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All abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book available on arrival to Poznan for all registered participants and audience members.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

9.00-14.00 – registration (+ Poznań sightseing tours)

14.00 – opening of the conference

14.30 - 16.00 – keynote speech – Andrzej Turowski

16.00 - 16.30 coffee break

16.30 – 18.30 – parallel sessions 1-5

Session 1 Between folk and highbrow: popular culture and its functions in avant-garde magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, chair: Hanno Ehrlicher
Session 2 The First World War, the novel, and the avant-garde, chairs: Andrew Frayn and Bjarne Søndergaard Bendtsen
Session 3 Fashion, Fetish & The Body, chairs: Ruth Hemus and Lidia Głuchowska
Session 4 Early Modernism in East-Central Europe: From the “Naked Soul” to Institutionalization, chairs: Maija Burima and Benedikts Kalnačs
Session 5 “High” and “Low” in Greek culture during the 1960s and 1970s, chair: Elena Hamalidi

19.30 - 22.30 Botanical Gardens Party
Animated films screening - special selection by Festival Animator Artistic Director Marcin Giżycki

Friday, September 10, 2010

9.00 - 11.00 – parallel sessions 6 – 10 (three-hour and double sessions, three-hour sessions start at 9.30)

11.00 – 11.30 coffee break

11.30 – 13.30 – parallel sessions 6 – 10 (three-hour and double sessions)

Session 6 (double session) Dada – Homo Ludens: beyond the Sublime and the Vulgar. Play forms of the Avant-Garde, chairs: Rainer Rumold and Debbie Lewer
Session 7 (double session) Futurism in East and Central Europe, chair: Günter Berghaus
Session 8 (double session) High&low, a tale of woe: how does contemporary art deal with a perennial issue?, chairs: Ann Stephen and Andrew McNamara
Session 9 (three-hour session) Avantgarde-Literatur und –Film im zentraleuropäischen Kontext, chairs: Pál Deréky and Károly Kókai
Session 10 (three-hour session) Popular Culture, Avant-Garde and Cultural Policy in Scandinavia, chair: Tania Ørum

13.30 – 14.30 lunch break

14.30 – 16.30 – parallel sessions 11-16

Session 11 Wired for Unsound: Aesthetics and the Avant-garde in Digital Media, chair: Andrew Klobucar
Session 12 Peninsular Counterculture? Reassessing High and Low, or the Western Front of Modernism from a Transnational Perspective, chair: Esther Sánchez-Pardo
Session 13 Highs and Lows in modernist poetry. Photomontage, chair: Filip Lipiński
Session 14 Between the Sounds of Deep Africa and the Rythms of Modern Machines. Jazz and its presence in European Avant-gardes: from Dadaists to surrealists, chair: Przemysław Strożek
Sektion 15 Die Avantgarde der Esoterishen Moderne – Zur Entstehung einer Populärkultur, Sektionsleiteren: Robert Matthias Erdbeer and Benedikt Hjartarson
Session 16 Plagiarism and Piracy as Avant-garde Practices, chairs: Joanna Orska and Hubert van den Berg

16.30 – 17.00 coffee break

17.00 – 17.15 EAM conferences and book series – presentation

17.15 – 18.45 keynote speech – David Ayers

20.00 – special event – opening of the Mediations Biennale - joint event with the 4th ASEM Conference (a meeting of Ministers of Culture from Asia and Europe)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9.00 – 11.00 – parallel sessions 17-21

Session 17 High, Low or Middle-Brow? Photography in and against Modernism and the Avant-garde, chair: Elena Gualtieri
Session 18 Slippage into lowness. Art and theory in Eastern Europe, chair: Luiza Nader
Session 19 Mass Production Machines: High, Low, and the Avant-garde, chairs: Anne Reynes-Deløbel and Craig Saper
Session 20 Language Mysticism and the Literary Avant-gardes, chairs: Sami Sjöberg and Antti Salminen
Sektion 21 Comic als literarisches Experimentierfel, Sektionsleiterinen: Carola Hilmes, Kalina Kupczyńska

11.00 – 11.30 coffee break

11.30 – 13.30 Panel discussion The Future of Avant-Garde Studies
Participants: Wolfgang Asholt, Peter Bürger, Eva Forgacs, Piotr Piotrowski
Moderator: Hubert van den Berg

13.30 – 14.30 lunch break

14.30 – 16.30 parallel sessions 22 – 26

Session 22 Chaplin, chair: Barnaby Dicker
Session 23 Avant-Garde Poetics, Everyday Language and Life, chair: Sascha Bru
Session 24 High and Low in Central Europe – Dada and Constructivism to Neo-Dada (EAM and HGCEA Joint Session), chair: Timothy O. Benson
Session 25 When low becomes high: British Avant-Garde 1910-1914, chair: Dominika Buchowska
Session 26 Avant-Garde and Anti-Avant-Garde Moves in the Architecture of Everyday Life, chairs: Dirk van den Heuvel and Tahl Kaminer

16.30 – 17.00 – coffee break

17.00 – 18.30 – keynote speech – Bojana Pejić

18.30 – closing of the conference

20.00 - Finissage of the Roman Opałka's exhibition “Oktogon”. Premiere of the anniversary catalogue
Art Stations Gallery

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Post-conference trip to Łódź