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SOTS-SPEAK: REGIMES OF LANGUAGE UNDER SOCIALISM

From: Serguei A. Oushakine

[mailto:oushakin@princeton.edu

Conference Program

Sots-Speak: Regimes of Language under Socialism
May 20-22, 2011
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Princeton University
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Friday, May 20

12.30     Welcome Address

12.45 – 2.45         Panel 1:   Linguistic Anatomies

Konstantin Bogdanov [Russian Academy of  Sciences, St. Petersburg] — “Soviet Language Culture in the Light of Ethnolinguistics”
Anastasia Smirnova [Ohio State U] — “Aligning Language to Ideology: A Socio-Semantic Analysis of Communist and Democratic Discourse in Bulgaria”
Calin Morar Vulcu [Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj] — “From Subject to Object of Description: Classes in Romanian State-Socialist Discourse”

Chair: Olga Hasty [Princeton U]
Discussant: Mirjam Fried [Czech Academy of Sciences]

3.00 – 5.15           Panel 2: Making Things with Words 

Choi Chatterjee [California State U, Los Angeles] — “Lady in Red: Bolshevik Feminism in the American Imagination, 1917-1939”
Samantha Sherry [U of Edinburgh] — “‘Bird Watchers of the World, Unite!’ The Language of Ideology in Soviet Translation”
Jessie Labov [Ohio State U] — “The Puzzle of the Yugoslav Nationalist/ Dissident from Helsinki to Dayton”
Alyssa DeBlasio [Dickinson College] — “Philosophical Rhetoric and Istoriia russkoi filosofii”
Chair: David Bellos [Princeton U]
Discussant: Irena Grudzinska Gross [Princeton U]

5.30 – 6.45    Keynote address: Jochen Hellbeck (Rutgers U), “The Language of Soviet Experience and Its Meanings” 

7.00        Reception    

Saturday, May 21

9.00 – 11.00   Panel 3:   Speaking Stalinese

Carol AnyTrinity College] — “Public and Private Speech Genres in the Soviet Writers’ Union under Stalin”
Ilya Venyavkin [Russian State University for the Humanities] — “Mystical Insight under Socialism: The Language of Political Confessions in the late 1930-s”
Anastasia Ryabchuk [National U of Kyiv Mohyla Academy] — “Parasites, Asocials, and Work-Shy: Discursive Construction of Homelessness and Vagrancy in the USSR”
Chair: Petre Petrov [Princeton U]
Discussant: Jochen Hellbeck [Rutgers U]

11.15 – 1.15  Panel 4:   Figures of Rhetoric

Elena Gapova [Western Michigan U / European Humanities U] — “The Party Solemnly Proclaims: the Present Generation of Soviet People Shall Live in Communism”: The Rhetoric of Utopia in Krushchev Era”
Karen Petrone [U of Kentucky] — “Afghanistan and the New Discourse of War in the Late Soviet Era”
Yulia Minkova [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State] — “Our Man in Chile, or Victor Jara’s Posthumous Life in Soviet Media and Popular Culture”
Chair: Ellen Chances [Princeton U]
Discussant: Eliot Borenstein [New York U]

Lunch

2.30 – 4.45    Panel 5:   On the Literary Front

Maria Kisel [Lawrence U] — “Satirical and Philosophical Dimensions of Sots-speak in Andrei Platonov’s Fiction”
Natalia Skradol [Hebrew U / Ben Gurion University of the Negev] — “The Evolution of the Soviet Bestiary: Satirical Fables from Bednyi to Mikhalkov”
Eva Cermanova [U of Aberdeen] — “The Diktat of Language: Bureaucratic Paranoia in Havel’s Memorandum”
Baktyul Aliev [McGill U] — “Visuality in V. Narbikova’s Okolo ekolo”
Chair: Emily Van Buskirk [Rutgers U]
Discussant: Helena Goscilo (Ohio State U)

5.00 – 6.15    Media Presentation: Vitaly Komar, “Word and Image: The Duality of Sots-Art”

6.30     Dinner [Prospect House]

Sunday, May 22

9.00 – 11.15   Panel 6: Practices of Language

Jonathan Larson [U of Iowa] — “Sentimental Kritika: Hazardous Dialectics and Deictics in Socialist Criticism”
James RobertsonNew York U] — “Speaking Titoism: Non-Alignment and the Language Regime of Yugoslav Socialism”
Suzanne Cohen [Temple U] — “In and Out of Frame: The Soviet Training as Sots-Speak”
Julia Lerner and Claudia Zbenovich [Ben Gurion University of the Negev / Hadassah College of Jerusalem] —  “Talk and Dress: Adapting the Therapeutic Paradigm to Post-Soviet Speak”
Chair: Margaret Beissinger [Princeton U]
Discussant: Anna Katsnelson [Princeton U]

11.30 – 1.30    Panel 7: Discursive Remnants

Maria Rives [Yale U] — “Authoritative Discourse in Post-Authoritarian Russia”
Lara Ryazanova-Clarke [U of Edinburgh] — “Stalinism as an Auteur Project: Meta Sots-Speak in Contemporary Russian Public Discourse”
Gasan Gusejnov [Moscow State U] — “On the Vitality of Artificial, or Stalin’s Rhetoric Revisited”
Chair: Rossen Djagalov [Yale U]
Discussant: Caryl Emerson [Princeton U]

The Kremlinaires, the best in Soviet swing: http://www.kremlinaires.com/

—END—

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It starts tomorrow,

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Archive

PUTTING KNOWLEDGE TO WORK AND LETTING INFORMATION PLAY

A New E-book by Jeremy Hunsinger 

See the E-book at: http://www.cddc.vt.edu/10th-book/ which is where you can download it. This book was produced for the 10th anniversary of Jeremy Hunsinger’s research center at Virginia Tech: the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture

The e-book is free in cost, free to copy, free to distribute.  The volume confronts many of the issues in contemporary academia as it meets the internet and computing in all of its sphere with many specific contributions on academic publishing, e-research, the history of the center, and related topics.

Contributions to the volume are:

Introduction
Timothy W. Luke and Jeremy Hunsinger

The Book Unbound: Reconsidering One-Dimensionality in the Internet Age
Ben Agger

Fluid Notes on Liquid Books
Gary Hall

What Can Technology Teach Us about Texts? (and Texts about Technology?)
Jean-Claude Guédon

Open Works, Open Cultures, and Open Learning Systems
Michael A. Peters

Textscapes and Landscapes: A Settler Poet Goes On-Line
Brian Opie

Reweaving the World: The Web as Digital Discourse and Culture
Timothy W. Luke

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Progress, Issues, and Prospects
Edward A. Fox, Gail McMillan, and Venkat Srinivasan

From gunny sacks to mattress vine: notes on Douglas Engelbart, Tim O’Reilly, and the natural world
Sue Thomas

The Pleasures of Collaboration
Thom Swiss

Info-Citizens: Democracy, Expertise and Ownership in European Research Funding
Timothy W. Luke and Jeremy Hunsinger

The New River: Collected Editors’ Notes
Ed Falco, et. al.

On the Origins of the Cute as a Dominant Aesthetic Category in Digital Culture Dylan E. Wittkower Culture, Media, Globalization
Mark Poster

Barack Obama and Celebrity Spectacle
Douglas Kellner

A Short History of the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Jeremy Hunsinger

Digital Research and Tenure & Promotion in Colleges of Arts and Sciences: A Thought Piece
Theodore R. Schatzki

Jeremy Hunsinger
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Virginia Tech
http://www.tmttlt.com

END

‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

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