This interdisciplinary conference will examine ideological production in Russian language and culture through the multiple tools of inclusion and exclusion. By bringing together scholars from diverse backgrounds within the broad field of Russian studies, we hope to take advantage of different disciplinary perspectives on practices of inclusion and exclusion. Papers are invited from researchers in areas such as sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, culture, history, and translation.
The conference will address aspects such as:
- The working of discourses to construct in and out groups
- Discourses of racism and other forms of discrimination
- Language policy in Russia
- The place of the Russian language outside Russia
- Cultural means of creating inclusion and exclusion
- Inclusion and exclusion in translation
- Inclusion and exclusion in a historical perspective
- Memory studies: 'remembering' or 'forgetting' aspects of the past
We will be able to provide some assistance with travel expenses for speakers
coming from outside Scotland.