Book launch of The Green Bloc: Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism by Maja Fowkes
Time: 19:30, Wednesday, 25 November
Venue: Translocal Institute, Budapest, Dembinszky u. 10, 1071
Participants in the discussion:
Sándor Hornyik, PhD, art historian and curator, Hungarian Institute of Art History
Katalin Székely, independent art historian and curator, PhD fellow at ELTE Budapest

19 Novemebr 3pm-5pm
Book presentation in Wilson Center.

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Living the High Life in Minsk by Margarita Balmaceda received the award for Best Foreign Monograph on Belarus published in 2013 and 2014 at the 5th International Congress of Belarusian Studies in Kaunas.

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A long-awaited, highly-anticipated volume on nationalism and empire. The essays by outstanding scholars include case studies of Europe-based empires: Bourbon Spain, Napoleonic France, Italy, Great Britain, Oldenburg Denmark, Germany,Habsburg Austro-Hungary, Late-Ottoman Turkey, and Romanov Russia.
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Energy and State-Building in Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania: Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Power 

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Objects of Remembrance
A Memoir of American Opportunities and Viennese Dreams

Monroe E. Price

This is a memoir about the power of American assimilation and opportunity in the face of persisting refugee realities. Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, Monroe Price recounts the continuing impact of European identities as families, cast from their homes by the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich, struggle to find their way in a new and challenging environment.

In a series of reflections, Price, who was born to a Jewish family in Vienna in 1938 and left when he was seven months old, seeks to create the Vienna of his infancy, including Jewish life, anti-Semitism, the Anschluss, and Kristallnacht (during which his father was arrested). He shifts to scenes of American socialization in the places he moved with his parents:: Macon, Georgia, Cincinnati, Ohio, and the experience of New York City. Through these reflections, Price illuminates ideas about family, religion, friends and schooling as well as deeply personal issues such as home, food and intimacy.

Price’s memoir weaves complicated strands—his Viennese origins, campaigns to distribute Jewish refugees away from New York City, the special qualities of Midwestern Ohio life in the 1950s—and the contrasting patterns of adjustment by different generations in his family in the American landscape. As he traces the particular path of his own life, Price reveals a more universal story of adjustment, and the relationship between a marginal community and the drama of American citizenship.

An intimate and provocative meditation on Jewish life between the old and the new world.
Bernhard Schlink, author of The Reader

Monroe Price has written a truly powerful book. At once deeply personal and far-reaching, it illuminates the experience of exile and displacement with rare immediacy. A tribute to individual and cultural endurance, we glimpse the unique patterns of the Austrian-Jewish diaspora and are reminded of what could and should have been.
Matti Bunzl, anthropologist and chronicler of Viennese modernity

Monroe Price’s Bildungsroman is lively and entertaining, at times as fast-paced as a Michael Crichton thriller and as cogently argued throughout as a New York Times op-ed piece. Born in Vienna shortly after the Anschluss, he was brought in his swaddling clothes to the United States where he has lived a relatively placid life filled with achievements as a lawyer and as an academic. While neither a refugee nor a Holocaust survivor, he inherited his mother’s devotion to the culture of Central European Judentum and the fulcrum of his “legal personality” is from Emperor Franz Josef ’s Rechsstaat. He has no personal memories of his colorful forebears such as Uncle Emil, “the well-known fiaker driver” in Vienna, yet he brings them alive in his memoir. From his frequent travels in Europe “foraging for truths,” he has learned that memories may be destructive as well as inventive. He writes that he feels more at home in a rice field in Thailand than in Vienna. Yet taking advantage of a new law, in 1997 he acquired Austrian citizenship, a step he finds hard to explain.
Charles Fenyvesi, journalist and author of “When Angels Fooled the World: Rescuers of Jews in Wartime Hungary"

Monroe E. Price is Director of Center for Global Communications Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. CardozoSchool of Law, Yeshiva University He founded the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Central European University. After an undergraduate and law degree at Yale University, Price clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court and then Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz.


Part I. Chapter 1. Refugee, or How Austrian Am I? Chapter 2. Vienna, 1938–1939 Chapter 3. Macon, Georgia Chapter 4. New York City Chapter 5. Cincinnati, Ohio Part II. Chapter 6. Work Chapter 7. Food, Clothes, Sex Chapter 8. Objects of Remembrance Chapter 9. Conversing with Austria Acknowledgments and Postscript

224 pages, includes black-and-white photos
ISBN 978-963-9776-52-4 cloth $29.95 T / €23.00 / £19.00
ISBN 978-963-9776-59-3 paperback $19.95 T / €15.00 / £13.99

Published by Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS), distributed by CEU Press.