Fourth Nevada Conference on Russian Culture

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Center for Democratic Culture


N
ovember 17-19, 2018
Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas



November 17, 2018


Introduction. 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Welcome to Conference Participants

Chris Heavey, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Opening Statement

Dmitri Shalin, Conference Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Session 1. 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The Intelligentsia in the Age of Counterperestroika – Limits of a Reasonable Compromise

Moderator:  Paul Wirth, Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Natalia Ivanova, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Znamya Magazine
Leonid Gozman, Director, Perspective Foundation
Andrei Piontkovsky, Free Russia Foundation, Visiting Fellow at Hudson Institute
Ilya Zaslavsky, Director, Free Russia Foundation


Lunch Break. 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.


Session 2. 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Intelligentsia and Emigration – Personal Risks and Opportunities

Moderator:  Aleksander Genis, Broadcaster, American Hour, Radio Liberty
 
 
Serge Iourienen, Writer, Publisher, Former Editor of Radio Liberty
Pavel Litvinov, Human Rights Activist
Vladimir Paperny, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles  
Liudmila Ulitskaya, Independent Writer and Public Intellectual


Session 3. 4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Everyday Life and Values of Russian Intelligentsia – 110 years after publication of "Landmarks"

Moderator: Gasan Gusejnov, National Research University, Higher School of Economics

Mark Lipovetsky, University of Colorado, Boulder
Pavel Litvinov, Human Rights Activist
Dmitri Shalin, Center for Democratic Culture, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Gasan Gusejnov, National Research University, Higher School of Economics


Reception for Conference Participants
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Session 4. 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading – Connecting the Past, Present, and Future

Moderator:  Igor Klyukanov, Professor of Communications Studies, Eastern Washington University

Sergei Gandlevsky, Co-founder, Moscow Time Poetry Group
Vladimir Gandelsman, Poet
Aleksei Tsvetkov, Poet
Boris Grebenshchikov, Poet and Musician, Moscow
Free Microphone, Members of the Audience


November 18, 2018


Session 5. 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Irony as a Weapon of Intelligentsia – Cynicism and Postmodernism

Moderator:  Gasan Gusejnov, National Research University, Higher School of Economics

Mark Lipovetsky, University of Colorado, Boulder
Aleksander Genis, Broadcaster, American Hour, Radio Liberty
Mikhail Epstein, Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature, Emory University 


Lunch Break. 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.


Session 6. 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Autobiography as the Self-consciousness of an Era – Biography and Biocritique

Moderator:  Dmitri Shalin, Professor and Director, Center for Democratic Culture, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Liudmila Ulitskaya, Independent Writer and Public Intellectual
Mikhail Epstein, Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature, Emory University  
Serge Iourienen, Deputy Editor, Novy Bereg Magazine
Vladimir Paperny, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Alexander Zholkovsky, Professor, University of Southern California
Natalia Ivanova, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Znamya Magazine


Session 7. 4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
The Future of Russian Intelligentsia – Professionals and Public Intellectuals

Moderator: Lev Gudkov, Director, Levada Center

Lev Gudkov, Director, Levada Center
Leonid Gozman, Director, Perspective Foundation
Pavel Litvinov, Human Rights Activist
Gasan Gusejnov, National Research University, Higher School of Economics


Dinner Break
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Session 8. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Russian Rock Scene Revisited – Musical Memoir

Boris Grebenshchikov, Poet and Musician, Moscow


November 19, 2018



Day Trip to Grand Canyon
(West Rim)
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.



You can access conference papers here

Russian version of the program


Web links

First Nevada Conference on Russian Culture 
Second Nevada Conference on Russian Culture 
Third Nevada Conference on Russian Culture 
Fourth Nevada Conference Papers
CDC Russian Culture and Intelligentsia Project
Russian Culture at the Crossroads: An Introduction 
UNLV Center for Democratic Culture