Appel à communication : « European Eighties » (New York, 2017)

linder STERLING1Commonly held ideas about the Eighties picture a decade of unrepentant art boom, ideological disengagement, and postmodern drift toward an alleged « end of history. » A closer look at Europe, however, suggests otherwise. The fall of the dictatorships in Southern Europe, the ending of the cold war and subsequent changes in Central and Eastern Europe dramatically reconfigured the geography of the continent. New relationships with former colonies and the rise of neo-liberalism enduringly changed its political climate, while intensified migrations complicated the perception of national identities and cultures. Europe therefore became a space of encounters with challenged borders, sharing the hopes of reunification and freedom, and the . . . → En lire plus