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The 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies, February 24-25, 2012

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Discourse Across Borders: Slavic Studies from Kievan Rus to Present Day

Constant innovation in communication and media technologies is changing the notions of nation and national identity.  We have witnessed how these new technologies can facilitate political and social revolutions.  At the same time, these tools can be used to further imperialist and authoritarian agendas.  Most essentially, we want to ask, what is a nation and how has this concept shifted in meaning? We want to explore the inherent difficulties in contextualizing historical national traditions, and new ways of looking at the cultural traditions of post-communist nations.  We welcome papers in any discipline that enrich the study of Slavic nations.  Examples include, but are not limited to: