Conference Presentations

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Emotion As Marker of Poetic Development in Joseph Brodsky’s Early Verse,ASEEES Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November 2016.

Panel Co-Organizer, “Emotions in Russian Literature and Film III”, ASEEES Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November 2016.

Chair, “Emotions in Russian Literature and Film II”, ASEEES Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November 2016.

Military Metaphors as Ironic Gestures of Authority in the Poetry of Lev Loseff,”A Conference in Honor of Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Harriman Institute and Columbia University, New York, NY, April 8, 2016.

Chair, “Politics and Performance,” Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, March 9-11, 2016.

“From Evolution of a Poem to Evolution of a Poet: Published and Unpublished Drafts of “Pamiati Fedi Dobrovol’skogo” and the Fate of Brodsky’s Jazz Aesthetic,” Joseph Brodsky: Problems in the Study of His Work (on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the poet's birth), Saint Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 22-24, 2015.

“Making Russia Less ‘Other’: Approaches for All Age Groups and Curricula,” Russia & the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity & Crisis – A Conference for K-12 Educators, Youth Program Leaders, and the Community, World Affairs Council of Oregon, Portland, OR, May 16, 2015.

Roundtable Participant, “Translation and Drama: Stepan Simek’s New Translation of Chekhov’sThree Sisters and Chekhov for the 21st Century,” Reed College, Portland, OR, August 13, 2014. 

“Return to Petersburg: On the Possibilities and Limits of Poetic Language in Lev Loseff’s Poetry,” Research News and Brews, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, April 25, 2014.

“From the Outskirts to the Center: Petersburg as Mode of Cultural Authority and Sense of Self in the Poetry of Joseph Brodsky and Lev Loseff,” ACLA Annual Convention, New York, NY, March 2014.

“Protest as Feminist Project: Pussy Riot and its Male Precursors from the 60ies”, Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, March 5-7, 2014.

Panel Organizer, “Pussy Riot: Gender, Protest, Culture,” Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, March 5-7, 2014.

“The ‘Contemporary Voice’ of Jazz in Joseph Brodsky’s Early Poems,” ASEEES Annual Convention, New Orleans, November, 2012.

Discussant, “Brodsky as a Citizen of Empires,” ASEEES Annual Convention, Boston, November 2013. Panel Organizer, “Jazz in the Soviet Union: 1950s, 1960s and Beyond,” ASEEES Annual Convention, New Orleans, November 2012.

“Intimacy, Gender, and the Poet in Marina Tsvetaeva’s ‘Poem of the End’,” Gender Studies Lunch Series, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, February 10, 2012.

DiscussantPoetry Reading: Poetry and the Visual Arts: The Work of Rafael Levchin and Aleksandr Ocheretiansky,” ATSEEL Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, January, 2012.

Chair, “The Enchanted ‘60s,” ATSEEL Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, January, 2012.

“The Problem of Poetic Authority in Baratynsky’s ‘The Last Poet’,” ASEEES Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November, 2011.

Discussant“Russian Culture and the Authority of the Classical Tradition,” ASEEES Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November, 2011.

“Flight of the Voice: Poet as Bird in Joseph Brodsky’s Early Verse, 1957-1965,” ASEEES Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, November, 2010.

Discussant“Poetic Perceptions: Temporal, Visual, and Aural Imaginations in 20th Century Russian Poetry,” ASEEES Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, November, 2010.

“Intimacy as Device: Poema Kontsa as Metapoetry and Journal Intime,” AAASS Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November 2009.

Discussant, “Landscapes of Joseph Brodsky,” AAASS Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November 2009. 

“The Spoken Word and Poetic Power: The Poet’s Voice in Brodsky’s pre-1972 Verse,” AAASS Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 2008.

Panel Organizer, “Joseph Brodsky in Cultural Context: 1957-1972”AAASS Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 2008. 

“Erecting Monuments, Real and Imagined: Brodsky’s Monuments to Pushkin Within the Context of Soviet Culture,” Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference, New York, NY, March 2008.

“The Statue as Poetic Double: On the Use of a Topos by Anna Akhmatova and Joseph Brodsky,” AAASS Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2007.

“Building Authority: Brodsky, Horace, and the Poetic Task,” AATSEEL Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2006.

“’Imperativnoe pismo’”: On Some Functions of the Imperative in Joseph Brodsky’s Poetry,” AAASS Annual Convention, Boston, MA, December 2004.

“About Some Peculiarities of the Use of the Tropes of Voice and Vision in the Work of Joseph Brodsky,” presented at Worlds of Joseph Brodsky -- Interpretation Strategies: an International Conference, Russian State Humanities University, Moscow, Russia, September 2004.

“Images of Petersburg in Leningrad Poetry of the 1960s,” Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference, Barnard College, New York, NY, March 2004.

“Modernizing the Poet/Prophet: Joseph Brodsky and the Poet’s Position of Power,” AATSEEL Annual Conference, New York, NY, December 2002.

“Bringing God Back: The Christmas Poem in the Work of Joseph Brodsky and Alexander Kushner at the turn of the 1970s,” presented at The Intelligentsias of Russia and Poland: The Intelligentsia as Creators of Social Values in Russia and Poland during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Lund University, Finland, August 2002.


© Rebecca Pyatkevich 2014