2017 Russian Symposium
Dr. Elena Baraban

Join us for a lively discussion of these issues on 19-20 October 2017 in Tier 409. Everyone is welcome. Check the program event with Dr. Elena Baraban: Elena.Baraban@umanitoba.ca

Event sponsors: University of Manitoba Faculty of Arts, the Department of German & Slavic Studies, and the Department of Religion

Event Program details below

Russian Revolution Poster


University of Manitoba

Russian Revolution @ 100 Years
Symposium Program
Tier 409


Thursday, 19 October 2017

1 p.m.- 1:20 p.m. – opening remarks
Greg Smith (Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts) and Myroslav Shkandrij (Acting Head of the German and Slavic Studies, U Manitoba)

1:20-3:00 – Histories of the Revolution
Elena Baraban, (German and Slavic Studies, U Manitoba) The Revolution and Its Impact

Mariya Melentyeva, (History, University of Alberta) The Imperial Government and Its Politics of Nationalities during the Elections to the Third Duma in 1907.

Myroslav Shkandrij, (German and Slavic Studies Department, U Manitoba) Bolshevik Historians on the Ukrainian Revolution in the 1920s.

3:00-3:15 – coffee break

3:15-4:30 – Culture of the Russian Revolution
Kirsten Tarves, (German and Slavic Studies Department, U Manitoba) Continuity and Change: Silver Age, Revolution, and Mikhail Bulgakov.

Tatiana Galetcaia, (Department of Education, U Manitoba) The Russian Revolution Through the Eyes of Women-Avant-Guard Painters (Lyubov Popova and Natalia Goncharova).

Stephan Tkaczyk, (U Manitoba) Vertov’s Case for Womankind: A Study of the Film Man with a Movie Camera.

4:30-4:45 – break (pizza & soft drinks served)

4:45-5:45 p.m. – Film Screening and Film Discussion
The Russian Student Association. Moderator: Elizaveta Katykhina (Co-President, RSA)
Part One, “Freedom and Hope,” from the Documentary Film The Russian Revolution in Color (2006) dir. & produced by Ian Lilley, 40 min.

6:00-7:00 – Reception, 409 Tier

Friday, 20 October 2017

9:30-10:20 – RUSN 3200 presents
Viktoria Sushko, The Economic Situation before Revolution of 1917: The Reason for the Upsurge.

Yelena Zagidullina, Driven by Revolution: Russian Composers in October 1917.

10:30-11:20 – RUSN 1300 presents
Geography of the Russian Revolution and the Civil War.

Revolution Speaks: The Revolution’s Impact on the Russian Language.

11:20-12:30 - lunch break

12:40-3:00 – Social and Cultural Histories of the Revolution
Aileen Friesen, (Conrad Grebel University College, U Winnipeg) Mennonite Identity Politics and the Russian Revolution.

Riley Dodds and Mamie Kroeker-Tom, (RUSN 1410) Inessa Armand and Alexandra Kollontai: Women and the Revolution

Esther Hein, (German and Slavic Studies Department, U Manitoba) Alexandra Kollontai’s “Glass of Water” Theory from a Contemporary Angle

Liliia Tuigunova and Enola Valiev, (RUSN 1410) Russian Love Poetry in the 1910s-1920s.

Brielle Dorais-Fleming, (Faculty of Music, U Manitoba) Russian Musical Life during the Revolution in 1917.

Svetlana Gharagyozyan, (Faculty of Music, U Manitoba) Igor Stravinsky and the Revolution of 1917.

3:00-3:15 – closing remarks

Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Elena.Baraban@umanitoba.ca 

For more information please contact:

Dr. Elena Baraban
325 Fletcher Argue Building
(204) 474-9735
Elena.Baraban@umanitoba.ca