Undoing Eros: Love and Sexuality in Russian Culture
Princeton University, October 22-23, 2010
The graduate student conference "Undoing Eros: Love and Sexuality in Russian Culture" is now accepting abstracts for papers. The conference will examine the different ways in which Russian writers, artists, and intellectuals have critically re-imagined the terms of love. We encourage participants to investigate how love has been problematized, disassembled and reinvented in a wide variety of contexts, including (but not limited to): sexuality, birth and reproduction, representations of the body (from the sacred body to erotica), love in theology, family relationships (marriage and kinship), and social norms (and their transgression). Given the multi-faceted nature of this topic, proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are particularly encouraged.
The goal of the conference is to provide graduate students with the chance to present their work to senior scholars in the field and to receive as much constructive feedback as possible. To this effect, all papers will be made available prior to the conference through the conference website. Each presenter will be given 5-10 minutes to introduce his or her paper, followed by commentary by the panel discussant, and open discussion.
Depending on the outcome of the conference, the organizing committee might approach some academic journals about doing a special issue.
Evgenii Bershtein, Reed College
Susanne Fusso, Wesleyan University
Helena Goscilo, Ohio State University
Eric Naiman, University of California-Berkeley
and Keynote Address from Eliot Borenstein, New York University
Please submit abstracts (500 words or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, please include a cover sheet including a brief bio, departmental affiliation, name, email, and the title of your proposed paper.
The deadline for submissions is ***June 14, 2010***.
All conference participants will have travel expenses reimbursed from the conference budget, and lodging will be provided for the nights of the 22nd and 23rd
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