Thursday, 22 March 2012

CONF: Russian Emigration at Crossroads of XX-XXI Centuries

CFP Conference: Russian Emigration at the Crossroads of the XX-XXI Centuries April, 28-29, 2012 

The International Conference “Russian Emigration at the Crossroads of XX-XXI Centuries” is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of The New Review / Noviy Zhurnal. The goals of the conference are to explore the unknown pages of the intellectual history of Russia Abroad and Russian Émigré culture, and to restore the whole spectrum of the social and intellectual Russian lifestyle in exile. The conference also aims to discuss aspects of the modern Russian Diaspora throughout the world. Participants of the conference should reflect upon topics related to the history and culture of Russian Émigrés from 1917 to 2012. The conference will consist of regular panels and 2 Round Tables dedicated to the historical and modern Russian-speaking Diaspora. The conference will be held on April, 28-29, 2012.

The International conference will be organized by The New Review Inc., the oldest Russian Émigré literary magazine (Noviy Zhurnal/ The New Review), with the partnership of Harriman Institute, Columbia University. The New Review was founded in New York in 1942. For seven decades The New Review played the role of a cultural center of Russian Immigration throughout the world. Our contributing authors include Russian Nobel Prize laureates – the 1933 laureate Ivan Bunin, the 1970 laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the 1987 laureate Joseph Brodsky, as well as a plethora of other writers, poets, philosophers: Vladimir Nabokov, Georgi Ivanov, Georgi Adamovich, Boris Zaitzev, Alexandra Tolstoy, Mikhail Karpovich, Pitirim Sorokin, Nicholas Timasheff, etc. Today among our authors are the most well-known modern Russian writers. The New Review is distributed in more than 30 countries. For decades, The New Review has been instrumental in forming the Russian literary process abroad.

Book of abstracts and other conference materials (in English and Russian) will be published after the conference.

Registration fee is $25.00. The conference will be held at Columbia University (April 28, 2012) and Concierge Conference Center (Manhattan; April 29). Contact us via or with the subject: “New Review International Conference”.

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