Buchdiskussion: Maria Todorova, The Lost World of Socialists at Europe's Margins

(Pressetext der Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien)

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am 14. Juni 2021 um 16:30 Uhr diskutiert Maria Todorova mit Ulf Brunnbauer (IOS Regensburg), Theodora Dragostinova (Ohio State University), Kristen Ghodsee (University of Pennsylvania) und Larry Wolff (New York University) ihr 2020 erschienenes Buch

„The Lost World of Socialists at Europe´s Margins: Imagining Utopia, 1870s-1920s”.

In her latest book, Maria Todorova examines the promise for an alternative socialist utopia during the “golden age”
of the socialist idea from the 1870s to the 1920s. The study provides a social and cultural history of early socialism
in Eastern Europe with an emphasis on Bulgaria, placing the experience of the periphery in a comparative context.
Exploring different intersections of spaces, generations, genders, ideas, and feelings, and different flows of historical
time, The Lost World of Socialists reconstructs the lives of an extraordinary group of people and charts new paths
for the study of subjectivity, memory, and structures of feelings.

Maria Todorova is Gutgsell Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
She is the author of Imagining the Balkans (revised edition, 2009); Bones of Contention (2009); and Scaling the Balkans (2018).
She has edited or co-edited Balkan Identities: Nation and Memory (2004); Post-Communist Nostalgia (2012); and Remembering Communism (2014).

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