Lecture by Tanja Petrovich, Institute for Culture and Memory Studies, Slovenia
“Military Service in Socialist Yugoslavia: Making Sense of (Post)Yugoslav Masculinity.”
This lecture is part of GSAH’s “Rethinking State Socialism” speaker series organized by Dr. Nikolary Karkov.
The lecture discusses the meaning of memories of the gendered, collective national experience of mandatory military service in socialist Yugoslavia. These memories still connect several generations of men – the same men who in the 1990s more or less actively participated in the violent destruction of the country they had served. Irrespective of their personal and professional trajectories, for most of former recruits their army service experience remains important and meaningful. How does the aftermath of national trauma reveal dimensions of this militarized, yet fractured, contested, impassioned, and even sentimental masculinity? How did selves, shaped by the homogenous, socially cohesive experiences in a hierarchical military, survive the centrifugal forces of civil war? How are these memories incorporated into broader narratives through which Yugoslavia is historicized? What light they shed on the relationship between manhood, violence and nationhood? How do they complicate our understanding of state socialism and its disciplinary mechanisms, and what lessons do they hold for the future?
Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference
International Center, Room 303:
10:30-10:45am – Welcome
10:45-11:45am – Kristian Petersen, “Muslim Movie Stars: The Celebrity Politics of Islam in Public”
12:00-1:00pm – Amir Hussain, “Keeping It Real: Muslims Creating Muslim Cinema and Television”
3:00-4:00pm – Sharofat Arabova, “Poetics of Tajik Cinema”
4:15-5:15pm – Imed Ben Labidi, “Filming Conflicts: Arab/Muslim Films’ Fragmentation and Post-Nationalist Narratives”
Kellogg Center, Auditorium:
7:30-9:30pm – Keynote: Walter Armbrust on the History of Egyptian Cinema
The 2018 Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference
International Center, Room 303:
9:30-10:30am – Sitara Thobani, “Locating the Tawa’if Courtesan-Dancer in South Asian ‘Muslim Cinemas’”
10:45-11:45am – Fakhri Haghani, “Defa-e Moghadas (Sacred Defense) and the Making of Cinema in Post-Revolutionary Islamic Iran”
12:00-1:00pm – Kaveh Askari, “Dandyism and the Circuits of Cinema in 1950s Tehran”
One of the defining and intractable issues in contemporary literature of the Global South, African, South Asian, and Postcolonial in general, is dislocated people seeking refuge across national boundaries. This Symposium is a reflection on the different states and cycles of displacement, assimilation, and return, and of the disruptions and transformations of State institutions and structures that mediate these transitions in politics and culture.
Evaluating Complex Scholarship in Today’s Academy: Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration, and Open Scholarship
You are invited to a one-day workshop on best practices associated with evaluating reappointment, promotion, and tenure packages in today’s academy.
• Features talks by national experts Dr. Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State) and Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski (Elsevier) on national trends in scholarly evaluation
• Provides information about local best practices at the unit and college levels
• Fosters cross-campus discussion of scholarly evaluation standards and practices
• Supports unit administrators in reflecting on their unit RPT by-laws and practices
• Provides ideas and resources for evaluating new trends in scholarship and new contacts who can support continued reflection on RPT standards.
June 1, 2018
8 AM – 5 PM
Kellogg Hotel and
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Check in, Continental
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Workshop, Including Expert
Presentations and Panels of Local Experts
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Happy Hour, Networking
Register now at: go.cal.msu.edu/registerRPT
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English will be presenting Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good as part of the University Interdisciplinary Colloquium. Read a summary of her talk below:
The university stands in a peculiar relationship to twenty-first-century American culture. On the one hand, that culture imagines institutions of higher education to be providers of vitally important credentials for those seeking an engaging career and a secure economic future. On the other, that same culture routinely depicts the university and its denizens as being out of touch with the real needs of their communities, producing and transmitting useless, abstract knowledge and standing in the way of real economic and technological progress. Generous Thinking proposes that those of us who work within the university might take a hard look at the ways we connect and communicate with a range of off-campus communities about our shared interests and concerns in order to begin rebuilding the relationship between the university and the public that it is meant to serve.
Coffee and refreshments will be provided.