Program of Events

All sessions at The Franke Institute for the Humanities.


Welcome, 1:30pm

Miriam Tripaldi and William Nickell, conference organizers

Panel 1, 2:00 – 3:20pm

Chair: Lidia Ader (Rimsky-Korsakov Museum, St. Petersburg)

Miriam Tripaldi (University of Chicago)
They Were Only at School: Revising the Notion of Russian Emulation of Western Models

William Nickell (University of Chicago)
But This Was Your Idea: Reviving the Notion of Russian Emulation of Western Models

Discussant: Robert Bird (University of Chicago)

Keynote Address, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley)

Reception to Follow



Breakfast, 9:30am

Panel 2, 10:00 – 11:20am

Chair: Lawrence Zbikowski (University of Chicago)

Olga Manulkina (St. Petersburg University / St. Petersburg State Conservatory)
Recomposing Stravinsky for a Russian Reader: The Stravinsky and Craft Conversations in Russian, 1971 and 2016

Stephen Walsh (Cardiff University)
The Craft of Translating Stravinsky: De mortuis nil nisi bonum?

Discussant: Philip V. Bohlman (University of Chicago)

Panel 3, 11:30 – 12:50pm

Chair: Angelina Ilieva (University of Chicago)

Zachary M. King (University of Chicago)
Framing Joyce: The Soviet Ulysses and Socialist Realism

Lidia Ader (Rimsky-Korsakov Museum, St. Petersburg)
Reframing Russian Musicology within a World Perspective

Discussant: Julia Vaingurt (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Lunch, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Panel 4, 2:00 – 3:20pm

Chair: Valentina Pichugin (University of Chicago)

Bozena Shallcross (University of Chicago)
A Subverted Translator: Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes

Olga Solovieva (University of Chicago)
Dostoevsky, Doktor Faustus, Bakhtin: A Cycle of Influence

Discussant: Boris Maslov (University of Chicago)

Coffee Break, 3:20 – 3:30pm

Panel 5, 3:30 – 4:50pm

Chair: Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago)

Simon Morrison (Princeton University)
Mimeless Mime: On the Ballet Spartacus

Richard Beach Gray (University of Pittsburgh)
From Moscow to Hollywood and Back Again: Blockbuster Bekmambetov

Discussant: Berthold Hoeckner (University of Chicago)

Final Discussion, 5:00 – 5:45pm

Reception to Follow


This event would not have been possible without the generous support of the University of Chicago Department of Music, Franke Institute for the Humanities, Norman Wait Harris FundGraduate CouncilCenter for East European and Russian/Eurasian StudiesUniversity of Chicago Department of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and University of Chicago Language Center