Saturday, April 22, 2017

9:45 a.m. Welcome – Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of the Amherst Center for Russian Culture
10 a.m.-Noon
I. Poetics of Elena Guro
- Nina Gourianova, Northwestern University: “Elena Guro’s Alchemy of Writing”
- Catherine Ciepiela, Amherst College: “Guro’s Harlequinade”
- Kevin O’Brien, Chapman University: “Guro’s ‘Korova’”
Discussant: Michael Kunichika, Amherst College

Lunch break: Noon-1 p.m.

1:30-3 p.m.
II. Guro and Avant-Garde Art
- Andrei Sarabianov, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Moscow): “Elena Guro as Avant-garde Artist”
- Isabel Wünsche, Jacobs University Bremen: “Elena Guro, Mikhail Matiushin, and the Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde”
Discussant: Alla Rosenfeld, Amherst College

3:15-5 p.m.
III. Guro: Projections
- Ilya Kukuj, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München: “Elena Guro’s The Poor Knight (1910-13) and Ry Nikonova’s Jesus the Student (1969)”
- Ainsley Morse, Harvard University: “The ‘Guro Strain’ in Contemporary Poetry”
- Matvei Yankelevich, Ugly Duckling Presse: “Translating the Slippery Transcendentalism of Elena Guro”
Discussant: Stephanie Sandler, Harvard University

5-6:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Introduced by Polina Barskova, Hampshire College
Kevin O’Brien, Chapman University
Matvei Yankelevich, Ugly Duckling Presse