Literary Theatricality: Theatrical Text

Event Location: 
Various Locations
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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference


An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 
Princeton University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
October 26th and 27th 2012

FRIDAY OCT. 26th     --    Chancellor Green 105

Coffee and bagels (served just outside room 105)

10:00 am –11:30 am Panel 1 -- Embedded Theatricality  

Chair: Edyta Bojanowska (Rutgers U.)  
Discussant: Boris Wolfson (Amherst College)

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

Philip Gleissner (Princeton U.) Scandal as a Performance and Counter-Performance of Semiotic Destruction: Viktor Erofeev’s Russian Beau


11:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch (served just outside room 105)


12:30 pm- 2:00pm Panel 2 -- Russian Poetry on the Stage

Chair: Brian Johnson (Swarthmore College)  
Discussant: Alaina Lemon (University of Michigan)

Katie Kahle (Brown U.) Tsvetaeva's Fedra and Biomechanics

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, Kharms, and Platonov


Coffee break (served just outside room 105)


2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Panel 3 – How Text Instances a Production

Chair: Rose Malague (U. Penn)
Discussant: Sharon Carnicke (University of Southern California)

Maria Corrigan (UC Santa Barbara) How Overcoats Are Made

Natalie Ryabchikova (U. of Pittsburg) Eisenstein’s Teaching Method: Text-Mise-en-scene-Text

Jonathan Fitts (NYU) Towards a Dramaturgy of Performance Playwriting


Coffee break (served just outside room 105)

4:15pm-5:30 pm—Keynote Address –  Chancellor Green Rotunda, room 105

John MacKay (Yale U.)  “The Theatricality of Anti-Theatricality in Early Soviet Film”

7-8pm Dinner, served in East Pyne 245



Room location: East Pyne 205


Coffee  (served just outside room 205)

9:30 am-10:45 am Guest Lecture: “New Drama: Plays for Nonexistent Theater”
Elena Kovalskaya (Theater Critic, Afisha Magazine, Moscow) 


11:00 am – 1 pm Panel 4 – Departing from Canonical Texts 
Chair: Geoff Cebula (Princeton U.)
Discussant: Mark Lipovetsky (University of Colorado at Boulder)
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

1-2pm Lunch (served just outside room 205)

2-3:30 pm Play reading of Ivan Vyrypaev’s “Illusions” (2011).  
Room location: East Pyne 010
Performance in Russian.  Elena Kovalskaya, Denis Zhernokleyev, Victoria Juharyan, Philip Gleissner, Susanna Weygandt

Event Type: 
Standard Event
Event Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2012 -
9:00am to 1:00pm