1. Mihnea Mircan and Piotr Piotrowski map the shifting discourses that have attempted to frame Eastern Europe, culturally and geopolitically, in the post-89 world. These have typically oscillated between different angles of mirroring the West and ideologically fueled mythologies about transition and normalization. They pay special attention to the points of convergence between postcolonial discourse and the different intellectual takes on the post-communist condition, analyzing both the traps and potentials of such interrelated approaches.