A Conference to be held October 18-20, 2002
At Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
The Ohio State University Center for Slavic and East European Studies will hold an international conference on Alexei Fėdorovich Losev (1893-1988), one of the most remarkable figures in Russian philosophy and humanistic scholarship in the twentieth century. Despite his enormous significance for twentieth-century Russian thought, Losev remains a virtually unknown figure in the English-speaking world. This is all the more regrettable because Losev's legacy has a great deal to offer to scholars in the humanities from around the world and across many disciplines. His interests embraced philosophy, myth, classical studies, music, and religion and his output amounts to dozens of monographs and hundreds of articles. This conference, the first in the Western Hemisphere devoted to Losev, will serve to introduce Losev to the academic public in North America in a comprehensive and substantive way.
The following aspects of Losev's work, whose list can be further supplemented, are proposed for discussion at the conference:
Losev's View of Antiquity, Philosophy of Symbol and Myth, Critique of
Modernity, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Art, Religious Dimensions of Losev's Philosophical Outlook, Losev and Neoplatonism, Losev and Marxism, Losev's Literary Works in the Context of His Philosophy and Lived Experience, Losev and Russian Philosophy, Losev Vladimir L. Marchenkov, School of Comparative Arts, and Vladimir Solovyov, Losev and Pavel Florensky, Losev and Music.
18th October: Dr. Elena Takho-Godi, The Losev House, Moscow
19th October: Professor Caryl Emerson, Princeton University
The conference will be conducted in English and Russian.
Please send two-page paper proposals and short c.v.'s to Professor Queries can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should be postmarked by February 1, 2002. Accepted papers should be written for a thirty-minute presentation. Deadline for accepted papers is June 1, 2002.
Professor Vladimir L. Marchenkov
School of Comparative Arts
Lindley Hall 120
Athens, Ohio, USA 45701-2979
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