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October 22, 2012

CFP Conference: Cultural Cross-currents between Russia and Britain in the Long Nineteenth Century

Deadline: March 1, 2013

From Tolstoy's reading of Trollope and Ruskin, to the world-wide influence of Pushkin, the Western outlook of Turgenev and the influence of Dostoyevsky on James Joyce, Russian and English literatures influenced one another in the nineteenth century. This conference aims to explore these cultural and literary cross-currents, and welcomes papers on aspects of literature and history which explore this influence.

Two conferences will take place: one at Tomsk State University on Friday/Saturday 20-21 September 2013 and one at Birmingham City University on Friday 19th July 2013. Participants are welcome to attend either or both of these events. The conferences are organised by Dr Irina Gnyusova (Russia) and Dr Serena Trowbridge (UK).

We invite 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers, to be submitted to culturalcrosscurrents@gmail.com by 1st March 2013. Papers may consider a range of topics, including but not limited to:
* The influence of Russian literature on English writers
* The influence of English literature on Russian writers
* Cultural links between Britain and Russia in the nineteenth century
* Literary, social, political or artistic movements
* Anglo-Russian relations, from personal friendships to national relationships

All papers will be considered for an edited collection of essays on the subject, to be published in English and Russian. The final essays will need to be around 6,000 words, and more information will be circulated after the conferences have both taken place.

When submitting your abstract, please let us know which conference you wish to attend.

More information can be found on the conference website: http://culturalcrosscurrentsconference.wordpress.com

Posted by jychai at October 22, 2012 12:20 PM

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