One-Day Symposium: New UK Research in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature

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Katherine Bowers / University of Cambridge
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One-Day Symposium: "New UK Research in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature"
co-organised by Dr. Katherine Bowers and Dr. Sarah Young

This symposium seeks to showcase new research on nineteenth-century Russian literature being done in the UK at present. In the past, the UK has made strong contributions to the study of the nineteenth century, but in recent years this field of study has become less visible. We propose to hold a meeting of nineteenth-century Russian literature researchers to present current research, facilitate productive discussion of the field, and, ultimately, create a lasting network that will help nineteenth-century Russian literature researchers communicate with each other to organise conferences and conference panels, special editions of journals, and other collaborative work. The symposium will culminate with a discussion of ways to make the study of nineteenth-century Russian literature more visible in the UK.

The event will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Darwin College, Cambridge.

We are accepting abstracts of 250 words for 15-20 minute research papers on any aspect of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Talks will be grouped into thematic panels and be followed by time for questions and discussion. We welcome proposals from anyone working on nineteenth-century Russian literature, but will give preference to UK-based researchers and postgraduate students. Please submit abstracts to by December 15, 2013.

If there is interest, we will consider proposing a special journal edition with proceedings from the symposium. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to make their talks available as podcasts. Some funding is available for accommodation and/or travel costs. This event is sponsored by a Research Network Workshop Grant from CEELBAS, and is supported by the BASEES Nineteenth-Century Study Group and the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge.

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