Congress -- 100th anniversary of Russian formalism (1913-2013), August 25-29 2013, MOSCOW

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100th anniversary of Russian formalism (1913-2013)
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Hosted by:
National Research University -- Higher School of Economics
Russian State University for the Humanities

Organized by:
National Research University -- Higher School of Economics
Russian State University for the Humanities
Institute of the World Culture of Lomonosov Moscow State University
The Institute of Slavic Studies
V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute
A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature

The Congress Chairman:
Vyacheslav Vs. Ivanov

Keynote Speakers:
John Ellis Bowlt (University of Southern California)
Catherine Depretto (Paris Sorbonne University)
Viacheslav Vs. Ivanov (MSU, UCLA, RSUH)
Aage A. Hansen-Love (Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich)
Eero Aarne Pekka Tarasti (University of Helsinki

The historical report of 20-year-old Viktor Shklovsky, "The Place of Futurism in the history of the language," presented in December 1913 at the St. Petersburg art cabaret "Stray Dog," is considered as the beginning of a new literary theory, Russian Formalism.

The leading humanitarian centers of Russia plan to hold a congress to mark the 100th anniversary of the event.
The Organizing Committee invites experts in the field of literary theory, linguistics, art history, philosophy, psychology, cultural studies, musicology, and others interested in Russian formalism, to participate in the Congress. More information at:

The aim of the Congress is to trace the influence of the formalist intellectual thinking on the contemporary humanitarian disciplines, to re-estimate the interdisciplinary potential of the formalist method, and to define the movement's place in 20th-century intellectual history.

Please send a title and up to 350 word abstract for a 15-20 minute paper along with your name, affiliation and a brief professional biography to: by 10 April 2013. Use 12 point type. The text must be single-spaced.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the congress abstract book. Selected papers of the Congress would be published in a proceedings collection.

Working languages - Russian and English.
Deadline for submission of proposals 10 April 2013.
Notification of acceptance May 25, 2013.