Conference: The Russian Century: The Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts, 1801-1917
September 30-October 1, 2016
Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT
Organised by Molly Brunson and Bella Grigoryan
Since 1991, the classical Russian literature of the nineteenth century has gone through both eclipse and revival. Modernist and post-modernist accounts of Russian culture that came to the fore in the late 1980s have begun to give way to a reinterpretation of the nineteenth century, one that adds to the Russian classics a wider perspective encompassing music, visual arts, and theater and new methodologies. This process is only beginning and requires a united effort of scholars to succeed.
Inspired by this renewed interest in the nineteenth century and the general shift toward destabilizing disciplinary and historiographic borders, this conference, under the guidance of Molly Brunson, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, brings together prominent senior scholars and emerging junior scholars from Russia, Europe, and the U.S., and from a wide range of fields (language and literature, musicology, art and architecture history, performance studies and drama history).
Sponsored by the European Studies Council, the Russian Studies Program with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
THE PRIGOV ENCYCLOPEDIA:
THE SIXTH INTERNATIONAL PRIGOV SYMPOSIUM
St. Petersburg, May 16-18, 2016, Institute of Russian Literature at the Russian Academy of Science (The Pushkin House), Makarov Embankment, 4.
The Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House, Russian Academy of Sciences), the State Hermitage Museum, the Russian Museum, and the Prigov Foundation announce the 6th International Prigov Symposium to be held in St. Petersburg, May 16-18, 2016. The encyclopedia and encyclopedic knowledge is the central theme of this symposium. Since the Enlightenment, the main means of imparting the human knowledge a systemic character, the encyclopedia has been reconsidered by the 20th century’s thinkers as a utopian discourse and as a vehicle of imaginary worlds. This reinterpretation of the encyclopedia triggered the need to systematize creative and scholarly approaches in search of the perfect language (to use Umberto Eco’s formula). Seen in this context, Prigov’s oeuvre represents possibilities of the language and various media in the production of universalizing discourses, each displaying encyclopedic ambition to embrace the entire world. We invite papers focusing on Prigov’s treatment of the encyclopedic discourse and discussing his interpretation of relationships between the word and the image, expansion of genres into various medial spheres, as well as Prigov’s global life-long creative project, which by itself constitutes the “encyclopedia of the Russian life”.
Presenters are allocated 20 minutes each + 5 min. for comments and questions after each presentation.
Papers will be presented in Russian and English.
A limited number of travel grants of up to $500 are available upon admission to the conference program. Accommodation for 3 nights will be provided and partially covered.
Please send your abstract (300 words) and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline is April 10, 2016.
On behalf of the Symposium organizing committee,
Secretary of the committee