Conference – “Literary Scholarship and Social Sciences: Opportunities for Dialogue”

Literary Scholarship and Social Sciences: Opportunities for Dialogue


International conference organized jointly by

Moscow Lomonosov University and Research University-Higher School of Economics

Moscow, March 15-17, 2012



March 15, Thursday, Moscow University


10.00-10.30 Opening


10.30-12.45  Thinking of Action

Moderator – Gasan Guseynov (Russian Presidential Academy)



Franco Moretti (Stanford University) Social networks, dramatic structures: a comparative assessment, Aeschylus to Ibsen.

Respondent – Mikhail Sokolov (European University in StPetersburg)  Social structures, dramatic networks: The dialectics of disciplinary imperialisms.

11.30-11.45 – Coffee break

11.45- 12.45

Lionel Ruffel (Paris 8 University/ Boston University) From Patrimonialization to Action: The Moment of the Contemporary in Literary Research.

Maria Maiofis (Russian Presidential Academy) Literary Diletantism as Political Action: “Pasquinade”Expertise in The Third Section of His Imperial Majesty’s Own Chancellery


12.45-13.30     Lunch Break


13.30-16.15     Understanding Experience

Moderator – Georg Witte (FU Berlin)


13.30-14.30  Ronald Schleifer (University of Oklahoma)“The Law that Governs the Future”:             Experience and the Humanities.

Respondent – Caroline Pelletier (University of London) The Simulation of Experience: Drawing on Literary Theory to Interpret the Experience of Medical Trainees.

14.30-14.45  Coffee break


Georg Witte (FU Berlin) Psychopoetics: The Emotional Experience of Reading Fiction.

Tatiana Venediktova (MSU) Reading “Wrong” as a Factor of Literary History. 

Natalia Samutina (HSE) Anthropology of Fanfiction: Harry Potter in a Russian Hospital and Other Kinds of Experiences.


16.15-16.45  Coffee break

16.45-18.30     Discussion. History of Literature and Literature in History. Literary Journal and Innovation in Literary Scholarship: New Literary History  and New Literary Observer

Editors-in-chief R. Felski (NLH) and I. Prokhorova (NLO), authors, critics, readers.

March 16, Friday


10.00-13.15     Interpreting Narration

                        Moderator –


10.00 – 11.00  Winfried Fluck (FU Berlin) Economics and Narrative.

Respondent – Vladimir Avtonomov (HSE) Narrative and Economics.


11.00-11.15 – Coffee break


11.15- 13.15

Mikhail Makeev (Moscow University) Morality and Economy in a Narrative Text: The Case of “The False Coupon”.

Johannes Woelz (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)  A Nation of Fugitives: Narrating (In)security in the Antebellum United States.

Victor Vakhshtayn (Russian Presidential Academy) Beyond Rhetoric and Politics: Toward Rethinking of the Sociological Explanation.

Walter Geerts (University of Antwerp) The Case for the Hybrid Novel.



13.15- 14.00    Lunch


14. 00-18.00    Analyzing Imagination


Moderator – Anna Kostikova (Moscow University)


14.00-15.00    Boris Dubin (Levada Center) Imagination as Communicative Structure and Projection of Modernity.

Respondent – Anna Koneva (Russian Institute for Cultural Studies) Imagination as Generation of Possibility.

15.00-15.15    Coffee break


Denis Saint-Amand (Université de Liège)/Anthony Glinoer (University of Sherbrooke, Québec) Literary mediations, imaginaries, and sociological approaches.

Irina Popova (Institute of World Literature) Imagination vs. Understanding (Franciscan Ideas and Images in the Russian literature of 19th-beginning of 20th  Centuries).

Andrey Faustov (Voronezh State University) Imaginary Geography in the “Dream Text” of Russian Literature.

Odile Heynders (Tilburg University) The Bidimensional Being of the European Intellectual

Yan Levchenko (HSE) (Post)Soviet Artist Theorizing Himself: Alexey German


March 17, Saturday 


10.00-12.30 CASE STUDIES


Panel I (Russian) Literature and History

Moderator – Oleg Kling (MSU)


Dmitry Ivinsky (Moscow University) History of Literature and History Proper.

Olga Lebedeva (Tomsk State University) Novel and Philosophy in the 18th Century (Problem of Epistemicl Unity)

Alexander Yanushkevich  (Tomsk State University)  Carbonari Uprising Retold in Russian: Dialogue of History and Literature
Ilya Kukulin (HSE) Russian Writers’and Historians’ Competition in Depicting the National Past
Yelena Penskaya (HSE) “Writer’s Archive ” and State Institutions. Changing Practices in the XX-XXI Centuries.


Panel II (English) Literature and Forms of Communication

Moderator –  Diana Ignashev (Carleton College)


Alexandra Urakova (RSUH) Literary Gift: between Social and Aesthetic Experience.

Andrey Logutov (MSU) Parlor Song as a Literary and Social Practice in the 1850’s America.

Olga Panova (MSU) Arguing over “Bias”: A Case of Militancy vs. Objectivism in the Academic Discourse.

Sanna Lehtonen (Tilburg University) “Listen girl. Hitler is dead.” Reception of a female public intellectual on Finnish online discussion forums.



Panel III –Literature and Ideology

Moderator –


Mikhail Velizhev (HSE) – ?

Alexander Ivinski (Moscow Universoty) V. Petrov and the Glorious Carousel of Katherine II.

Kirill Zubkov (StPetersburg University)“The Hour of Awakening Has Come”: Ideology and Metaphor in the Russian Popular Poetry of the 1850s.

Nikolay Poselyagin (Moscow University) Writer at a Rally (2011/12)

12.30 -13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00 Round Table: On the Uses of Literature

Moderator – Elena Penskaya (HSE)


Rita Felski (University of Virginia) Postcritical Reading.

Alexander Dolgin (HSE) ?

Мattias Freise (Universität Göttingen) Who helps whom in understanding what? Epistemological and analytic methods in literary scholarship and social science.

Olga Antsiferova (Ivanovo State University) Literature as Vicarious Experience:What Students in Philology Think of the Uses of Literature.

15.30 – Closing of the conference.


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