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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Transnational Russian Studies symposium, Durham University, September 2017

14th September 2017, 09:00, Durham Union Society Debating Chamber, Durham University

This symposium, convened by Dr Andy Byford (Durham University), Professor Stephen Hutchings (University of Manchester) and Dr Connor Doak (University of Bristol), seeks to open up the geopolitical map of 'Russian Studies' beyond 'Russia', in recognition that what constitutes 'Russia' and 'Russian culture' is thoroughly traversed by the transnational and the intercultural. The symposium will foregrounding mobility, in the broadest of senses, as core to the production, circulation and reception of culture. It will highlight processes of cultural and linguistic (mis)translation in relation to various artistic forms, language practices, and modes of individual as well as collective agency.

Our overall ambition is to reposition 'Russian Studies' in a transnational framework. The symposium forms part of a book project which will result in a multi-authored handbook titled Transnational Russian Studies, under contract with Liverpool University Press and due to come out by 2019 as part of its Transnational Modern Languages Series.

The symposium will take place in Durham on 14-16 September 2017 in the Durham Union Society Debating Chamber.

For further details see the conference poster, programme and abstracts.

Registration is now open.

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