Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Russia

Event time: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12:45pm
Event description: 

A symposium

Friday, April 4, 4-5:30 PM. HGS 211

Keynote Address.
Andrei Zorin, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

Saturday, April 5. WHC 208

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Session 1. The Rhetoric of Power: Autocracy and Empire

Paul Bushkovitch, Department of History, Yale University

“European Political Theory in Peter’s Time: Feofan Prokopovitch”

Tatiana Smoliarova, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University

“‘Islands’: Ekphrasis and the Ode in the 1740s”

Marcus Levitt, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California

“On Catherine’s Greatness”


Session 2. Discourses of Identity and Selfhood

Gary Marker, Department of History, State University of New York, Stony Brook

“Feofan Prokopovich and the Woman Question”