Gender and sexualities in (post)Soviet/ (post)Socialist music, theater and visual arts

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  • EMTA, C-105 ja A-404
Gender and sexualities in (post)Soviet/ (post)Socialist music, theater and visual arts

Intensiivseminar doktorantidele

Gender and sexualities in (post)Soviet/ (post)Socialist music, theater and visual arts

19.-20. aprill 2017

Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia, C105 and A404

Kino Artis, Estonia pst 9

Programmijuht: Hannaliisa Uusma

1-2 ECTS

NB! Seminar on inglise keeles!

This international, interdisciplinary seminar, hosted by the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and GSCSA, will seek to explore performativity and representations of gender and sexuality in music, theatre and visual arts before and after the fall of Iron Curtain but also in (post)Socialist area in general. The list will be updated, but we are already very pleased to announce that the keynote speakers of the seminar are Stephen Amico, Tiina Pursiainen Rosenberg, Yngvar B. Steinholt, Harry Liivrand, Rebeka Põldsam, Terje Toomistu. 

The aim of this seminar is to gather doctoral and postdoctoral students to represent their individual researches. With this seminar we hope to foster interdisciplinary dialogues between those researching gender in different fields of (post)Soviet and (post)Socialists aesthetics with a view to establishing international collaborations in the future between researchers.


We welcome submissions particularly from (but not limited to) those doctoral students looking at gender and performativity in (post)Soviet/Socialist music, theater and visual arts working in the fields like:

  • (Post)Soviet aesthetics
  • Musicology
  • Visual art studies (incl. design and fashion studies)
  • Theater studies
  • Feminist theory
  • Queer approaches
  • Critical studies on men and masculinities
  • Media, film and communication
  • Cultural studies

Program and abstracts


We invite doctoral and MA students to present their own research (every student has 10 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for discussion). The interested students shall send a short abstract to Presentations must be delivered in English.

The final registration deadline is April, 10. The interested participants should send an introductory email to Students who are not members of GSCSA are required to add a short CV to specify their education and research interests.

Upon full participation in the study programme and presentation of a 10-minute talk or a 3 000-word essay a participant will be awarded 2 ECTS points (1 ECTS upon full participation, but without the presentation and essay).

Participation in the course is free of charge. The GSCSA will reimburse the travel and accommodation expenses of its registered members.

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This event is organised by the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, supported by the ASTRA project of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).


Pildil on Bergeni Ülikooli dotsent Stephen Amico.