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Scotland Russia Forum

25th January 2007

Dear All

Received from the Scotland Russia Forum.

Best wishes
Ute

ESSEX UNIVERSITY RESIDENTIAL RUSSIAN SUMMER SCHOOL 16 – 27 July 2007

First, second or both weeks

For all levels of ability in the language

Provides many related cultural activities

See website www.russianstudies.net

For further information please contact:

Larissa Wymer

Dept. of Language and Linguistics

University of Essex

Colchester CO4 3SQ

Tel: 07801 284612

or

Secretary: 01206 872201

or

e-mail: [removed]

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PUSHKIN SEMINAR AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, July 8-15, 2007

The editors of a new Pushkin edition are organizing a one-week seminar at
Oxford University to take place July 8-15, 2007. The purpose of the
seminar is to acquaint younger generation scholars (advanced students,
graduate students, recent Ph.D.’s) with the editing principles of the new
edition and to recruit potential editors/commentators for future volumes.
While participants are not required to be Pushkin specialists or native
Russians, they should have a solid knowledge of the Pushkin era and
fluency in the language. The seminar will be convened at Wadham College
and expenses will be paid – room, board, and travel – for the
participants. Five places at the seminar will be set aside for
participants on a competitive basis. Those interested should submit a
cover letter, cv, writing sample, and one-two letters of support from
senior scholars to: Oxford Pushkin Seminar Screening Committee, The
Pushkin Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706;
electronic submissions (with the subject heading “Oxford Pushkin Seminar”)
are also possible at [removed]. The application deadline is
March 15, 2007, with notification of the final results of the competition
to take place by April 15, 2007. All completed applications will be
acknowledged.
The co-organizers of the seminar are David Bethea (Wisconsin, Oxford),
Alexander Dolinin (Wisconsin, St. Petersburg), and Alexander Ospovat
(UCLA, Moscow). Over the past several years they have been directly
involved in the editorship of Sochineniia Pushkina (Moscow: Novoe
izdatel’stvo, 2006-), the first volume of which, Poemy i povesti (part
one), has recently appeared. Volume 2, Boris Godunov, is now in
production and will appear in the spring. Additional volumes are in the
planning stages. In the preface to Poemy i povesti David Bethea (the
general editor) explains the rationale for the new edition: the “Pushkin
House” tradition of textology, while fruitful for much of the twentieth
century, now needs to be modified by an approach that looks at the given
work from various angles simultaneously: compositional history, the
physical text as Pushkin approved it, literary and historical contexts,
native and foreign sources, contemporary commentary, etc.
The seminar will be conducted by leading Pushkinists from around the
world. The tentative schedule is: Sunday, July 8 (arrival and
orientation); Monday, July 9 (reference works, archives, textology:
Alexander Dolinin, Alexander Ospovat, Maria Virolainen, Oleg Proskurin);
Tuesday, July 10 (“Andzhelo”: Alexander Dolinin); Wednesday, July 11
(Ruslan i Liudmila: Oleg Proskurin); Thursday, July 12 (Boris Godunov:
Maria Virolainen); Friday, July 13 (Kapitanskaia dochka: Alexander
Opsovat); Saturday, July 14 (summaries, future plans). Local Oxford
academics and students will also be participating in the seminar’s
activities.

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