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Conference Program

AATSEEL National Meeting

Chicago, 27-30 December 1999


Non-Panel Events

Monday, 27 December

2:00-5:00 p.m.: AATSEEL Executive Council Meeting
3:00-9:00 p.m.: Exhibitor Setup (exhibitors only)
4:00-8:00 p.m.: Conference Registration
5:00-7:00 p.m.: AATSEEL Program Committee Meeting
7:00-9:00 p.m.: AWSS Job Interviewing Workshop

Tuesday, 28 December

7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.: Conference Panels
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Exhibits
4:00-7:00 p.m.: Indiana University Friends and Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception
5:15-7:15 p.m.: ACTR Board Meeting
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Committee on College and Pre-College Russian (CCPCR) Committee Meeting
9:00-11:00 p.m.: AWSS Reception (open to the public)

Wednesday, 29 December

8:00-10:00 a.m.: Slava/Olympiada Breakfast for Pre-College Teachers of Russian
7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.: Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.: Conference Panels
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Exhibits
10:15-11:15 a.m.: AATSEEL Business Meeting and General Session
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Vision 20/20: Success Stories
5:15-6:30 p.m.: ACTR General Membership Meeting
7:00-9:00 p.m.: Reception for the Friends of the Summer School of Middlebury College
9:00-11:00 p.m.: AATSEEL President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony, with entertainment by the Luther College Balalajka Ensemble (Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Director)

Thursday, 30 December

7:00-10:00 a.m.: AATSEEL Executive Council
8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.: Conference Panels
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Exhibits
12:00-1:00 p.m.: AATSEEL Program Committee
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Silent Book Auction


Panels


Tuesday, 28 December, 8:00-10:00 a.m.


Panel 28A-1: Language and Society
Chair: Wayles Browne, Cornell University

Paper Title: What’s Wrong with “Soviet Russian”? (Soviet Russian Viewed from Belgium) (source)
Author: Nadia Stangé-Zhirovova, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Paper Title: Attitudes Towards Recent Americanisms in the Russian Language (source)
Author: Artemi Romanov, University of Colorado at Boulder

Paper Title: Cross-Cultural Differences in Slavic Languages: A Tentative Taxonomy (source)
Author: Danko Sipka, MRM, Inc.

Paper Title: Language Ideology and Language Conflict in Post-Soviet Belarus (source)
Author: Curt Woolhiser, University of Texas, Austin


Panel 28A-2: Language Instruction and the Internet
Chair: Howard H. Keller, Indiana University
Equipment: Overhead Projector, VCR, Computer Projector, extension cord with five outlets

Paper Title: How to be “v kurse dela”: Using the Internet to Supplement Instruction in the Russian Language Classroom (source)
Author: James W. Sweigert, Jr., University of Northern Iowa
Equipment: Overhead Projector, VCR, Internet connection (AATSEEL cannot provide an Internet connection)

Paper Title: Online Interactive Technologies and the Russian Classroom: A Case Study (source)
Author: Pedro L. Talavera-Ibarra, Missouri Southern State College
Equipment: projection screen, overhead projector cart, and an extension cord with five outlets; author will bring laptop and the projector itself)

Discussant: Jonathan Perkins, University of Kansas


Panel 28A-3: Literature and Music I
Chair: James Morgan, Oberlin College
Equipment: CD

Paper Title: Kukol′nik, Glinka, and A Farewell to St. Petersburg (source)
Author: Christine A. Rydel, Grand Valley State University
Equipment: CD

Paper Title: Puškin and Russian Vocal Art of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (source)
Author: Olga Zaslavsky, University of Pennsylvania

Paper Title: Transposition of a Western Mythical Hero: Odoevskij’s “Beethoven’s Last Quartet” (source)
Author: Alexandra Walter, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Panel 28A-4: The Myth of Creation in Russian Literature
Chair: Galina Rylkova, Ohio State University
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: The Meaning of Wisdom in St. Sophia of Kiev (source)
Author: Priscilla Hunt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: Giving Life to the Man/Machine: Vladimir Friče on the New Theater (source)
Author: Ann McDevitt Miller, University of California, Berkeley


Panel 28A-5: Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Society
Chair: Ludmila S. Yevsukov, United States Air Force Academy

Paper Title: Gogol′’s Revealing Overcoat: Akakij Akakievič’s “Šinel′” as a Symbol of Rank (source)
Author: Melissa J. Sokol, Brown University

Paper Title: Passage to Europe: Dostoevskij in the St. Petersburg Arcades (source)
Author: Katia Dianina, Harvard University

Paper Title: Breakdowns in the Park (source)
Author: Clark Troy, Columbia University

Paper Title: The Importance of Being Provincial: Nineteenth-Century Russian Women Writers and the Countryside (source)
Author: Hilde Hoogenboom, Stetson University


Panel 28A-6: Twentieth-Century Polish Literature
Chair: Andrzej Karcz, University of Kansas
Description: The panel is open to all topics in twentieth-century Polish prose, poetry, drama, and essay.

Paper Title: Mapping the “West” in Witold Gombrowicz’s Diary (1953–1966) (source)
Author: Justyna Beinek, Harvard University

Paper Title: Historical Perspective in Olga Tokarczuk’s Latest Writing (source)
Author: Kim Jastremski, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Paper Title: Redrawing the Borders of Polish Identity: Transnationalism in Marek Mosakowski’s East Prussian novel Footprints in the Sand (source)
Author: Maria Hanna Makowiecka, Bronx Community College, City University of New York


Tuesday, 28 December, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


Panel 28B-1: Biography and Autobiography in Russian Literature
Chair: Sarah Krive, University of Chicago
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: Autobiographical Poetry, or Poetic Autobiography? K. Pavlova’s 1847 Invective Epistle “We Are Contemporaries, Countess” (source)
Author: Romy Taylor, University of Southern California

Paper Title: Gor′kij on Andreev: A Bittersweet Relationship (source)
Author: Frederick H. White, University of Southern California

Paper Title: The Mentor Figure in Twentieth-Century Russian Intellectual Autobiography (source)
Author: Carolyn Ayers, University of Groningen

Paper Title: “I Witnessed My City Dying …”: Post-Revolutionary St. Petersburg in Autobiographic and Collective Memory (source)
Author: Ekaterina Yudina, University of Southern California
Equipment: Slide Projector


Panel 28B-2: Conversation Analysis
Chair: Thomas J. Garza, University of Texas, Austin

Paper Title: The Prosodic Organization of Conversational Structures (source)
Author: Lenore Grenoble, Dartmouth College

Paper Title: Interruption in Russian Conversation (source)
Author: Jane Hacking, University of Utah

Paper Title: Referential Portraits in Russian Medical Interviews: Toward a Model of Cohesion (source)
Author: Margaret H. Mills, University of Iowa

Discussant: Alla Nedashkivska, University of Alberta


Panel 28B-3: Eighteenth-Century Russian Culture
Chair: Sarah Pratt, University of Southern California

Paper Title: Images of Russia in the Travel Letters of D. I. Fonvizin (source)
Author: B. R. Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Virtue in Translation: English Novel in Eighteenth-Century Russia (source)
Author: Lisa Zunshine, University of California, Santa Barbara

Paper Title: Revising the Notion of a “Secular/Religious” Rift in Mid-to-Late Eighteenth-Century Russian Culture (source)
Author: Marcus Levitt, University of Southern California

Paper Title: Appropriating Blackness: Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Autobiographical Writings of Russian Serfs (source)
Author: Margarita Marinova, University of Texas, Austin

Discussant: Alexander Levitsky, Brown University


Panel 28B-4: Focus on Reading
Chair: Leean Keefe, University of Kansas
Equipment: Overhead Projector, Computer Projector

Paper Title: Restrictive Glosses and CALL Comprehension: An Exploratory Study (source)
Author: David J. Galloway, Cornell University

Paper Title: Computer-Assisted Reading: Design Rational (source)
Author: Serafima Gettys and Joseph Kautz, Stanford University

Discussant: William J. Comer, University of Kansas


Panel 28B-5: Incorporating Folklore into Culture and Literature Courses (Slavic and East European Folklore Association, SEEFA) (Roundtable)
Chair: Natalie Kononenko, University of Virginia
Description: The general purpose of the panel is to provide teachers of Slavic languages with ideas and methods of including folklore materials into language, literature, and culture courses. Each of the panelists has experience in one of these topics, will provide a survey of possibilities, and will hand out a practical bibliography of materials available in English and in the original. The general intent is to broaden knowledge about Slavic folklore among American Slavists and to stimulate interest in a subject that is to this day an inherent part of the culture in each Slavic country.

Topic: Folklore and Language Courses
Panelist: Jeanmarie Roughier-Willoughby, University of Kentucky

Topic: Folklore and Language Courses
Panelist: Irina Dolgova, Northwestern University

Topic: Folklore and Culture Courses
Panelist: Anne Marie Ingram, University of Virginia

Topic: Folklore and Literature Courses
Panelist: Victoria Sevastianova, University of Virginia


Panel 28B-6: Literature and Music II
Chair: Alexander Dunkel, University of Arizona
Equipment: CD (anticipatory; not requested by any panelist)

Paper Title: Janáček’s Operatic Adaptation of Dostoevskij’s Notes from the House of the Dead (source)
Author: Alexander Burry, Northwestern University

Paper Title: Musical Echoes in Boris Pasternak’s Blind Beauty (source)
Author: Karen Evans-Romaine, Ohio University

Paper Title: Poetry and Music in the Structure of the Novel Pobeždennye by Irina Golovkina (Rimskaja-Korsakova) (source)
Author: Maria Pavlovszky, Indiana University / Purdue University Indiana


Panel 28B-7: The New Russian Stage II (Forum on Instructional Materials)
Chair: Cynthia Martin, University of Maryland, College Park
Equipment: VCR

Panelist: Cynthia Martin, University of Maryland, College Park

Panelist: Andrei Zaitsev, University of Maryland, College Park


Tuesday, 28 December, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Panel 28C-1: Contemporary Central and East European Writers
Chair: William Martin, University of Chicago
Equipment: VCR

Paper Title: Vladimír Holan’s První testament (source)
Author: James Partridge, Oxford University

Paper Title: Poetry in Poland at the End of the Century: An Overview from a Personal Perspective (source)
Author: Gwido Zlatkes, Brandeis University

Paper Title: Contemporary Central/East European Writers Converge (source)
Author: Jessie Labov, New York University
Equipment: VCR


Panel 28C-2: Folklore and Literature
Chair: Julia Sagaidak Houkom, University of Pittsburgh
Description: The panel invites papers that address the penetration of folkloric models, themes, motives, etc. into literature.

Paper Title: Gender Roles in the Russian Peasant Household: the Domovoj or the Art of Living in Peace (source)
Author: I. Christina Sperrle, Independent Scholar, New York

Paper Title: Between Paganism and Christianity: Syncretism as Textual Basis in Gogol′’s Creation (source)
Author: Suk-Young Kim, University of Illinois, Chicago

Paper Title: Journey to the Other World: Afanasij Nikitin, the Hero of Tradition (source)
Author: Olga Ovtchinnikova, University of Arizona

Paper Title: The Short Story and the Fairy Tale: An Analysis of the Folkloric Dimensions of Tat′jana Tolstaja’s Short Stories (source)
Author: Elizabeth Nazarian, University of Chicago

Discussant: Petre Petrov, University of Pittsburgh


Panel 28C-3: Golosa on the Web (Forum on Instructional Materials)
Chair: Richard Robin, George Washington University
Equipment: Computer Projector

Panelist: Richard Robin, George Washington University

Panelist: Karen Evans-Romaine, Ohio University

Panelist: Lynne deBenedette, Brown University


Panel 28C-4: North American Dostoevskij Society
Chair: Gary Rosenshield, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Aristophanean Travesty in Dostoevskij (source)
Author: Victor Terras, Brown University

Paper Title: Creative Memory and the Goal of Art: The Link between Recollection and Literary Activity in Dostoevskij’s Diary of a Writer (source)
Author: Michael F. White, University of Virginia

Paper Title: Problems of Dostoevskij’s Prosaics: Paradoxes of Process (source)
Author: Gary Saul Morson, Northwestern University

Discussant: Caryl Emerson, Princeton University


Panel 28C-5: Parody and Satire in Russian Literature
Chair: Heidi LeRette-Kauffman, University of Chicago

Paper Title: Emulation, Imitation, and Derision as the Creation of an Aesthetic: Russian Futurism in the Crooked Mirror of Parody (source)
Author: Mark Konecny, Institute of Modern Russian Culture, University of Southern California

Paper Title: Analysis of Satiric Devices in Neobyknovennye istorii iz žizni goroda Kolokolamska by Il′ja Il′f and Evgenij Petrov (source)
Author: Anna Tumarkin, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: From Laughter to a Critique of Culture: Mixail Zoščenko’s Sky Blue Book (source)
Author: Elizabeth A. Papazian, Vassar College

Paper Title: The Poetics of Confrontation: V. Vojnovič’s Menippean Ways (source)
Author: Tatyana Novikov, University of Nebraska, Omaha


Panel 28C-6: Russian Morphosyntax
Chair: George Fowler, Indiana University

Paper Title: Unaccusatives as Small Clauses (source)
Author: Stephanie Harves, Princeton University

Paper Title: Semantičeskij modifikator v terminologii slovoobrazovatel′nogo sinteza russkix glagolov (source)
Author: Irina V. Ivliyeva, University of Missouri, Rolla

Paper Title: Properties of DAT NP + O-Predicate + Infinitive Constructions in Russian (source)
Author: Eric Komar, Princeton University

Discussant: John F. Bailyn, State University of New York, Stony Brook


Panel 28C-7: Teaching and Materials for K-12 Russian Language Programs
Chair: Ruth Edelman, Tenafly High School
Equipment: Overhead Projector, Slide Projector

Paper Title: Focus on Standards: Russian Art and Music (source)
Author: Jane W. Shuffelton, Brighton High School, Rochester, NY
Equipment: Slide Projector, Overhead Projector

Paper Title: The Use of a Journal to Improve Students’ Writing (source)
Author: Michelle Mitchell, West Valley High School, Fairbanks, AK


Panel 28C-8: Vladimir Nabokov at 100: International Vladimir Nabokov Society I
Chair: Galya Diment, University of Washington
Description: Vladimir Nabokov, 1899-1999: Centennial Panel

Paper Title: Puškin’s Queen of Spades and Nabokov’s King, Queen, Knave (source)
Author: Andrei Rogatchevski, University of Glasgow

Paper Title: Rainbow and the Horsefly: Observations on Color in Nabokov’s Dar (source)
Author: Peter Thomas, Northwestern University

Paper Title: The “Olgalized” Otherworld of Bend Sinister (source)
Author: Elena Sommers, University of Rochester


Tuesday, 28 December, 3:15-5:15 p.m.


Panel 28D-1: The Complete Works of Aleksandr Puškin in English (Forum on Instructional Materials)
Chair: Iain Sproat, Independent Publisher


Panel 28D-2: Contemporary Russian Women Writers on the Environment
Chair: Rachel May, Macalaster College

Paper Title: The Mushroom that Grew at the Steps to our World: Irina Poljanskaja and the Writing of Ecological Crisis (source)
Author: Jane Costlow, Bates College

Paper Title: Russian-Language Responses to Černobyl′/Čornobyl′: the Case of Svetlana Aleksievič (source)
Author: Jennifer J. Ryan-Tischler, Dartmouth College


Panel 28D-3: Folklore and the Performing Arts
Chair: Benjamin M. Sutcliffe, University of Pittsburgh
Equipment: CD, VCR, Cassette Player
Description: This panel, examining the interplay between folklore and various artistic genres, anticipates papers analyzing folklore’s connections with theatre, opera, music, painting, architecture, etc.

Paper Title: Folklore and Literary Traditions in the Comic Opera by Catherine the Great (source)
Author: Julia Sagaidak Houkom, University of Pittsburgh

Paper Title: Authenticity in Performance: How Folklore Ensembles Present Russian Culture to Russians in the 1990s (source)
Author: Laura J. Olson, University of Colorado

Discussant: Natalie Kononenko, University of Virginia


Panel 28D-4: RussNet Multimedia Instructional Materials (Forum on Instructional Materials)
Chair: David J. Galloway, Cornell University
Equipment: Computer Projector

Topic: Izbuška: An Interactive Aid to Reading Afanas′ev’s Narodnye russkie skazki
Panelist: David J. Galloway, Cornell University

Topic: Content-Based Instruction: Business Russian Modules on Line
Panelist: Irina van Dusen, ACTR

Topic: RussNet: Russian-Language Field Resource Center on the Internet
Panelist: Ken Peterson, ACTR


Panel 28D-5: Linguistics and Pedagogy
Chair: Yelena Belyaeva-Standen, St. Louis University
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Deriving Pedagogical Strategies from Research on the Conceptual Structures of Russian: The Case of the Genitive Case (source)
Author: Laura Janda, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: The Efficacy of Overt Contrastive and Semantic Analysis in Teaching Russian (source)
Author: Charles Townsend, Princeton University

Paper Title: Vague Language in the Russian Classroom (source)
Author: Igor Pustovoit, State University of New York, Stony Brook


Panel 28D-6: Vladimir Nabokov at 100: International Vladimir Nabokov Society II
Chair: D. Barton Johnson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: More Memoirs from a Mousehole: Lolita and Notes from the Underground (source)
Author: Kirsten Rutsala, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Paper Title: The King of Zembla, the King of Spain, and the Search for “Reality” in Nabokov’s Pale Fire (source)
Author: Andrew Swensen, Brandeis University

Paper Title: The Impact of the Italian Commedia dell’arte on Nabokov’s Last Novel, Look at the Harlequins! (source)
Author: Olga Partan, Brown University
Equipment: Slide Projector


Panel 28D-7: The Writer and the State in Twentieth-Century Russia
Chair: Judith E. Kalb, University of South Carolina

Paper Title: Soviet-American Cultural Politics 1927–1937 (source)
Author: Charles P. Rougle, State University of New York, Albany

Paper Title: The Soviet Writers’ Union under Gor′kij and Ščerbakov (source)
Author: Carol Any, Trinity College

Paper Title: The People’s Poet: Russocentric Populism during the USSR’s Official 1937 Puškin Commemoration (source)
Author: David Brandenberger, Harvard University

Paper Title: You Pretend to Censor Us and We Pretend to Comply: Staging Ionesco’s Rhinoceros at the Theater-Studio of Southwest Moscow (source)
Author: Susan Costanzo, Western Washington University


Tuesday, 28 December, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Panel 28E-1: Czech Linguistics (North American Association of Teachers of Czech)
Chair: Frank Gladney, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Preposition Vocalization in Czech (source)
Author: Jeffrey Holdeman, Ohio State University

Paper Title: Czech Quantity: Proto-Slavic Accentology (source)
Author: Mark Pisaro, University of Chicago

Discussant: Charles Townsend, Princeton University


Panel 28E-2: Exile and Literature
Chair: Ann McDevitt Miller, University of California, Berkeley
Description: This panel will look at the experience of exile in any of the Slavic literatures.

Paper Title: Stanisław Wokulski’s Journey to Emigration in Bolesław Prus’s The Doll (source)
Author: Elizabeth Blake, Ohio State University

Paper Title: The End of the “Human Document”: Georgij Ivanov’s Raspad atoma (source)
Author: Leonid Livak, Grinnell College

Paper Title: A Typology of Exile Literature Based on a Paradigm of Inheritance: Gogol′, Belyj, Nabokov, and the Third Wave (source)
Author: Lisa Wakamiya, University of California, Los Angeles

Discussant: Melissa Frazier, Sarah Lawrence College


Panel 28E-3: Issues of Gender in Slavic Cultures
Chair: Laura Shear Urbaszewski, University of Chicago

Paper Title: Images of Private Life and Gender in the Povest′ vremennyx let (source)
Author: Benjamin M. Sutcliffe, University of Pittsburgh

Paper Title: Fatal Attraction: Women Who Love Terrorists (source)
Author: Pat Zody, Northwestern University

Paper Title: Why Can’t a Woman Write More Like a Man? Female Masculinity and Genderlect in the Poetry of Sergej (Vera Ignat′evna) Gedrojc (source)
Author: Laurel Schultz, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Title: No Room of Her Own: the Case of L. D. Blok vis-à-vis Anna Axmatova, Nadežda Mandel′štam and Lidija Čukovskaja (source)
Author: Galina Rylkova, Ohio State University


Panel 28E-4: Literature and Art
Chair: Rimgaila Salys, University of Colorado
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: The Dance of Death in Dostoevskij’s The Idiot (source)
Author: Yevgeny Slivkin, University of Illinois
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: Drawing Between the Lines: Illustrating the Work of Elena Guro (source)
Author: Juliette Stapanian-Apkarian, Emory University

Paper Title: Paustovskij’s “Moscow Summer” as Architectural Polemic (source)
Author: Alexander Dunkel, University of Arizona
Equipment: Slide Projector


Panel 28E-5: Recital: Luther College Balalajka Ensemble
Chair: Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Luther College
Equipment: Stand microphones, amplifier, speakers


Panel 28E-6: Russian Film, 1920s–1990s
Chair: Lilya Kaganovsky, University of California, Berkeley
Equipment: VCR

Paper Title: Pudovkin’s Work and the Soviet Film Industry of the 1920s (source)
Author: Panayiota Mini, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Equipment: VCR

Paper Title: Bergsonian Duration in the Films of Andrej Tarkovskij (source)
Author: Inna Sankina, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paper Title: Russian Cinematic Černuxa and the Aesthetics of Post-Socialist Realism (source)
Author: Seth Graham, University of Pittsburgh

Paper Title: “Èx, dorogi”: Conflicting Paths in Pavel Čuxraj’s Vor (source)
Author: J. Alexander Ogden, University of South Carolina


Panel 28E-7: Teaching Culture in the Slavic Language Classroom (Workshop)
Chair: Olga Kagan, University of California, Los Angeles
Equipment: Overhead Projector, VCR, Cassette Player

Panelist: Alla Akishina, Rutgers University

Panelist: Julia Nemirovsky, Brigham Young University

Panelist: Serafima Gettys, Stanford University


Wednesday, 29 December, 8:00-10:00 a.m.


Panel 29A-1: Close Readings of Čexov
Chair: Nikita Nankov, Indiana University, Bloomington
Description: The panel invites papers exploring closely works by Čexov; different methodological approaches are welcome as far as they respect both parts of the panel’s title.

Paper Title: Čexov’s “Supruga”: Close Reading and Closed Reading (source)
Author: Andrew R. Durkin, Indiana University

Paper Title: Problemy kommunikacii u Čexova (source)
Author: Andrei Stepanov, University of Georgia, Athens

Paper Title: “Our Fathers in Flesh and Spirit”: Intertextuality in Čexov’s “The Duel” (source)
Author: Donna Oliver, Beloit College

Paper Title: King Solomon’s Monologue and Prževal′skij’s Obituary: Čexov’s Unwitting Confession (source)
Author: Radislav Lapushin, Independent Scholar


Panel 29A-2: Comparative Approaches to Slavic and East European Literatures
Chair: John Merchant, University of Chicago

Paper Title: The Author is Dead—Long Live the Author: Expatriation Archetypes in Nabokov and Conrad (source)
Author: Ludmilla Voitkovska, University of Saskatchewan

Paper Title: Kundera, Friedlander, and Eco on Kitsch and Death (source)
Author: Kamila Kinyon, University of Chicago

Paper Title: Metaphoric Complexity and Intertextual Play in Sokolov’s Škola dlja durakov (source)
Author: Ludmilla Litus, Michigan State University


Panel 29A-3: Issues in Teaching Russian: Theory, and Practice
Chair: Cynthia Martin, University of Maryland, College Park
Equipment: Overhead Projector
Description: The panel will be devoted to research on the acquisition of Russian by formal classroom learners, and to theory and practice of Russian language teaching.

Paper Title: Word-Formation and Etymology in the Contemporary Russian-Language Classroom (source)
Author: Alya Rakova, Harvard University

Paper Title: Life—Logic—Grammar (source)
Author: Yelena Belyaeva-Standen, Saint Louis University
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Process and Product in Teaching Writing (source)
Author: Richard Robin, George Washington University

Paper Title: Motivation of American Students Studying Russian Language (source)
Author: Marina Kostina, University of Iowa


Panel 29A-4: Language and Advertising
Chair: Lenore Grenoble, Dartmouth College

Paper Title: “Male” and “Female” Ads: Gender Expression in the Language of Recent Polish and Russian Advertising (source)
Author: Annelie Chapman, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Title: Code-Switching of Russian and English in Modern Advertising (source)
Author: Irina Ustinova, Syracuse University

Paper Title: Linguistic Devices in Russian Print Advertising (source)
Author: Mary Elizabeth McLendon, University of Texas, Austin


Panel 29A-5: Philosophy and Modernism
Chair: Jason Merrill, Drew University
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: Semen Frank on Tolstoj (source)
Author: Inessa Medzhibovskaya, Princeton University

Paper Title: Ancient Indian Wisdom as the Foundation Stone of Andrej Belyj’s Theory of Symbolism (source)
Author: Anna Ponomareva, University of Manchester
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: “Only be honest with yourself!” Sexual Morality and the Liberation of the Individual in Russian and Ukrainian Literature (1907–17) (source)
Author: Otto Boele, University of Groningen

Discussant: Barry P. Scherr, Dartmouth College


Panel 29A-6: The Silver Age
Chair: Francoise Rosset, Wheaton College

Paper Title: The Mad Poet: Russian Symbolism and the Romantic Inheritance (source)
Author: Julie Hansen, University of Michigan

Paper Title: Adumbrations of the End in Andrej Belyj’s Travel Notes on Africa (source)
Author: Gwen Walker, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Deus Conservat Omnia: Poetic Remembrance and Transformation in Axmatova’s Maple Cycle (source)
Author: Heather Smith, Princeton University


Panel 29A-7: Using the Components of the Nachalo Text (Forum on Instructional Materials)
Chair: Christopher R. Putney, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Equipment: Overhead Projector, VCR, Computer Projector

Panelist: Tatiana Akishina, University of Southern California

Panelist: Sonja Kerby, University of California, Berkeley
Equipment: Overhead Projector, Computer Projector

Panelist: Alexandra Kostina, Rhodes College


Wednesday, 29 December, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


Panel 29B-1: Vision 20/20: Success Stories
Chair: George Kalbous, Ohio State University


Wednesday, 29 December, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Panel 29C-1: Heritage Learners in the Language Classroom: Theoretical Issues and Practical Implications
Chair: Olga Kagan, University of California, Los Angeles
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Russian Diglossia in the New Millennium: A Linguist’s Approach (source)
Author: Maria Polinsky, University of California, San Diego

Paper Title: Teaching the Russian Heritage Learner: Just What Are the Most Important Problems? (source)
Author: David R. Andrews, Georgetown University

Paper Title: Teaching Russian Language to Children of Russian Immigrants (source)
Author: Lena Vasyanina, Moscow Linguistics University

Discussant: Tatiana Akishina, University of Southern California


Panel 29C-2: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cinema
Chair: J. Alexander Ogden, University of South Carolina
Equipment: VCR

Paper Title: Screen Adaptations of Uncle Vanja: A Bazinian Approach (source)
Author: Marina Madorskaya, University of Michigan
Equipment: VCR

Paper Title: Imagining the Balkans: A Slovenian Lacanian Gaze upon Ulysses’ Gaze (source)
Author: Julie K. Nachtigal, University of Chicago

Paper Title: Romek’s Theme: The Violin in Kieślowski’s film Personel (source)
Author: Lisa Di Bartolomeo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Panel 29C-3: Medieval Slavic Literature and Culture
Chair: Marcus Levitt, University of Southern California

Paper Title: From “Pilgrim Book” to Treasure-House: Fifteenth-Century Monastic Editing of the “Xoženie igumena Daniila” (source)
Author: Robert Romanchuk, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Title: The Czech Impact on the Transmission of Christian Texts in Fifteenth-Century Ruthenia (source)
Author: Julia Verkholantsev, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Title: Mythological Sources for the Cult of Jurodivye in Medieval Rus′ (source)
Author: Petre Petrov, University of Pittsburgh

Paper Title: The Sibylline Tradition in Medieval and Early Modern Orthodox Slavdom (source)
Author: Michael A. Pesenson, Trinity College


Panel 29C-4: North American Tolstoj Society
Chair: Gary Saul Morson, Northwestern University

Paper Title: Reading and Teaching Tolstoj in Translation: The Problem of Pity (source)
Author: David Danaher, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Liminal Laughter in Tolstoj’s War and Peace: On the Verge of Consciousness (source)
Author: Sharon Lubkemann Allen, Princeton University

Paper Title: Nobility versus Bureaucracy in War and Peace (source)
Author: Anne Hruska, University of California, Berkeley

Discussant: Andrew Wachtel, Northwestern University


Panel 29C-5: Poetry and Poetics
Chair: Jean Laves, Chicago

Paper Title: The Estranging Mirror: Effects of Reflection and Superimposition in Vladislav Xodasevič’s Evropejskaja noč′ (source)
Author: Alexandra Kirilcuk, Harvard University

Paper Title: Poet as Aeronaut: Brodskij’s Dialogue with Cvetaeva on Aging and the Poetic Death-Wish (source)
Author: Alyssa W. Dinega, University of Notre Dame

Paper Title: Writing It All: Białoszewski’s Poetry as the Act of Mind (source)
Author: Joanna Nizynska, University of California, Los Angeles

Discussant: Andrew W. M. Reynolds, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Panel 29C-6: Resources and Materials for the Teaching of Polish
Chair: Leonard A. Polakiewicz, University of Minnesota
Equipment: Overhead Projector
Description: Panel members will address issues relating to the teaching of Polish today including textbooks, video programs, computer-aided materials, methodology.

Paper Title: The Communicative Approach in New Programs and Textbooks for Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language (source)
Author: Wladyslaw Miodunka, Jagiellonian University

Paper Title: The Polish Language Learning Framework (source)
Author: Joanna Radwanska-Williams, University of Illinois


Panel 29C-7: Russian Literature after 1953
Chair: Tatiana Spektor, Iowa State University

Paper Title: Oral Narrative in Modern Russian Fiction (source)
Author: David Macphail, University of Cambridge

Paper Title: Arsenij Tarkovskij and the Problem of Citizenship in the “State of Russian Speech” (source)
Author: Igor Vishnevetsky, Emory University


Panel 29C-8: Slavic Phonology and Prosody
Chair: Grant Lundberg, Brigham Young University

Paper Title: Vowel Length and Syllable Structure in Čakavian (source)
Author: Keith Langston, University of Georgia

Paper Title: A Revised View of the Early Dialectalization of Western-South Slavic (source)
Author: Marc Greenberg, University of Kansas

Paper Title: The Misconception of Generalized Shortening and Related Issues in the Evolution of Slavic Liquid Diphthongs (source)
Author: Ronald Feldstein, Indiana University

Discussant: Frank Gladney, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Wednesday, 29 December, 3:15-5:15 p.m.


Panel 29D-1: Czech Literature in Transition (North American Association of Teachers of Czech)
Chair: Malynne Sternstein, University of Chicago

Paper Title: Kitsch in the Work of Milan Kundera (source)
Author: Aaron Beaver, University of Chicago

Paper Title: Czech Women Playwrights of the Transition: Exploring New Directions (source)
Author: Lauren McConnell, Northwestern University

Paper Title: Rethinking Hrabal’s prose: Carnival and Subversion in Closely Watched Trains (source)
Author: Laura Shear Urbaszewski, University of Chicago


Panel 29D-2: Discourse and Pragmatics
Chair: Jane Hacking, University of Utah

Paper Title: Oral Residue in the Referential System of Late Middle Russian Written Discourse (source)
Author: Ekaterina Schnittke, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Title: Noun Phrase Packaging and Discourse Structure in Middle Bulgarian Texts (source)
Author: John Leafgren, University of Arizona

Paper Title: Svodbodnyj li porjadok slov v russkom jazyke? (K voprosy o kommunikativnom statuse leksem) (source)
Author: Fedor Pankov, Moscow State University


Panel 29D-3: New Theoretical Approaches to Slavic Literature
Chair: Julie K. Nachtigal, University of Chicago

Paper Title: Narrative Identity/Imperial Identity: “Skazanie o knjazex Vladimirskix” and “Povest′ o Novgorodskom belom klobuke” (source)
Author: Nikita Nankov, Indiana University

Paper Title: Taste as a Subject of Systematic Analysis: Puškin’s Taste and Intertastes (source)
Author: Mikhail Gronas, University of Southern California

Paper Title: Lyric and Society: Western Theory and Polish Practice (source)
Author: Clare Cavanagh, Northwestern University


Panel 29D-4: Textbooks for Content-Based Instruction: Political Russian, Years of Change: Reading the Russian Press, Scientific Russian, Political Reader, On the Air: Russian Television and Politics (Forum on Instructional Materials)
Chair: Natasha Simes, Johns Hopkins University
Equipment: VCR

Panelist: Natasha Simes, Johns Hopkins University

Panelist: Richard Robin, George Washington University

Panelist: Ludmila Guslistov, Johns Hopkins University

Panelist: Olga Ogurtsova, Beloit College

Panelist: Maria Bourlatskaya, University of Pennsylvania


Panel 29D-5: Rethinking the Legacy of World War II in Russian Literature
Chair: Angela Brintlinger, Ohio State University

Paper Title: War Theme as a Safe-Conduct in Russian Literature (source)
Author: Tatiana Smorodinskaya, Middlebury College

Paper Title: “Return to Traditional Values” in the Literature of World War II (source)
Author: Ludmila S. Yevsukov, United States Air Force Academy

Paper Title: World War II in Vasilij Aksenov’s Moskovskaja saga (source)
Author: John Mohan, Grinnell College

Discussant: Irene Masing-Delic, Ohio State University

Discussant: Vasily Aksenov, George Mason University


Panel 29D-6: Russian Romantic Verse
Chair: Ilya Vinitsky, Columbia University

Paper Title: Imja sobstvennoe v strokax i meždu strok (source)
Author: Elizabeth Ginzburg, University of Chicago

Paper Title: A Rhetoric of Presence and Absence: Tjutčev’s “Ne to, čto mnite vy, priroda” (source)
Author: Cynthia C. Ramsey, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Paradox and the Narrative Structure of Lermontov’s “Prorok” (source)
Author: David Vernikov, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Twin Poems by Lermontov (source)
Author: Michael Wachtel, Princeton University


Panel 29D-7: Ways and Means of Promoting Russian-Language Study (Roundtable)
Chair: Emily Tall, State University of New York, Buffalo
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Panelist: Maria D. Lekic, University of Maryland

Panelist: Ron Richards, University of California, Los Angeles


Panel 29D-8: The Katzner Dictionary: From Printed Volume to CD-ROM (Forum on Instructional Materials)
Chair: Kenneth Katzner, Department of Defense
Equipment: Computer Projector, Overhead Projector

Panelist: Kenneth Katzner, Department of Defense


Wednesday, 29 December, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Panel 29E-1: Language Textbooks and the Teaching of Culture and Listening Comprehension
Chair: Andrea Nelson, Swarthmore College

Paper Title: RKI: prepodavanie audirovanija v amerikanskoj auditorii (source)
Author: Andrei Zaitsev, University of Maryland, College Park

Paper Title: Songs for Teaching Listening Comprehension (source)
Author: Vladimir Tumanov, University of Western Ontario

Paper Title: The Importance of Studying Language in the Context of Culture (source)
Author: Natalie Lovick, Monterey Institute of International Studies


Panel 29E-2: History and Literature
Chair: David J. Galloway, Cornell University
Equipment: VCR

Paper Title: Engineers of Soviet Souls: The Problem of Arkadij Gajdar (source)
Author: Ann Komaromi, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Speechless Before the Court: The First Circle and the Soviet Public Discourse on the Gulag (source)
Author: Dariusz Tolczyk, University of Virginia

Paper Title: The Birth of Lyricism in Soviet Culture: Time and Space in Okudžava’s Poetry and Soviet “Thaw” Film (source)
Author: Elena Monastireva-Ansdell, Oberlin College
Equipment: VCR

Paper Title: Sof′ja Petrovna: the Little (Wo)man of St. Petersburg in the Crucible of History (source)
Author: Rimgaila Salys, University of Colorado


Panel 29E-3: Intertext in the Modernist and Postmodernist Novel
Chair: Anna Brodsky, Washington and Lee University

Paper Title: The Wind or the Hearth? Pasternak’s Blok in Doktor Živago (source)
Author: Judith E. Kalb, University of South Carolina

Paper Title: Another Life as Immortality: Trifonov’s Allusions to Pasternak (source)
Author: Tatiana Spektor, Iowa State University

Paper Title: Intertextual Overkill: Sinjavskij’s Metafiction (source)
Author: Walter F. Kolonosky, Kansas State University


Panel 29E-4: Mandel′štam
Chair: Clare Cavanagh, Northwestern University
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: From Adamites to Adamists—Mandel′štam and Bosch (source)
Author: Tatyana Buzina, Yale University
Equipment: Slide Projector

Paper Title: The Language of Recognition: Mandel′štam’s Poetic Encounter with Batjuškov (source)
Author: Julia Zarankin, Princeton University

Paper Title: “Net, ves′ ja ne umru”: Puškin, Mandel′štam, and “The Return of the Dead” in the Voronežskie tetradi (source)
Author: Andrew W. M. Reynolds, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: “U groba” simvolistskogo geroja: Blok in Mandel′štam’s “Pust′ v dušnoj komnate …” (source)
Author: Stuart Goldberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Panel 29E-5: The Russian Case Book Project (Forum on Instructional Materials)
Chair: Laura Janda, University of North Carolina
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Panelist: Laura Janda, University of North Carolina

Panelist: Steven J. Clancy, University of North Carolina


Panel 29E-6: Russian Poetry Reading
Chair: Andrey Gritsman, Independent Scholar
Description: Annual reading by leading Russian poets (by invitation). The Poetry Reading panel plans to publish a short booklet-anthology of poems of the participants in Russian.

Poet: Andrey Gritsman, Independent Scholar

Poet: Dmitry Bobyshev, Urbana, IL

Poet: Yevgeny Slivkin, University of Illinois

Poet: Julia Kunina, New York, NY

Poet: Vadim Mesyats, New York, NY

Poet: Vera Zubarev, University of Pennsylvania


Panel 29E-7: Translation Issues
Chair: Elena Levintova, Defense Language Institute
Description: Translation theory; issues in translating from/into Slavic languages; translation of specific authors/genres/texts.

Paper Title: Symmetry of Reflective Fixations as a Principle of Translating (source)
Author: Georgy Bogin, Tver State University

Paper Title: “Artisticity” as the Object of Translation (source)
Author: Natalia L. Galeyeva, Tver State University

Paper Title: “Anja” in Wonderland or “Does Asparagus Grow in the Pile of Manure?”: Nabokov’s translation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (source)
Author: Julia Trubikhina, New York University

Paper Title: Russian Realia in Iosif Brodskij’s Self Translations (Sedov vs. Scott) (source)
Author: Zarema Kumakhova, Michigan State University


Thursday, 30 December, 8:00-10:00 a.m.


Panel 30A-1: Devils and Demons in Russian Literature
Chair: Donna Oliver, Beloit College

Paper Title: The Demonic: Imagination or Reality? (source)
Author: Natalia Lechtchenko, Brown University

Paper Title: Acedia and the Noonday Demon in Nikolaj Gogol′’s “Tale of the Two Ivans” (source)
Author: Christopher R. Putney, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Panel 30A-2: East Slavic Texts
Chair: Marc Greenberg, University of Kansas
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: The Morphology and Syntax of the Old Russian Participial System as Seen in Groznyj’s First Epistle to Kurbskij (source)
Author: Ron Richards, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Title: The Softening Clitic of Avvakum’s Seventeenth-Century Autobiography and Gil′ferding’s Nineteenth-Century Onega Byliny (source)
Author: James Anthony Weller, Ohio State University
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: The Use of the Letter Omega in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Rjazanian Legal Documents (source)
Author: Syeng-Mann Yoo, Ohio State University

Discussant: Bill Darden, University of Chicago


Panel 30A-3: Issues in the Acquisition of Russian
Chair: Dan L. Davidson, ACTR
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Towards Minimal Functional Competence: Characteristics of Interlanguage at the Intermediate High Level (source)
Author: Ewa Golonka, Bryn Mawr College
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Language Breakdown in Russia: Situation-Specific Occurrences (source)
Author: Mark Powell, University of Texas, Austin
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Changes in the L1 Nominal System of Russian-English Bilingual Child (source)
Author: Katya Nemtchinova, Seattle Pacific University

Discussant: Lynne deBenedette, Brown University


Panel 30A-4: Myth in Literature
Chair: Alyssa W. Dinega, University of Notre Dame

Paper Title: Myth and Morality in the Historiography of Konstantin Aksakov (source)
Author: Michelle Kelly, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Title: Of Beauties and Circles: The Function of Myth in Petruševskaja’s “Svoj krug” (source)
Author: Kristin Peterson, Ohio State University

Paper Title: Mythobiography and Biomythography: A Comparative Study of Marina Cvetaeva’s and Audre Lorde’s Autobiographical Prose (source)
Author: Laura Miller-Purrenhage, University of Michigan

Discussant: Helena Goscilo, University of Pittsburgh


Panel 30A-5: Penetrating Another Culture: The Governor’s Russian Studies Academy and the Russian Youth Exchange 1988–1999 (Roundtable)
Chair: Jeanmarie Roughier-Willoughby, University of Kentucky
Description: This presentation will examine the development of an intensive summer Russian studies program in Virginia for outstanding high school juniors and seniors selected on the basis of a statewide competition, the subsequent addition of a similar program in English and American studies for young people from Russia, and the benefits that students, faculty and communities on both sides of the ocean have derived from sharing the joint cross-cultural academy experience. Presenters will examine the planning process, the curriculum, and comments from faculty and from alumni of the nineteen-day program. In addition to video clips and photographs from the 1999 GRSA/RYE that will be shown, curricular and assessment materials will be distributed. Presenters will be the director and faculty members from the program that has been in place for twelve years and includes five hundred alumni in the United States and approximately 125 in Russia.

Panelist: Catharine Cooke, Friends' School, Baltimore, MD

Panelist: Elizabeth B. Neatrour, James Madison University

Panelist: Anne Mayes, James Madison University


Panel 30A-6: Puškin’s Poetics
Chair: Andrew W. M. Reynolds, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Puškin’s The Golden Cockerel Revisited (source)
Author: Felix Raskolnikov, Michigan State University

Paper Title: Elements of the Familiar Letter in Puškin’s Domik v Kolomne (source)
Author: Kerry Sabbag, Brown University

Paper Title: Time, Locus, and Lack of Freedom in Puškin’s Southern Poems (source)
Author: Elena Wilcox, Brown University

Paper Title: Inventing Tauris: Elegy and the Creation of a Myth (source)
Author: Boris Wolfson, University of California, Berkeley


Panel 30A-7: Scientists, Poets, and Madmen: The Intersection of Science and Literature
Chair: Julie Hansen, University of Michigan

Paper Title: “Vo Glubine Tainstvennyx Stixij”: the Role of Science in German Romanticism and in Vladimir Odoevskij’s Russian Nights (source)
Author: Marina Aptekman, Brown University

Paper Title: Electricity: Between Fact and Fiction in Fin-de-Siècle Russian Literature (source)
Author: Anindita Banerjee, University of California, Los Angeles

Discussant: Lena Szilard, University of Sassari


Thursday, 30 December, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


Panel 30B-1: Current Issues of Post-Soviet Russian Culture (Roundtable)
Chair: Juras Ryfa, George Washington University
Description: The roundtable is dedicated to discussion of several of the most important issues of post-Soviet Russian culture, including the evolution of literary publications, new Russian holidays, higher education, and shifting attitudes towards the West. Participants will address the influence of new and traditional factors on these cultural spheres: oppositional or supportive stances towards the government, changing political and economic factors, and the perceived moral, social and esthetic functions of cultural actors and production.

Topic: Russian Attitudes toward the United States in the Perestrojka and Post-Perestrojka Years
Panelist: Konstantin Kustanovich, Vanderbilt University

Topic: The Fate of the Thick Journals in Post-Soviet Russian Literature
Panelist: Tatiana Spektor, Iowa State University


Panel 30B-2: The Language Teacher in New Classroom Contexts
Chair: Cynthia C. Ramsey, University of Wisconsin
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Russian Literature for Developing Writing Skills and Critical Thinking: A Case Study (source)
Author: Megan Dixon, Principia College
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: An Intensive Russian Language Course for Social Science Faculty: The National Security Education Program (NSEP) at the University of Iowa (source)
Author: Irina Kostina, Kirkwood Community College

Discussant: Benjamin Rifkin, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Panel 30B-3: Literature and the Body
Chair: Jane Costlow, Bates College

Paper Title: Composition and the Decomposition of the Female Form in Gogol′’s “Vij” (source)
Author: Elisa Shorofskaia Frost, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Bugs and the Body Politic: Identity and the Body in Viktor Pelevin’s Žizn′ nasekomyx (source)
Author: Keith Livers, University of Texas, Austin

Paper Title: The Somatic Text: Literature as an Embodied Entity (source)
Author: Janneke van de Stadt, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Panel 30B-4: Maksim Gor′kij: Cross-Cultural Connections
Chair: Richard Sheldon, Dartmouth College
Description: Proposals are invited for papers on Gor′kij’s interaction with, or influence on, non-Russian cultures and writers.

Paper Title: Gor′kij’s Italian Fairytales and Gogol′’s Rome (source)
Author: Irene Masing-Delic, Ohio State University

Paper Title: In the Shades of Spain: Gor′kij’s Last Legacy (source)
Author: Ruth Rischin, Independent Scholar

Paper Title: Going Down: Maksim Gor′kij’s The Lower Depths and Eugene O’Neill (source)
Author: Barry P. Scherr, Dartmouth College


Panel 30B-5: North American Puškin Society
Chair: Nicole Svobodny, Pennsylvania State University

Paper Title: The Structure of Freedom in Puškin’s Lyrical Poetry (source)
Author: David B. Polet, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paper Title: Puškin’s German Professor: The Career of F. M. Gauenšil′d (source)
Author: Edward Alan Cole, Grand Valley State University

Paper Title: Puškin from the Beyond: An Analysis of an “Unreliable Source” (source)
Author: Ilya Vinitsky, Columbia University

Paper Title: Puškin’s History Sideways: Čexov and Saxalin (source)
Author: Carol Apollonio Flath, Duke University


Panel 30B-6: The Slavic and Baltic Verb
Chair: Charles Mills, Knox College

Paper Title: The EPP, Expletives, and Ukrainian -no/-to (source)
Author: James Lavine, Princeton University

Paper Title: The Grammar of “Paraphrastic Imperfectives” in Latvian and Upper Sorbian (source)
Author: Gary Toops, Wichita State University

Discussant: George Fowler, Indiana University


Panel 30B-7: Standards for K–12 (Roundtable)
Chair: Jane W. Shuffelton, Brighton High School, Rochester, NY
Equipment: Overhead Projector
Description: The roundtable will offer an opportunity to share learning experiences that reflect the Standards for Russian in pre-college classrooms and to discuss the impact of the standards movement on programs. This will also be a forum to discuss extending the initiative by developing post-secondary standards in line with the existing K-12 Standards.

Panelist: Ruth Edelman, Tenafly Middle and High Schools, Tenafly, NJ

Panelist: Peter Merrill, Phillips Academy

Panelist: Thomas J. Garza, University of Texas, Austin


Panel 30B-8: Theories of Art from Černyševskij to Socialist Realism
Chair: Michael A. Denner, Northwestern University
Description: This panel will provide a forum for discussing nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian aesthetic theories and debates. Papers that approach these debates in the greater context of economic or societal changes and literary movements are especially welcome, as are papers that offer readings of artistic works as demonstrations of aesthetic theories.

Paper Title: Vjačeslav Ivanov’s “Alpine Horn” as a Manifesto of Symbolism (source)
Author: Gerald J. Janecek, University of Kentucky

Paper Title: Acmeism, Adamism and Neo-Primitivism (source)
Author: Francoise Rosset, Wheaton College

Discussant: Justin Weir, Northwestern University


Thursday, 30 December, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Panel 30C-1: At the Millennium: The Latest Trends in Russian Literature
Chair: Helena Goscilo, University of Pittsburgh

Paper Title: Limonov: Epatage as the (Meta)Literary Device (source)
Author: Alexei Pavlenko, Colorado College

Paper Title: Judging Emptiness: Reflections on the Post-Soviet Aesthetics and Ethics of Viktor Pelevin’s Čapaev i Pustota (source)
Author: Evgeny Pavlov, University of Canterbury

Paper Title: Changes in the Russian Literary Process 1985–1995 (source)
Author: Marina Konstantinova, University of Amsterdam


Panel 30C-2: The Avant-Garde
Chair: Gerald J. Janecek, University of Kentucky

Paper Title: Prophesy and Science: On the Nature of Velimir Xlebnikov’s Doski Sud′by (source)
Author: Andrea Hacker, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Title: The Avant-Garde Gesture: From Futurism to Jean-Luc Godard (source)
Author: Nikolai Firtich, Yale University

Paper Title: Pursuing the Logical End: Rodčenko and Witkiewicz at the Crossroads of Artistic-Social Avant-Garde (source)
Author: Juras Ryfa, George Washington University


Panel 30C-3: Romanticism in Slavic Literatures
Chair: Megan Dixon, Principia College

Paper Title: Puškin in Ukrainian: “Russian” and “Ukrainian” Literary Modes at the End of the Puškin Age (source)
Author: Nicole Boudreau, University of Chicago

Paper Title: Ironic-Byronic Influence in Lermontov’s Tambovskaja Kaznačejša (source)
Author: Heather Daly, Brown University

Discussant: Clare Cavanagh, Northwestern University


Panel 30C-4: Russian Language Policy and Language Choice in Plurilingual Contexts
Chair: Victor M. Frank, National Foreign Language Center
Equipment: Overhead Projector

Paper Title: Language Shift in Ukraine: A Bilingual Society in Transition (source)
Author: Camelot Marshall, Bryn Mawr College

Paper Title: The Study of Kazakh and Russian Among College Students in Kazakhstan: Divergent Views of the Linguistic Future (source)
Author: William P. Rivers, National Foreign Language Center

Paper Title: Russian in the United States (Revisited): Language Policy and the Less Commonly Taught Languages (source)
Author: Richard Brecht, National Foreign Language Center


Panel 30C-5: Tolstoj and Other Writers
Chair: Dragan Kujundzic, University of Memphis

Paper Title: Mixail Zagoskin and Tolstoj’s War and Peace: A Study of Influence (source)
Author: Jonathan Perkins, University of Kansas

Paper Title: Fedor Sologub and Lev Tolstoj (source)
Author: Jason Merrill, Drew University

Paper Title: Being-Toward-Death in Tolstoj’s The Death of Ivan Il′ič (source)
Author: Natalie Repin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Paper Title: Dusting off the Couch, or Discovering What Is Art in “Art as Device” (source)
Author: Michael A. Denner, Northwestern University

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