Please join us via Zoom on June 3rd for an introduction to 19v, a new collective aimed at bringing together scholars who work on 19th-century Russian culture, literature, and the arts! The event will feature scholarly presentations by 19v collaborators followed by an open discussion where all participants will be invited to explore avenues for further collaboration.
NYU Professor Anne Lounsbery will open discussion by explaining the motivation behind the project and laying out the initiatives that 19v has planned for the coming year—blog posts, lecture series, and reading groups, all open to anyone interested in participating. To illustrate how we hope to encourage collaboration while also supporting individual scholars, a few members of the group will talk about their current projects and how they intersect with 19v: Helen Stuhr-Rommereim (PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania) will speak about a reading group that she and others are organizing on “minor” writers; Professor Margaret Samu (Parsons School of Design) will discuss her work on the female nude in Russian art and design and its relation to current issues in the field; Professor Ani Kokobobo (University of Kansas) will discuss gender and its frequent, if not always intentional, marginalization in 19th-century Russian studies; and Professor Bella Grigoryan (University of Pittsburgh) will speak about the sources and methods of our field, with particular attention to the periodical (journal and newspaper) as a cultural form and material object that shapes the worlds it traverses. To conclude, NYU Professor Ilya Kliger will moderate a question-and-answer and brainstorming session inviting everyone present to suggest avenues for further collaboration.
To join this Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.