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RES Feb_workshop artsy“THE END OF THE STORY?”
Problems & Perspectives of East European Literary Studies

A two-day workshop at Princeton University

Preliminary Program

DAY 1, Friday, February 8, 2013

RESEARCH AND THE FIELD:
Current Scholarship in East European Literary Studies:
Themes, Frameworks, Methodologies, and Intellectua
l Trends

219 Aaron Burr Hall

9:15-9:30am:
Irena Grudzinska Gross, Serguei Oushakine, Andrzej Tymowski:
Introductions and goals for the workshop

9:30-11:00am
PANEL I: AWAY FROM THE NATIONAL STORY?
Chair: Caryl Emerson (Princeton University)

Michał Paweł Markowski (University of Illinois, Chicago)
From Nation to Fascination
Jessie Labov (Ohio State University, Columbus)
World Theory
Dimitar Kambourov (Sofia University)
Exile or Exodus: Dubravka Ugrešić’s The Museum of Unconditional Surrender and Iliya Troyanov’s The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner

11:15am-13:15pm
PANEL II: SCORCHED MAPS
Chair: Margaret Beissinger (Princeton University)

Wendy Bracewell (University College London)
Out of Eastern Europe: New Perspectives in Travel Writing Studies
Edyta Bojanowska (Rutgers University)
The Story Yet to Be Told: Research on Empire in Russian Literary Studies
Izabela Kalinowska Blackwood (Stony Brook)
Polish-Russian Relations within American Academia: from Affiliation to Filiation
Benjamin Paloff (University of Michigan)
East is Always Further East

14:00-3:30pm
PANEL 3: REFRAMING THE STORY
Chair: Petre Petrov (Princeton University)

Beth Holmgren (Duke University)
Reframing the Story: Hooks and Haunts
Marci Shore (Yale University)
Phenomenological Encounters: Scenes from Central Europe
Thomas Ort (Queens College)
Intellectual Historical Approaches, Carl Schorske in Prague

3:45-5:45 pm
PANEL 4: MOVING TARGETS
Chair: Serguei Alex. Oushakine (Princeton University)

Sean Cotter (University of Texas, Dallas)
Translation Studies
Alice Lovejoy (University of Minnesota)
Historical and Comparative Directions in East Central European Film & Media Studies
Tomislav Z. Longinović (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
From East European Studies to Vampirology: Notes from the Veteran Field Warrior

6:00 – 6:45 pm  KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Clare Cavanagh (Northwestern University)
‘Non-Strategic’ Eastern Europe and the Fate of the Humanities

The first day of the workshop is open to the public. No registration required.

DAY 2, Saturday, February 9, 2013

THE PERSPECTIVES FOR THE FIELD

Aaron Burr Hall, 219

9:15-9:30am:
Andrzej Tymowski: Goals for today

9:30-11:30am
SESSION 1: NEW DIRECTIONS
Chair: Irena Grudzińska Gross

Joanna Niżyńska (Harvard University)
Notes on Polish Studies in the Age of Cultural Globalization
Sibelan Forrester (Swathmore College)
Eastern European Area Studies – From Outside the Area
Roman Koropeckyi (University of California, Los Angeles)
Intellectual Agenda and Practical Prospects

Closed Sessions:
11:45am-13:00pm

SESSION 2: SUMMARY OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING PERSPECTIVES
Chair: Serguei Oushakine
Participants: Beth Holmgren, Wendy Bracewell, Michał Paweł Markowski, Jessie Labov.

2:00 – 3:30pm

SESSION 3: ISSUES IN THE FIELD
Andrzej Tymowski, moderator

3:45-5:00pm:
SESSION 4: SUMMING UP

For inquiries please contact Irena Grudzińska Gross at iggross@princeton.edu

All images are by Zoya Frolova

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