Monday, January 6, 2014

MLA 2014 panels organized by the Slavic and East European Literatures Division, the Discussion Group on Slavic Literatures and Cultures, and the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

Session 78. Russian Periodical Studies

Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Columbus, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Division on Slavic and East European Literatures. 
Presiding: Jonathan Stone, Franklin and Marshall Coll.

1. "Tolstoy's Decadent Memorials: Silver Age Writers on Tolstoy's Legacy," Martha Kelly, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

2. "The Image of Poetry in Soviet Literary Journals after the Second World War," Ekaterina Zamataeva, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

3. "Sintaksis: Creating a Literary Environment of Samizdat beyond Samizdat," Philip Gleissner, Princeton Univ.

Session 319. Is the Post- in Posthumanism the Same as the Post- in Postsocialism?

Friday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Parlor E, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.
Presiding: Justin Weir, Harvard Univ.

1. "Allobiographies: Transcribing Humanity in Wolfe and Sorokin," Jacob Emery, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

2. "Posthuman Loneliness and the Will to Play in the Work of the Strugatsky Brothers," Julia Vaingurt, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

3. "Postsocialist Platonov between Man and Beast," Jonathan Brooks Platt, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Session 379. Culture and Activism in the 2011–13 Russian Protest Movements

Friday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Parlor C, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Division on Slavic and East European Literatures. 
Presiding: Katharine Holt, Columbia Univ.

1. "Protest and Digital Aesthetics," Marijeta Bozovic, Colgate Univ.

2. "When the Digerati Take to the Street (and Airwaves): Alexei Navalny, Sergei Minaev, and the Offline Transposition of the New Media Intelligentsia," Michael Gorham, Univ. of Florida

3. "'Address Your Questions to Dostoevsky': On Samosud and the Privatization of Punishment in Russia," Serguei Alex Oushakine, Princeton Univ.

Session 441. Socialist Senses

Saturday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Ohio, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Slavic Literatures and Cultures. 
Presiding: Nancy Condee, Univ. of Pittsburgh

1. "The Materiality of Sound: Esfir Shub's Haptic Cinema," Lilya Kaganovsky, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

2. "From the Cinema of Attractions to the Cinema of Affect in Early Socialist Realism," R. J. D. Bird, Univ. of Chicago

3. "Ineluctable Modality of the Visible: Gorky's Return and the Onset of Clarity," Petre M. Petrov, Princeton Univ.

Session 569. Socialist Culture in the Age of Disco: Russian (Tele)Visual Media

Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Huron, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages and the Discussion Group on Slavic Literatures and Cultures. 
Presiding: Rebecca Jane Stanton, Barnard Coll.

1. "Transmedial Utopianism in the Age of Disco: Science Fiction and Youth Culture in the Soviet ’70s," Anindita Banerjee, Cornell Univ.

2. "Central Television Game Shows and the Problem of Authority, 1965–75," Christine Evans, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

3. "The Fog of Stagnation: Explorations of Time and Affect in Late-Soviet Animation," Anna Fishzon, Williams Coll.

Session 742. Socialist Culture in the Age of Disco: East European Popular Pleasures

Sunday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Parlor F, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. 
Presiding: Jessie M. Labov, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

1. "Imperial Disco: Czeslaw Milosz and Science Fiction," Mikolaj Golubiewski, Free Univ.

2. "The 'Movement of Writing Workers' and State Stability in the 1970s German Democratic Republic," William Waltz, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

3. "Flaming Socialist Creatures: Hippies as Auteurs in Soviet Latvia," Mark Svede, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Friday, March 29, 2013

You can check out the panels and abstracts from MLA 2013 by clicking here; or those from MLA 2012 by clicking here.