Henry Mead published a review of Autarchies: The Invention of Selfishness by David Ashford in the journal Affirmations 23 May 2021 (Green access here)
Revisiting Stanisława Przybyszewska: a 120th Anniversary Workshop
A workshop will be held at Tallinn University on 1 October 2021 to revisit the work of the playwright Stanisława Przybyszewska, one of the most original writers of interwar Poland, on the 120th anniversary of her birth.
Call for Papers Linked Here
Henry Mead published an article for the US on-line journal Fair Observer, entitled ‘German Nationalism, From Revolution to Illiberalism’ (23 April 2021), accessible here.
As an invited guest speaker, Piret Peiker gave an electronic lecture and seminar for the research group on Politics and Governement at the Public Service University, Budapest, Hungary 16.03.2021.
The paper was entitled ‘Building a Postcolonial State: The Case of the Law on Cultural Autonomy for Ethnic Minorities, Passed in the Estonian Parliament 1925’.
The lecture introduced the historical underpinnings, political imagination and topical debates that shaped the crafting and eventual passing of the law. Drawing upon that, the seminar discussion also focused on the methodology of the approach, and emphasised the relevance of the insights of intellectual history, entangled history, and postcolonial studies for politics and governance in the present world. The seminar was chaired by Prof. Ferenc Hörcher.
Daniele Monticelli has published an article entitled ‘Translating the Soviet Thaw in the Estonian context: entangled perspectives on the book series Loomingu Raamatukogu‘ in the Journal of Baltic Studies 51.3 ‘Entangled Cultures in the Baltic Region’ (2020), 407-427. Green Access Here.
Piret Peiker’s article entitled ‘Entangled Discourses in a Bildungsroman of Soviet Estonian Modernity: From an Ugly Duckling to a Space Princess?’ was published in the Journal of Baltic Studies 51.3 ‘Entangled Cultures in the Baltic Region’ (2020), 389-405. (Green Access Here).
Piret Peiker has published a chapter (co-authored with Peeter Sieg), entitled:
‘There Is More to Groups of People Than Just Groups and People: On Trans-Actional
Analysis and Nationalism Studies’ in John Dewey and the Notion of Transaction, A Sociological Reply on Rethinking Relations and Social Processes, ed Christian Morgner (Palgrave 2020), pp. 55-81 (Green access here).
Tallinn University has announced its summer school in Transnational Intellectual History, to run between 23-27 July 2021. The course will be run by members of the ERC Between the Times project.
Deadline for Applications: 30 April 2021.
Piret Peiker’s article “East European Literature from the Postcolonial Perspective” (“Ida-Euroopa kirjandus postkoloniaalsest vaatenurgast) was published in the anthology edited by Johanna Ross and Epp Annus Art Created for Several Masters: Soviet Colonialism and Estonia (“Mitmele isandale loodud kunst. Sotskolonialism ja Eesti”).Tartu: Tartu University Press, pp. 165-166.
The article focuses on the depiction of history and human agency in the East European Bildungsromane in the interwar and postwar periods. It uses postcolonial theory as its main approach.
You can find it in the below link (in Estonian):
Henry Mead’s chapter on Ezra Pound’s Pisan Cantos (‘Canto 76’; green access) will appear this spring in Readings in the Cantos vol. II, ed. Richard Parker (Clemson University Press, 2021).