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Russia in Time: Time in Russia
London, July 2002

Exploring Russian Culture through the Prism of Time

The Centre for Russian Studies in the School of Slavonic and East European
Studies announces a one-day conference, to be held in room 336, SSEES,
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E on Thursday 11 July, 2002.

Papers will be twenty minutes long.  A volume of essays is proposed, drawing on
selected papers from the series and the conference. The full fee for non-SSEES
participants will be 15.  Concessions (non-SSEES students and unwaged): 5.
Please make cheques payable to "University College London". Payment in sterling

ALL INTENDING PARTICIPANTS are asked to register in advance. Please contact
Sherina Ayub, e-mail to or call in or write to Room 271, SSEES,
Senate House, London WC1E 7HU.  The convenor is Professor Lindsey Hughes Tel. +44-20 7862 8572

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME [Please see our web page on for updates]

10.30 Registration and Coffee: Third Floor Foyer, SSEES, Senate House

11.00 -13.00 Panel 1:   Time in the Work of Andrei Platonov
        Angela Livingstone  (Essex):  'Time in Chevengur'
        Robert Chandler: 'Platonov's Dzhan: Living through Time'

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00  Panel 2
        Faith Wigzell (SSEES):  'Time and the Future in the Peasant World View'
        Irina Paert (Bangor): 'Appropriating Sacred Time: Old Believers and their
		Temporal Practices'
        Stephen Lovell (KCL): 'Ageing, Biography and Finitude: Understanding the
		Life Span in Nineteenth-Century Russia'

16.00-16.30. Tea

16.30-18.30   Panel 3
        Rosalind P. Gray (Kent): 'The Generational Identity of the "Artists of the
        John Milner (Newcastle: '"Beyond the Blue Horizon": Escaping Solar Time in
		the Russian Futurist Opera Victory over the Sun'
        Steven Hutchings (Surrey): 'Photography, Time and the Mediated Self in
		19th- and Early 20th-Century Russian Fiction'

18.30  Reception: Third Floor Foyer, SSEES, Senate House

To be confirmed:
        Viktoria Kravchenko (New Humanity Nesterova University, Moscow): 'The
		Apocalypse Project in Alexander Scriabin's "Mystery"'

Professor Lindsey Hughes
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, Senate House, Malet Street.
London WC1E 7HU, UK tel. (+44) 020 7862 8572