Russian Imperial Legacies Symposium


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  • Host Department: Judaic Studies, Frankel Center for
  • Date: 11/07/2014
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 02:45 PM

  • Location: Kelsey Museum, Newberry Building, 434 S. State St., Room 125, Ann Arbor

  • Description:

    This symposium will examine the diverse lasting effects of the Russian imperial rule on Jewish social, cultural and intellectual life both within and outside the Soviet Union. The papers will address both general trends and individual cases.

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    Symposium Schedule:

    9:00 - 9:15 AM               Introduction
    Deborah Dash Moore

    9:15 - 10:45 AM             Session I:  HISTORY
    Chair: Herbert Eagle, University of Michigan

    Jeffrey Veidlinger, Frankel Institute, University of Michigan
    “Revolution, Pogroms, and Migration: Interethnic Violence in Imperial Borderlands”

    Deborah Yalen, Frankel Institute, University of Michigan
    “The Shtetl in the Museum: Depicting Jews in the Soviet Union and in Russia Today”

    Discussant: Ron Suny, University of Michigan

    10:45 - 11:00 AM             BREAK

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM      Session II:  BIOGRAPHY – Jabotinsky
    Chair: Olga Maiorova, University of Michigan

    Brian Horowitz, Tulane University
    “Vladimir Jabotinsky and Revisionism’s Inspiration In Russia’s Silver Age”

    Marina Mogilner, University of Illinois, Chicago
    “Defining the Racial Self: Russian Autobiographical Contexts of Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Engagement  ‘Race’”

    Discussant: Shaul Stampfer, Hebrew University

    12:30 - 1:15 PM             LUNCH BREAK

    1:15 - 2:45 PM               Session III:  CULTURE
    Chair: Benjamin Paloff, University of Michigan

    Mikhail Krutikov, Frankel Institute, University of Michigan
    “Russians Without Russia: Vilna/Wilno/Vilnius as a Locus of Russian Jewish Literature”

    Sara Feldman, Frankel Institute, University of Michigan
    “Writing Themselves In and Out of the Empire: Jews and Russian Culture in Translation”

    Discussant: Harriet Murav, University of Illinois


    Sponsored by: The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies

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