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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Centre for Humanities Innovation/OWRI Seminar: Dr Ilya Kalinin [St Petersburg State University] 'How Lenin’s Language was Made: The Meeting of the Poetic & the Political in Russian Formalism'

1st June 2017, 13:00, Russkiy Mir Centre, A29, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University

On Thursday 1 June at 1pm we will be hosting Dr Ilya KALININ of the Liberal Arts College, St Petersburg State University. The title of Dr Kalinin's talk is How Lenin’s Language was Made: The Meeting of the Poetic & the Political in Russian Formalism.

The event is organised as part of The Centre for Humanities Innovation(CHI) series History of the Humanities and is generously supported by the Overseas World Research Initiative (OWRI).

Dr Ilya KALININ is Associate Professor at the Liberal Arts College, St-Petersburg State University and the editor-in-chief of the Moscow-based journal Neprikosnovennyi zapas: debaty o politike i kul'ture [Iron Rations: Debates on Politics and Culture]. Kalinin's research engages a broad array of subjects and it spans across a number of disciplines in arts and humanities: from early Soviet intellectual and cultural history to post-Soviet and contemporary Russian identities. Ilya Kalinin was visiting fellow at the Universities of Sheffield, Edinburgh (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities), Helsinki (Collegium for Advanced Studies), Berlin (Forum Transregionale Studien) and more. He has published in a variety of Russian and international journals including Ab Imperio, Sign Systems Studies, Social Sciences, Russian Studies, Russian Studies in Literature, Slavonica, Wiener Slawistischer Almanach, New Literary Observer.

Contact dusan.radunovic@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.