Panel Chair and Lecture
18 Nov 2021 – 21 Nov 2021

Panels with Matthias Schwartz at the 53rd Annual Conference of the ASEEES

Venue: New Orleans, LA, USA
Research project(s): World Fiction, Post/Socialist

The slavist and historian Matthias Schwartz is head of the program area World Literature and the project World/Fiction, Post/Socialist.


Panels with Matthias Schwartz at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

The final program will be announced in June 2021.


Late and Post-Soviet Masculinities

Chair: Matthias Schwartz (ZfL)

Discussant: Julia Vaingurt (University of Illinois at Chicago)

  • Tatyana Bakhmetyeva (University of Rochester): Peculiarities of the National Hunt Under Socialist Conditions: Hunting and Performance of Masculinity by Soviet Party Leaders
  • Dirk Uffelmann (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen): Fading Hegemony: The Progressive Divergence of Masculinities in Sergei Dovlatov’s ‘Ours’ (1983)
  • Oleksandr Chertenko (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen): Losers in Times of Peace and at War: The Masculinities of the Post-Soviet Generation in Serhii Zhadan’s Prose


Making War, Unmaking Peace: Repercussions of the Ukraine Crisis on Popular Culture, Public Discourse, and Media

Chair: Oleksandr Chertenko (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

Discussant: Nina Friess (Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien)

  • Roman Dubasevych (Universität Greifswald): ‘Squeezing the Russian World Out of Oneself’: The Paradoxes of Cultural Exorcism in Contemporary Ukraine
  • Elena Hamidy (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen): ‘So Let’s Ban Languages Once They Disconnect?’: On the Artificiality of Ukrainian Language in the Russian-Language Sector of YouTube
  • Matthias Schwartz (ZfL): Servants and Enemies of the People: On Populist Rhetoric in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
  • Valeria Korablyova (Karls-Universität Prag): A ‘Dove of Peace?’: The Populist Discourse of Warfare and Reconciliation under Zelensky’s Presidency