Special Issue on Crossing national borders in Eastern European popular music


  • Ewa Mazierska University of Central Lancashire
  • Zsolt Győri University of Debrecen



national borders, Eastern Europe, popular music



Author Biographies

Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire

Ewa Mazierska is Professor of Film Studies, at the University of Central Lancashire. She is the author of over twenty monographs and edited collections on film and popular music, including Popular Music in Eastern Europe: Breaking the Cold War Paradigm (Palgrave, 2016), Relocating Popular Music (Palgrave, 2015), edited with Georgina Gregory, and Falco and Beyond: Neo Nothing Post of All (Equinox, 2014).

Zsolt Győri, University of Debrecen

Zsolt Győri is a senior lecturer at the Institute of English andAmerican Studies, University of Debrecen. He is the editor of acollection of academic essays on British cinema (2010) and is
the co-editor of three volumes dedicated to the relationship of body, subjectivity, ethnicity, gender, space, and power in Hungarian cinema (2013, 2015, 2018). His monograph (Films, Auteurs, Critical-Clinical Readings), which offers a critical introduction to Deleuzian film philosophy and analyzes selected films, appeared in 2014. He is the co-editor of Travelling around Cultures: Collected Essays on Literature and Art (Cambridge Scholars, 2016) and is the assistant editor of the journal HJEAS.


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Silverman, Carol. 2012. Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

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How to Cite

Mazierska, E., & Győri, Z. (2018). Introduction: Special Issue on Crossing national borders in Eastern European popular music. Popular Music History, 11(1), 5–9.