Outside of Russia: Graduate Student Conference

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm - Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:30pm
multiple locations on Penn's campus (See below)


MARCH 19-20, 2015


March 19, 2015: Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street

Keynote Address: “Manchuria: Conflicting Memories” (6pm) by Thomas Lahusen (University Of Toronto) 

Documentary Film Premiere: Harbin Echoes (7pm) by Thomas Lahusen, 60 min, 2015.


March 20, 2015: Cafe 58 at 124 Irvine, 3401 Spruce Street 

Breakfast: 10:00-10:30pm

Panel I: Constructing the Diasporic Narrative (10:30-12:00pm)

Regan Naomi Treewater-Lipes (University of Alberta, Canada)

Religion or Ethnicity Across Global and Cultural Borders: An Exploration of Hybrid Identity Construction in Dina Rubina’s Post- Immigration Narratives

Phoebe Heyman (Brown University) and Katherine Raichlen (University of Virginia)

Cheburashka in Charlottenberg: Overlapping Identities in Contemporary Berlin

Joseph Schlegel (University of Toronto, Canada)

 "Reflections of Blok in Russian Berlin: Vladimir Nabokov and Andrei Bely at the Crossroads of Memory and Literature"

Discussant: Gabriella Safran (Stanford) Chair: Maya Vinokour (Penn)

Lunch Break: 12:00-1:00pm

Panel II: History, Memory and Imagination (1:00pm-2:30pm)

Anastasiia Strakhova (Emory)

“The Country of Dollars” or “the Land of Milk and Honey”: The Image of America in the Russian-Jewish Journal Voskhod (1881- 1906)"

Asya Volfson (Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Germany)

“Biblical Images and Motives of the ‘Exodus’ from the Shtetl in the Jewish Memoirs of the Late XIXth – early XXth Centuries in the Russian Empire”

Yarden Avital (Rutgers)

Jehudo Sovieticus: Anti-nostalgia and the Becoming of a New Self.

Discussant: Kenneth Moss (Johns Hopkins) Chair: Joshua Neese-Todd (Penn)

Cheese and Coffee Break: 2:30-3:00pm

Panel III: Transnational Poetics (3:00-4:30pm)

Carlotta Chenoweth (Yale University)

Brodsky in absentia: An Interactive Map of Exile

Daria Smirnova (University of Oregon)

Brodsky in Transnational Poetics

Kelsey Norris (University of Pennsylvania)

An Archivist of Himself: Valerii Salatko-Petrische and Making the Intimate Historical

Discussant: Kevin M.F. Platt (Penn) Chair: Emily Wong (Princeton)


Outside of Russia program (Final).pdf
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