Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies, University College London
Jan Patočka Junior Visiting Fellow
(January – June 2015)
Socialist Retro: Discourses of Post-Socialist Nostalgia in the Czech Republic
My project analyses the discourse of post-socialist nostalgia in the Czech Republic and its place amongst other narrative modes of dealing with the socialist past. By examining cultural representations of socialism and public debates on institutional means of coming to terms with the socialist past, the study seeks to understand the ways popular culture shapes and contributes to narratives about the socialist period, as well as the different political agendas to which such narratives are harnessed.