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29 March – 1 April 2012

Vladimir Sorokin’s Languages:

Mediality, Interculturality, Translation

About the conference

Being the first English-language conference on the Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin's widely discussed oeuvre, the event will bring together scholars from Russia, Western Europe and the US. The conference is devoted to the multifaceted dimensions of language in Sorokin's works, from linguistic features, over intercultural stereotypes to metalinguistic constituents. The opening keynote lecture by Mark Lipovetsky is followed by 17 papers, after which Vladimir Sorokin himself joins three of his translators in a discussion about the challenges of translating his works into other linguistic and cultural contexts. The conference ends with an open-to-all author reading.


Key-note Lecture

  • Mark Lipovetsky (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO): Sorokin’s Tropes: The Similarity of the Dissimilar


Forlaget Vandkunsten

The conference is organized in cooperation with University of Passau.