HSE School of Philology Researchers at ASEEES Conference in Washington

Elena Zemskova, Elena Ostrovskaya, Maya Kucherskaya, Alexey Vdovin, and Pavel Nerler spoke on various aspects of the history of Russian literature and culture.

From November 17 – 21, 2016, the Annual Conference of the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) took place in Washington, DC (USA). This event regularly attracts over 1,000 scholars from the U.S. and Europe. This time, the delegation from the HSE School of Philology was particularly varied and numerous. The papers presented by Elena Zemskova (From German into English in Moscow: Translation Practices of the Magazine 'International Literature') and Elena Ostrovskaya (Langston Hughes in the Journal International Literature: Poetics and Ideology of Poetic Translation) were dedicated to the history of translation and a Soviet magazine of translated literature, International Literature.

Maya Kucherskaya presented a paper entitled ‘There is a Court, There is No Truth: New Sources of Leskov's story "Episcopal Justice"’.

Alexey Vdovin spoke about his research ‘Between Hegel and George Sand: German Idealism and Sand's Idealized Peasants in Ivan Turgenev's “A Sportsman's Sketches”’.

Pavel Polian (Nerler), Director of the Mandelstam Centre, took part in a roundtable discussion on Osip Mandelstam’s biography and poetics.

See the full programme of the conference.