Dr Rose Whyman (Department of Drama and Theatre Arts)
Dr Jeremy Morris (Department of Modern Languages: Russian Studies)
Dr Richard Connolly (Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies)
Dr Natalya Rulyova (Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies)
This inter-disciplinary workshop will bring together expertise from three colleges in the University, building capacity in the area of Russian studies and extending current research agendas through collaboration.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars from the University to begin new dialogues, in collaboration with scholars from other UK universities and from Russia. Keynote lectures and panels will address the topics of Russian Culture and Literature: the poetic word, Dwelling in Russia-Geopolitical concerns, and Russian Society and Environment/Russia as People and Place, finding connections and resonances. The outcomes will include the planning of further research seminars and workshops and the development of research groups exploring bid proposals.
8.45 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 Welcome from Professor Julian Cooper
9.15 - 10.45 Panel 1 - Russian Culture and Literature: the poetic word
Chair: Dr Jeremy Morris
• Dr Georgina Barker
‘A Soviet-era poet rewrites the Latin love elegists: Elena Shvarts’
Kinfiia – Ancient Roman or modern Russian?’
• Dr Polly McMichael (University of Nottingham)
‘Songs and Singers’
• Dr Natalya Rulyova
'Joseph Brodsky and his self-translations’
10.45 - 11.00 Refreshments
11.00 - 12.30 Panel 2 - Dwelling in Russia-Geopolitical concerns
Chair: Dr Richard Connolly
• Sir Tony Brenton (Wolfson College, Cambridge)
‘Russia and Ukraine: Stalingrad redux?’
• Professor Stefan Hedlund (Uppsala University)
‘Economic sanctions against Russia: Lots of pain for little gain’
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Discussion on future collaborations and planning follow up session
14.30 - 15.30 Panel 3 - Russian Society and Environment/Russia as People and Place
Chair: Dr Rose Whyman
• Dr Jeremy Morris
'Blue-collar workers between contingency and habitability: class
identity in the Russian margins'
• Dr Jon Oldfield
'Everyday environments: How Russia's environmental situation
affects everyday life'
• Dr Charlie Walker (University of Southampton)
'The "female future" in cross-cultural perspective: young women and
service work in contemporary Russia’
15.30 - 15.45 Refreshments
15.45 – 16.45 Keti Chukrov: ‘Culture and Labour in Soviet Philosophy’
16.45 – 18.00 Reception
To register to attend this workshop please email Sarah Jeffery.