New Political Poetry in Russian: A Seminar

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Deutsches Haus (420 West 116th St at Amsterdam Ave)

Please join us for a seminar on contemporary political poetry in Russian with leading European, Russian, and US experts. Presentations will be in English and Russian. The seminar is organized by the Harriman Institute in collaboration with the DFG-Centre for Advanced Studies Russian-Language Poetry in Transition project.

Russian political poetry is back, and the spectrum of political subjects nowadays is broader than ever, including questions of gender and sexuality, and ethnic and religious identity. More than any other form of poetry, it explores participatory genres, merging verse with provocative performances.


11:00pm - 12:00pm

Dmitry Kuz’min (independent scholar, publisher and poet). Русская поэзия 2010-х в поисках солидарности.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rainer Grübel (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg). Vitukhnovskaia'a political poetry and her political conduct: the media-persona and the aesthetics of provocation.

1:00pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Henrieke Stahl (Trier University, Germany). Субъект в партиципационной русскоязычной поэзии на Ютубе.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Anastasiya Osipova (New York Universty). Words on the Edge of Action: Dramatic Poems of Keti Chukhrov.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kevin Platt (University of Pennsylvania). Translation as Politics: Latvia’s Orbita Group

5:00pm - 6:00pm Break
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Poetry reading by Dmitry Kuz'min