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{mp3 #2} Theories of Sub-Culture and Counter-Culture in Czechoslovakia - 60's to the 80's

category international | arts and media | other press author Friday January 30, 2009 23:40author by redjade Report this post to the editors

Part three of a public lecture series at Budapest's Central European University ( http://www.CEU.hu )

I'll be recording more in the weeks ahead and posting them first on Indymedia.ie and then reposted to my own blog 24 hours later at http://LMV.hu/redjade
Martin Machovec
Martin Machovec

Central European University http://www.CEU.hu

January 28, Czechoslovakia:
http://www.hist.ceu.hu/?q=node/355

Guests:

Martin Machovec (Prague) on visual, theatrical and ideological aspects of underground rock performances in the 1970s,
and
Trever Hagen (Exeter) on the alternative scene of the 1980s

Sabrina Petra Ramet, Rock Music in Czechoslovakia In: Rocking the State: Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia ed. by Sabrina P. Ramet, Boulder-San Francisco-Oxford, Westview Press, 1994, 55-72. [ http://www.hist.ceu.hu/readers/countercultures/ramet_ro...g.pdf ]
Views from the Inside. Czech Underground Literature and Culture (1948-1989), Praha: Filozofick fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2006: 7-33. [ http://www.hist.ceu.hu/readers/countercultures/jirous.pdf ]

Recommended readings:
Martin Machovec: Czech Underground Literature, 1969-1989. A Challenge to Textual Studies, in Voice, Text, Hypertext: Emerging Practices in Textual Studies. Seattle and London: The University of Washington Press, 2003. (excerpts)
Martin Machovec: A Brief Report on Present Knowledge of Czech Samizdat Phenomena 1948-1989, 2004; see the Libri Prohibiti Web Side
Josef Alan, (ed.), Alternativn kultura, Přběh česk společnosti 1945 - 1989, Praha 2001,
Plastic People of the Universe Texts

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Martin Machovec: exploring the rich literary world of the Czech underground
17-10-2004
http://www.radio.cz/en/article/59204

Trever Hagen
http://exeter.academia.edu/TreverHagen

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also see from last week:
{mp3 #1} Theories of Sub-Culture and Counter-Culture in Central & Eastern Europe
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90849

Trever Hagen
Trever Hagen

author by redjadepublication date Fri Jan 30, 2009 23:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I do not think you have to know much about the region and it's history to enjoy this lecture.....


Embedded audio: http://ia331413.us.archive.org/3/items/Counter-Cultural.Movements.in.Czechoslovakia.60sto80s/1-CEU-Counter-Cultural.Movements.in.Czechoslovakia.60sto80s-Martin_Machovec.mp3


Embedded audio: http://ia331413.us.archive.org/3/items/Counter-Cultural.Movements.in.Czechoslovakia.60sto80s/2-CEU-Counter-Cultural.Movements.in.Czechoslovakia.60sto80s-Trever_Hagen..mp3


Embedded audio: http://ia331413.us.archive.org/3/items/Counter-Cultural.Movements.in.Czechoslovakia.60sto80s/3-CEU-Counter-Cultural.Movements.in.Czechoslovakia.60sto80s-qanda.mp3

author by Sam Izdatpublication date Sat Jan 31, 2009 02:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Fine, but another source on the Czechoslovak underground samizdat culture of the 1970s must be a paperback book of edited essays I'm reading at the moment: Vaclav Havel: Living in Truth, edited by Jan Vladislaw (Faber & Faber 1989). These essays were originally handed around to friends and friends of friends in typed and cyclostyled manuscript form.

author by Květapublication date Sat Jan 31, 2009 03:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You can here read about an exhibition in Prague about poetry inspired among the Czechoslovak underground by Havel - http://www.radio.cz/en/article/112215

Here's a quote: "A bottle of beer and a rohlk, a kind of Czech bread roll, was what the audience was treated to at the launch of an exhibition about Vclav Havel in the poetry of Czech underground authors. Organized by the Vclav Havel Library, the show, at Galerie Montmartre in Pragues Old Town, is an homage to the man who spent more than five years in prison for standing up for Czechoslovakias unofficial culture."

 
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