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Ergebnisanzeige "GSA 2016 Seminar: Cold War Spy Stories"
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TitelGSA 2016 Seminar: Cold War Spy Stories
BeschreibungThe focus of this seminar is on Cold War spy stories that have to do with the lasting effects of Soviet-style surveillance on the one hand, and collaboration, collusion, and betrayal on the other. When the secret police services of the former Eastern bloc were dismantled at the end of the Cold War, extensive historical archives were salvaged during the transition that are damning evidence of the activities of the disproportionately large political police forces that mushroomed under communist rule. As material remnants of the Cold War from a pre-digital era of surveillance they have proved to be an invaluable source of knowledge about the pervasive systems of personalized secret policing of domestic populations that involved alarming numbers of collaborators. Embedded within these secret archives are also love stories, crime stories, spy stories, and stories of betrayal and revenge that have inspired writers and filmmakers to create and compose artistic or remembered versions of this recent complex past and to come to terms with its legacy.
Possible themes and foci of research presentations:
● Spies, double-spies, informers, and collaborators in secret police archives
● Minorities and subcultures under surveillance; the role of informers as translators
● The “social elevator” phenomenon as a consequence of successful collaboration
● Exposing collaborators and the legal ramifications
● Writers and intellectuals; second generation dealing with the legacy of their parents’ collaboration or victimization
● mea culpa
● Filmic and literary representations; street theater performances
● remnants, legends, myths, and legacies

Alison Lewis (University of Melbourne)
Valentina Glajar (Texas State University)
Corina L. Petrescu (University of Mississippi)

We look forward to your applications that you are kindly asked to submit directly to the GSA through the online system by January 28, 2016.
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VeranstaltungsortSan Diego
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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