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TimestampYour NameYour Email AddressYour Institutional Affiliation (If none, enter 'independent scholar')Your ASEEES Membership StatusIf you are a student, select your current status (we do not accept undergrad presenters)Select ONE category for your proposed panel or paperIf trying to organize a panel, enter the proposed panel title or a brief descriptionSelect all that apply. I am looking for:If you have a paper and would like to be part of a panel, enter your proposed paper topic or a brief descriptionIf you would like to volunteer to serve as chair and/or discussant, select all that apply:Describe topics of interest to you as chair/discussant
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12/16/2016 2:27:50Mikhail Nemtsevnemtsev.m@gmail.comIndependent scholarCurrent MemberReligion/PhilosophyPhilosophy in the Soviet Union: schools, generations, results.The paper is going to be provisionally entitled "Generational approach to the rise and fall of philosophy in the USSR"Chair, DiscussantPhilosophy, dissident movement and samizdat in the USSR, intellectual networks in the USSR, informal, semi-formal, underground movements in the late USSR;
Siberia in 1917-1920 - political struggle, regionalism (autonomism), anti-Blshevik protests
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12/16/2016 15:43:54Andrew Behrendtaeb72@pitt.eduUniversity of PittsburghCurrent MemberHistory: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918I would like to contribute a paper about the "wild rower" (vadevezős) subculture that flourished on the Danube banks of Budapest in the 1920s and 1930s, as an example of cultural "transgression" in a conservative and authoritarian climate. I intend to focus on tropes of (contained) female liberation, sexual freedom, youth mobility, and class+leisure as presented in contemporary novels and popular media.Chair, DiscussantHabsburg/post-Habsburg cultural and social history; media history, 1900-1948
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12/21/2016 22:26:42Bert Beynenkesaphela@aol.comOsher Lifelong Learning Institute, Temple UniversityCurrent MemberAnthropology/Geography/SociologyCaucasian TransgressionsPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)"Transgressions in Georgian Ecclesiastic Literature," by Ia Grigalashvili; "the Ruis-Urbnisi Church Conference on Sodomy," by Paul Crego.Papers are invited that deal with the establishment or violation of rules in Caucasian society
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12/21/2016 22:52:05Bert Beynenkesaphela@aol.comOLLI, Temple UniversityCurrent MemberLinguistics/Language PedagogyCaucasian languagesPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)"What did a human being “look like” in the Kartvelian linguistic space?" by Rusudan Asatiani, Marine Ivanishvili, Ether Soselia; "Georgian Sign Language and the Universal Sign Language Translator," by Tamar Makharoblidze.

Current Research in Caucasian Languages
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12/22/2016 17:20:54Bert Beynenkesaphela@aol.comOLLI, Temple UniversityCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianShota Rustaveli's "The Man in the Panther Skin."Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)"Tinatin as Model for Imogen in Shakespeare’s 'Cymbeline," by Tako Grimaldi; "'The Man in the Panther Skin' as Folktale: the Kajis," by Bert Beynen. Recent research on Shota Rustaveli's "The Man in the Panther Skin."
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12/24/2016 18:48:36Marie-Alice L'Heureuxmalheur@ku.wsuUniversity of KansasCurrent MemberAnthropology/Geography/SociologyUrban development and patterns in the former Soviet UnionPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)DiscussantUrban, former Soviet, Baltic States, Power relationships
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2/13/2017 12:44:29Kathleen Thompsonkmt4n@virginia.eduUniversity of VirginiaCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianPresenter(s), Discussant(s)Chair, Discussant21st Century Russian Literature (esp. women's)
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12/27/2016 21:44:14Bert Beynenkesaphela@aol.cmOLLI, Temple UniversityCurrent MemberEarly Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, to 1800Medieval Caucasian HistoryPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)
Identity Markers in Medieval Georgian Narrative Sources: kartlis tsxovreba, by
Manana Sanadze and Tinatin Gudushauri.

Topics in Medieval Caucasian Studies.
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1/10/2017 15:57:08Bert Beynenkesaphela@aol.comOLLI, Temple UniversityCurrent MemberArts/Film/Electronic MediaCaucasian ArtsPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)
The Contemporary Art Scene in Georgia, by Khatuna Khabuliani; Georgian Architecture as Expressions of Power, by Nikoloz Nadirashvili.
The Arts in Georgia Today
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1/4/2017 7:36:01Frank Henschelfhensche@uni-bremen.deUniversity of Bremen, GermanyCurrent MemberHistory: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918Childhood and Dis/Ability in Socialist CzechoslovakiaChair, DiscussantNationalism, Social History, Urban History in Eastern Central Europe 19th and 20th Century, especially Bohemia, Slovakia and Hungary; History of Childhood, Youth and the Family in 20th Century Central Eastern Europe; Disability History; Gender History
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1/4/2017 12:18:58Daina Eglitisdainas@gwu.eduGeorge Washington UniversityCurrent MemberGender/LGBTQ StudiesPanel Title: Women’s Experiences of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. We have two papers ("Silences of Memory: Liberator Sexual Assault in the East at the End of World War II" and "A Shelter to Cry In: Resiliency among Romani Girls during the Holocaust in Romania") and we seek a third paper for the panel.Presenter(s), Discussant(s)Chair, DiscussantGender and collective memory; Holocaust in Latvia; Postcommunism in Baltics
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1/4/2017 14:21:28Cadra P. McDanielcadra.mcdaniel@tamuct.eduTexas A&M University-Central Texas Current MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924early 20th century Russian painting and politics Chair, Discussantforeign policy, the visual arts, and nationalism
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1/4/2017 15:32:40Kornelije Kvaskornelije.kvas@fil.bg.ac.rsProfessor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia Current MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianPower and Guilty in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

This paper analyzes the problem of individual fault from religious, moral and social aspects. In particular, it examines the impact of social norms and social context on the destiny of the individual. By using Michel Foucault's theory of power, the dialectics of social power and individual destiny is analyzed on the example of Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina. To Foucault, the power and the knowledge cannot be observed separately. By distinguishing permitted forms of behavior, the discourse of the dominant system of thought creates the power; at the same time, the power maintains the system by controlling and reproducing the dominant discourse. Function of power is realized by using a system of norms and performing strict supervision over the acts of individuals. For Foucault, the power is an activity, not a state, it is the active principle and points to the changing balance of power in society. The power actualizes its strength through dominant discourse or by the subordination of the individual. The power has a relational character; it is inherent to the social system and its variants such as economics, gender relations, or the educational system. The individual is part of the power relations that are realized through the mechanism of domination and resistance. Power relations permeate the formal and informal institutions of the system as the apparatus of power, while the resistance to power is reserved for individual members of society. Anna Karenina`s fault can be explained by using Foucault's system of thought.

Keywords: Foucault, power, Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, the social context.
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1/5/2017 5:32:56Kornelijekornelije.kvas@gmail.comUniversity of Belgrade, SerbiaCurrent MemberLiterature: ComparativePower and Guilty in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

This paper analyzes the problem of individual fault from religious, moral and social aspects. In particular, it examines the impact of social norms and social context on the destiny of the individual. By using Michel Foucault's theory of power, the dialectics of social power and individual destiny is analyzed on the example of Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina. To Foucault, the power and the knowledge cannot be observed separately. By distinguishing permitted forms of behavior, the discourse of the dominant system of thought creates the power; at the same time, the power maintains the system by controlling and reproducing the dominant discourse. Function of power is realized by using a system of norms and performing strict supervision over the acts of individuals. For Foucault, the power is an activity, not a state, it is the active principle and points to the changing balance of power in society. The power actualizes its strength through dominant discourse or by the subordination of the individual. The power has a relational character; it is inherent to the social system and its variants such as economics, gender relations, or the educational system. The individual is part of the power relations that are realized through the mechanism of domination and resistance. Power relations permeate the formal and informal institutions of the system as the apparatus of power, while the resistance to power is reserved for individual members of society. Anna Karenina`s fault can be explained by using Foucault's system of thought.

Keywords: Foucault, power, Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, the social context.
ChairComparative Literature
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1/5/2017 13:41:15Kitty Lamklam@imsa.eduIllinois Mathematics and Science AcademyCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924I am seeking 2 additional speakers and a chair for a pedagogy roundtable session. The topic of the roundtable is the merits and challenges of using games, simulations, and roleplaying as teaching strategies for undergraduate courses involving Russian and East European history, politics, and economics. For my part, I will be speaking about the use of a student-designed computerized simulation game of the Soviet purges in my world history class. I would ideally like to fill this roundtable with other speakers multiple disciplines, teaching at different levels and at different types of institutions. If would like to share your experiences with games, simulations, roleplaying and other similar teaching strategies, I would love to hear from you. Presenter(s), ChairChair, Discussantnationalism, migration, leisure
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1/5/2017 17:07:46Sean Kinnearkinnes@mcmaster.caMcMaster UniversityCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)History: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924Presenter(s)I am seeking a panel related to Gulag studies or historical memory--my paper covers both of these themes in the broader context of 'transgressions')DiscussantGulag studies, gender, historical memory
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1/9/2017 13:30:05Colleen Luceyluceyc@email.arizona.eduUniversity of ArizonaCurrent MemberArts/Film/Electronic MediaContemporary Russian DramaPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)I will present on contemporary female playwrights in Russia and am looking for two additional panelists and a discussant.
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1/10/2017 16:00:25Chris Montycmonty@csudh.eduCalifornia State University Dominguez HillsCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924I would like to organize - or join - a panel on the information generating practices of the party and the Soviet government during the years of the New Economic Policy. Specifically, I am looking for works that examine the methods and sources that central and/or provincial party and government agencies used to generate knowledge about local practice. Party and government agencies generated a great deal of institutional research, making the party/state itself an object of knowledge. The panel will examine the efficacy of such practices. How, and to what degree, did informational reports, workshops, and conferences shape policy-making practices? Was, as Tracey McDonald has suggested, the gradual erosion of the NEP a result, in part at least, of the negative view of local personnel and conditions forged by the myriad information gathering/generating practiced employed by the party and government agencies?
I plan to present. I am looking for two additional presenters, a chair and a discussant. Best regards.
Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)I am trying to organize a panel on the information generating practices of the party and the Soviet government during the years of the New Economic Policy. Specifically, I am looking for works that examine the methods and sources that central and/or provincial party and government agencies used to generate knowledge about local practice. Party and government agencies generated a great deal of institutional research, making the party/state itself an object of knowledge. The panel will examine the efficacy of such practices. How, and to what degree, did informational reports, workshops, and conferences shape policy-making practices? Was, as Tracey McDonald has suggested, the gradual erosion of the NEP a result, in part at least, of the negative view of local personnel and conditions forged by the myriad information gathering/generating practiced employed by the party and government agencies? I would like to organize a panel on the information generating practices of the party and the Soviet government during the years of the New Economic Policy. Specifically, I am looking for works that examine the methods and sources that central and/or provincial party and government agencies used to generate knowledge about local practice. Party and government agencies generated a great deal of institutional research, making the party/state itself an object of knowledge. The panel will examine the efficacy of such practices. How, and to what degree, did informational reports, workshops, and conferences shape policy-making practices? Was, as Tracey McDonald has suggested, the gradual erosion of the NEP a result, in part at least, of the negative view of local personnel and conditions forged by the myriad information gathering/generating practiced employed by the party and government agencies?

However, I would be happy to join a panel on this or a related theme, if presenters are needed. My research examines the Organization-Assignment Department of the Central Committee Secretariat as a center of such institutional research.


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1/19/2017 1:55:30Brittany Robertsbrobe005@ucr.eduUniversity of California, RiversideCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)Literature: Russian and EurasianI am interested in forming a panel on ecological themes in Soviet and post-Soviet speculative literature, cinema, and/or art. Specifically, I am seeking papers that discuss the transgressive potentials of Soviet and post-Soviet speculative media to challenge anthropocentrism by rethinking relationships between humans, animals, and the environment, by reframing concepts of the "human," and/or by transgressing the boundaries that separate species.

We currently have two panelists and a discussant and are looking for one more presenter and a chair.

Keywords: ecology, anthropocentrism, speculative fiction/cinema, science fiction, horror
Presenter(s), ChairMy paper will consider the late Soviet-era Russian arts movement of Necrorealism and the post-Soviet cinematic works of Necrorealist founder Evgenii Iufit, whose primary cinematic subjects exist on a plane of being located between life and death and between human and non-human and thus outside the discursive binaries of Marxist-Leninism and post-Soviet humanism. Iufit’s films call into question the notion of the “human” as a bounded individual subject by showing humans to share kinship with plants and animals and to be hybridized with them, thereby proposing a more fluid conception of species identity that presents the human as a multiplicity composed of both human and non-human elements. By eliminating dualistic binaries and instead emphasizing the ambiguous spaces between philosophically opposed terms, Necrorealism—and Iufit’s work in particular—articulates a nuanced vision of material coexistence in which supposedly antagonistic terms like “human,” “non-human,” “living,” and “dead” operate simultaneously within limited corporeal spaces. I argue that Necrorealism gestures toward an ecologically conscious notion of the interconnectedness of all species and toward the potential for more ethical ecological futures.

Keywords: Necrorealism, Evgenii Iufit, cinema, ecology, species-being
Chair, Discussant20th and 21st century Russian literature and cinema, horror, science fiction, ecology, posthumanism
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1/10/2017 22:56:44Ziva Galiligaliliziva@gmail.comRutgers UniversityCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924Chair, DiscussantRussia, Revolution, Politics, Society, Russian Jewish,
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1/12/2017 9:49:56Jan Musekampmusekamp@europa-uni.deEuropean University Viadrina at Frankfurt, GermanyCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924People Constantly on the Move: East and East Central Europe
I would like to pull a panel together that combines scholars working on different areas and different time periods to showcase the normality migration means for East and East Central Europe in particular and for Europe/the world in general.
Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)Between Russian Empire, Poland, Canada and Germany: The History of Volhynian Germans as a Transnational History of Migration and Integration
In the 1860s, the Russian Czar invited some ten thousand German-speaking people to settle in the Russian governorate of Volhynia. The newcomers established numerous villages in a Polish-Ukrainian-Czech-Jewish environment, where they benefited from both tax and military service exemption. However, as early as the 1880s and 1890s, the revocation of privileges led to a second migration for many of these people - this time to Siberia or Canada. The resettlement treaties between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union in 1940 brought an end to the Volhynian German colonies. National Socialist officials relocated these people to the Reichsgau Wartheland in German annexed Polish territory. After their expulsion in 1945, they had to build new lives in West as well as East Germany.
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1/12/2017 14:30:18Melissa Millermmille48@nd.eduUniversity of Notre DameCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianThe Medical Humanities in Russian Literature and CulturePresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)This panel will focus on the medical humanities in Russian literature and culture, broadly defined. Topics of interest include narrative medicine; the autobiography of illness; descriptions of diagnosis, treatment, healing, or the lack thereof; and doctor/patient relationships.
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1/12/2017 14:44:05Christopher Montycmonty@csudh.eduCal State University Dominguez HillsCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924I would like to organize a panel on the information generating practices of the party and the Soviet government during the years of the New Economic Policy. Specifically, I am looking for works that examine the methods and sources that central and/or provincial party and government agencies used to generate knowledge about local practice. Party and government agencies generated a great deal of institutional research, making the party/state itself an object of knowledge. The panel will examine the efficacy of such practices. How, and to what degree, did informational reports, workshops, and conferences shape policy-making practices? Was, as Tracey McDonald has suggested, the gradual erosion of the NEP a result, in part at least, of the negative view of local personnel and conditions forged by the myriad information gathering/generating practiced employed by the party and government agencies? I am looking for two other presenters, a chair and discussant.Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)I am happy to participate on another panel on a related theme. My paper will examine the information generating practices of the Organization-Assignment Department in the TsK Secretariat, the practice of "studying local experience," in particular.
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1/13/2017 13:12:30Katya Jordankatya.jordan@byu.eduBYUCurrent MemberReligion/PhilosophyPavel Frlorensky's teaching on Eastern Orthodox icons Presenter(s)
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1/13/2017 15:17:01Katya Jordankatya.jordan@byu.eduBYUCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianLiterary Icons: examining how the canons of Eastern Christian iconography (space organization, color scheme, personages depicted, etc.) find their expression in literary texts. We are also looking for papers that examine Pavel Florensky's ideas on icons in the context of literary fiction. Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)
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1/13/2017 15:52:58Robert F. Slesinski, Ph.Drfsles@aol.comIndependent ScholarCurrent MemberReligion/Philosophy"Nicolas Berdyaev: A Revolutionary Spirit in a Transgressing 'Anti-Revolutionary' Mode"ChairRussian Religious Philosophy/Theology
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1/14/2017 11:36:48Ivana Policipolic@ucsd.eduUniversity of California San DiegoCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)History: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918My paper examines the role of the two popular children’s magazines in Croatia in ingraining the new nationalist ideology into the minds of the youngest generations during the first decade of the state’s independence (1990-1999). The study attempts to answer various questions. For instance, how did the magazines contribute to the regime’s effort to transform children into a perfect model of Croatian patriotic citizens, in contrast to those of the former Yugoslavia? How did the magazines both portray children and address children in this time of state consolidation? How does this pattern reflect the concept of the nation state building in Southeastern Europe at the end of the 20th century? ChairSoutheastern Europe, former Yugoslavia, childhood history, education, media, cultural history, literature, film.
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1/15/2017 0:02:49Michael Marsh-Solowaymam7cd@virginia.eduUniversity of VirginiaCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianRelationships, Transgressions, and Transformations in the Novels of F.M. DostoevskyPresenter(s), Discussant(s)This panel explores descriptive trajectories of relationships, transgressions, and revolutions in the novels of F.M. Dostoevsky. Currently, there are two presenters: one at UVa, and the other at USC. The first paper investigates insect and arachnid imagery, and comments on the associated connections between zoomorphism, transformation, and debasement. Metaphors and likenesses framed in these terms contribute to the "possessive" power of ideas. The second paper explores interpersonal (intra-character) transgressions, and the general nature of crimes, betrayals, infidelities.
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1/16/2017 14:21:40Karl Loewensteinloewenst@uwosh.eduUniversity of Wisconsin OshkoshCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924Networks and Power in the 1950s-60sPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)I am looking to put together a panel that addresses personal connections and power in the Khrushchev era. I am interested in the way that influence (blat') shaped cultural politics in this period and would like to give a paper on that topic.Chair, DiscussantPost-Stalin cultural politics
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1/18/2017 12:55:38Mike Loadermloader@hse.ruHigher School of EconomicsCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924We are seeking a third participant for a Roundtable about new research on the Soviet Republics in the Khrushchev era with a particular focus on nationality politics and the Union-wide purge of regional elites during the late 1950s, early 1960s.Presenter(s), Chair
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1/18/2017 12:58:36Mike Loadermloader@hse.ruHigher School of EconomicsCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924We are seeking a discussant and a chair for a vibrant panel about Party governance in the Soviet Republics. On this panel, scholars will present on the Party Organs Department in the Khrushchev era, the Department’s role in purges in 10 Soviet Republics in the late 1950s, and the role of Second Secretaries in the Communist Parties in the Union Republics.Chair, Discussant(s)
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1/18/2017 20:00:28Natalie Misteravich-Carrollnmistera@indiana.eduIndiana UniversityCurrent MemberLiterature: Central and Southeast EuropeI would like to organize a panel tentatively titled “Building the Socialist City: Image, Text, and Sound.” The panel will feature papers that will consider the role that art, literature, film, and music played in the construction (or rebuilding) of Socialist Cities in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe after WWII.Presenter(s), ChairAs the grandest endeavor of the Six-Year Plan in Stalinist Poland, the city of Nowa Huta required an equally grand identity which was constructed by authors, filmmakers, and artists guided by the tenets of socialist realism. The intended goal of these seminal texts was to foster support for the utopian project, to craft a history for a newly existent place, and to promote the idea that Nowa Huta would be a conduit of transformation for Poland: ideological and industrial transformation together with personal and national transformation. Nowa Huta was not meant to be seen as part of the brutally enforced communist takeover of Poland; the project was to be viewed and accepted as a Polish initiative and not as a foreign malignancy. Thus crafting an identity for the new Socialist city—one that appropriated and resignified local myths, figures, and histories and one that would be a didactic model for the burgeoning Polish working class—was just as vital as building the industrial city itself. In my presentation I will examine a handful of texts that forged an ideal Stalinist identity for Poland’s “First Socialist City.”
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1/19/2017 4:20:52Jessica Wernekejessicawerneke@yahoo.comNRU Higher School of EconomicsCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924Amateur Culture in the Soviet UnionChairChair, DiscussantSoviet History after WWII, Visual Culture, Soviet Photography
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1/19/2017 11:19:36Anna Raskinaraskin@mc3.eduMontgomery County Community CollegeCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924Looking to organize a panel on the social reform, culture and public sphere in the Late Imperial Russia. Chronological period includes 1870s- 1900s. Presentation topics may include but not limited to: creation and functioning of the voluntary civic associations in the center and periphery; involvement of different social groups into public service; popularization of science; conservation of cultural heritage; the role of periodic press, and the rules of engagement between local administrators and leaders of civic associations. Presentations on the topics of culture, education, human health and science are also welcomed.Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)I will present a paper on the role of teachers in shaping of a public sphere in the Eastern Siberian cities through their work in the voluntary associations and collaboration with the local periodic press. Chair, Discussant
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1/19/2017 12:50:09Joseph Kellnerjoseph.kellner@berkeley.eduUC BerkeleyCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)Religion/PhilosophySacral Experiences in Times of CrisisPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)
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1/20/2017 7:09:18Marianna Muravyevamuravyevam@gmail.comNational Research University Higher School of EconomicsCurrent MemberGender/LGBTQ StudiesRe-Interpreting Gender History and History of Sexuality in Russian Mass Culture
Dear all: I'm organising a panel on representation of gender and sexuality in popular historical movies, tv shows/series and fiction for ASEEES 2017. The main idea is to see:
1) if there is an influence of academic scholarship on representation of gender and sexuality in popular historical narrative (for example, movies such as Viking, the latest produce);
2) how gender and sexuality are interpreted by authors/producers of this narrative (if there is a progressivist interpretation--from restriction to liberation or diversity narrative - different depending on the historical era and location);
3) what do these interpretations tell us about the current mythology of history and its national identity framework and, of course, traditional values.

If you are interested in any of these, please, contact me at Marianna.Muravyeva@uta.fi or facebook messenger.
PS: I'm doing historical romance:)
Presenter(s)Chair, DiscussantGender, sexuality, legal history, crime
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1/20/2017 8:59:26Brian Johnsonbjohnso1@swarthmore.eduSwarthmore CollegeCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianMedicine, Health and Illness in DostoevskyPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)A paper examining the ubiquitous phenomenon of "brain fever" will be part of the panel.
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1/20/2017 11:04:17Cheryl Berrimancb228@u.northwestern.eduNorthwesternCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianFashion, identity and infidelity in Anna Karenina Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)DiscussantFashion and literature
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1/20/2017 12:13:28Baktygul Alievba5@williams.eduWilliams CollegeCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianDoubles in Dostoevsky's fiction/Russian literaturePresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)My paper is on deconstruction of identity and philosophy of recognition in Dostoevsky's "The Double". I'd like to form a panel (in the order of priority) on "The Double"; or doubles in Dostoevsky more broadly; or doubles in Russian literature. Alternatively, this can be a panel on Dostoevsky beyond the theme of doubles.
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1/20/2017 12:42:47Sergey Karpukhinskarpukh@nd.eduUniversity of Notre DameCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianContemporary Art in/and (Russian) LiteraturePresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)Vladimir Nabokov's views on contemporary art (on the material, among other things, from _Pnin_ and _Pale Fire_). The paper addresses Nabokov's views on the history of art and the place of contemporary (broadly experimental) art in it. It can potentially include papers that focus on 1) ekphrasis in contemporary Russian literature, and 2) the role of visual art in contemporary Russian authors (esp. figures such as D.A. Prigov).DiscussantGreek and Latin Classics, Vladimir Nabokov, Media
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1/20/2017 15:17:00Zach Rewinskirewinski@wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)Literature: Russian and EurasianThis panel will examine literary, artistic, cinematic, and/or theatrical representations of the February and October Revolutions of 1917.Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)My paper will explore responses to the October Revolution in the poetry written and published in 1927 in connection with celebration of the ten-year anniversary of October.
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1/23/2017 13:14:27Baktygul Alievba5@williams.eduba5@williams.eduCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianContemporary Russian politics and culturePresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)Russia's annexation of the Crimea and Russian artistic circles
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1/23/2017 13:45:53Olha Voznyukvoznyuk.olha@gmail.comU of ViennaCurrent MemberPhD StudentLiterature: Comparative“Re-thinking the Heritage of the Habsburg Monarchy: the Territory of Transition and Transgression” Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)“Galicia: the transformation of its image in anthologies (XIX – XXI centuries)”Chair, Discussantcomparative slavic literature
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1/23/2017 15:33:59Rebecca Mitchellrebekah.mitchell@gmail.comMiddlebury CollegeCurrent MemberArts/Film/Electronic Media"Music and Gender"
The ASEEES Music Subgroup is looking for participants for its annual ASEEES-sponsored roundtable. For 2017, we have decided upon the general theme of "music and gender." The specific shape that the roundtable takes will depend on those taking part - we are open to multiple historical and geographic regions, as well as disciplinary approaches. If you are interested in participating, please, send your name, affiliation, and a very brief description of your topic for consideration. Please, send proposals off-list to Polina Dimova at pdimova@berkeley.edu and Rebecca Mitchell at rebekah.mitchell@gmail.com.
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1/25/2017 0:39:57José Vergaravergaraj@missouri.eduUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianSasha Sokolov
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Sasha Sokolov's _Shkola dlia durakova_ (Russian, 1976; Ardis English translation, 1977), we hope to organize a panel devoted to his works. Alexander Boguslawski's recent groundbreaking translations of Sokolov's essays and first two novels likewise suggest that the time is right for new critical approaches to this particularly transgressive writer. Proposed papers may address any aspect of Sokolov's writing. Olga Matich has agreed to present a paper. We seek another presenter, a discussant, and a chair.
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1/25/2017 11:13:22Karin Steinbrueckksteinbrueck@gmail.comNorthwestern UniversityCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)History: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918Presenter(s)I am interested to join a panel on the themes of either late Eastern European / Communist history (1970s / 1980s); urban destruction / renewal; or response to natural or human-made disasters. My paper would be a chapter adaptation from my dissertation, "Aftershocks: Nicolae Ceausescu and the Romanian Communist Regime’s Response to the 1977 Earthquake."
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1/25/2017 17:15:09Alessandro Achillialessandro.achilli@unimi.itMonash UCurrent MemberLiterature: Central and Southeast EuropeTransgressing expectations: dynamics of evolution in modern and contemporary Ukrainian literaturePresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)Chair, DiscussantModern and contemporary Ukrainian and Russian poetry
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1/25/2017 22:01:06Josef Djordjevskijdjordje@ucsd.eduUC San DiegoCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)History: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918Presenter(s)I would like to join/organize a panel related to any aspects of environmental history in modern East/Central/Southeastern Europe. My paper analyzes the relationship between tourism, nature, and society on the former Yugoslav Adriatic Coast from 1945-1991. The paper will discuss the changes that occurred as a result of the development of mass tourism on the coast, along with socialist attitudes towards nature, environmental policies, and urban planning. My paper topic can relate to any histories of socialist/post-socialist environmental policy, environmentalism, responses to natural disasters, tourism under socialism, coastal tourism, urban planning, and socialist culture/society.
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1/26/2017 11:15:00Caterina Predacaterinapreda@gmail.comDepartment of Political Science, University of BucharestCurrent MemberArts/Film/Electronic Media “Creating for the state: forms of artistic (dis)engagement with the communist regimes. The unions of artists and the state artists” The theme of this year convention of the ASEEES is Transgressions. In this context, this panel seeks to bring together scholars interested by the study of the institutions of the unions of artists in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. They had at their fore the “state artists” (Haraszti), being given important commissions by the state institutions to create in the new ideological approach of Socialist Realism and its different, national adaptations. Some possible topics include (but are not limited to):

the (creative) unions of artists (visual arts, music, theater, cinema)
relations between the unions of artists
the “state artists” – portraits of specific artists
professional artists versus amateurs
painting the leaders – the official iconography
types of public orders
the changing roles of the unions of artists after 1990/1991
state exhibitions
Those interested should submit a 250 words abstract and a brief author biography to the chair Caterina Preda (caterinapreda@gmail.com) by February 10, 2017.
Presenter(s), Discussant(s)Chairart and politics
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1/26/2017 9:59:00George Regkoukosgeorgios.h.regkoukos@kcl.ac.ukKing's College LondonCurrent MemberPhD StudentHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924I am proposing a paper showcasing the usefulness of Social Network Analysis as a tool for historians specialising in Russia. My case study incorporates elite networks from the provinces from the era of Great Reforms through 1905. Specifically, I am looking to trace the evolution of gentry networks and the lives of their members in the post-emancipation world, thereby addressing the question of 'what happened' to Russia's all-important provincial nobility and explain their absence from the political scene in the early twentieth century. Chair, DiscussantNineteenth-century elites, unfree labour, Russian nobility and its 'demise', the 'estate phenomenon' and its eclipse in the late nineteenth century.
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1/26/2017 10:51:48Sabina Amanbayevaamanbayeva.sabina@gmail.comMcNeese State UniversityCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and EurasianNovels of Elena Chizhova: Soviet Memory and Transgressive HistoriographyPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)Chair, Discussant
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1/26/2017 11:11:42Stephen F. Williamssfwrusskie@yahoo.comIndependent scholarCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924Liberalism in February 1917Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)The choices available to liberals during the February Revolution: did they have a real chance to bring about a liberal government structure?Chair, DiscussantIssues of liberalism (including all issues relating to rule of law) in 1917 and the years immediately preceding.
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2/3/2017 12:15:26Svetlana Ter-Grigoryanter-grigoryan.1@osu.eduThe Ohio State UniversityCurrent MemberPhD StudentHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924Refer to latest postPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)ChairLate-Soviet social/cultural history
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1/26/2017 16:42:28Stiliana Milkovasmilkova@oberlin.eduOberlin CollegeCurrent MemberLiterature: ComparativeI would like to organize a panel on literature and architecture (architectural structures and spaces such as houses, rooms, castles, churches, or architectural elements such as doors and windows) from a comparative perspective and a range of approaches. I am thinking of presenting a paper on cabins and castles in Karamzin and Poe.Presenter(s), ChairI have a paper on cabins and castles in Karamzin and Poe.
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1/29/2017 13:29:02Pey-Yi Chupeyyichu@gmail.comPomona CollegeCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924I would like to join or organize a panel on the cultural history of Russian and Soviet science. Is anyone else exploring the cultural context of science in Russia or the Soviet Union? The panel might look at connections between knowledge production and politics, the arts, popular culture, ideology, etc. It could encompass a range of different fields of science.Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)My proposed paper will look at the influence on the earth sciences of Marxist-Leninist ideology and Soviet cultural ideas about nature. Specifically, I look at competing scientific conceptions of “permafrost” (vechnaia merzlota) in the 1920s and 1930s. Two rival scientists, M.I. Sumgin and S.G. Parkhomenko, developed different definitions of frozen earth while emphasizing distinct elements of Marxism-Leninism: the “unity of theory and practice” for Sumgin, and dialectical materialism as an intellectual guiding principle for Parkhomenko. What allowed Sumgin’s definition to prevail, and what does that outcome tell us about the relationship between science and culture in the Soviet Union?
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1/30/2017 9:16:12Olga Breiningerbreiningerumetayeva@fas.harvard.eduHarvard UniversityCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)Gender/LGBTQ StudiesMultiple FeminismsPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)A group of colleagues and I are organizing a series of linked multidisciplinary panels at this years’ ASEEES convention in Chicago under the common theme ‘MULTIPLE FEMINISMS’. The panel seeks to explore feminism as a heterogeneous, trans-national phenomenon and aims not only to build on existing (re)formulations of feminism produced in ‘western’ societies but also to explore different understandings of feminism across socio-economics regimes, generations, institutions and borders, in local and global contexts.
Some of the themes we will be discussing include: Russian village women’s life; female journalism in the North Caucasus; Pussy Riot; feminism and modernity; Islamic feminism; comparative study of women images in contemporary Russian and Nigerian art; images of women in Russian urban prose.
We invite more participants to join this conversation as presenters (as well as chairs and discussants)
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1/30/2017 11:09:06Alexis Periajperi@bu.eduBoston UniversityCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924Seeking a third panelist and discussant for a panel on Soviet women at ASEEES, 2017 in Chicago. This panel, provisionally entitled: Trangressing Boundaries: The Rise of Women in the Postwar USSR. Current panelists will speak on women in traditionally male realms (like science and politics) as well as the shifting gender dynamics of the post-WWII USSR. Papers or a discussant are warmly invited to join. Presenter(s), Discussant(s)
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1/30/2017 12:43:15Elena Rakhimova-Sommerselena.sommers@rit.eduRochester Institute of TechnologyCurrent MemberComparative Politics/International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign PolicyThe Linguistic and Political Bro-mance: Rhetorical Styles and Political Strategies Employed by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.
This panel/paper focuses on the linguistic identity and political strategies of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump by analyzing the rhetorical (and other) styles employed by the two political leaders. Ever since he was first elected president, Putin has been markedly successful at using Russia’s reliance on the need for the Other to define the national Self for political purposes. The same can be said about Trump. When Putin and Trump speak, they navigate a variety of speech genres. They then use the gained emotional capital to reinforce the image of “authentic Russianness/Americanness” in counter distinction to a malevolent “Other.” My study analyzes the speech practices of “strongman” (силовик), “good ol’ boy” (мужик), and “patriot” (патриот) as Putin’s and Trump’s most expressively marked voices that appear to resonate with a significant segment of the population in both countries. By integrating these dynamic rhetorical profiles, Putin and Trump enable the symbolic national revival of certain identities that appear to have suffered during recent years.
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1/30/2017 12:55:06Irina Gorbunova-Fordiring_73@yahoo.comAPUSCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924Presenter(s)Social Assistance to Migrants to the Priamurskoe Governor-Generalship (1884-1917)DiscussantHistory of Russian Far East, History of Social Work in Russia
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1/30/2017 13:49:48Katharina Kinga Kowalskikowalski@europa-uni.deCenter for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/ Oder, GermanyCurrent MemberPhD StudentGender/LGBTQ StudiesMy field of research is the history of Women and Gender Studies in CEE and the West as an intellectual trend. Furthermore it encompasses the current situation of the Women’s Movement and Women and Gender Studies in Poland – with all the obstacles they face under the new government. The title of my thesis is “New thought styles? The development of Women’s and Gender Studies in Poland”.
Within a panel or my paper I would focus on aspects of transgressions that were undertaken by feminists in the intellectual field / Women's Movement in CEE. Furthermore I could show how new intellectual patterns were received within academia but also in every day life, and with which obstacles they were faced with. Another aspect of my research is the migration of feminist knowledge through the iron curtain that can also be regarded as a transgression of “set” theories. Please contact me if you would like to invite me to your panel or please send your proposal to kowalski@europa-uni.de
Presenter(s), ChairChairGender Studies, History of Science
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1/31/2017 4:16:06Vladimir Đorđevićvladimir.dordevic@mendelu.czMendel University, Brno, Czech RepublicCurrent MemberComparative Politics/International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign PolicyCountering Extremism and Jihadism in South East Europe: Western Balkans Counter-Terrorism Initiative
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1/31/2017 17:52:46Nadia Hoppenghoppe2@illinois.eduUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignCurrent MemberPhD StudentLiterature: ComparativeThresholds and Transitions in the 20th CenturyChair, Discussant(s)Looking a a discussant for a panel that will discuss Karen Shakhnazarov’s film Gorod Zero and its reflection of the cultural anxiety and political uncertainty brought on by perestroika, toilet as imagery in literature and art, and the the transformation of domestic spaces at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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2/1/2017 10:18:55Alina JasinaAlina.Jasina@gcsc.uni-giessen.deJustus Liebig University of Giessen, GermanyCurrent MemberPhD StudentComparative Politics/International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign PolicyEstablishing and contesting legitimacy in Central Asia: The panel seeks to understand the consequences of contesting and establishing legitimacy in Central Asia. We will look not only at how it is contested or discussed at a grass-roots level, but how it is established or implemented by governing elites. The panel does not therefore privilege a single, authoritative understanding of legitimacy, but rather looks at how the concept has been interpreted or adopted from a grounded theory perspective and among several political (or even apolitical) actors in Central Asian politics. Discussant(s)ChairBelonging and Identity in post-Soviet Baltic States and or Central Asia, Nationalism
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2/1/2017 11:21:29Dr. Colleen Moorecmoore2@flsouthern.eduFlorida Southern CollegeCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924Russian Peasants, the State, and Food Supply, 1914-21Chair
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2/1/2017 12:57:30Milorad Laziclazicm@gwu.eduThe George Washington UniversityCurrent MemberPhD StudentHistory: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918We are looking for a third panelist interested in any aspect of Yugoslav policy of nonalignment or any aspect of Eastern Europan - Global South relationship. Our first paper deals with Yugoslav attempts to define the international economic order from 1961 to 1989. Our second paper is about Yugoslav military and political aid to anti-colonial movements and organizations in Africa and the Middle East.Presenter(s)
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2/2/2017 5:02:16Stephanie Weismannstephanie.weismann@univie.ac.atInstitute for Eastern European History, University of ViennaCurrent MemberHistory: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918I would like to join or organize a panel on urban sensory history of CEE. Anyone else exploring urban sensescapes (sound, smell, touch, taste, sight) of the region? I am particularly interested in urban everyday life of the interwar period (1918 – 1938) in Central Eastern Europe, sensorial aspects of (co-)habitation, multisensorial cityscapes, sensorial experience of urban life, municipal administration of urban sensescapes (public health measures, urbanization projects,…) among others. Possible panel title: “Urban Sensory Transgressions in CEE” Presenter(s), Discussant(s)I am contributing with a paper on Lublin’s smellscape of the 1930s, focusing on the municipality’s struggle with disciplining urban odors (and dwellers). The paper scrutinizes old odoriferous problems encountering new sensibilities, analyzing the interplay between municipal and civic contributions to Lublin’s smellscape.Chairurban history, sensory history
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2/2/2017 12:30:45Edward Hollandechollan@uark.eduUniversity of ArkansasCurrent MemberComparative Politics/International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign PolicyLooking for 1 to 3 speakers for a Book Discussion Roundtable of Gerard Toal's recently published book, Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus. Particularly interested in inquiries from scholars from Georgia or Ukraine who are traveling to Chicago and willing to participate. Also interested in panelists from disciplines other than geography who would like to participate in the session. Discussant(s)
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2/2/2017 15:59:20Vladimir Marchenkovmarchenk@ohio.eduOhio UniversityCurrent MemberArts/Film/Electronic MediaFilm, Music, and PhilosophyPresenter(s), Discussant(s)We are looking for a third presenter and a discussant for a panel where two papers are dealing with Tarkovsky's films and with film music by Gubaidulina, Schnitke, and Denisov.
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2/2/2017 17:12:40Mariia Shynkarenkoshynm067@newschool.eduThe New School Current MemberPhD StudentComparative Politics/International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign PolicyChair, Discussant(s)Crimean Tatar Non-Violence National Movement in the Age of Collapse
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2/3/2017 9:27:46Elizaveta Mankovskayaem18@princeton.eduPrinceton UniversityCurrent MemberPhD StudentLiterature: Russian and EurasianWe are looking for a third presenter for the panel on Russian/Eurasian auto-documentary prose/ego-documents. We currently have a paper on the correspondence between Kazimir Malevich and El Lissitsky which explores the way language shapes subjectivity in this set of texts as they detail the evolution in the relationship between two pioneering figures of modernist abstraction. Another paper is on Viktor Shklovsky's two pseudo-diaries "Podenshina" (1930) and "Dnevnik" (1939) and the work of genre and address as ways to create a modern self inscribed in the Soviet collectivist project.
We welcome different angles that explore subjectivity in ego-documents and its textual representation.
Presenter(s), ChairI have a paper on Viktor Shklovsky's two pseudo-diaries "Podenshina" (1930) and "Dnevnik" (1939) and the work of genre and address as ways to create a modern self inscribed in the Soviet collectivist project.
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2/3/2017 12:11:01Svetlana Ter-Grigoryanter-grigoryan.1@osu.eduThe Ohio State UniversityCurrent MemberPhD StudentHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924Tentative Title: Testing the Limits: Media Transgressions in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia (1985-2016).
The panel aims to investigate how popular media and print media helped define and push the boundaries of Soviet perestroika/glasnost and then Post-Soviet Russia. We are currently searching for a chair and a discussant(s).
Note: I am unable to edit previous post. This is the same panel proposal.
Chair, Discussant(s)We currently have three panelists, with the following paper topics:
1. How popular press discourses on sexuality test and define the parameters of Soviet glasnost (1986-91)
2. Violence against the media (1992-2016)
3. How Soviet Ukrainian culture turned anti-Soviet under Perestroika.
Soviet/Russian social and cultural history, print media, cultural studies
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2/3/2017 16:56:31Rachel Feldhay Brennerbrenner@wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonCurrent MemberJewish Studies"Uncommon Responses to the Holocaust"Presenter(s), Discussant(s)
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2/3/2017 17:02:05Rachel Feldhay Brennerbrenner@wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonCurrent MemberJewish Studies"Uncommon Responses to the Holocaust" Description: The Holocaust is often perceived in terms of total extermination of Jews and the predominantly indifferent witnessing bystanders. Particular and often unusual responses of resistance complicate the accepted generalizations.
Teryl Dobbs's paper analyses the case of a young girl, a prodigy pianist and composer, Josima Feldschuh, who continued to work on her music until her death in hiding on the Aryan side of Warsaw.
Rachel Brenner discusses the case of Zofia Kossak, a rabid antisemite, who not only addressed Poles in an underground leaflet urging a compassionate attitude toward the Jewish victims, but who also established a Council for Aid to Jews.
We are looking for a presenter and a discussant.
Please contact us directly
tdobbs@wisc.edu
brenner@wisc.edu
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2/3/2017 19:26:56Oleksii Chebotarovochebotaryov@gmail.comUniversity of St. Gallen, University of ViennaCurrent MemberPhD StudentHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924the borders, migration, and mobility in Habsburg and Russian Empire, Jewish migrationPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)I plan to have a presentation about imperial border crossing (the case of the Jews from the Pale)ChairAge of Mass Migration, Habsburg Galicia, Pale of Sattelmant, History of Eastern European Jews, Ukraine in the long nineteenth century
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2/4/2017 6:37:49Natalya Khokholovankhokholova@gmail.comAssociate Professor of Russian at American University in Central AsiaCurrent MemberProfessional Development/TeachingTeaching Traditions and Transgressions in The Masterpieces of Russian Literature Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)The Decomposing Body and Awakening Soul in Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" (1886)
Teaching in English the masterpiece of Russian Literature in the setting of multicultural classroom can be fraught with difficulties. One way of awakening the interest for the text is to get students to think within the contesting categories of Ivan Ilyich's rituals of life, such as: comme il faut decisions and actions, and non comme il faut. The paper presents the way transgressions about the character of Ivan Ilyich in the authorial (Tolstoy's) attempt of deschooling the society can create a productive way of introducing of the historical and artistic contextual value of the work to the international students.
Chair, Discussantteaching methods of Russian classics
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2/4/2017 12:21:27Cecil Leigh Wilsonleigh.wilson@wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonCurrent MemberPhD StudentGender/LGBTQ StudiesGender Performance and Queer Identity in 20th-Century LiteraturePresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)
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2/4/2017 21:42:22Nela Erdeljacerdeljacnela@gmail.comThe George Washington University/University of ZagrebCurrent MemberPhD StudentHistory: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918We are looking for a third paper that deals with ''the East-West divide'' in the Cold War with special focus on culture, perception, ideologies and diplomacy in the countries of Eastern Europe and the Third World. We have two papers, one that deals with attempts of American cultural diplomacy in Yugoslavia, the other one with Chinese- Yugoslav ideological confrontation. We would like to broaden the scope of our panel by including other countries of Eastern Europe and the Third World. Presenter(s)
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2/5/2017 5:48:41karel svobodakarlsvoboda@seznam.czCharles University, PragueCurrent MemberComparative Politics/International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign PolicyRussia's Economic Statecraft in the post-Soviet space - the role of positive sanctions deals with Russian incentives to the post-Soviet countries to join the Eurasian Economic integration. It explores the means of economic staecraft and their successfulness used in order to influence decisions of the states such as Belarus, Ukraine or Armenia in recent years. Chair, DiscussantRussian foreign policy, economic policies of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Eurasian integration
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2/6/2017 10:35:37Irina Sadovinairina.sadovina@mail.utoronto.caUniversity of TorontoCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)Gender/LGBTQ StudiesSexual Abjection in 20th and 21st century Russia

The panel would explore intersections of sexuality and power: from the dangers of violence, disease, and unwanted pregnancy to economic, social, and psychological vulnerability. It could include papers on changing cultural and literary representations of sexuality and power, on popular narratives and legal discourses.
Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)My paper would discuss the role of closed social spaces in stories of sexual vulnerability: more specifically, on the possibility of transcendence in Victor Astafyev and Lyudmila Petrushevskaya.
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2/6/2017 11:31:10Karl Brownbrownk@uww.eduUniversity Wisconsin - WhitewaterCurrent MemberHistory: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918Transgressive Economies: the Black Market in Communist Eastern EuropePresenter(s)
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2/6/2017 15:57:22IraRolduginaHigher School of EconomicsNot a Member (Your submissions will be deleted. Become a member first)PhD Candidate (ABD status)History: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924"Early Soviet Homosexuals speak from themselves: social portraits, rhetoric, lifestyle".
The research is based on revealed archival documents – letters from homosexual men and women, written in the mid-1920s to medical experts. Signed and anonymous, these letters present a unique window on the subjectivity of the early Soviet gay community, without intervention by any intermediaries and thus unhampered by legal, medical, or political censorship. Although the letters were penned by undereducated people of lower social background, their authors very persistently and eloquently elaborate their distinctive self-perception and contemplate their group identity and place within the Soviet society. They addressed medical experts as consultants rather than ultimate arbiters and authorities, in the mode of dialogue or even polemic.For the first time, these sources depict the everyday life and sexual practices of gays in Odessa, Rostov, and the Russian countryside in the 1910s and 1920s. The authors of the letters creatively use elements of expert knowledge available to them to elaborate and express their personal and group experiences and self-perceptions.
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2/7/2017 9:10:54Nadezda Fedorovanadiafedorova@gmx.deindependent scholarCurrent MemberLiterature: ComparativeI would like to form a panel on the Russian criminal-world-myth and its cultural representations. The aim is to trace the formation of the cultural image of the criminal world in Russia to the early 20th century and to explore the premises of its cultural sustainability. Presenter(s), Discussant(s)My paper will deal with the criminal world themes and aesthetics in Russian urban folklore and literature (Utesov/Kozin/Severnyj, Blok, Essenin, Shalamov, Tertz (Sinyavsky), Yuz Aleshkovsky). Further I will argue that the formation of the criminal world myth was fostered by the reciprocal relationship between ethnical and social groups as well as between high and low culture, which was promoted by the accelerated urbanisation of the Russian society in the early 20th century.
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2/8/2017 0:39:23Pey-Yi Chupeyyichu@gmail.comPomona CollegeCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924We are looking for a third paper and discussant for a panel on the history of the earth sciences in Russia and the Soviet Union. One paper will focus on political aspects of sciences of resource extraction, and another will focus on the influence of Marxism-Leninism on ideas about frozen earth.Presenter(s), Discussant(s)
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2/8/2017 8:31:09Rustis Kamuntaviciusrustisk@centras.ltVytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania)Current MemberHistory: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918“National narratives and nonsense: Lithuanian, Belarusian and Polish quarrels over history through the last one hundred years"
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2/8/2017 9:24:22Madelyn Stuartmsn4eq@virginia.eduUniversity of VirginiaCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)Literature: Russian and EurasianThe Language of Madness and Spirituality in Russian (Slavic?) literature and performance OR The Naming Madness: The Role of Language in
the Politics of Identity
Presenter(s), Discussant(s)Paper 1: Daniil Kharms and the Fracturing of Identity in Elizaveta Bam
Paper 2: Physical Boundaries of Madness in Bulgakov & Pelevin
ChairMadness, Mental Illness, Health, Medicine, 20th Century Russian Literature, Cognitive Literary Studies
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2/9/2017 4:28:53Dr Chris Jonesc.jones@uea.ac.ukUniversity of East AngliaCurrent MemberHistory: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918Bosnia-Hercegovina since 1991Discussant(s)Chair, DiscussantFormer Yugoslavia; International History; Diplomacy
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2/8/2017 11:54:04Johannes Leitnerjohannes.leitner@fh-vie.ac.atCompetence Center for Black Sea Region Studies, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, AustriaCurrent MemberComparative Politics/International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign PolicyTransgressing the Red Line: Ethical Criticism and Political Risk in Eastern EuropePresenter(s)
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2/8/2017 11:52:21Emily Laskinlaskin@berkeley.eduUC BerkeleyCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)Literature: ComparativeRussian and Eurasian travel writing. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, discussions of the relationship between Russian travel writing and empire; comparisons with Western European travel writing; discussions of Russian journeys into various peripheries (the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Far East, etc.); explorations of "reverse" travelogues from the peripheries to Russia; the literariness of travel writing.Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)
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2/8/2017 12:26:05Alina Zubkovychalina.zubkovych@sh.sePostdoc, Södertörn University Current MemberAnthropology/Geography/SociologyPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)From periphery to the core? Transformation of Crimean Tatar image in post-Maidan Ukraine Chair, DiscussantUkraine, Crimean Tatars, Maidan and post-Maidan social, political, cultural transformations , collective memory, identity construction, national narratives
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2/8/2017 20:35:38Marina Levshinairing73_@mail.ruindependent scholarCurrent MemberLiterature: Russian and Eurasian Николай ГумилёвPresenter(s)Гомеровский пласт культурно-исторических ассоциаций в поэзии Николая Гумилёва
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2/9/2017 3:42:08Sarah Busse Spencersspencer@hse.ruHigher School of Economics, PermCurrent MemberAnthropology/Geography/SociologyI am looking for other scholars on Childhood (whether identifying with ChEER or not) for a panel on the role of ritual and socialization in creating "model citizens." My work is ethnographic on contemporary Russia, but comparison with any time period or related country would be welcome. My paper will explore the contemporary state preschool ("detskii sad") system, and any papers on this topic would be particularly welcome, but other topics relating to the process of reproducing ideal citizens, for any new generation of children (books, films, toys, parenting advice, the interface of the state and the family) are also welcome. Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)My paper is about the role of ritual and socialization in the state preschool system ("detskii sadi" or "kindergartens") in contemporary Russia. Based on four years of ethnographic observation, the paper focuses on the role of teachers ("vospitatel'ni") and the rituals of children's preschool seasonal festivals (often called "utrenniki") in training children into proper morals and behaviors expected in Russian society. Chair, DiscussantTopics related to childhood, food, other aspects of daily life, current or historical, as well as voluntary associations, charity, NGOs.
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2/9/2017 11:01:13Liudmila Gorbunovagorbunova-lyudmila-18@mail.ruDal'nevostochnyy institut upravleniya - filial RANKhiGSCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924History of Russian Far EastPresenter(s), Discussant(s)National immigration policy for securing the population in the Far East region of Russia from 1924 to the 90 years of XX century.DiscussantHistory of Russian Far East
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2/9/2017 11:54:48Michael Brinleymical@sas.upenn.eduUniversity of PennsylvaniaCurrent MemberPhD StudentLiterature: Russian and EurasianThe past’s future, the future’s past: reframing Formalism in Russia and beyondPresenter(s), ChairChairSoviet urban history, late tsarist historicism, historic preservation practice,
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2/9/2017 14:44:47Natalia Pervukhinnpervukh@utk.eduUniversity of TennesseeCurrent MemberLiterature: Central and Southeast EuropeAnton Pavlovich Chekhov as “The Mirror of the Russian Revolution”: Chekhovian Characters in works of Dobychin, Zoshchenko, and Bulgakov”.
Chekhov created in his writings a kind of a census for the population of not just the Sakhalin Island but for the most of the Russian Empire population representatives. He died before the first Russian Revolution of 1905 yet when rereading Chekhov works now it is difficult not to project the place of the likes of his characters onto some twenty years ahead. People who were born in the 1860s-1890s met Revolutions of 1917. What was the place and the role of some of “Chekhovian-like characters” in post-revolutionary literature? This paper analyses their role transformation in the writings of several prominent authors of the 1920s.
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2/9/2017 16:30:15Yarden Avitalyarden.avital@rutgers.eduRutgers Current MemberPhD StudentHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924Self narration in the Russian Empire and the Soviet UnionPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)
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2/9/2017 19:52:38Anastasia Felcheranastasia.felcher@gmail.comIndependent schoralCurrent MemberHistory: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924We are looking for a third panelist, a chair and a discussant for the panel 'Revolutionary Heritage in East-Central Europe after 1945 and 1989'. We will be discussing examples of construction, promotion and use of narratives and sites related to the ‘revolutionary heritage’ in the regions that fell under the control of the Soviet Union after 1945 and after its dismissal in post 1989.Presenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)We have 2 papers within the panel, one discussing anti-fascist Heritage in Germany post 1945 and 1990 and the second one looking at the Imposed Heritage of Revolution and Victory in post-1945 and post-1991 Moldova. We look for the third panelist, a chair and a discussantChair, DiscussantUrban history, critical heritage studies, Jewish studies, Russian literature and politics
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2/9/2017 23:48:54Travis Graytravis.gray@utexas.eduUniversity of Texas at AustinCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)History: Russian and Eurasian, Since 1924Presenter(s)Reconstruction and Postwar SmolenskChairWorld War II, Cold War, Late Stalinism
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2/10/2017 9:48:44Malgorzata Popiolekmagpopiolek@gmail.comTU Berlin, University of WrocławCurrent MemberPhD Candidate (ABD status)Comparative Politics/International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign PolicyPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)I wrote a paper proposal "Beyond the Iron Curtain: (Inter)national Urban Heritage Conservation in East Central Europe", which I would like to submit. I am still looking for a suitable panel. Heritage Conservation, Art History, History of Architecture, History, Nationalism
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2/10/2017 23:41:10Mirela Tantamtanta@millikin.eduMillikin UniversityCurrent MemberArts/Film/Electronic MediaPresenter(s), Chair, Discussant(s)Reenactment as Artistic Strategy: The Dictator’s Portrait Reappearance in Romanian Contemporary Art After 1989

This project looks at how contemporary artists choose Socialist Realism—once an imposed aesthetic in Romania—as an object of artistic interest. One of the most frequent images from the past that artists engage with is Nicolae Ceausescu’s portrait. The dictator’s portrait acts as an intersection between discourses about art and power, culture and politics, space and memory. Doing history then requires a phenomenological quest. To learn about the communist ideology of the new men, the heroine mother, and the scientific mythology of communism (see Lucian Boia’s analysis) often means to repaint Ceausescu as a father figure and as a national hero (Ciprian Muresan and Adrian Ghenie, 2008), to use documents and photographs and reconstruct images of monuments and cities (Calin Dan and Iosif Kiraly, 1995-1996) or to replace the old labels from Socialist Realist sculptures with new ones (Ileana Faur, 2012). Artists deconstruct historical artifacts and their symbolic meaning by dislocating historical facts from their inert official narrative and relocating them in the artist’s current personal instance. By actualizing these symbols, artists also point to the former dictatorship’s lingering ideological specter in today’s society.
Chair, DiscussantModern and Contemporary European Art, Twentieth-Century Art, Critical Theory, Social and Socialist Realism in Painting, Architecture and Film, Philosophy and Aesthetics
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