Princeton-Columbia Graduate Conference

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Columbia University
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Columbia - Princeton Slavic Studies Graduate Student Conference

Friday, April 1, 2016

Marshall D. Schulman Seminar Room, The Harriman Institute, Columbia University

1219 IAB, 420 W 118th St.


10:00 – 10:30. Coffee


10:30 – 12:00. 19th Century Russian Prose


Inna Kapilevich (Columbia)

“Listening at the Keyhole: Servants and Information Circulation in Dostoevsky’s The Idiot


Denis Zhernokleyev (Princeton)

“The Aesthetic Shackles of Compassion: Dostoevsky’s Case Against Mimesis in The Idiot


Erica Stone Drennan (Columbia)

“Anna Through the Looking Glass: Mirrors and Enstrangement in Anna Karenina”


Discussant: Kirill Ospovat (Princeton)


Chair: Marlow Davis (Columbia)



12:00 – 1:30. Optics of Soviet Modernism


Robyn Jensen (Columbia)

“Missing Frames: Photography and Memory in Brodsky’s ‘In a Room and a Half’”


Gabriella Ferrari (Princeton)

“Turning the Cage Inside Out: Sergei Parajanov’s Prison Works as Subversions of Confinement”


Ben Lussier (Columbia)

“Zhizn’ v svoem nelepom proyavlenii: ‘Patafizika po Kharmsu’”


Discussant: Irena Grudzinska Gross (Princeton)


Chair: Philip Gleissner (Princeton)



1:30-3:00. Lunch (1201 IAB)



3:00 – 4:30. Echoes of Classicism


Mackey Swank (Princeton)

“Acclamation and the Aestheticization of Sovereign Power in Lomonosov’s ‘Ода на день восшествия на престол императрицы Елизаветы Петровны 1748 года’”


Mie Mortensen (Columbia)

“Everything Architecture: Suppressed Neoclassical Traces in the Russian Avant-Garde”


Victoria Juharyan (Princeton)

“Classical Categories of Love in the Russian Philosophical Tradition”


Discussant: Irina Reyfman (Columbia)


Chair: Brendan Nieubuurt (Columbia)



4:30 – 6:00. Between Drama and Prose


Elizaveta Mankovskaya (Princeton)

“Tolstoy's Dramatic Introspection: The Power of Darkness and Truth and Lies of a Folk Play”


Molly Rose Avila (Columbia)

“Reflections Reenacted: Turgenev’s Recollection-Frames and First Love


Lev Nikulin (Princeton)

“Too Accurate: The Horror of Representation in The Portrait and Master Designer


Discussant: Cathy Popkin (Columbia)


Chair: Maxwell Parlin (Princeton)


Dinner at Professor Cathy Popkin’s residence to follow.

Event Type: 
Special Project
Event Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:00am