USC Slavic Past Events

Prof. Fedor Uspenskii (Higher School of Economics and the Russian State University of Humanities, Moscow) - Friday, October 9th, 2015, 2 pm, in THH 271 , spoke on: "Я китаец -- меня никто не понимает: О границах языкового расширения в поэтике позднего Мандельштама"

Prof. Yuliya Ilchuk (Stanford University - Friday, November 13, 2015, 2 pm, THH 271, spoke on "Rewriting the Hybrid Self: Gogol's Revisions of Taras Bulba (1835, 1842)"

Roundtable discussion with Rob English (IR), Tom Seifrid (Slavic), John Bowlt (Slavic), Brad Damaré (Slavic).  Tuesday October 22, 2015.


On October 15, 2014, 4-7.30 PM THH 101, Polish film director Ryszard Bugajski spoke on his debut film "The Interrogation" and its history, which includes being banned in Poland between 1982-1990. He also answered questions about his recent release "Closed Circuit". 

Prof. Luba Golburt, University of California Berkeley, spoke on "The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King: Paul's Accession and the Plasticity of Late Eighteenth-Century Panegyric." Friday, April 9, 2015, 2 pm in THH 271.

Professor Yuri Tsivian, William Colvin Professor, Department of Art History, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature, and Department of Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago, spoke on “What Makes Them Run, What Slows Them Down: Cinemetrics Looks At (Russian) Film History and Culture.” Friday, March 1, 2013.

A one-day Symposium on the Russian Satirical Journals of the Revolution of 1905 was held at Doheny Library on Friday, Sept. 9, 2012. That evening an exhibit of the journals from USC's collection entitled "Demonocracy" opened in Doheny Library's Treasure Room.

Prof. Barry Scherr, Mandel Family Professor of Russian at Dartmouth College, spoke on "Thinking in Stanzas," Friday, 4 November, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Taper Hall 271.

Prof. Marcus Levitt, USC, spoke on “Russian Novels and Lubok Literature: ‘Women’s Wiles’ in Mikhail Chulkov’s The Comely Cook.” Nov. 9, 2010. 

Prof. Boris Gasparov, Columbia University, spoke on "Mangodhood as a Matter of Creative Evolution:The Metaphysical Underpinnings of Boris Polevoi's 'The Story of a Real Man.'" Nov. 30, 2007.

Dr. Elena Barkhatova (Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg), speaking on: "Visualizing Russia: Broadsides, Posters and Photographs in the Special Collections of the National Library, St. Petersburg." October 10, 2003.

Dr. Mark Konecny (University of Southern California), October 17, 2003, spoke on "Flying Mice and Blue Birds, Black Cats and Stray Dogs: Performance in the Russian Cabaret."

Patricia Flaherty (University of Southern California) - November 7, 2003, gave a talk on Serge Rachmaninoff.

Dr. Wendy Salmond (Chapman University) - November 14, 2003, Dr. Wendy Salmond gave a talk on Russian icons.

Dr. Adam Weiner, Wellesley College, April 25, 2003, spoke on "Nabokov's Cloud, Castle, Lake': A Recital with Reflections"

Dr. Svetlana Boym, Harvard University, April 11, 2003, spoke on "The Other Freedom: Pushkin/Tocqueville/Berlin/Axmatova"

Dr. Yuri Tsivian, University of Chicago, March 28, 2003, spoke on "'Man on a Propeller': Charlie Chaplin and Soviet Avant-Garde Art."

Dr. Galin Tihanov, Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University, February 28, 2003, spoke on "Seeking a Third Way for Soviet Aesthetics: Eurasianism, Marxism, Formalism."

Dr. Lada Panova, The Institute of Russian Language, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; visiting Fulbright Scholar, November 1, 2002, spoke on "Kak sdelan "Novyi Oziris" Kuzmina: Interteksty, Mifologemy, Zhiznetvorchestvo/ (How Mikhail Kuzmin's "Novyi Osiris" was Made: Intertexts, Mythemes, Life-as-Art)."

Dr. Andrei Toporkov, Senior Fellow at the Institute of World Literature, RAN; visiting Fulbright Scholar, November 15, 2002, spoke on "Zagovory v russkoi rukopisnoi traditsii 17-18 vv. (Incantations in the Russian Manuscript Tradition, 17-18th C."

Professor Wolf Schmid, Institute of Slavistics, University of Hamburg, November 23, 2002, spoke on "'Pikovaja dama' kak metatekstual'naja novella/ (The Queen of Spades' as a metatextual novella)."

Poet Alexander Kushner presented a lecture to faculty and students on September 17, 2002 in the Institute of Modern Russian Culture.

What's New

Academic Studies Press recently published two works by our faculty: Thomas Seifrid's A Companion to Andrei Platonov's "The Foundation Pit"; and Marcus Levitt's translation of Viktor Zhivov, Language and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia.

New Book by Grad Student Anna Krivoruchko

Anna Krivoruchko (ABD) has recently published a book: Ekfrasis v russkom Kuenstlerroman 1920-kh godov: Funkstil v khudzhvennom tekste (Saarbruecken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011). Congratulations, Anya!

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