Russian Workshop: “Tolstoy in Different Contexts”

The event is free but booking is essential (lunch is provided). Please visit our Eventbrite booking page to register:

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Time Title Speaker
9:30-10am Welcome Dr Alexandra Smith and Dr Eleoma Bodammer (University of Edinburgh)
10am-12noon Tolstoy in different contexts  
  The Influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas on Tolstoy and Dostoevsky John King-Salter (University of Edinburgh)
  Tolstoy's story Lucerne and 19th-c. tourism Dr Susan Layton (CERCEC)
  The Revival of Tolstoy's Christian Ideals during Gorbachev's Perestroika: Mikhail Shveitser's 1987 Film Adaptation of Tolstoy's Story “The Kreutzer Sonata” Dr Alexandra Smith (University of Edinburgh)
12noon-1pm Lunch break  
1.30-2.30pm A new translation of Anna Karenina: challenges and rewards (Dr Bartlett's talk about her 2014 translation of the novel will be followed by questions and a discussion) Dr Rosamund Bartlett (University of Sydney)
2.30-3pm "War and Peace" takes on different meanings in Russia and the West Dr Sarah Hudspith (Leeds University)
3-4pm Conversation with Dr Rosamund Bartlett about her biography of Tolstoy: Tolstoy: A Russian Life (2013) Dr Andrea Gullotta (University of Glasgow)
4-4.30pm A general discussion about new directions in Tolstoy studies and concluding remarks  
4.30-6pm Reception  

The event is sponsored by CRCEES (University of Glasgow) and is part of the DELC research strand/network “Cultural Encounters/Cultural Dialogues”.

The Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities

Russian Workshop: “Tolstoy in Different Contexts”

This one day mini-conference will focus on new work in Tolstoy studies.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities
The University of Edinburgh
2 Hope Park Square