2021 Conference Program: Friday

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9:00am-11:00pm
Conference Panels: Session 9
11:45am-1:45pm
Conference Panels: Session 10
2:30pm-4:30pm
Conference Panels: Session 11
5:15pm-7:15pm
Conference Panels: Session 12
AATSEEL Graduate Student Committee Meeting

February 26, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am

Session 9-1 Panel: New Approaches to Czech Literature (with Slavic Comparisons)

Location:
Not Assigned
Organizer:
David L. Cooper, University of Illinois
Chair:
Veronika Tuckerova, Harvard University
Panelist:
Hana Waisserova, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Title:
Humanistic Sustainability: Ecocriticism and Social Ecology in Czech Women’s Writing
Panelist:
Anastasia Tsylina, Brown University
Title:
Václav Hanka and Russian Slavophiles
Panelist:
David L. Cooper, University of Illinois
Title:
Successful Forgeries? Computer Analysis of Oral-Formulaic Epic Poetry Imitations

Session 9-2 : Soviet Subjectivities: Writing the Self

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Pavel Khazanov, Rutgers University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Polina Maksimovich, Loyola University Chicago
Title:
"This is me": Authorial Presentation of Self in A. Vampilov’s Duck Hunting
Panelist:
Tatyana Gershkovich, Carnegie Mellon University
Title:
Subjectivity at Scale: Diary-writing in the Soviet Era
Panelist:
Lidia Tripiccione, Princeton University
Title:
Letters by Viktor Shklovsky
Discussants:
Pavel Khazanov, Rutgers University

Session 9-3 : New Digital Opportunities for the Online Age

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Irina Dubinina, Brandeis University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Alexander Groce, American University
Title:
What Philipp Kirkorov can do for your Russian: The new digital age in the RFL classroom
Panelist:
Aleksey Novikov, University of Arizona
Title:
Using a Learner Corpus as a Medium Between Unfocused and Focused Tasks in Task-based Language Teaching
Panelist:
Irina Poliakova, DLIFLC and Alena Makarava, DLIFLI and Julia Kobrina, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Title:
Virtual Conundrum Solved: 3 Ways to Make Online Language Instruction Engaging.

Session 9-4 Roundtable: Drama-Based Language Pedagogy for Slavic Languages: Theory and Practice.

Location:
Not Assigned
Organizer:
Marina Alexandrova, University of Texas at Austin
Chair:
Marina Alexandrova, University of Texas at Austin
Discussants:
Frane Karabatic, The University of Texas at Austin
Marina Alexandrova, University of Texas at Austin
Michael Troitski
Natalia Dominguez Sapien, Fribourg University
Susanna Weygandt, Sewanee: The University of the South
Victoria Juharyan, Middlebury College

February 26, 2021, 11:45am-1:45pm

Session 10-1 : Women and Gender in Slavic and Eurasian Studies (I)

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Melissa Miller, University of Notre Dame
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Serenity Stanton Orengo, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Title:
Pushkin’s Drowned Women
Panelist:
Colleen Lucey, University of Arizona
Title:
Defining Women’s Honor: Marriage and Motherhood in Avdot’ia Panaeva’s A Woman’s Lot
Panelist:
Katya Hokanson, University of Oregon
Title:
Engendering Ethnography in the Nineteenth Century: Aleksandra Potanina and her Women Subjects
Discussants:
Natalia Dame, University of Southern California

Session 10-2 : Empirical and experimental approaches to Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Slavic and Eastern European (SEE) languages (I): Socio-affective variables of teaching/learning

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Maria Shardakova, University of Indiana-Bloomington
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Dmitrii Pastushenkov, Michigan State University
Title:
The Interplay of Cognitive Factors, Motivation, and Language Exposure in Russian SLA
Panelist:
Marina Tsylina, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hadis Ghaedi, University of Wisconsin Madison and Jose Luis Garrido Rivera, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:
When You Need a Helping Hand, but You Get a Foot: Russian FL Learners’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Learning Affordances

Session 10-3 : Language as a Weapon

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Robert Channon, Purdue University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Anna Vozna
Title:
Implications of Framing of Russian Language in Ukrainian language Policies for Russian-Speaking Ukrainians
Panelist:
Maria Donahoe, University of Arizona
Title:
Enemies and Brothers: Nationalism in Russian Official Discourse Regarding Crimea
Panelist:
Randall Rowe, The Ohio State University
Title:
Migration, Media, and Marginalization: Central Asian Migrants in New York City

Session 10-4 : Religious and Ethical Questions in Dostoyevsky and Gogol

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Susanne Fusso, Wesleyan University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Benjamin Musachio, Princeton University
Title:
Marmeladov's Competing Narratives of Salvation
Panelist:
Maxwell Parlin, Princeton University
Title:
Becoming Aware of Sin and Despair: The Aesthetic vs. the Ethical, and the Need for the Religious in Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground
Panelist:
Kathleen Manukyan, University of Pittsburgh
Title:
Three Crucifixions in Gogol’s Cossack Nation: Taras Bulba and I Corinthians
Panelist:
Yonni Kim, University of Southern California
Title:
How Nikolai Gogol Imagined His Readers: The Exclusion of Readers from Their Own Transformation

Session 10-5 : Constructing Others in Eastern Europe (16th-19th Centuries)

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Yelena Severina, UCLA
Title:
Ottomans of the Crimean Khanate in Russian Imperial Tableaux
Panelist:
Virginia Zickafoose, Independent Scholar
Title:
Character out of Caricature: the Starosta
Panelist:
Irena Avsenik Nabergoj, Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Title:
Negative Image of Jews in Older Slovenian Folk Prayers

February 26, 2021, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Session 11-1 : Women and Gender in Slavic and Eurasian Studies (II)

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Natalie McCauley, University of Richmond
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Alisa Lin, The Ohio State University
Title:
Costuming the New Soviet Woman: Fashion and Gender in 1920s Theater and Film
Panelist:
Elizabeth McBean, Ohio State University
Title:
Liudmila Petrushevskaia and Tatiana Tolstaia's Dacha Landscapes as Palimpsests of Social and Political Transformations
Panelist:
Mari Jarris, Princeton University
Title:
Between Marxism and Feminism: Alexandra Kollontai and Lu Märten’s Theories of the New Woman
Discussants:
Melissa Miller, University of Notre Dame

Session 11-2 : Empirical and experimental approaches to Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Slavic and Eastern European (SEE) languages (II): Learner language research

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
William J. Comer, Portland State University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Aleksey Novikov, University of Arizona
Title:
Syntactic and Morphological Complexity Measures as Markers of L2 Russian Development
Panelist:
Rossina Soyan, Carnegie Mellon University and Olesya Kisselev, University of Texas at San Antonio and Dmitrii Pastushenkov, Michigan State University and Jason Merrill, Michigan State University
Title:
Lexical and syntactic complexity development in Russian learner language and correlations with raters’ scores
Panelist:
Ekaterina Vlasova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
Title:
Exploring variation and change of the Russian prepositional phrase: evidence from corpus-based and experimental methods

Session 11-3 Roundtable: Teaching Russian online: lessons learned from teaching during the pandemic

Location:
Not Assigned
Organizer:
Irina Dubinina, Brandeis University
Chair:
Liudmila Klimanova, University of Arizona
Discussants:
Anna Shkireva, University of New Mexico
Evgeny Dengub, Smith College and UMAss Amherst
Irina Dubinina, Brandeis University
Jason Merrill, Michigan State University
Richard Robin, George Washington University

Session 11-4 : Writing Disorder: From the Absurd to the Fantastic

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Thomas Epstein, Boston College
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Caitlin Giustiniano, University of Southern California
Title:
Kharmsian Chaos: Disrupting the Unnatural Order
Panelist:
Lenora Murphy, Stanford University
Title:
Crimes without Victims or Perpetrators: Violence, Society, and the State in Elizaveta Bam
Panelist:
Ben Hooyman, Columbia University
Title:
An Absurd Literary Future: Theorizing the Evolution of Literature in Zoshchenko’s Michel Sinyagin
Panelist:
David Goldfarb, David A. Goldfarb
Title:
Bruno Schulz: The Fantastic and the Real

Session 11-5 : Social and Literary Questions in 19th Century Literature

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Lynn Patyk, Dartmouth College
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Laura Matthews, Princeton University
Title:
The Turning of Mills and Minds: How a Reading of Tolstoy’s Azbuka Illuminates the Educational Themes in Anna Karenina
Panelist:
Natalia Dame, University of Southern California
Title:
The Martyr-Heroine on Trial: The Russian Revolutionary Women of the 1870s-1880s
Panelist:
Daria Solodkaia, Independent scholar
Title:
Three Editions of Masquerade as Lermontov’s Variations on the Theme of Pushkin’s “Queen of Spades”
Panelist:
Rusina Volkova, Independent Scholar
Title:
Nabokovs family and the assassination of Rasputin

February 26, 2021, 5:15pm-7:15pm

Session 12-1 : Women and Gender in Slavic and Eurasian Studies (III)

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Melissa Miller, University of Notre Dame
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Fiona Bell, Yale University
Title:
The New “Three Sisters”: Portrayals of Domestic Violence in Contemporary Russian Drama
Panelist:
Natalie McCauley, University of Richmond
Title:
Screening the Gulag in Putin's Russia: Gender in Contemporary Russian Television
Panelist:
Alexey Shvyrkov, Columbia University
Title:
Can the Post-Soviet Subaltern Speak? Silence, Women's Emancipation and Postcolonial Discourse in Guzel' Iakhina's Zuleikha otkryvaet glaza.
Discussants:
Colleen Lucey, University of Arizona

Session 12-2 Roundtable: Activities Enhancing Social, Cognitive and Teacher Presence in Asynchronous Online Learning

Location:
Not Assigned
Organizer:
Meredith Doubleday, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chair:
Evgeny Dengub, Smith College and UMAss Amherst
Discussants:
Aleksey Novikov, University of Arizona
Heather Rice, The University of Texas at Austin
Izolda Savenkova, Dickinson College
Meredith Doubleday, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Session 12-3 : Empirical and experimental approaches to Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Slavic and Eastern European (SEE) languages (III): Classroom-based research and on research of specific pedagogical approaches

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Irina Dubinina, Brandeis University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Natalia Nekora, Smolny College
Title:
Mastering Academic Russian: Functional-Semantic Approach to Analysis of Genitive and Instrumental Cases Usage in L2 Writing
Panelist:
Albina Khabibulina, Vanderbilt University
Title:
The Dynamics of Acquisition of the Russian Verbal Aspect by American Learners of Russian
Discussants:
Irina Dubinina, Brandeis University

Session 12-4 Panel: A Sixth of the Earth: Russian and Eurasian Geopoetics

Location:
Not Assigned
Organizer:
Emily Laskin, UC Berkeley
Chair:
Maria Hristova, Lewis & Clark College
Panelist:
Daniel Brooks, Franklin & Marshall College
Title:
Seeing Struggle, Between Forest and Steppe
Panelist:
Emily Laskin, UC Berkeley
Title:
Alpine Sublime, Steppe Mundane?: The Geopoetics of Flatness in Russia
Panelist:
Lily Scott, UC Berkeley
Title:
Remapping the Village: Sholokhov and Platonov Write Collectivization
Discussants:
MATTHEW MANGOLD, George Mason University

Session 12-5 : Early 20th century Prose and Drama

Location:
Not Assigned
Chair:
Jonathan Stone, Franklin & Marshall College
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Marya Zeigler, Department of Defense
Title:
Yuri Olesha’s Liompa as Allegory of the Journey through Life
Panelist:
Irina Avkhimovich, University of North Georgia
Title:
Aleksey Tolstoy’s Historical Plays: Russia’s Political Crises and the Modernity Project
Panelist:
Anna Aydinyan, Kenyon College
Title:
The Death of Vazir-Mukhtar as a Spy Novel
Panelist:
Irina Potapova, Juniata College
Title:
Motherhood Traits as a Rebellious Force in Female Characters of Evgenii Zamiatin’s We