Bulgarian Counterculture of the 1960-70s: The Music and the Poetry

Date: 
February 25, 2010 - 17:30 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
TIGY Room
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Presenter(s): 
Vladimir Trendafilov
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
CEU contact person: 
Noemi Karsay

Vladimir Trendafilov's lecture will give an overview of the countercultural situation in Bulgaria during socialism, including the Prague Spring's influence and aftermath on the Bulgarian context, as well as the music and poetry of the 1960s-70s in Bulgaria.

Readings:

Stephen Ashley, “The Bulgarian Rock Scene Under Communism (1962-1990),” in: Rocking the State, ed. by Sabrina P. Ramet, 141-164.

Post-theory, games, and discursive resistance: The Bulgarian case, ed. by Alexander Kiossev, Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1995.

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The guest lecture is part of the "APPROACHES TO COUNTER-CULTURAL MOVEMENTS IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE" seminar.

The Counter-Culture seminar itself, combined with a guest lecture series, offers an introduction into the major trends in the theory of sub-culture and an overview of the main developments in East-Central Europe from the 1960s to the post-communist transition. It is focusing on the alternative musical scene in the sense of a Gesamtkunstwerk, i.e. analyzing its complex linkages to other art branches, alternative theatre, performance art, film, literature. The course intends to place these movements into their respective socio-cultural settings.