Symposium: "Advancing Omry Ronen's Legacy Through Russian Literary Studies"


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  • Host Department: Comparative Literature
  • Date: 11/01/2013 - 11/02/2013
  • Time: 3:00PM

  • Location: Rackham East Conference Room

  • Omry Ronen
  • Description:

    Commemorate and celebrate the life, work, and legacy of Professor Omry Ronen, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.  Professor Ronen was a world-renowned scholar of Russian literature, whose most influential scholarship ranged across many areas:  historical and descriptive poetics, metrics, structural analysis of verse and prose, Russian Silver Age poetry, and particularly the work of Osip Mandelstam and Vladimir Nabokov.  His erudition was legendary and the energy and brilliance of his work were widely admired.  


    Keynote Address: Barry Scherr, Professor Emeritus of Russian, Provost Emeritus, Dartmouth College


    Presenters: Karen Evans-Romaine, Professor and Chair of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Sara Feldman, PhD Candidate in Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan; Julie Hansen, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Upsalla University; Kelly Miller, Director, Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library, UCLA; Olga Peters Hasty, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University; Nancy Pollak, Professor of Comparative Literature and Russian, Cornell University; Irena Ronen, Independent Scholar; Karen Rosenflanz, Assistant Professor of Russian and German, College of St. Scholastica; Timothy Sergay, Associate Professor of Russian, University of Albany-SUNY; Michael Wachtel, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University


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    Symposium sponsored by: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Office of the Vice-President for Research; Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; International Institute; Department of Comparative Literature; Department of English Language and Literature; and the Institute for the Humanities.