"Space and Place: The Symposium"

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Location: 
709 Hamilton Hall

   sPACE and pLACE:  The Miniconference

 

 

Saturday, February 17     yALE@cOLUMBIA     709 Hamilton Hall

 

 

sPACE and pLACE:  The Miniconference

 

 

                       Breakfast (from 10:15, available throughout morning) 
 

   
Panel 1:  TRANSTOPIAS, or How I Learned to Love the Dark Side             10:45-12:15 

 

          Liana Battsaligova (Yale)—Undermining Heterotopia: Garden-Variety Graveyard in Dostoevsky’s

                                                            “Bobok”

            Claudia Kelley (CU)—Perforating the Prison: Crumbling Contours and Proliferating Lines in Zofia

                                                            Nałkowska’s Walls of the World

Valeriia Mutc (Yale)—House Arrest: Command Performance on the Estate in Chekhov’s “Gooseberries”
 

tea/coffee
 

Panel 2:  ITINERARIES, or Journeys not to Arzrum                                           12:30-1:30  

 

Ararat Sekeryan (CU)—Lessons of Armenia, Visions of Russia: Andrei Bitov and the Return of the Plennik

Stephen Bruce (CU)—Vel’tman’s The Wanderer: Armchair Travel and the Imperial Imagination

 

Lunch  (1:30-2:30)

 

Panel 3:  THRESHOLDS OF BEING, or Life on the Edge                                     2:45-4:15

 

Knar Abrahamyan (Yale)—Platonov’s Dzhan: Imperial Practices on the Soviet Periphery

Tomi Haxhi  (CU)—Spatial, Political, and Ontological Borders in Platonov’s Dzhan

Ben Hooyman (CU)—Beyond Displacement: Daniil Kharms and the Periphery of the Page

 

tea/coffee
 

Panel 4:    ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINISM, or No Way Out           4:30-6:00

 

            Matt McWilliams (Yale)—"My Dear Sir...You Should Know Your Place": Spatializing Social Status in

                                                                    Gogol's Petersburg.

Harrison Smith (CU)—Sacred and Profane Space: Demons, Bodies, and Minds in Gogol's Domains

Spencer Small (Yale)—The Revenge of the Rhizome: Forests and the Fate of Human Agency in Gorky’s

                                                        “Legend of Danko”

 

 

Dinner   (6:30)

       530 W. 113th St. 6B

 

 

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute