Tag Archives: Lectures

Slavic Colloquium: Confession(s) in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Speaker: Prof. Julian Connolly

While much of the narrative interest in Crime and Punishment is centered on the two subjects invoked in its own title:  crime (prestuplenie) and punishment (nakazanie), Dostoevsky’s most famous novel is also concerned with another abstract concept—confession (priznanie).   The sheer numbers and types of confession that appear in the novel are astounding.  This paper will investigate the myriad ways that confession crops up in Dostoevsky’s novel and see what it tells us about Dostoevsky’s central artistic and ethical preoccupations in the years after his own experience in the Russian criminal justice system.

Lecture: Anna Berman: Brothers and the Family Plot: A Comparative Approach to the Nineteenth-Century Russian and English Novel

Anna Berman is Assistant Professor of Russian Studies at McGill University.

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

This lecture will take place in 309 New Cabell Hall on the University of Virginia campus.

Lecture: Wilfred Zeisler: Russian Art in the United States: An Introduction to Hillwood’s Collection

Founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), heiress to the Postum Cereal Company, which later became General Foods, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens houses over 17,000 works of art. The collection includes one of the largest and most important collections of Russian art outside Russia, comprising pieces from the pre-Petrine to the early Soviet periods. Through Hillwood’s collection, this lecture will explore the history of acquiring imperial Russian art in the United States.

Organized and sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Carl H. and Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History (McIntire Department of Art).

This lecture will take place in 211 Nau Hall on the University of Virginia campus.

Slavic Colloquium: Russian Virginia In and Out of the Classroom

This colloquium will feature two student projects from Prof. Edith Clowes’ RUTR 2460 course using the website “Russian Virginia”. The first project, presented by Fall 2015 students Alex Moree and David Peters, explores the Russian Civil War through the work of little-known Soviet cartoonist Vladimir Akimov. The second project, presented by Fall 2016 students Alex Kozoyed and Veri Silva, focuses on an Orthodox church in the Northern Virginia area and its integration of traditional orthodoxy with recognizably American social practices and involvement.

Lecture: The Russian Conjunction ‘A’ in RSL Acquisition & Pedagogy

Full title of lecture: “An Analysis of the Meaning of the Conjunction a in Russian with Attention to Its Implications for Second Language Acquisition and Russian Language Pedagogy”

Join the University of Virginia’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies for a special lecture by Prof. Mark Elson and Dr. Maria Ivanova. This lecture will be the second of the Fall 2016 Slavic Colloquium.

Lecture: The Joy of Exile: Ovid in Pushkin’s, Mandelshtam’s and Brodsky’s Poetry

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Zara M. Torlone, Professor of Classics, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio.

Sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Classics Department, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Location TBD.