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Approaches to Narrative in the Russian and East European Context

Friday, February 6, 2015 (All day)
Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

A CEELBAS-funded research skills training workshop with a keynote talk by Professor David Shepherd (Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Cultural Theory, Keele University): ‘One More, Final Story, and My Chronicle is Finished’: History, Fiction and the Promise of Narrative Finalisation.

Programme

10.30  Registration

11.00  Introductory Comments

11.15  Panel 1: Narratives of Identity
Tom McLenachan (University College London), ‘Homogenized Histories: The Representation of the Scientist in Soviet Film in the Post-War Era’
Yury Sorochkin (University of Oxford), ‘North and Beyond: Substitutive Narrative Spaces in Soviet Literature of the Thaw’
Diána Vonnák (Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology), ‘Beyond Truth and Fiction: The Status of Normative Narratives of Heritage in Lviv, Ukraine’

13.00  Lunch

14.00 Panel 2: Narratives of Agency
Daria Mattingly (University of Cambridge), ‘True Believers or Thugs? Rank-and-file Perpetrators in the Narrative of Holodomor’ Vedrana Madžar (Humboldt University, Berlin), ‘Remembered and Replayed: People’s Liberation Struggle in Films Based on Actual Events’
Olga Romanova (Cranfield University), ‘Narrative on Russia’s Role in the World in History Textbooks’

15.45 Coffee Break

16.00 Keynote Talk by Professor David Shepherd: ‘One More, Final Story, and My Chronicle is Finished’: History, Fiction and the Promise of Narrative Finalisation

17.30 Final Comments

Please email approaches2015@gmail.com for all enquiries or to register for the event. Travel bursaries are available.

 

 

 

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