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Key-note speakers

David Ayers Professor in the School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury, the main organiser of EAM’s third conference in 2012 (University of Kent)
Plenary lecture (supported by The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex): Art, Nation, and Political Discourse

Bojana Pejić independent art historian and curator. The chief curator of the exhibitions: After the Wall – Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe(1999), Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe (2009) and many others. She lives in Berlin.
Plenary lecture (supported by the Erste Foundation): Victory of Modernism and the Allegory of Victory

Andrzej Turowski Professor of History of Contemporary Art at the Burgundy University in Dijon, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (2004), art critic.
Plenary lecture (supported by "Academic Poznań" Programme): éblouissement

Round Table
The Future of Avant-Garde Studies


Wolfgang Asholt - professor at the University of Osnabrück. Editor of Lendemains. Etudes comparés sur la France since 2000, from 1996 to 2005 co editor of the “Frankreich Jahrbuch”. Author of Manifeste und Proklamationen der europäischen Avantgarde (1909 - 1938) (ed. with W. Fähnders, 1995 and 2005)

Peter Bürger - former professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Bremen, now retired, author of the classical Theory of the Avant-Garde (1974) and many other books devoted to the subject.

Eva Forgacs - professor at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, author of The Bauhaus Idea And Bauhaus Politics (1995), Between Worlds: A Sourcebook Of Central European Avant-Gardes, 1910-1930 (2002, co-edited with Timothy O. Benson)

Benedikt Hjartarson – member of the Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, one of the coordinators in the Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies and editors of the Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries

Piotr Piotrowski - professor ordinarius in the Department of Art History at Adam Mickiewicz University, director of the National Museum in Warsaw, author of In the Shadow of Yalta. Art and the Avant-Garde in Eastern Europe 1945-1989 (2009)

Moderator: Hubert van den Berg (Adam Mickiewicz University)