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The Subversive Pedagogy of Belgrade Surrealism
Please join the East Central European Center for a discussion with Ainsley Morse (Dartmouth College) and Aleksandar Bošković (Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian). Morse and Bošković will present their collaborative work on translation and critical edition of The Fine Feats of the Five Cockerels Gang: A Yugoslav Marxist-Surrealist Epic Poem for Children, authored by Aleksandar Vučo and accompanied by Dušan Matić’s photocollage illustrations and captions (Brill, 2022). The poem tracks the adventures of five scrappy, resourceful working-class boys who endeavor to free an equally plucky girl from the evil clutches of a convent school (and its fearsome nuns). The co-editors will discuss the historical context within which The Fine Feats came into being (originally published in 1933) along with the surrealist concepts it employs, in order to unpack the latent meanings and emancipatory potential of this societally meaningful pedagogical project. They will also read excerpts from the book and talk about the process of translation.

Dec 2, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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