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Approaches to Narrative in the Russian and East European Context: Theory, Practice, Method

Start: Feb 06, 2015 10:30 AM
End: Feb 06, 2015 06:00 PM

Location: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

This student-led postgraduate workshop was held at the The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford, on Friday 6th February 2015. The keynote speaker was Professor David Shepherd (Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Cultural Theory, Keele University):

‘One More, Final Story, and My Chronicle is Finished’: History, Fiction and the Promise of Narrative Finalisation

The workshop was organised by University of Oxford doctoral students John Cook, Sara-Louise Cooper, Robert Daly, Lucy Dunlop, and Margarita Vaysman, with the support of Dr Polly Jones of University College, Oxford.


Programme

10.30 Registration

11.00 Introductory Comments

11.15 Panel 1: Narratives of Identity

  • Tom McLenachan (University College London), ‘Homogenized Histories: The Representation of the Scientist in Soviet Film in the Post-War Era’ 
  • Yury Sorochkin (University of Oxford), ‘North and Beyond: Substitutive Narrative Spaces in Soviet Literature of the Thaw’
  • Diána Vonnák (Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology), ‘Beyond Truth and Fiction: The Status of Normative Narratives of Heritage in Lviv, Ukraine’

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Panel 2: Narratives of Agency

  • Daria Mattingly (University of Cambridge), ‘True Believers or Thugs? Rank-and-file Perpetrators in the Narrative of Holodomor’
  • Vedrana Madžar (Humboldt University, Berlin), ‘Remembered and Replayed: People’s Liberation Struggle in Films Based on Actual Events’
  • Olga Romanova (Cranfield University), ‘Narrative on Russia’s Role in the World in History Textbooks’

15.45 Coffee Break

16.00 Keynote Talk by Professor David Shepherd (Keele University):

‘One More, Final Story, and My Chronicle is Finished’: History, Fiction and the Promise of Narrative Finalisation

17.30 Final Comments


TORCH