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School Head Elena Penskaja

First Deputy Head Mikhail Pavlovets

Maria Rovinskaya

Deputy Head of the School Maria Rovinskaya

III Annual Conference for Emerging Scholars «Russian Literature in Comparative Perspective "Literary Canon in Times of Great Change"» (DEADLINE EXTENDED until November, 1)

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Russian Literature in Comparative Perspective

"Literary Canon in Times of Great Change"

III Annual Conference for Emerging Scholars

24–25 November, 2017

School of Philology of the Faculty of Humanities (HSE) invites undergraduate and postgraduate students from Russia and abroad to participate in the conference for emerging scholars.

We welcome papers problematizing Russian literary history as a history of cross-cultural interconnections and influences. This year we added a subtitle to the main focus of the conference: “Literary Canon in Times of Great Changes”, and we hope to pay a special attention to the discussion of the changes of the literary canon under wars and revolutions.

Topics of the papers may include but are not limited to:

- History of canonization of foreign writers in Russia, status of a foreign text in the national canon;

- Russian revolution and new Russian society in the reception of foreign writers;

- Reception of western canonical authors and “great books” in Russia and mechanisms of cultural transfer;

- Destiny of classical canonical texts in times of great social changes;

- The canon formation under Soviet regime;

- Transformation of school canon after 1917;

- History of canonization and censorship in Russia;

- Translations of foreign literature in closed Soviet society.

We welcome proposals for 20 minutes papers. Papers should be submitted a week before the conference. Speakers will be divided into panels by three papers in each. Every panel will be assigned a discussant. The opponents will be provided with the papers of the participants in advance. The panel discussion will last for 30 minutes.

We invite both undergraduate and postgraduate students from HSE and other universities. Unfortunately, the organizing committee is unable to cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the speakers.

Date and location : the conference will take place on the 24–25 th of November in the building of the Faculty of Humanities, HSE (Staraya Basmannaya ul., 21/4)

The proposals are to include the information about the speaker (full name, affiliation, department, year of study, contact details such as email and phone number (optional)), name of the academic supervisor (optional), the topic of the paper) and an abstract no longer than 2000 characters.

Languages of the conference : Russian and English

The proposals are to be sent to hse.phil.conference2017@gmail.com by 25st October, 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than 1st November, 2017.