CIDRAL Workshop: Stefania Sini: '1924, “Lenin’s Language”: Russian Formalism at a crossroads between self-defence, delimitation and extension of research territory'
|Starts:||10:00 26 Apr 2018|
|Ends:||12:00 26 Apr 2018|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
This event is part of CIDRAL's 2017/18 programme, 'The Constraints of Creativity'.
Stefania Sini (Università del Piemonte Orientale) will lead a workshop entitled, '1924, “Lenin’s Language”: Russian Formalism at a crossroads between self-defence, delimitation and extension of research territory'.
This workshop will focus on the issue 1 (5), 1924 of the journal “Lef”, hosting the Section “Teoriia” dedicated to “Iazyk Lenina”. In particular, this contribution will examine the analysis of Lenin’s language and rhetorical style hereby proposed by Boris Eikhenbaum. By so doing, we will reflect on the significance of this publication not only as a strategic reaction to the attacks received by Opoiaz during this period, but also as a symptom of an evolution the Formalists were elaborating on the theoretical level: the delimitation of the territory of literary theory in relation to linguistic disciplines, on which Moscow, in the meantime, was imposing its theoretical supremacy. Such a delimitation is at the same time an extension of the research field, since by the mean of rhetoric it opens towards extra-literary subjects, preluding to subsequent Formalists’ studies on literary ‘byt’.
A preparatory reading for this event can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dbcsxxg1fnd2ti4/Pike_The%20futurists%20the%20formalists.pdf?dl=0
Travel and Contact Information
Mansfield Cooper Building