colonialism and post-imperialism, also with regard to the process of nation building. Finally, I will refer to the imperial traces in Austrian literature of the 20th century, e.g. in Roth, Canetti, Musil, Broch, Zweig and others.
Reference: Wolfgang Müller-Funk: The Architecture of Modern Culture. Towards a narrative theory of culture. Boston-Berlin 2012.
Lecture by Till Dembeck, University of Luxembourg
Lecture by Erika Mihálycsa (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj)