The Slavic Literature and Culture Forum meets regularly throughout the year to hear presentations by outside speakers, faculty and graduate students, discuss topics of ongoing interest in Russian and East European culture, as well as address larger questions and concerns about going into a career in Slavic Studies.
Here is the schedule for the Spring 2014 Semester:
Roundtable on Teaching Language & Culture
January 24, 4pm, Hagerty Hall 406
Jessie Labov (DSEELC), “Spectres of Liberalism in the Central European Imaginary”
February 14, 4pm, Hagerty Hall 406
Ray Alston (DSEELC), "'He is my Father': Pushin's Influence as Turning Point in Tolstoy's Aesthetics"
March 6, 4pm, Hagerty 406
Oksana Laleko (Suny-New Paltz), “Teaching Russian to Heritage Speakers”
March 21, 4pm, Hagerty 056
Past events have included:
Alex Radsky (CSEES M.A. student), ""Aleskei Vronsky's role in Anna Karenina"
Greg Ormiston (DSEELC M.A. student), "“And in the Fresh Air: Space, Pressure and Relief in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov”
Steven Norris (Visiting speaker, Miami U), "Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism"
Mike Furman, (DSEELC PhD student), "A not so iron curtain between activity and knowledge exchange: grammatical metaphor, logic and aspect in the battle against alcoholism"
Mark Lipovetsky (Visiting Oulanoff lecturer, U Colorado, Boulder) Discussion of Charms of the Cynical Reason (2011)
György Túry (Visiting Fulbright scholar, Budapest College of Communication and Business), "The State of Cultural Studies Today"
Dusty Wilmes (DSEELC PhD candidate), "National Identity (De)Construction in the Russian New Wave: Kirill Serebrennikov's Iur'ev Day (2008) and Sergei Loznitsa's My Joy (2010)."
Angela Brintlinger (DSEELC Faculty), "Writing Fiction in Wartime: Ivan Bunin," February 23, 2012.
Helena Goscilo (DSEELC Faculty), "Russian Tattoos: A Talk with Helena Goscilo," May 24, 2011.
Roman Romanchuk (Florida State U), "“Four Ways to Write a Perverse Symptom: Stratagems and strategies of Gogol’s Mirogorod,” November 29, 2010.
S. Ceilidh Orr (DSEELC PhD Candidate), "Stealing the Scene: Crime as Confession in Robert Bresson's Pickpocket," June 4, 2010.
Frederick White (Memorial University), "The Role of the Critic in the Consecration of Leonid Andreev," February 19, 2010.
Ryan Walker (DSEELC PhD Candidate), ""The Modern Hero in Night Watch: Comparisons of Novel and Film," December 4, 2009.
Jenny Suchland (DSEELC Faculty), "The Making of 'Natasha' and the International Politics of Sex Trafficking," Nov 20, 2009.