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"Audible Cosmology: Belfries, Minarets, and the Sounding of Ethnoreligious Sentiment in Post-2000 Bulgaria"

Event Type
Informational
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study; REEEC
Location
Music Room, Levis Faculty Center, Suite 200, 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana
Date
Jan 31, 2019   12:00 pm  
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Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Co-sponsored Events

Professor Buchanan’s paper concerns how the interface of the everyday and the cosmological in postsocialist Bulgaria is being sounded, heard, and enacted through cultural performance. Specifically, she will juxtapose three incidents, each encountered during a year’s fieldwork in 2010–11, when the sound worlds of Christianity and Islam collided, revealing a politics of religious nationalism whose contested audibility, through bellringing and the call to prayer, staked a certain moral claim on the public space of Bulgaria’s future.

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