Sanja Bojanić

SOCIAL ONTOLOGY SYMPOSIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA

The 19th edition of the International Conference Contemporary philosophical issues: Social Ontology Symposium at the University of Rijeka was officially opened with a welcome address by the newly elected University of Rijeka Chancellor, professor Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, followed by opening remarks by the CAS-SEE and Institute for Social Theory (University of Belgrade) director, professor Petar Bojanić.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following opening words, professor emeritus John Searle (Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley) took the chance to render a remarkable perspective on how status functions are manufactured in the complex structure of human society, chaired by professor Nenad Miščević, and followed with a likely unique lecture by Maurizio Ferraris (LabOnt, University of Torino) entitled The Color of Money, moderated by Sanja Bojanic, director of CAS-SEE.

The two-day symposium (May 22-23, 2017) resumed with presentations and debates with: Maurizio Ferraris, Jennifer Hudin, Tomoyuki Yamada, Abigail Klassen, Paolo de Lucia, Bojan Borstner, Michael Vlerick, Lorenzo Passerini Glazel, Boran Berčić, Giuseppe Lorini, Edoardo Fregonese, Zvonimir Šikić, Nenad Smokrović, Matija Lukač, Marko Luka Zubčić, Leonard Pektor, Denis Paušić, David Grčki, Iva Bubalo, Alice Borghi, Miljana Milojević, Guglielmo Feis, Aleksandar Šušnjar, Kristina Lekić, Benedikt Perak, Olga Markač, Nenad and Danilo Šuster.

The event was organized by Department of Philosophy, Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe, University of Rijeka; Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy, PhD programme “Contemporaneity and philosophy”, LabOnt, University of Torino and Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade.

CAS SEE FELLOWS INAUGURATION

The Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) at the University of Rijeka organized the 5th Fellows Inauguration at the University Campus Akvarij caffé on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

The Fellows will stay and work at the CAS SEE premises in the following ten months divided in two terms (Spring and Autumn 2017/2018) and present their research to the representatives of the University, the Academia and the public.


Themes of their research are relevant for the current social and humanistic political debates which focus on:
1.            Making Inclusive Cities: Towards Participatory Governance Practices 
2.           Critical Theory

During their stay in Rijeka, the CAS-SEE fellows will, according to their research themes and proposals, be involved in the work of the Sweet&Salt flagship, hosted by the CAS SEE, within the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project.

The fifth generation of CAS SEE Fellows was welcomed by:
Vice-rector for Students and Studies, Full Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržžija, Ph.D., Rector-elect at the University of Rijeka, Executive director of CAS SEE, Ass. Prof. Sanja Bojanić, Ph.D., Vice-Dean for International relations at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, Irena Kregar – Šegota, Development and Strategic Partnerships Director, Rijeka 2020 Agency, Full Prof. Idis Turato, Sweet&Salt Flagship Director (Rijeka 2020 – ECOC)

Please join us in congratulating the following 2017-2018 Spring and Autumn CAS-SEE Fellowship Awards, University of Rijeka recipients:

SPRING 2017

Mateja Kurir  (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Architecture as ideology: the perspectives of critical theory from modernism to the present
Gruia Badescu (Oxford University, UK) Spatializing Cultural Policies and Activism in Croatia and Romania: A Comparative, Transnational Study
Marek Szilvasi (Budapest, Hungary) Between Commodity and Common Public Good: Access to Water and its Relevance for Roma People in Europe
Natasha Sardžoska (Skopje, Macedonia) Mapping of spatial memory in limitrophe cities, landscapes, borders and bodies in Istria
Gregor Moder (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) Critical Theory. Truth in Politics: Comedy, Sophistry and Critique
Marija Ott Franolić (Zagreb, Croatia) Read, Think, Act

Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy

The first panel of the Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy Symposium held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, entitled (Not) Learning from history, part I: Yugoslav refugee crisis – how Europe dealt with it from left to right, moderated by Vedran Džihić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka, oiip, Vienna) included the presentations of Zoran Slavinić (REMESO, Linköping University), Branka Likić-­Brborić (REMESO, Linköping University) and Melita H. Sunjic (UNHCR, Vienna) that engaged both listeners and speakers in debates on the changing nature of European democracy in the midst of the ongoing refugee crisis.

The second panel, (Not) Learning from history, part II: Integration and democracy from left to right, moderated by Sanja Bojanić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka) delt with the nature of the contemporary demos. The panel provided experts from various disciplines: Ilker Ataç (University of Vienna), Gudrun Biffl (Danube University Krems), Holly Case (IWM, Brown University) and Li Bennich-­Björkman (Department of Government, Uppsala University) with the opportunity to offer sensible and culturally diverse outlooks on political participation, contribution and agency. Their explorations of the topics of political optimism, institutional control and emotional engagement provided a fascinating basis for further discussions about the proper response to the refugee crisis.

The third panel, Demos – Who belongs to the political community? moderated by Gerd Valchars (Initiative Minderheiten, Vienna) included presentations of Hedvig Morvai (European Fund for the Balkans, Belgrade), Katharine Sarikakis (University of Vienna) and Snježana Prijić-­Samaržija (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka).

Snjezana Prijic-Samarzija

At the conference, the co-director of the Center for Advanced Studies SEE, professor Snježana Prijić-Samaržija presented her answer to the problem of belonging to a political community. Prijić-Samaržija’s presentation approached the issue of migration from an institutional perspective, questioning the legitimacy of someone’s right to impose limits on the freedom of movement. Throughout the speech, she explored the legitimacy of unilateral prohibitive decisions made by particular states and the implications of their unsustainable one-dimensionality, juxtaposing them with the notion of migration as a basic human right. Should we choose to view the right to seek better political and economic conditions as a manifestation of contemporary social mobility, we would need to address the option that nobody can legitimately limit the movement of others. Striving to reach a balanced conclusion, Prijić-Samaržija proposed delegating the issue of migrations to international institutions capable of adjusting the subjective interests of particular states to the interests of migrants. Relating to the broader topic of the conference, she emphasized the necessary hierarchy of urgency between the migration of genuine refugees, low-skilled workers escaping poverty and high-skilled experts seeking better payment. Her presentation incited many responses from the audience, leading to a discussion about the nature of credible international institutions and the danger of excessive euro centrism.

What is Left in Diversity and what is Diverse in Left?

The panel discussion: “What is Left in Diversity and what is Diverse in Left?” was the last event of the CAS SEE “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” Rijeka summer school and was held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Rijeka) on Friday, September 16th, 2016.

The discussion was led by Felix Henkel (FES Regional Office, Sarajevo), Athena Athanasiou (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens) , Adriana Zaharijevic (IFDT), Vuk Prica (Chair of the Youth Council, SDP, Primorje – Gorski Kotar County), Vedran Dzihic (CAS SEE) and moderated by Sanja Bojanic (CAS SEE).

CAS SEE Summer school Programme

RETHINKING POLITICS OF DIVERSITY

RIJEKA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, FACULTY FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Sveučilišna avenija 2, IV Floor; Room 401, Rijeka
September 12th – September 16th 2016

Organized by:

Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, University of Rijeka

In cooperation with:

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Zagreb

University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis

Center for Women’s Studies, University of Rijeka

This summer school should provide space for recasting frameworks of “diversity politics” and “diversity discourses” in Europe. In light of recent events, we would like to challenge the crisis of multiculturalism and core European values of solidarity and human rights. The “failure of multiculturalism” narrative has become all too present in Europe, shifting the rhetoric to cultural anxieties and articulating immigration as a national threat. This discourse has also affected “internal immigration”, making certain groups throughout Europe less visible and more vulnerable: Roma, refugees and internally displaced persons, certain LGBTQ communities. Moreover, ethnicity, nationality, religion and race are being forcefully reshuffled, inviting contemporary forces of nationalism and securitization. Hereby, we are particularly interested to the effects of the ways how European countries ‘manage’ diversity through its policies and practices: from ethnic and racial to socio-economic diversity, but also particularly to citizenship and migration status diversity. It is of crucial interest to map and evidence differences among significantly varying Western European practices (France, UK, Germany etc.), Central European practices (former communist countries with strong opposition to multiculturalism) and South-Eastern European practices in countries where migration is observed as passing-by phenomenon.

The lectures and seminars of this summer school particularly investigate how these three identified regions policies connected to governmentality of diversity are changing after the recent and actual conflicts and migration flows. The summer school will particularly focus on policies and practices that affect marginalized and vulnerable groups in these regions.

The summer school’s main goal is to highlight the agency of these marginalized groups in order to understand, how they themselves respond to the reconfigurations of diversity politics and practices.

TIMETABLE
Monday, Sept 12, 2016

Time

Activity Lecturers

Abstract and/or suggested readings

10.30

11.30

Arrival and Registration
11.30

12.00

Opening session:

 

Introduction

Julija Sardelic, Gazela Pudar Drasko, Sanja Bojanic, Brigita Milos, Adriana Zaharijevic
12.00

12.30

Coffee break
12.30

14.00

Lecture and Debate:

 

Refugee Crises, the Question of Multiculturalism and Position of Marginalized Minorities

Julija Sardelic

 

School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool

–         Biljana Đorđević (2015) Whose Rights, Whose Return? The Boundary Problem and Unequal Restoration of Citizenship in the Post-Yugoslav Space, Ethnopolitics, 14:2, 121-139, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2014.991150

–         Giuseppe Forino (2016) From Gevgelija to Budapest: The bare life in transit camps of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Transnational Social Review, 6:1-2, 180-186, DOI: 10.1080/21931674.2016.1186420

–         Viktor Koska (2015) Refugee Integration and Citizenship Policies: The Case Study of Croatian Serbs in Vojvodina, Ethnopolitics, 14:2, 180-196, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2014.991155

–         Gëzim Krasniqi (2015) Equal Citizens, Uneven Communities: Differentiated and Hierarchical Citizenship in Kosovo, Ethnopolitics, 14:2, 197-217, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2014.991152

–         Julija Sardelić (2015) Romani Minorities and Uneven Citizenship Access in the Post-Yugoslav Space, Ethnopolitics, 14:2, 159-179, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2014.991154

14.00

15.30

Lunch Break
15.30

16.30

Presentation of the project and Debate:

 

Global Migration Governance: Will 2016 be the decisive year?

 

Caroline Schultz

 

Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, Berlin

Migration management remains one of the last bastions of national sovereignty. As a result, most countries traditionally tend to be more cautious when setting international standards related to migration. Global migration governance therefore resembles a fragmented tapestry. Since the turn of the millennium, however, there has been considerable movement in the international fabric of norms and rules on migration: migration plays a role in many areas of the UN system, outside of the UN as well, migration issues are increasingly discussed on the international stage. Germany is also more and more involved in global migration policy, and not just since the sharp rise in refugee arrivals over the last two years. For example, in 2017/2018 Germany, together with Morocco, will chair the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The presentation will provide a critical overview of global migration governance, taking into account the most recent developments leading up to the September 19th UN high-level meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants and sketch out what lays ahead in this field.
16.30

17.00

Concluding remarks for the day
17.00

17.30

Photo exhibition opening (Faculty for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Main Hall):

 

Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender

Jelena Ćeriman, CELAP

Miloš Kosovac, CELAP

Kristina Smoljanović, CAS SEE

The exhibition “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender” deals with gender and social disparities in rural areas and focuses on specific areas of social politics. The intersection of exclusion, poverty and gender means that the slightest social tremor plunges those living in poverty and isolation into isolation and neglect. We innovated the way in which we communicate research results by including representatives of the group itself into the creative part of work and allowing them to demonstrate their capacity of perceiving inequalities, barriers and obstacles they meet in everyday life. They achieve this through making photos. Using a camera, girls, young women and women from rural areas complemented our results and ethnographic materials made by our researchers, by giving a human face to poverty and social exclusion.
 Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016
Time Activity Lecturers

Text

10.00

11.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Modern citizenship struggles and the (impossible) choice between cultural recognition and socioeconomic justice in Southeastern Europe

Gezim Krasniqi

 

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

–      Andreas Wimmer, Nationalist Exclusion Ethnic Conflict: Shadows of Modernity (Cambridge University Press), 2002.

–      Rogers Brubaker, Grounds for Difference. Harvard University Press, 2015. Chapter 1.

–      Nancy Fraser, From Redistribution To Recognition? Dilemmas Of Justice In A ‘Post-Socialist’ Age, New Left Review, I/212, July-August 1995

–      https://newleftreview.org/II/3/nancy-fraser-rethinking-recognition

–      Nina Bandelj and Mathew C Bahutga, How Socio-Economic Change Shapes Income Inequality in Post-Socialist Europe, Social Factors (2010), 88:5

11.30

12.00

Coffee break
12.00

13.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Multilingualism in European Literature and Cultural Diversity

Jörg Schulte

 

Institute of Slavonic Studies, University of Cologne

–         Mehrsprachigkeit in Zentraleuropa: Zur Geschichte einer literarischen und kulturellen Chance. Hrsg. v. András F. Balogh. Wien 2012.

–         Nabokov, Vladimir/Boyd, Brian: Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry. Orlando 2008.

–         Niger, Samuel: Bilingualism in the History of Jewish Literature. Lanham 1990.

–         Radaelli, Giulia: Literarische Mehrsprachigkeit: Sprachwechsel bei Elias Canetti und Ingeborg Bachmann. Berlin 2011.

–         Weissbort, Daniel: Translation: Theory and Practice. A Historical Reader. Oxford 2006.

13.30

15.00

Lunch Break
15.00

16.30

Presentation of the Project and Debate:

 

Accepting the Difference: Feminist Theory in the class and Feminist Press in Serbia in the 1990s and 2000s

Biljana Dojcinovic and Ana Kolaric

 

Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

–     Biljana Dojčinović  (2006). “De-centerd Pluralism of Methods: Feminist Literary Criticism in Serbia” u GendeRingS, Gendered Readings in Serbian Women’s Writing, Indok centar 2006. (pdf knjige u prilogu, prvi tekst u knjizi)

–     Dojčinović B., Koch, M. (2011) “In Search of Women Authors”, an Interview with Suzan van Dijk, http://www.knjizenstvo.rs/magazine.php?text=25.

–     Afterword: We Other Periodicalists, or, Why Periodical Studies?, Manushag N. Powell, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Volume 30, Number 2, Fall 2011, pp. 441-450

–     Ana Kolarić “Rane kritike Rebeke Vest” http://www.knjizenstvo.rs/magazine.php?text=132

16.30

17.00

Concluding remarks for the day
 Wednesday, Sept 14, 2016
Time Activity Lecturers

Text

10.00

11.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Europe and its Others: The Figure of the Migrant in the Construction of the European Union

Céline Cantat

 

Central European University, Budapest

–      Balibar, Etienne, 2003, We, the People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship (Princeton University Press)

–      Delanty, Gerard, 1995, Inventing Europe: Idea, Identity, Reality  (Macmillan).

–      Fekete, Liz, 2001, “The Emergence of Xeno-Racism,” Race & Class, Vol. 43, no. 2.

11.30

12.00

Coffee break
12.00

13.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

The Road Not Taken. Neoliberalism, Xenophobia, and Terrorism

Eric Fassin

 

University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis

–       Eric Fassin, “National Identities and Transnational intimacies: sexual democracy and the politics of immigration in Europe”, Public Culture, 22:3, Duke University Press. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/historypresent.1.2.0265?origin=JSTOR-pdf&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

–       Roms, une politique de la race https://vimeo.com/131783052

–       Eric Fassin, “Criticism to Critique”, History of the Present, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2011), pp. 265-274.

13.30

15.00

Lunch
17.30

19.00

Round Table, City Hall, Rijeka

 

Hosted by the Mayor of Rijeka, M Vojko Obersnel

Crossing Roads: Civil Society and Academia

 (Speaking in Croatian)

The question of representing the reality of society is fundamental and is now threatened by the triumph of simplified visions of society, visions of the other who does not correspond to reality. We couldn’t make democracy if we stayed in terrible ignorance of each other. Participating in this very same reality also demands a willingness to recognize that the democracy is intermittent and thoughtless, that it needs knowledge. Academia and civil society meet on crossroads of action and thinking. Both realms of common reality should think and study their actions and act in their research and studies.

Doris Kramaric / PaRiter, Rijeka

Lorena Zec / SOS Rijeka – centre for nonviolence and human rights

Vedran Obucina / Institute for European and Globalisation Studies

Nebojša Zelic / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Bojana Culum / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka  (TBC)

Moderator: Danko Zitinic / University of Rijeka

19.00

20.30

Reception at the Cukarikafe Bar (Trg Jurja Klovica 4, 51000, Rijeka)
 Thursday, Sept 15, 2016

Time

Activity Lecturers

Text

10.00

11.00

Presentation of the project:

 

When the Rooftops Became red Again: Post War Community Dynamics in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marika Djolai

 

CAS SEE Fellow, University of Rijeka, Institute for Development Studies, Brighton

–      George Hillery (1982), Research odyssey: developing and testing a community theory. New Brunswick. Transaction Books.

–      Roger Brubaker (2014), Ethnicity without groups. Cambridge, Mass; London: Harvard University Press.

11.00

11.30

Coffee break
11.30

12.30

Presentation of the project:

Topic area: Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech in Today’s Diversified Europe: Was that Supposed to Be Funny?

Stand-Up Satire and ‘Political Correctness’

Edward Djordjevic and Jelena Ceriman

 

Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy, Belgrade

–         Fairclough, Norman. ‘Political Correctness’: Politics of Culture and Language. Discourse and Society 14(1):17-28, 2003.

–         Raul, Perez. Learning to make racism funny in the ‘color-blind’ era: Stand-up comedy students, performance strategies, and the (re)production of racist jokes in public. Discourse and Society 24: 478-503, 2013.

–         Borns, Betsy. Comic Lives: Inside the World of Stand-Up Comedy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.

–         Butler, Judith. Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative. New York: Routledge, 1997.

12.30

13.30

Presentation of the campaign and debate:

NO hate speech movement: lessons to be learnt

Gazela Pudar Drasko

 

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade

 

Member of the National Committee for Implementing Campaign for Combating Hate Speech Online of Republic Serbia

–         BOOKMARKS: a manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education
13.30

15.00

Lunch Break
15.00

16.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Rethinking Inequality: Affect, knowledge, and politics of difference

 

Marjo Kolehmainen

 

Visiting fellow, GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Linköping university, Sweden,

Postdoc, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, Finland

–      Ahmed, Sara (2004): Affective Economics. Social Text 79, 22(2), pp. 117-139

–      Hemmings, Clare (2012): Affective solidarity: Feminist reflexivity and political transformation. Feminist Theory 13(2), pp. 147-161

16.30

17.00

Concluding remarks of the day:

 

All lives matter: whose life is livable?

 

Is it enough to speak up? About affective inequalities and other misunderstandings

 

 

Adriana Zaharijevic

 

 

Sanja Bojanic, Brigita Milos

IFDT, University of Belgrade, CAS SEE, Center for Women’s Studies

University of Rijeka

 Friday, Sept 15, 2016

Time

Activity Lecturers

Text

10.00

11.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

The “icy waters” of Europe and agonistic politics

Athena Athanasiou

 

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens

–         Judith Butler, Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015.

–         Chantal Mouffe, Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically. London: Verso 2013.

11.30

12.00

Coffee break
12.00

13.30

Lecture and Debate:

 

Nomadism and belonging in feminist postcolonial art

Elena Tzelepis, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London

–         Braidotti, Rosi, 2011, Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory, New York: Columba UP, Second Edition.

–         Butler Judith and Athena Athanasiou, 2013, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political, Cambridge: Polity Press.

13.30

15.00

Lunch Break
15.00

17.00

Panel Discussion:

 

What is Left in Diversity and what is Diverse in Left?

Opening remarks: Max Brändle (FES Zagreb)

 

Felix Henkel (FES Regional Office, Sarajevo), Athena Athanasiou (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens), Adriana Zaharijevic (IFDT), Vuk Prica, (Chair of the Youth Council, Primorje – Gorski Kotar County), Nebojsa Zelic (Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka), Vedran Dzihic (CAS SEE), Sanja Bojanic (CAS SEE)

CAS SEE University of Rijeka will prepare official CAS SEE certificates with detailed overview of the summer school program and students’ requirements (sufficient for 3 ECTS). The recognition of the ECTS depends solely on the institutions students are coming from. Summer School Program committee will sign the certificates at the end of the course.

Programme Board of the summer school:

Sanja Bojanic, CAS SEE/CWS, University of Rijeka

Eric Fassin, University Paris 8

Brigita Miloš, Center for Women Studies (CWS), University of Rijeka

Adriana Zaharijevic, IFDT, University of Belgrade

Violetta Zentai, CEU, Budapest

Petar Bojanic, CAS SEE, University of Rijeka / IFDT, University of Belgrade

Organization Board:

Gazela Pudar Drasko, IFDT, University of Belgrade (gazela.pudar@instifdt.bg.ac.rs)

Andrea Mešanovic, University of Rijeka (andrea.mesanovic@gmail.com)

Kristina Smoljanovic, University of Rijeka (ksmoljanovic@gmail.com)

“The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir

Rijeka, March 17, 2016

Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe and Center for Women’s Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Rijeka) held a book promotion following the publication of the first Croatian translation of The Second Sex by French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir in edition of Naklada Ljevak. On this occasion, founding of the Center for Women’s Studies – first center of the sort inside the Croatian academic system – has been publicly introduced, along with the book presentation and discussion of its importance and relevance in the present cultural context. The talk was led by director of the Center for Women’s Studies, doc. dr. sc. Brigita Miloš and the executive director of the Center for Advanced Studies, doc. dr. sc. Sanja Bojanić together with the book translator Mirna Šimat and our special guest, Mira Furlan.


Symposium “Lubitsch in Rijeka”

“Lubitsch in Rijeka” is a one day symposium held on July 3rd 2015, and is organized by CAS SEE in collaboration with Art-kino Croatia and Slovenska kinotekaThe participants of the symposium are a philosopher and honorary fellow of CAS SEE, Alenka Zupančić Žerdin, a fellow of CAS SEE, Aaron SchusterMarin Lukanović  (University of Rijeka) and Sanja Milutinović Bojanić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka). The Panel Chair is Jelena Androić (UKUS). The symposium will be held in English. The symposium, has been followed by screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s films – his silent short film “Als ich tot war” (Germany, 1916) and his comedy, The Shop Around the Corner (USA, 1940). Ernst Lubitsch was an extremely inventive and productive film author, in love with the theatre from his early years and a student of Max Reinhardt. He started to work on film as an actor but soon he switched to directing, easily mastering both spectacular dramas and ‘casual’ comedies. He is a winner of the first Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award in 1947.

Programme

15:00  Jelena Androić (UKUS) Panel Chair

Introduction

15:15  Alenka Zupančić Žerdin (CAS SEE Honorary Fellow)

“Squirrels to the Nuts, or, How many does it take to not give up on your desire?”

16:00 Marin Lukanović (University of Rijeka)

“Lubitsch: How We Fight”

17:00 Aaron Schuster (CAS SEE Research Fellow)

“Comedy in Times of Austerity”

17:45 Sanja Bojanić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka)

“Lubitsch Around the Corner”

Films:

18:45 “Als ich tot war” (Germany, 1916)

19:30 “The Shop Around the Corner” (USA, 1940)