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EDITOR's NOTE. The following call for papers may be of interest to
Nabokovians. Conference orgaqnizers Anat Vernitsky and Peter Barta have
special interest in Nabokov.
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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 17:50:12 +0000
From: Peter I. Barta <p.barta@SURREY.AC.UK>
rence at the University of Surrey

SCREENING THE WORD: VISUAL ADAPTATIONS OF LITERATURE IN RUSSIAN AND
SOVIET
CULTURE
* SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT *

28-30 May 2002

This international conference aims to explore themes relating to the
image-text boundary by examining a broad range of topics centred around:
1)
Russian, Soviet and Postsoviet screen adaptions of fiction, and 2)
general
issues connected with the relationship between the verbal and the visual
in
Russian culture.


Papers might address some of the following themes/categories, although
other
suggestions will also be welcomed:

a.. The relationship of the screen adaptation to the literary canon in
Soviet and Postsoviet Russia
b.. The influence of cinema and the visual media on Russian literature
c.. What film adaptations say about the fate of Russian literary
culture
in the visual era
d.. How they reveal the faultlines along which Soviet ideology
eventually
split asunder
e.. How they demonstrate the tensions existing between "mass" and
"high"
culture
f.. What the ekranizatsiia tells us about the nature of representation
itself
g.. The limitations and potentials of film, literature and television
as
media of expression
h.. Text-to-screen translation as reduction/subversion/dialogue
i.. Reactions by painters to literature
The conference will feature two keynote speakers:

Igor Maslennikov (director of the celebrated Soviet "Sherlock Holmes"
and
other literary adaptations): "Diametral'no protivopolozhnyie podkhody k
ekranizatsii russkoi klassiki: ot bukvalizma k paradoksal'nomu
prochteniu"

Professor Helena Goscilo (eminent US specialist in contemporary Russian
Culture): "Moving Images and Eye-deologies"

The working languages of the conference will be English and Russian

It will be hosted at the University of Surrey, located in Guildford,
which
is situated amidst beautiful English countryside, 30 minutes away from
Central London. Contributors will be accommodated on campus

Financial assistance may be available for some contributors.

It is hoped that the conference will result in the publication of an
edited
volume based around the papers given

Brief abstracts should be sent to the conference organisers by June 30,
2001.
Conference Organisers: Dr Stephen Hutchings (s.hutchings@surrey.ac.uk)
and
Dr Anat Vernitski (a.vernitskaia@surrey.ac.uk)
Department of Linguistic and International Studies
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey GU2 5XH, UK Fax.: +00 44 (0)1483 876201

Up-dated information about the conference can be found on the web at
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/LVMG/conference.htm
Peter I. Barta
Professor of Russian and Cultural Studies
Head, Russian Studies
University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 5XH
England
Tel: (01483) 300800 ext 2822
e-mail: p.barta@surrey.ac.uk
fax: (01483)259527
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/Russian/

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