2014 Conference Program: Sunday, February 20

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8:00am-10:00am
AATSEEL Executive Council Meeting (Lakeshore Boardroom)
9:00am-11:00am
Conference Panels: SUN-A (see below for room assignments)
11:00am-12:00pm
Coffee With Leading Scholar Kevin Platt (Florentine)
AATSEEL Program Committee Meeting (Lakeshore Boardroom)
12:00pm-2:00pm
Conference Panels: SUN-B

January 12, 2014, 9:00-11:00am

SUN-A-1 : The Idiot and Others

Location:
Superior
Chair:
Carol Apollonio, Duke University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Carmen Finashina, Northwestern University
Title:
“Beauty is an awful and a terrible thing!”: Beauty as a Physical and Psychological Characteristic in the Realist Novel
Panelist:
Julianna Leachman, University of Texas at Austin
Title:
"Constant Inappropriateness": National Identity and Otherness in Dostoevsky's The Idiot
Panelist:
Brian R. Johnson, Macalester College
Title:
Illness as Metaphor: The Case of Dostoevsky’s Consumptives
Discussants:
Daniel Schuemann

SUN-A-2 : Silver Age Culture

Location:
Erie
Chair:
Molly Thomasy Blasing, University of Kentucky
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Kristina Toland, Bowdoin College
Title:
Embodying the Cogito: Rozanov as a Philosopher of Writing
Panelist:
Katherine Reischl, Princeton University
Title:
A Photographic Inheritance: The Afterlife of Leonid Andreev’s Family Photographs
Panelist:
Max Popelysh-Rosochynsky, Northwestern University
Title:
Sexuality and Creativity in Marina Tsvetaeva's Theoretical Writings
Panelist:
Andrey Bredstein, Emory University
Title:
Public Debates on Otherness in the Russian Literature, or Can a Jew Understand Dostoevsky?

SUN-A-3 Panel: Imagined Geographies: Space, Time and Identity in Soviet Russia and Beyond

Location:
Huron
Organizer:
Tatiana Filimonova, Dartmouth College
Chair:
Katherine Bowers, University of British Columbia
Panelist:
Conor Klamann, Northwestern University
Title:
The Geography of the Past in Andrei Platonov's Chevengur
Panelist:
Sanna Turoma, University of Helsinki
Title:
Geography, Space, and Identity in 1960s Soviet Russian Culture
Panelist:
Kolter Campbell, Northwestern University
Title:
The Imaginary Space in Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker
Panelist:
Tatiana Filimonova, Dartmouth College
Title:
Exploring the Limits of Empire: Literary Eurasianism of Pavel Krusanov
Discussants:
Edith W. Clowes, University of Virginia

SUN-A-4 : Russian Literature Today

Location:
Ontario
Chair:
Anya Hamrick-Nevinglovskaya, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Rebecca Stakun, University of Kansas
Title:
Phantoms of Power in Pelevin
Panelist:
Katerina Lakhmitko, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title:
The Deconstruction of Russian Nationalism in Vladimir Sorokin's Day of an Oprichnik
Panelist:
Karen Rosenflanz, The College of St. Scholastica
Title:
Kaminer’s Fire and Pelevin’s Ice: Manipulating the Media Image
Panelist:
Lidia Levkovitch, Rutgers University
Title:
The Zhungle Book: Place, Body and Language in Iurii Buida’s Story Cycle "Zhungli"

SUN-A-5 : Late Soviet Film and Fiction

Location:
Venetian
Chair:
David McVey, University of Kansas
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Alexandre Gontchar, Harvard University
Title:
The Room That Wasn't There: the Stalker and the Nullity of Being
Panelist:
Robert Efird, Virginia Tech
Title:
Paradjanov and the Powers of the False: Narration and Identity in Legend of Suram Fortress
Panelist:
Erin Alpert, University of Pittsburgh
Title:
Documenting and Demystifying the Great Leader: Semen Aranovich’s Documentaries about Stalin
Panelist:
Max Thompson, The University of Arkansas
Title:
Chingiz Aitmatov: Translations into English and his American Readership

SUN-A-6 : Issues in Teaching Beginning-level Language Courses

Location:
Parkside
Chair:
Katya Nemtchinova, Seattle Pacific University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Cori Weiner
Title:
From «Дождь» to «Комеди Клаб»: Entertaining Listening Material for Beginning Russian
Panelist:
Jane F. Jane, University of Utah
Title:
Teacher Beliefs and the Acquisition of Russian Lexical Stress: Is there a Disconnect?
Panelist:
Alla Kourova, University of Central Florida
Title:
The Role of Intercultural Competence in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

January 12, 2014, 12:00-2:00pm

SUN-B-1 Panel: Writing and Re-writing Literary Biographies

Location:
Superior
Organizer:
Carol R. Ueland, Drew University
Chair:
Ludmilla Trigos
Panelist:
Angela Brintlinger, Ohio State University
Title:
"Pushkin 'Three-fold' in the pages of ZhZL"
Panelist:
Caryl Emerson, Princeton University
Title:
"Remarkable Tolstoy, From the Age of Empire to the Putin Era (1894, 2007)"
Panelist:
Irene Masing-Delic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title:
"Writing a Twentieth-Century Poet's Life: The Biography of Alexander Blok"
Discussants:
Carol R. Ueland, Drew University

SUN-B-2 Panel: Gendered Protest in Putin's Russia

Location:
Venetian
Chair:
Nancy Condee, University of Pittsburgh
Panelist:
Lilya Kaganovsky, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title:
Sexposition: Voina, Pussy Riot, FEMEN
Panelist:
Holly Myers, University of Delaware
Title:
A Form of Public Protest: "Offensiveness"

SUN-B-3 : Slavic Views on Theoretical Issues

Location:
Erie
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Melissa Witcombe, Indiana University
Title:
The Case for [Lingual] Specification: Slavic Jotation
Panelist:
Ksenia Zanon, Indiana U
Title:
On the status of reflexive possessives in DP-languages
Panelist:
John Frederick Bailyn, Stony Brook University
Title:
Against Syntactic Cartography: Arguments from Russian

SUN-B-4 : Pedagogical Innovation

Location:
Parkside
Chair:
William J. Comer, Portland State University
GROUP PANELISTS:
Panelist:
Edie Furniss, University of Pittsburgh
Title:
Using a Corpus-Based Approach to Russian as a Foreign Language Materials Development
Panelist:
Liudmila Klimanova, University of Arizona
Title:
L2 Learners in the Wild: Task-based RuNet activities to foster learner autonomy
Panelist:
Rimma Ableeva, University of Georgia
Title:
Where have the word endings gone? Human-Mediated Dynamic Assessment of Text Comprehension in Russian as a Foreign Language
Panelist:
Yuliya Ilchuk
Title:
Integrating Research into Teaching: Geonarrative Projects in the Undergraduate Education