Saturday 1:30 – 3:15pm

Roundtable: Igor Stravinsky, the Ballets Russes, and Russian Influence on 20th Century Dance and Music

Mark Konecny, Institute for Modern Russian Culture,

Petruta Lipan, Saint Louis University,

David Borgmeyer, Saint Louis University,

Balkan Studies: Recent Assessments (CSC/ISA-Midwest joint panel)

Chair/Discussant:  Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic, Saint Louis University

 “Imposing Particular Identities: Balkans as a Meeting Place of Ethnicities and Religions”

 Mirsad Krijestorac, Florida International University,

 “A Critical Assessment of Human Rights in Pre- and Post-Independence Kosovo”

Dr. Branislav Radeljic, University of East London,

 “International Justice vs. Local Post-Communist Manipulations in Croatia – Case Study:  The Acquittals of Gotovina and Markac”

 Srecko Mavrek, City University of New York,

 Saturday 3:30 – 5:00pm

CSC Business Meeting

Saturday 6:00pm

Meet at hotel entrance for shuttle to Saint Louis University for Keynote Address and Reception

Saturday 7:00 – 8:30pm

CSC Keynote Address and Reception

 “The Kingdom of Mystery: Nicholas Roerich and Le Sacre de Printemps”

John Bowlt, University of Southern California,

Viewing of exhibition, “Russian Dance, World Stage: Modernist Ballet and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring”

Saint Louis University Center for Global Citizenship and Pius XII Memorial Library

 Return shuttle to hotel

 Sunday 8:15 – 10:00pm

Slavic Linguistics

Chair/Discussant:  TBA

 “Culture-and Gender-Specific Use of Compliments by Russian and American Students”

Yelena Belyaeva-Standen, Saint Louis University,

 “Metanalysis of the Obstruent Primary-Stem Infinitives in Russian – a Thesis”

David Murphy, Saint Louis University,

 Love and Death in Tolstoy

Chair/Discussant:  TBA

“Love in Tolstoy’s ‘The Cossacks’

Zachary Smith, University of Missouri – Columbia,

“I, the Dying: Human Finitude, Primordial Perspectivity, and Narrativity in Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Alexandre Gontchar, Harvard University,

“Reading the Rite between the Lines: Nijinsky, Tolstoy’s Tree, and Climate Change”

Nicole Svobodny, Washington University in St. Louis,

“Sewn Up in Sailcloth, Struggling in the Bag: Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Death”

Nicole Monnier, University of Missouri, Columbia,

 Sunday 10:15 – 12:00pm

Chekhov:  Readings and Explorations

Chair/Discussant: Nicole Monnier, University of Missouri-Columbia

 “Chekhov’s Grotesque in the Text and on Screen: the Motif of Quarrel in a Modern Screen Adaptation”

Ekaterina Zamataeva, University of Missouri – Columbia,

 “‘To Sleep like the Dead’: Dreams and Hallucinations as Presagers of Death in Chekhov’s Early Stories”

Matthew Johnson, University of Missouri – Columbia,

 “The Half-Known Character: Desire and Motivation in Chekhov’s ‘The Darling’”

Lauren Fath, University of Missouri – Columbia,

 Confronting Modernity in Slavic Literatures

Chair/Discussant: Mark Konecny, Institute for Modern Russian Culture

 “Negotiating Catastrophe: Czesław Miłosz’s Use of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz as an Argument for Realism”

Dag Alexander Lindskog, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago,

“Many a Moon: Blok, Time, and Structure in Pelevin’s ‘Crystal World'”

Chris Sutton, University of Missouri – Columbia,

 “The Wild Animal’s Metamorphosis in Leskov”

Matthew A. Sutton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,