Conference Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge our Sponsors, who made this conference possible:

Eberhard L. Faber Fund in the Humanities Council; The Slavic Department; The Program in Theatre of the Lewis Center for the Arts; Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS); University Center for Human Values; The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; The Center for European Studies; and The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton (IHUM)

Conference Schedule

Princeton University
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
October 25-27, 2012
FRIDAY OCT. 26th — First Panel in East Pyne 127
10:00 am –11:30 am Panel 1 — Embedded Theatricality
Chair: Edyta Bojanowska (Rutgers U.)
Philip Gleissner (Princeton U.) Scandal as a Performance and Counter-Performance of Semiotic Destruction: Viktor Erofeev’s Russian Beauty
Veronica Muskheli (University of Washington) From Propp to Props: Tense Alternation as an Oral Performance Marker of Folktales Acquires Theatrical Functions in Skaz and Skaz-Like Works
Cassio de Oliveira (Yale U.) Investigator-Actor-Spy: Dissimulation and Unmasking in the Film Engineer Kochin’s Error
*** From 12:30 pm onward, all events on this day will be held in: ***
Chancellor Green Rotunda, room 105
12:30 pm- 2:00pm Panel 2 — Russian Poetry on the Stage
Chair: Brian Johnson (Swarthmore College)
Lindsay Ceballos (Princeton U.) Valerii Briusov’s Zemlia and the “tragedy of passion” in Russian Symbolism
Jason Cieply (Stanford U.) Staging the End of History: Mayakovsky and Kharms
Discussant: Alaina Lemon (University of Michigan)
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Panel 3How Text Instances a Production
Natalie Ryabchikova (U. of Pittsburg) Eisenstein’s Teaching Method: Text-Mise-en-scene-Text
Jonathan Fitts (NYU) Towards a Dramaturgy of Performance Playwriting
4:30pm-5:45 pm Keynote Address – 105 Chancellor Green
“The Theatricality of Anti-Theatricality in Early Soviet Film”
East Pyne 205
9:30 am-10:45 am
Guest Lecture
Elena Kovalskaya (Theater Critic, Afisha Magazine, Moscow)
“New Drama: Plays for Nonexistent Theater”
Lecture in Russian.  English Translation of the lecture is available on conference website.
Post lecture Q + A facilitated by Russian/English Interpreters in the audience

11:00 am – 1 pm Panel 4 – Departing from Canonical Texts

Chair: Geoff Cebula (Princeton U.)
Molly Flynn (University of Cambridge) Playing Paradox: The Negotiation of Russian Cultural Memory in Nina Belenitskaia’s Pavlik—my God    
Jessica Hinds-Bond (Northwestern U.) Transposing Oblomov to the Post-Soviet Stage
Victoria Juharyan (Princeton U.) ‘Oblomovian Plato’ and His Utterly Improbable Existence in Four Acts                                                                                                          
Susanna Weygandt (Princeton U.) Filling in the Hero and Other Acts of Mediation in Russian New Drama and on Stage                                                                    

Discussant: Mark Lipovetsky (University of Colorado at Boulder)

2-3:30 pm Play reading of Ivan Vyrypaev’s “Illusions” (2011).  
Room location: East Pyne 010

Play readers: Elena Kovalskaya, Denis Zhernokleyev, Victoria Juharyan, Philip Gleissner, Susanna Weygandt

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