The 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 2019 is a fitting moment to take stock of the cultural changes in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe over the past three decades and to reflect on the region’s conflicted and contested “Europeanness.” This is also a propitious moment to reexamine the existing analytical frameworks for writing the cultural history of this period, and to consider new possibilities.
This conference aims to introduce Wyspianski’s revolutionary ideas, often way ahead of his time, to the American university audience. Preceding those of Gordon Craig and Antonin Artaud and bordering on what we call now post-dramatic theatre (that is non-linear theatrical composition, disconnected images, overlapping of various realities, and interplay between heterogeneous discourses), Wyspianski propagated a vision of an all-embracing, highly artistic, politically responsive, open theatre.
This event will bring to the Yale campus past Yale Baltic Studies Fellows. These scholars are from Lithuania – those who received the Joseph P. Kazickas Fellowship – and from Latvia and Estonia – those who received the Juris Padegs Fellowship. At the conference, the fellows will discuss their scholarly work after their time spent at Yale.
The event is sponsored by European Studies Council and Baltic Studies Program, MacMillan Center, Yale University; and the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.
Yale Baltic Studies Visiting Fellows:
Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies. This emigration sped up with Putin’s return as president in 2012, followed by a weakening economy and growing repressions. It soon began to look like a politically driven brain drain, causing increasing concern among Russian and international observers.
The 15th Annual European Cinema Conference - On the Edge European Cinema in 1939
The Two day conference will explore European films released in the year 1939
Conference Program Notes: http://bit.ly/1939EuropeanConf
Friday, April 5
1:30PM Screening of Children of Divorce (35mm)
3:15PM Screening of Water for Canitoga (16mm)
5:30PM Screening of Department Store (DCP)
7:00pm Opening Reception in Rm 108
8:15PM Screening of Daybreak (DCP)
Second day of the Annual European Cinema Conference.
The conference will explore European films released in the year 1939.
Saturday, April 6
8:30AM Screening of Aktivistit (DCP)
10:30AM Screening of Tractor Drivers (35mm)
1:30PM Screening of Mamele (DCP)
New digital restoration and new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis University
3:30PM Screening of There’s No Tomorrow (DCP)
5:15PM Screening of Wilton’s Zoo (35mm)
9:00PM Screening of The Rules of the Game (35mm)
Igor Zevelev, Professor at George Marshall European Center for Security Studies, will discuss the topic, “Russian National Identity and Foreign Policy.”
Ivan Safranchuk, Senior Fellow, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University, will discuss U.S. - Russian Relations.
Round table with current Ambassadors and Delegates of United Nations Missions discussing: Challenges to Peace and Stability in the Region of the Black Sea
H.E. Ambassador Georgi Velikov Panayotov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations
Name TBA, High Representative of the Republic of Romania to the United Nations
Name TBA, High Representative of the Republic of Ukraine to the United Nations
Moderator: Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Senior Fellow, MacMillan Center, Yale
Watson Center, Rm A53, 60 Sachem Street.
Round table with current Ambassadors/Delegates of United Nations Missions discussing:
Challenges to Peace and Stability in Central and East Europe: Building New European Security Architecture
H.E. Ambassador Andrejs Pildegovičs
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations
Mr. Pawel Radomski
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland
A light reception follows