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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

Part three of a public lecture series at Budapest's Central European University ( )

I'll be recording more in the weeks ahead and posting them first on and then reposted to my own blog 24 hours later at
Martin Machovec
Martin Machovec

Central European University

January 28, Czechoslovakia:


Martin Machovec (Prague) on visual, theatrical and ideological aspects of underground rock performances in the 1970s,
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. [ ]
• Views from the Inside. Czech Underground Literature and Culture (1948-1989), Praha: Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2006: 7-33. [ ]

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.), Alternativní kultura, Příběh české 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

Trever Hagen

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also see from last week:
{mp3 #1} Theories of Sub-Culture and Counter-Culture in Central & Eastern Europe

Trever Hagen
Trever Hagen

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