The Anglo-Russian Research Network (ARRN) is pleased to announce a conference to be held in-person at the University of Exeter.
We welcome proposals for panels and individual papers on any aspect of Anglo-Russian cultural relations, broadly defined, from the late nineteenth century (c. 1850 onwards) to the present day, and from all relevant disciplines, including, but not limited to:
- Art history
- Literary, translation and reception studies
- Film studies
- Migration/diaspora studies
Within these fields of study, we would especially encourage proposals for papers that either adopt a comparative perspective, exploring Russian and British interpretations of the same subject matter (cultural phenomenon, idea, discourse or historical event) as a unified whole, or which otherwise conceptualise ‘Anglo-Russian connections’ in terms of a shared cultural space. Potential topics could include shared socio-cultural traditions (e.g. tea-drinking), literary reception histories (e.g. of Goethe’s Faust in the Russian Silver Age and British modernism), or the role of Russian emigres and travellers in Britain as cultural mediators (and vice versa).
The working language of the conference is English, but submissions in Russian are also welcome. We will support virtual participation (via Zoom) for those unwilling or unable to attend in person.
We are able to provide a modest amount of financial support (capped at £400 per person) for international delegates towards the cost of flights, internal transfers and accommodation. This support will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to scholars without access to institutional funds.
If you are interested in giving a paper, please contact the organisers (Ben Phillips, Nicholas Hall and Anna Maslenova) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper proposals (title + c. 250 word abstract) should be submitted by Friday 6 May 2022.
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