School of Art Studies, University of Turku, will host an international conference Regulated Liberties: Negotiating Freedom in Arts, Culture and Media, in August 2009. Please find the general CFP with some possible topics here.
As a part of the conference, we are planning to organise a two-panel session dedicated to the problematic of freedom and regulated liberties in the specific context of Soviet arts, culture and media. Papers discussing the recent developments in post-Soviet Russia are also most warmly welcome, as well as papers on Soviet/Russian theories of culture, art and language.
Please send your abstract (200 - 300 words) for a twenty-minute presentation to Tintti Klapuri (tintti.klapuri(ät)utu.fi) by November 15th, 2008, as well as any questions concerning the panels. Decisions of accepted papers will be sent by mid-January 2009.
Riitta Pyykkö, Professor
Department of Russian Studies , University of Turku
Tintti Klapuri, Researcher (The Finnish Graduate School of Literary Studies)
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Turku