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Alex Debeljak
Change & Creativity Project - Ales Debeljak
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Representing the Balkans: Varieties of Ex-Yugoslav Pop Cultures
Public Symposium

Tue., Jan. 30, 2007, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall
*Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

The Change and Creativity project examines the impact of economic and social turmoil on young artists, art and the creative process. Public lectures, co-sponsored by the Lied Center and the Hall Center for the Humanities explore the geo-political, cultural and artistic environments of each country represented by the artists.

In his talk, sociologist Ales Debeljak will discuss competing and conflicting images of the Balkans, articulated in literature, film and visual arts in order to analyze the stereotypes that contribute to the public (mis)understanding of the region as ?the dark side? of Europe. Dr. Debeljak is spending the 2006-2007 academic year as Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor at the Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

ADDITIONAL EVENT:
World Series Performance
Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra
Fri. February 9, 7:30 p.m. Lied Center Auditorium
For tickets, please contact the Lied Center box office
In conjunction with this performance and the Ales Debeljak lecture, a lobby exhibit entitled ?The Story of the Balkans? is on display at the Lied Center until February 9.
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