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Humanities Frontiers Workshop

Humanities Frontiers Workshop: Archaists and Innovators Re-read Viktor Shklovsky’s In 60 Years: Works on Cinema

Organized by Mark Lipovetsky (Columbia University), Serguei Oushakine (Princeton University), and Julia Vaingurt and Matthew Kendall (UIC Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies)

Excerpt of In 60 Years:  Works on Cinema, by Viktor Shklovsky, here.

Please note: we are delighted to welcome the public to sessions on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Please register to receive a link for Friday sessions, here.

Saturday and Sunday Sessions are open to invited participants only.

Workshop Schedule

9:30 - 10:00am Breakfast

10:00 – 12:00 – SESSION 1

Kevin Platt:  Loop, Cut, Cycle: The Shapes of Celluloid Histories

Matthew Kendall:  "нрзб": Shklovskii's Sound Proofing

12:00 – 1:00 - Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 – SESSION 2 

Lilya Kaganovsky:  Mistakes. Injuries. Cinema: 60 Years of Being Wrong About Cinema

Maria Belodubrovskaya:  Rape, as Device: Shklovsky’s Cinegrammatical Palimpsest

3:00 – Coffee Break

4:00-7:00 – FILM SCREENING

VMayakovsky (Dir. Alexander Shein, 2018)

Film screening will be followed by the Q&As with the film director Alexander Shein (via zoom).

Location: Gallery 400, 400 South Peoria St.

7:00 - Dinner

October 16, Saturday:

9:30 - 10:00 - Breakfast

10:00  – 12:00 – SESSION 3 

Oksana Bulgakowa:  Ошибки и изобретения. Шкловский и вещь на экране

Mark Lipovetsky:  Shklovsky’s Theory of Parody?

12:00 – 12:30 - Coffee Break

12:30 – 2:30 – SESSION 4 

Colleen McQuillen:  Art as Analysis, or How Can Shklovsky Address Climate Change

Serguei Oushakine: What Is and What Ought to Be: Curing Modal Schizophrenia of Socialist Realism with Shklovsky

2:30 – 3:30 – Lunch

3:30 – 5:30 – SESSION 5

Ilya Kalinin: Куда шагали Дзига Вертов и Виктор Шкловский? Шестая часть мира: между эпосом и очерком.

7:00 – Dinner for the participants, location TBD.

October 17, Sunday:

9:30-10:00 - Breakfast

10:00  – 12:00 – SESSION 6

Nariman Skakov:  On Tolstoy and Errors (yet again)

Julia Vaingurt:  Freedom and Necessity, Immunity and Community in Shklovsky’s Thoughts on Cinematic Tragedy

12:00 – 1:00  – Farewell lunch & departure.