Slavic Colloquium

Colloquium by Michael Gorham, University of Florida: On Scumbags and Cyber Patrols: Digital Sources of Discursive Contamination in Putin’s Russia

Date: 
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Michael Gorham, University of Florida
Language: 
Russian

The push and pull between language innovators and archaists in Russia dates back at least two centuries to the time of Shishkov and Karamzin and takes on particularly acute cultural meaning during times of radical social change. Particularly when members of a society in flux are looking for alternative guideposts and anchors, language becomes a potent symbol of continuity and change, of traditional and new thinking, of stability and innovation.

Colloquium by Bengt Jangfeldt: Vladimir Maiakovskii as a Soviet Monument

Date: 
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 252
Speaker: 
Bengt Jangfeldt
Language: 
English

During the 1920’s, Mayakovsky was the leading Soviet poet. Not in the sense that he was the best one, but he dominated the literary scene by claiming to reflect and represent the new era better than others. This claim was not shared by the Party and the literary establishment, and during the first years after Mayakovsky’s suicide in 1930 his works were almost not published at all. However, in 1935 he was canonized by Stalin as the “best and most talented poet of our Soviet epoch”. After this began his evolution into a Monument.

Colloquium by Fedor B. Poljakov, University of Vienna: Archaic Cultural Memory in the Literary Text

Date: 
Wednesday, 9 October 2013 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 252
Speaker: 
Fedor B. Poljakov, University of Vienna
Language: 
Russian

            This talk discusses different notions of the archaic in the history of modern Russian culture and the way they change over time. The talk takes as its material literary works and the debates that surround literary language -- what it should or should not be like. This controversy, which flared up in the 18th century and shows no signs of abating to this day, touches not only upon the purely technical questions of literary studies, but also upon ideological questions.

Colloquium by Nikolai Bogomolov, Moscow State University: Silver Age as a Subculture

Date: 
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Nikolai Bogomolov, Moscow State University
Language: 
Russian

Nikolai Bogomolov, Moscow State University

'Silver Age as Subculture'

May 22, 2013: 5.15pm

Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216

 

Colloquium by Wolf Schmidt, University of Hamburg: Dostoevsky’s Attempt at an Aesthetic Proof of God’s Existence

Date: 
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Wolf Schmidt, University of Hamburg
Language: 
Russian

Wolf Schmid, University of Hamburg

‘Eventfulness: a New Field of Narratology’

April 24, 2013: 5.15pm

Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216

 

Colloquium by Polina Barskova, Hampshire College: Poetics of Continuity and Destruction: Discovery of the Next Generation of The OBERIU Poets (1941-1942)

Date: 
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Polina Barskova, Hampshire College
Language: 
Russian

‘Poetics of Continuity and Destruction: Discovery of the Next Generation of The OBERIU Poets (1941-1942)’

April 17, 2013: 5.15pm

Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216

 

Stalin’s Secret Police in Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita

Date: 
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Irina Belobrovtseva, University of Tallinn
Language: 
Russian

‘Stalin’s Secret Police in Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita’

April 10, 2013: 5.15pm

Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216

Colloquium by Devin Fore, Princeton University: On Factography

Date: 
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Devin Fore, Princeton University
Language: 
Russian

‘The Emergence of Soviet Factography’

February 27, 2013: 5.15pm

Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216

Colloquium by Kevin Platt, University of Pennsylvania: Modernism's Long Century

Date: 
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Kevin Platt, University of Pennsylvania
Language: 
Russian

‘Modernism’s Long Century’

February 13, 2013: 5.15pm

Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216

Slavic Colloquium by Boris Wolfson, Amherst College

Date: 
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Boris Wolfson, Amherst College
Language: 
Russian

Boris Wolfson, Amherst College

‘Stage Fright: Performing (for) Stalin in New Soviet Drama, 1932-1934’

January 16, 2013: 5.15pm

Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216

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