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The Unknown Bakhtin Circle
Sheffield, October 1999


THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
THE BAKHTIN CENTRE

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
'IN THE MASTER'S ABSENCE: THE UNKNOWN BAKHTIN CIRCLE'

THURSDAY 7 - SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER 1999

PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE OF 20 SEPTEMBER 1999


All the information in this message may also be found on the Bakhtin
Centre's Website at

	http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/academic/A-C/bakh/master.html

As its title makes clear, the conference will focus on the significance of
the work of members of the Bakhtin Circle other than Bakhtin himself,
thereby resisting the widespread tendency to underestimate the
intellectual independence, scholarly credentials and, not least, influence
on Bakhtin of Voloshinov, Medvedev and other members of the Circle. We aim
to investigate and discuss the historical contexts, the scope and the
impact of their writings, as well as to allow for the presentation of new
archival material pertaining to their scholarly careers. 

The conference is part of the Bakhtin Centre's project `The Russian and
European Contexts of the Works of Mikhail Bakhtin and the Bakhtin Circle',
funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB). 

The support of the British Academy for the conference is also gratefully
acknowledged. 

PROGRAMME
Please note: this programme is subject to amendment.

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER
Heathcote Room, Earnshaw Hall of Residence

11.00-12.30: Registration
12.30-2.00: Lunch
2.00-2.10: Opening Remarks (David Shepherd, Director of the Bakhtin
Centre, University of Sheffield)
2.10-3.00:'Pauline Fairclough (University of Manchester): 'Sollertinskii
and Dialogical Symphonism'
3.00-3.50: Ben Taylor (Nottingham Trent University): 'Kanaev, Vitalism and
the Bakhtin Circle'

3.50-4.10: Tea

4.10-5.00: Brian Poole (Free University of Berlin): 'Towards a Scholarly
Edition of the Works of Matvei Kagan'
5.00-6.00: Nikolai Nikolaev (St Petersburg State University Library):
'Issues in the Scholarly Biography of Lev Pumpianskii'

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER
Heathcote Room, Earnshaw Hall of Residence

9.00-10.00: Iurii Medvedev (St Petersburg): 'Issues in the Scholarly
Biography of Pavel Medvedev'
10.00-10.50: Galin Tihanov (University of Oxford): 'The Eurasians and
Medvedev: From the History of the Polemics Surrounding The Formal Method
in Literary Scholarship'

10.50-11.10: Coffee

11.10-12.10: Ivan Esaulov (Russian State Humanities University, Moscow):
'Medvedev's Formal Method in Literary Scholarship and the Re-examination
of Some Stereotypes in the Interpretation of Cultural Trends in the 1920s'
12.10-1.00: Craig Brandist (Bakhtin Centre, University of Sheffield):
'Marxism and Sociology in the Disputed Texts'

1.00-2.00: Lunch

2.00-3.00: Dmitrii Iunov (St Petersburg): 'Archival Materials for a
Biography of Valentin Voloshinov'
3.00-3.50: Erik Dop and Karine Zbinden (Bakhtin Centre, University of
Sheffield): 'Reading Voloshinov in the Absence of the Master Concept: A
Critique'

3.50-4.20: Tea

4.20-5.10: Peter Hitchcock (City University of New York): 'Voloshinov is
not Althusser (or Zizek): Rethinking Ideology'
5.10-6.00: Marianna Ivanova (Bakhtin Centre, University of Sheffield):
'Individualistic Subjectivism and Voloshinov's Theory of the Utterance'

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER
Floor 8, Arts Tower

9.15-10.00: Informal visit to Bakhtin Centre (room 8.21)

10.00-11.00: Vladimir Alpatov (Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian
Academy of Sciences, Moscow; British Academy Visiting Professor, Bakhtin
Centre): 'The Bakhtin Circle and Problems in Linguistics' (room 8.26)

11.00-11.15: Coffee

11.15-12.45: Roundtable discussion (room 8.26)

12.45-1.00: Closing remarks

TRAVEL INFORMATION AND MAPS

Information about travel to Sheffield by road, rail and air is available
at
	http://www.shef.ac.uk/travel/

Maps of Sheffield, and of the University, are available at
	http://www.shef.ac.uk/travel/maps.html

General information about Sheffield and its region is available at
	http://www.shef.ac.uk/visitors/aboutshef.html

ACCOMMODATION

As the conference will be taking place during the Autumn Semester, we are
unable to offer low-cost accommodation in student halls of residence. (A
small number of rooms may become available, at a cost of c. stlg20 per
night, shortly before the conference. If you would like us to try to find
you a room in a hall of residence, please indicate this in the 'Other
requirements' section of the booking form. Please note, however, that we
can offer no guarantee that your request will be met.) The following
hotels have agreed, subject to availability, to offer special rates for
delegates to the conference (when booking you should quote 'University of
Sheffield'): 

Cutlers Inn
George Street, Sheffield
S1 2PF
Tel. +44-(0)114 273 9939
Fax. +44-(0)114 276 8332
Single room: stlg34.95
Double room: stlg39.95
Breakfast: stlg6.95

Etruria House Hotel
91 Crookes Road,
Sheffield S10
Tel. +44-(0)114 266 2241
Single room: stlg36.00 (stlg28.00 with shared bathroom)

Rutland Hotel
452 Glossop Road,
Sheffield S10 2PY
Tel. +44-(0)114 266 4411
Fax. +44-(0)114 267 0348
Single room: stlg55.00
Double room: stlg73.00

Information about other hotels in Sheffield is available at
	http://www.shef.ac.uk/city/

REGISTRATION

In order to register for the conference, please complete a booking form
form and return it with your payment to Bakhtin Centre (Conference), Arts
Tower, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN. 

The form may be downloaded in several formats from the Bakhtin Centre's
Website at
	http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/academic/A-C/bakh/master.html#Registration

Alternatively, please provide all the information requested here and send
it by e-mail to
	mailto:bakhtin.centre@shef.ac.uk

Name


Postal Address



Telephone


Fax


E-mail


BOOKING DETAILS (PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY THE
RELEVANT TARIFF)

Full Conference (includes lunches, coffees, teas)
stlg55 (stlg35 for postgraduate students/unwaged)

Thursday only (includes lunch, tea)
stlg30 (stlg20)

Friday only (includes coffee, lunch, tea)
stlg30 (stlg20)

Friday and Saturday

stlg35 (stlg25)

Saturday only
stlg10 (stlg5)

Other requirements (e.g. dietary)



Payment, in sterling only, should be by cheque drawn on a UK bank account
or by international money order, to 'University of Sheffield'.
Registration is provisional until payment is received. Payment must be
received no later than 20 September 1999. 

AN ADDITIONAL 10% OF THE FEE PAYABLE WILL BE LEVIED ON REGISTRATIONS
RECEIVED AFTER 20 SEPTEMBER. 

Cancellations after 20 September: an administrative charge of 50% of the
fee payable (minimum stlg5) will be retained. Receipts will be issued at
registration. 

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Bakhtin Centre
Floor 8, Arts Tower
Bakhtin Centre
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2UJ, England
Tel.: +44 (0)114 222 7415
Tel.: +44 (0)114 222 7400
E-mail: Bakhtin.Centre@Sheffield.ac.uk
URL: http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/academic/A-C/bakh/bakhtin.html

Director: Professor David Shepherd
AHRB Research Fellow: Dr Craig Brandist
Honorary Research Fellows: Mr Jonathan Hall, Dr Peter Speedwell
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