Panels sponsored by the Slavic and East European Literatures Division:
Eastern and Central European Texts in Other Contexts
Presiding: Benjamin Paloff (U. of Michigan)
Responding: Maggie Greaves, Emory University
- Brian Goodman (Harvard): "Turista: Philip Roth and the Writers from the Other Europe"
- Alissa Valles (Boston U.): "Fake Infernos: Herbert and Wat on Telegraph Avenue"
- Lilla Balint (Vanderbilt): "German-Hungarian Literary Relations and the Idea of 'Central Europe'"
Presiding: Serguei Oushakine (Princeton)
- Elena Gapova (Western Michigan University): "Romantic, National(Ist), And Marxist: Vladimir Korotkevich And The Invention Of Belarusian 'National Self.'"
- Kevin M. F. Platt (Penn): "Latvian "Poetic Documentary": From the Socialist Romanticism to the Romance of Soviet Collapse."
- Jonathan Brooks Platt (Pitt): "Revolutionary Romanticism in Post-Socialist Russian Art."
- Alexei Golubev (University of British Columbia): "Affective Machines or the Inner Self? Drawing the Borders of the Female Body in Late Soviet Culture."
The Cold War and Experimental Fiction
Presiding: Julia Vaingurt
- Derek C. Maus (SUNY Potsdam): “Travels in Hyperreality: Crimea as a Contested Terrain in Lev Tolstoy’s Sevastopol Stories and Vasily Aksenov’s The Island of Crimea.”
- Monica Popescu (McGill): “The Temporality of the Experimental: African Writers, the Eastern Bloc, and the Cold War.”
- Jessie Labov (OSU): Title TBA
Rethinking Eastern European Drama and Theater History (collaboration with the MLA Discussion Group on Hungarian Literature).
Presiding: Kevin M. F. Platt (Penn).
- Magdolna Jákfalvi (U. of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest): “A Site for Secret Memories: Theater in State-Socialism.”
- Zsuzsanna Varga (U. of Glasgow, Scotland): “György Spiró's Chickenhead—Then and Now, There and Here: Canonisation and Theatrical Memory.”
- Marcela Kostihova (Hamline U.): “Shocked Shakespeare: Confronting the (Post)Communist ‘Memory’ of Essential Humanism.”
- Magda Romanska (Emerson C.) “Postcolonial Approaches to Central and Eastern European Drama.”
Panels sponsored by the Discussion Group on Slavic Literatures and Cultures:
Nordau in the East: Degeneration Theory in Russia
Presiding: Devin Fore (Princeton)
- Nina Bond (Franklin & Marshall C.) "(D)Evolution in Tolstoy and Zola"
- Kate Holland (U. of Toronto) "Reversion or Recuperation? Atavism and Regression in Saltykov-Shchedrin and Dostoevsky"
- Maya Vinokour (Penn) "Degeneration theory and early Soviet fiction: the masochistic aesthetic"
From Siberia to the Planet Mars: Russian Science Fiction (collaboration with MLA Discussion Group on Science Fiction, Utopian, and Fantastic Literature).
Presiding: Rebecca Stanton (Columbia), Eric Aronoff (Michigan State U.)
- Amanda Lerner (Yale): “To the Sun! Andrei Bely's Argonavty”
- Anindita Banerjee (Cornell): “The Telescope and the Bioscope: Astrocultural Geographies of Early Soviet Cinema”
- April Durham (UC Riverside): “Tarkovsky’s Terrain Vague: The Transforming Power of Inter-species Relations in Stalker”
- Bradley Gorski (Columbia): “Blood, Gore, and Shit: The Role of Disgust in Post-Soviet Science Fiction”
Panels sponsored by AATSEEL:
Translating East-Central Europe: New Directions.
Presiding: Brian James Baer (Kent State U.)Transnational Futurism: Italy, Russia, and Beyond (roundtable).
Responding: Benjamin Paloff (U. of Michigan)
- Michelle Woods (SUNY New Paltz): "Ostmodernity: trauma, humor, translation."
- Sean Cotter (U. of Texas at Dallas): “The English Problem: Mircea Cartarescu’s Orbitor in Translation.”
- Ellen Elias-Bursac (Independent scholar and translator): “Stepping onto the Stage: Post-Yugoslav Writing in English”
Presiding/Responding: Christine Poggi (Penn)
Participants: Michael Kunichika (NYU), Harsha Ram (UC Berkeley), Oleh Ilnytzkyj (U. of Alberta), Vaclav Paris (Penn).