This is a two-day graduate conference in the field of Slavistics. The participants will be graduate students from the USA and Europe.
We start from the notion of “literatyrnyi byt”, first introduced by the Russian literary scholar Boris Eikhenbaum and referring to an informed study of the context where literature and literary personalities are “made”.
Broadly speaking, we ask: What are the aesthetic, narrative, social, and political techniques and technologies that generate literary personalities and discourses on literature in imperial and Soviet Russia and in Eastern Europe? How does the byt of literature emerge, settle, and perpetuate itself? What are the networks of everyday life that shaped literary and academic life in Russia and the Soviet Union as well as the study of this region’s literary culture?
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