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Pushkin 1999
Oxford, September 1999


TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF PUSHKIN: A BICENTENARY CONFERENCE
Mansfield College, Oxford, 13-15 September, 1999


We are pleased to announce this conference.  About thirty papers will be
delivered at the conference, organised by the Neo-Formalist Circle to
celebrate the bicentenary in 1999 of the birth of Russia's national - and
greatest - writer.  These papers will offer new readings of most of
Pushkin's key works.  At the same time they will seek to locate him both
within the later traditions of Russian literature, by means of a series of
comparative discussions, and the broader European context, with
examinations of his influence on, or parallels with non-Russian writers. 
In keeping with the traditons of the Neo-Formalist Circle, which
celebrates its own more modest, thirtieth anniversary in 2000, all the
papers will be informed with the latest thinking and approaches in
literary theory and practice. 

You will find with this letter a number of important things, namely: 

1.  The programme, now in time/panel format.  It is likely that there will
be a few changes because of withdrawals etc, but it is likely to be fairly
close to the final version.  Those wishing to make written submissions to
the collective analysis should contact Robin Milner-Gulland direct at
School of European Studies, Arts Building, University of Sussex, Brighton,
BN1 9QN, UK. 

2.  The booking form for the conference.  All prices are in pounds
sterling.  Please complete this with your requirements and return it by
email or mail as soon as possible and by Friday 6 August at the latest.
Unless it is very difficult for you to do so, we would much prefer that
you pay the full amount when booking.  Payment will obviously have to be
by mail, and cheques should be made payable to Essays in Poetics'. 

This promises to be an exciting (and busy!) Couple of days, so we hope
you'll be able to join us. 

All good wishes

Joe Andrew
Robert Reid


        TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF PUSHKIN

        A BICENTENARY CONFERENCE
        to be held at Mansfield College, Oxford, 13-15 September, 1999
        under the auspices of the Neo-Formalist Circle

        Organisers: Joe Andrew and Robert Reid, Keele University, UK


        PROGRAMME

Monday 13 September

12.30   Lunch

 1.45   Panel I: Pushkin and Russian Culture

        Joe Andrew (Keele):  [She] was brought up on French novels and,
		consequently, was in love': Russian Writers Reading and Writing
		Pushkin
        Sander Brouwer (Groningen): Love in the Russian World: Erotic and
		Social Unproductivity from Pushkin to Turgenev
        Helena Goscilo (Pittsburgh):  Casting and Recasting the Caucasian
		Captive
        Barbara Lonnqvist (Abo): The Pushkin Text in 'Anna Karenina'

 3.45   Tea

 4.00   Panel II: Pushkin Abroad

        David Baguley (Durham): Pushkin and Merimee: the French Connection
        Neil Cornwell (Bristol): Pushkin and Henry James
        Alastair Renfrew (Strathclyde): Making a National Poet: Pushkin and
		Burns

 5.45   Panel III: Literary Relationships

        Lyubov Kiseleva (Tartu): Pushkin and Shakhovskoi: the problem of
		creative contacts
        Willem Weststeijn (Amsterdam): Pushkin between Classicism,
		Romanticism and Realism

7.00    Dinner

8.00    Collective Analysis

        Robin Milner-Gulland (Sussex): Leads a Collective Analysis of
		'Zimniaia doroga'


Tuesday 14 September

8.00    Breakfast

9.00    Panel IV: Stone Guests

        David Bethea (Wisconsin):  A Higher Audacity': How to Read Pushkin's
		Dialogue with Shakespeare in 'The Stone Guest'
        Andre G.F. van Holk (Groningen): Don-Juanism and Stylistic Code in
		Pushkin's 'The Stone Guest'
        Monica Lebron (Goldsmiths, London): French Perspectives on Pushkin's
		Don Juan
        Christoph Veldhues (Bochum): Love and Death in Nabokov's 'Death' and
		Pushkin's 'The Stone Guest'

11.00   Coffee

11.15   Panel V: Pushkin and the Poets

        Diana L. Burgin (Massachusetts): Tsvetaeva's Three Pushkins
        Valentina Polukhina (Keele):  Pushkin and Brodsky:  the Art of
		Self-deprecation
        Stephanie Sandler (Amherst): Pushkin Among Contemporary Poets (Self
		& Song in Sedakova)

 1.00   Lunch

 2.00   PARALLEL SESSION

        Panel VI: Pushkin and Twentieth-Century Russian Literature

        Justin Doherty (Trinity College, Dublin): 'Pechal' moia svetla': The
		Pushkin Contexts of Georgy Ivanov's 'Raspad atoma'
        Savely Senderovich and Yelena Shvarts (Cornell): From Pushkin to
		Nabokov: The Vicissitudes of One Exegetic Tradition
        Jekaterina Young (Manchester): Dovlatov's 'Sanctuary' and Pushkin

        Panel VII: Verse Problematics

        J. Douglas Clayton (Ottawa): Word Order in Russian Poetry: 'Evgenii
		Onegin' between Poetry and Prose
        Angela Livingstone (Essex): 'The Grammar of Poetry': Semantics of
		Case in Poems by Pushkin
        Eric de Haard (Amsterdam): Verse Insertions in Pushkin's Prose

 3.45   Tea

 4.00   Panel VIII: Pushkin in Music

        Gabriella Hima (Debrecen, Hungary): Pushkin as Sub-text for Russian
		Opera Libretti
        Arnold Mcmillin (SSEES): Gilding the Lily: Pushkin's Lyrics in the
		Hands of Russian Composers

  5.15  Olga Sedakova (Moscow): Pushkin's Christian Roots

 6.30   Reception

 7.00   Anniversary Dinner

Wednesday 15 September

 8.00   Breakfast

 9.00   PARALLEL SESSION

        Panel IX: Pushkin in St Petersburg

        Robin Aizlewood (SSEES): The 'Stone Guest' and the 'Alter Ego':
		Doubling and Redoubling Germann in 'The Queen of Spades'
        Mike Kirkwood (Glasgow): Pushkin as Neo-Formalist: 'Domik v Kolomne'
        Alexandra Smith (University of Canterbury, New Zealand): Revisiting
		Pushkin's Poetic Image of Imperial Petersburg
        Tatiana Smoliarova (Moscow): 'The Bronze Horseman' and the Tradition
		of Ekphrasis

  9.00  Panel X: Interconnections ...

        Leon Burnett (Essex): Sovereign Rapture:  The Enigma of Pushkin's
		Cleopatra
        Maria Langleben (Jerusalem): 'A Journey to Arzrum': The Innovative
		Structure and its Purpose
        Marguerite Palmer (Keele): Pushkin's Beatrice: the Process of
		Beatification in 'Eugene Onegin'

11.00   Coffee

11.15   Panel XI: '200 Years Have Passed': Pushkin, History and Time

        Samantha Johnson (Keele):  Pushkin at Keele: Grand Duke Michael and
		Countess Torby at Keele, 1901-1910
        Robert Reid (Keele): 'A Hundred Years Have Passed...': A Diltheyan
		Approach to Time in Pushkin
        William Mills Todd III (Harvard): Pushkin's 'Istoriia Pugacheva' and
		the Experience of History

 1.00   Lunch & Close



        TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF PUSHKIN

        A BICENTENARY CONFERENCE
        to be held at Mansfield College, Oxford, 13-15 September, 1999
        under the auspices of the Neo-Formalist Circle

        Organisers: Joe Andrew and Robert Reid, Keele University, UK


        BOOKING FORM

The conference will run from lunch on Monday, 13 September until lunch on
Wednesday, 15 September.  Please tick whatever facilities you wish and
fill in the sections of name, date, etc., then return the form as soon as
possible to the address below, with payment made out to Essays in
Poetics', and in any event by 6 August 1999.  It would be of great
assistance to us if the full amount could be paid in advance: all prices
are in pounds sterling. If you have received this electronically, it may
be returned in the same way, or please print a copy and send back by post:
cheques will obviously have to be sent by post in any event.
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13 September    Lunch                                   (7.75) . . . . . . .

                Tea                                     (0.75) . . . . . . .

                Dinner                          	(12.50)  . . . . . .

                Bedroom : ensuite                       (38.50)  . . . . . .

                         ordinary                       (27.50)  . . . . . .

                        twin (per person)               (25.50)  . . . . . .

14 September    Breakfast                               (5.75) . . . . . . .

                Coffee                          	(0.75) . . . . . . .

                Lunch                                   (7.75) . . . . . . .

                Tea                                     (0.75) . . . . . . .

                Anniversary Dinner
                (includes reception & wine)             (25.00)  . . . . . .

                Bedroom : ensuite                       (38.50)  . . . . . .

                         ordinary                       (27.50)  . . . . . .

                        twin (per person)               (25.50)  . . . . . .

15 September    Breakfast                               (5.75) . . . . . . .

                Coffee                          	(0.75) . . . . . . .

                Lunch                                   (7.75) . . . . . . .

                Vegetarian Meals Required               . . . . . . . . . .
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                Conference Fee                  	(40.00)  . . . . . .


(Please tick meals etc. required and please specify if vegetarian or other
special requirements)



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Please return the completed form with payment to:
Neo-Formalist Circle
Department of Russian Studies
Keele University, Keele, Staffs, ST5 5BG,  England