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George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Presented by: Tea Hodaj

Dystopic Europes

Authoritarianism

Totalitarianism

Politicisation of fear

Natasha Brown

Assembly

Presented by: Polina Mackay

Cancer

Racism

Intersectional politics

Contemporary Britain

Daša Drndić

Canzone di guerra (Canzone di guerra: nove davorije)

Presented by: Mirela Dakić

Economic downfall and scarcity

Gender

Migrations

Totalitarianism

Second world war

Yugoslav wars

Michael Scharang

Charly Traktor

Presented by: Ivana Perica

Class

Public / private

Workerism

Autonomism

Province / periphery

Political parties (SPÖ, ÖVP, KPÖ)

East vs. West

Upward mobility

Marta Sanz

Clavicle (Clavícula)

Presented by: Magda Potok

Gender

Age

GFC (Global Financial Crisis) of 2008

Vulnerability

Female body

Precariousness

Hubert Fichte

Detlev’s Imitations (Detlevs Imitationen “Grünspan” )

Presented by: Shambhavi Prakash

Second world war

Students’ movement

Blitzkrieg

Allied bombings

Robert Menasse

The Capital (Die Hauptstadt)

Presented by: Alexandra Irimia

Political corruption

European transnational integration

Refugees

The Holocaust

Nationalism

Karin Struck

Class Love (Klassenliebe)

Presented by: Christoph Schaub

Gender

Feminism

Class

Students’ movement

Public / private

Second-wave feminism

Milan Kundera

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Kniha smíchu a zapomnění)

Presented by: Anna Gawarecka

Marxism–Leninism

Public / private

Prague Spring 1968

Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Everyday life

Louis Aragon

Holy Week (La Semaine sainte)

Presented by: Aurore Peyroles

Commitment

Fidelity

Civil war

Antagonism

19th century

Military

Annie Ernaux

The Years (Les Années )

Presented by: Tomasz Mizerkiewicz

Petty-bourgeoisie

Sexual revolution

French postwar politics

Feminism

Pierre Michon

The Eleven (Les Onze)

Presented by: Nenad Ivić

French Revolution

Historiography

History

Politics

Image

Anna Burns

Milkman

Presented by: Craig Jordan-Baker

The Troubles

Northern Ireland

Gender politics

Sectarianism

Paramilitarism

Class

Samuel Beckett

Molloy (Molloy )

Presented by: Paul Stewart

Violence

Marginalisation

Subjectification

Identity

Ismail Kadare

The Palace of Dreams (Nënpunësi i pallatit të ëndrrave)

Presented by: Ivana Perica

Political corruption

Authoritarianism

Ottoman Empire

Political dictatorship

People's Socialist Republic of Albania

Michel Houellebecq

Submission (Soumission )

Presented by: Aurore Peyroles

Dystopic Europes

Authoritarianism

Politicisation of fear

Islam

Political elections

Reactionism

Ali Smith

Summer

Presented by: Paul Stewart

Migrations

Second world war

Refugees

COVID pandemic

UK politics

Art

Internment

Political discourse

Antisemitism

Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September

Presented by: Paul Stewart

Wars

Irish Independence

Colonialism

Irish War of Independence

Joseph Conrad

Under Western Eyes

Presented by: Ivana Perica

Revolution

Terrorism

Autocracy

Despotism

Political espionage

Reformism

Espionage

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (First Russian Revolution)

Cynicism

Fakir Baykurt

Blast Furnaces (Yüksek Fırınlar)

Presented by: Duncan Lien

Gender

Class

Students’ movement

Second-wave feminism

Vladan Desnica

The Winter Summer Vacation (Zimsko ljetovanje)

Presented by: Marina Protrka Štimec

Wars

Second world war

Racism

Balkanism

Morlacism

Class hegemony

Vladimir Nabokov

The Gift (Дар (Dar) )

Presented by: Rossitsa Terzieva-Artemis

Exile

Bolsheviks

Cossacks

Revolution