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Home Доска объявлений [Centre-FR] Conference Program: The Russian Century: The Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts, 1801-1917 (Yale, Sept.30 - Oct.1, 2016)

[Centre-FR] Conference Program: The Russian Century: The Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts, 1801-1917 (Yale, Sept.30 - Oct.1, 2016)

The Russian Century: The Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts, 1801-1917

September 30-October 1, 2016.

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).

10:15C12:00 Panel 1: The Russian Canon Abroad

Chair: Ruth Yeazell (English, Yale University)

Melissa Frazier (Russian and Comparative Literature, Sarah Lawrence College)

“British Literature and British Science in the Russian Nineteenth Century: Dostoevsky, George Eliot, and George Henry Lewes”

Nancy Ruttenburg (English and Comparative Literature, Stanford University)

“John Brown, Meet Kirillov. Kirillov, John Brown.”

Anne Lounsbery (Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University)

“On (Not) Teaching Ostrovsky in America”

1:00C2:45 Panel 2: Art Markets

Chair: Douglas Rogers (Anthropology, Yale University)

Andrey Shabanov (History of Art, European University, St. Petersburg)

“The Peredvizhniki: Between a Commercial Partnership and an Art Movement in Late Imperial Russia”

Simon Morrison (Music, Princeton University)

“Tchaikovsky’s Finances”

Julie Buckler (Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, Harvard University)

“The Fabergé Imperial Eggs as Performers and Performances”

3:00C4:10 Panel 3: The Historical Turn

Chair: Paul Bushkovitch (History, Yale University)

Daniil Petrov (Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory)

“The Vision of History in the Symphonic Oeuvre by Mily Balakirev”

Svetlana Usacheva (State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)

“Fedor Alekseev’s Views of Moscow: The Historical Landscape and Its Artistic Realization”

4:45C6:15 Panel 4: Intermediality

Chair: Tim Barringer (History of Art, Yale University)

Marina Frolova-Walker (Music, University of Cambridge)

“‘The Most Stupid and Vulgar Words’: Another Glance at Russian Opera Libretti”

Alexey Vdovin (Linguistics and Literary Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

“‘Photographic Machine’ vs. Hegelian Aesthetics: Nikolai Uspensky’s Stories, William Carrick’s Photos, and the Ethnographic Representation of Russian

Peasants, 1855C1865”

Molly Brunson (Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University)

“Vasily Surikov’s Oblique Perspectives”


9:00C11:30 Panel 5: Imperial Peripheries

Chair: Katie Trumpener (Comparative Literature and English, Yale University)

Boris Gasparov (Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University)

“The Eurasian Roots of Phonology: Baudouin de Courtenay in Kazan”

Bella Grigoryan (Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University)

“‘In the Heart of Asia I Knew You’: How to Read Khachatur Abovyan’s Wounds of Armenia and Why?”

Edyta Bojanowska (Russian and Comparative Literature, Rutgers University)

“Tainted Love: Narrative Margins and Imperial Anxieties in Turgenev’s ‘First Love’”

Maria Taroutina (History of Art, Yale-NUS College)

“Mikhail Vrubel’s ‘Eastern Tale’: A Case Study in Russian Orientalism”

1:30C3:15 Panel 6: Traditions, Institutions, Professionalization

Chair: Patrick McCreless (Music, Yale University)

Rosalind P. Blakesley (History of Art, University of Cambridge)

“Russia, Rome and the Risky Business of Disaster Painting”

Richard Taruskin (Music, University of California, Berkeley)

“Bach in Russia from Odoyevsky to Taneyev”

Dassia N. Posner (Theatre and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University)

“Russian Pantomime and the New Mise-en-Scène: Meyerhold’s Columbine’s Veil (1910) and Tairov’s Pierrette’s Veil (1913)”

3:35C4:50 Panel 7: The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Classics

Chair: Oksana Chefranova (Film and Media Studies, Yale University)

Anna Muza (Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley)

“The Masquerade as a Retrospective: Lermontov and Meyerhold”

Anna Nisnevich (Music, University of Pittsburgh)

“Chaikovsky the Middle Man: Classical Music and Cultural Diplomacy in MGM's Song of Russia (1944)”

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, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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