Migration of Cultures and Social Practices

Event title (long): 
Interdisciplinary Colloquium Migration of Cultures and Social Practices
Academic Circle of Comparative Literature ( АКСЛИТ / CALIC / ACCL )
Closing date for submissions: 
2 June, 2007
Event dates: 
15.11.2007 - 16.11.2007
Assoc. Prof. Roumiana L. Stantcheva, R.L.Stantcheva@gmail.com



Sofia, November 15th-16th, 2007, Thursday and Friday

Conference Hall of the Institute for Balkan Studies, BAS; 45, Moskovska str.

With the academic support of the Institute for Balkan Studies,
Institute for Literature, Institute of Sociology and Center of Science Studies and History of Science of BAS,
University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", University of Plovdiv "Paisiy Hilendarski", South-West University "Neofit Rilski", NBU, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland), University of Southampton (UK) and
Centre of Comparative Studies (Göttingen, Germany)


November 15th, 2007, Thursday

- 09.15 Opening remarks - Rumiana L. Stantcheva, ACCL president

- 09.30 - 10.50 - Migration of Cultures and Identity Pressure
Chairpersons - Roumiana L. Stantcheva & Nikolay Aretov
Stoyan Atanassov (University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ohridski"). Tzvetan Todorov about the Identity of the Immigrant.
Nadezhda Dragova (South-West University "Neofit Rilski"). "Utopia" - the Asylum in the Spiritual Catastrophe of the Refugees.
Lilia Kirova (Institute for Balkan Studies). Migration of Cultures and Change of the Aesthetic Criteria.
Peter Sotirov (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland). Models of Language Behavior of Bulgarians in a Foreign Language Environment.
10.50 - 11.15 - Discussions
11.15 - 11.30 - Coffee-break

- 11.30 - 12.50 - The Power of "the Foreign"
Chairpersons - Lilia Kirova & Stoyan Atanassov
Nikolay Aretov (Institute for Literature). Where is the Homeland? Svetoslav Milarov's case.
Rumyana Stoilova (Institute of sociology). Migration and Gender - Class, Age and Ethnic Dimensions.
Russana Beyleri (University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ohridski"). The Author Abroad - a Mainstay of the Albanian Literature.
Roumiana L. Stantcheva (University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ohridski"). Migration and Modernism.
12.50 - 13.15 - Discussions

- 13.15 - 14.00 - Annual Meeting of the ACCL
14.00 - 15.00 - Lunch break

- 15.00 - 16.00 - Migration of Concepts, Realities and Ideas
Chairpersons - Rumyana Stoilova & Ognyan Kovachev
Svetla Cherpokova (University of Plovdiv "P. Hilendarski"). The Lost Alkahest: Following the Route of an Unrealized Migration.
Kleo Protohristova (University of Plovdiv "P. Hilendarski"). The Migration of Concepts as Expansion of Denotation. The Case of the Clock.
Erica Lazarova (Center of Science Studies and History of Science). The Migration of the Bogomil's ideas in Western Europe.
16.00 - 16.25 - Discussion

- 16.25 - 16.45 - Christina Balabanova (Institute for Literature) - Presents the book Under the Sign of the European Cultural Dialogue. In Memory of Prof. Boyan Nichev. Co-editors: Institute for Literature and Faculty for Slavic Philology. University "St. Kl. Ohridski" Publishing House, 2007.



November 16th, 2007 - Friday

- 9.15 - 10.35 "Transplantation" - Stimuli, Adaptation and/or Differentiation?
Chairpersons - Raya Zaimova & Yonka Naydenova
Nadya Danova (Institute for Balkan Studies). The Idea of Self and Strangers in the Circles of the Bulgarian Diaspora in 19th c.
Kalin Mihailov (University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ohridski"). Between Migration and Rooting: the Pastor's Figure in Danail Nalbantsky's Works.
Maya Timenova (University of Plovdiv "P. Hilendarski"). The Emigrants - Intellectuals.
Yordanka Bibina (Institute for Balkan Studies). Nihat Behram about the Drama of the Turkish People in the West.
10.35 - 10.50 - Discussion

- 10.50 - 11.20 - Book Presentation: Traditionnel, Identité, Modernité dans les Cultures du Sud-Est Européen: la littératures, les arts et l? vie intellectuelle au XXe siecle. Textes réunis par Roumiana L. Stantcheva et Alain Vuillemin. Sofia, Arras, Institut d'Etudes Balkaniques, Université d'Artois, 2007.
With a cup of coffee

- 11.20 - 13.00 - Translations, Evasionism, Cultural Dynamics.
Chairpersons - Nadya Danova & Kalin Mihailov
Penka Danova (Institute for Balkan Studies). The Chosen Translation.
Katerina Krusheva (Centre of Comparative Studies, Göttingen, Germany). The importance of being "Goethereif".
Antoaneta Balcheva ( Institute for Balkan Studies). The Evasionism and the Journey to the"One's Own" in the Quest of an Alternative Identity .
Yonka Naydenova (Institute for Literature). Cultural Specifics and Literary Translation.
Ognian Kovachev (University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ohridski"). Found in Translation: Nomadic Reflections.
13.00 - 13.15 - Discussions
13.15 - 14.15 - Lunch break

- 14.15 - 15.35 - The Homeland - Lost or Found
Chairpersons - Yordanka Bibina & Peter Sotirov
Fotiny Christakoudy (University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ohridski"). "The Lost Homeland" in the Greek Novel of 20thc.
Radosveta Getova (University of Southampton, UK). The Identity Problem in Amin Maalouf's and Nancy Huston's cases.
Tanya Kazandjieva (South-West University "Neofit Rilski"). The Bulgarian Aspect of Migration - The Refugees.
Diana Nikolova (University of Plovdiv "P. Hilendarski"). The History of a Motif: Sappho - Phaon and the Lefkada Cliff.
15.35 - 15.50 - Discussion

- 15.50 - 16.45 - Rumen Tsonev (NBU). Migration of Musical Styles - Discussion with the Composer and Playwright of "R&B".

Concluding remarks