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An international symposium: 'New Directions in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema Studies' (Cambridge, 18-20 September 2014)

'New Directions in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema Studies'
An international symposium in honour of Professor Julian Graffy
Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 18-20 September 2014

Jointly organized by UCL SSEES and the University of Cambridge, this major conference brings together leading members of the growing international community of scholars working in the field of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet cinema studies, in order to explore and assess potential new research directions in this area. In so doing, it seeks to identify the current state of the scholarly field, to outline the key questions and challenges it faces over the next decade, and to encourage and promote an innovative and forward-looking approach to research in this field.
Invited speakers will indicate, in succinct twelve-minute presentations, or ‘thought statements’, the key questions that their future research will seek to tackle, their ‘new direction’. Through this innovative format, the conference seeks to encourage in-depth discussion and productive debate, and to benefit not only scholars already established in this field, but also postgraduate students.
Confirmed participants at time of writing include: Petr Bagrov (Russian State Film Archive), Birgit Beumers (Aberystwyth), Philip Cavendish (UCL), Ian Christie (Birkbeck, London), Nancy Condee (Pittsburgh), Julian Graffy (UCL), Seth Graham (UCL), Jeremy Hicks (Queen Mary, London), Stephen Hutchings (Manchester), Nikolai Izvolov (Institute of Film Research, Moscow), Lilya Kaganovsky (Illinois), Sergei Kapterev (Institute of Film Research, Moscow), Naum Kleiman (State Film Museum, Moscow), Susan Larsen (Cambridge), Stephen Lovell (King’s College London), Rachel Morley (UCL), Joan Neuberger (Austin, Texas), Masha Salazkina (Concordia, Montreal), Oksana Sarkisova (Central European University), Nariman Skakov (Stanford), Vlad Strukov (Leeds), Anna Toropova (Cambridge), Evgenii Tsymbal (Moscow), Emma Widdis (Cambridge), Eugénie Zvonkine (Paris VIII).
One panel is dedicated to postgraduate presentations, which have been selected by international competition. The participants in this panel are: Alex Graham (UCL), Natalia Klimova (Princeton), Tom McLenachan (UCL) and Irina Schulzki (Munich).
The symposium will honour Professor Julian Graffy, who has played a vital role in establishing and sustaining the academic field of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet cinema studies, as a scholar, a teacher, a mentor and a colleague of exceptional academic generosity, and marks his retirement after more than thirty-seven years at UCL SSEES.
To register as a delegate, please visit the conference website at: http://www.kino.group.cam.ac.uk/ 
Information about delegate fees and a link to the online payment page can be found in the 'About' section of the website.
Please note that places are limited - you are advised to register early to avoid disappointment.
We have received generous funding from CEELBAS, UCL SSEES, the University of Cambridge (Trinity College, Dame Elizabeth Hill and Trevelyan Funds, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies) and the publisher I.B. Tauris.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in September for what we hope will be a warm and lively tribute to Julian, as well as a stimulating exploration of the state of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet cinema studies today.​

Conference Programmehttp://www.kino.group.cam.ac.uk/programme

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