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Neo-Anti-Colonialism vs. Neo-Imperialism: Relevance of Postcolonialism in Post-Soviet Space

Journal: East/West
Period: 2012
Deadline for submitting expression of interest: Jan. 10, 2012
Deadline for submitting full papers: Jun. 1, 2012

Description of the Journal Special edition

This edition will focus on the relevance of the neo anti-colonialist and neo-imperialist discourse for the post-Soviet space. For more information, visit the journal website (in Ukranian only):

Eligible topics for the conference

The editorial board isseeking contributions related to the following issues:

  • "communicationvessels": relationships between (former) metropolis and (former) colonies;
  • compensatory policy: a "privilege" of being traumatized and atendency towards compensation;
  • problem of responsibility in postcolonial societies: elites, provincialism,xenophobia;
  • actualization of "protective nationalism" as a response to theexternal aggression and the new wave of colonization;
  • challenges of the cultural policy development (language, publishing,education, re-writing schoolbooks, mass media etc.);
  • issues of generation gap: generations born in the USSR versus those born inthe post-Soviet states (Ukraine, Russian Federation, Belarus etc.);
  • postcolonial interpretation of relevant historical events, literary texts,movies, museum exhibitions etc. is also accepted.

In the selectionof materials the preference will be given to the texts related to the regionsof Eastern and Central Europe, and

Guidelines for submission

The editing board will accept scholarly articles, essays, and reviews of no morethan 40,000 characters written in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, English or Germantogether with a brief summary (abstract).

The materials are to be sent to:
Associate Editor: Dr. Gelinada Grinchenko:
Invited Editor: Dr. Tetyana Dzyadevych:


Information & contacts

East / West" Journal
The Kowalsky Eastern Ukrainian Institute,
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 6 Svobody Square,
aud. 486, Kharkiv, 61077 Ukraine.
tel.: 0038.057.705.26.30


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