Eugene Onegin

Pushkin's Novel in Verse, Tchaikovsky's Opera, a Russian Theme

A Symposium at Reed College
April 5-6, 2013

Free and open to the public.


Friday, April 5, 2013 – Vollum Lounge

4–6 p.m.

  • Luba Golburt (UC Berkeley) "Reading for Possibility in Eugene Onegin"
  • Katya Hokanson (University of Oregon, Eugene) "Onegin and Forms of Travel"
  • John Randolph (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) "Onegin's Road: Relay Riding and the Novel in Verse"

Saturday, April 6, 2013 – Vollum Lounge

10:30 a.m.–noon

  • Keynote Lecture: Andrew Kahn (University of Oxford) "Onegin's Library"

1–3 p.m.

  • Alyson Tapp (Reed College) "'First Snow' and Firstness in Eugene Onegin: Elegy, Empathy, Narrative"
  • Leslie O'Bell (University of Texas, Austin) "Onegin's Album: a Hidden Crossroads"
  • Oleg Proskurin (Emory University) "Onegin's Death"

3:10–4:30 p.m.

  • Emily Finer (University of St. Andrews) "Poor Lensky, Poor Yorick: Viktor Shklovsky's 'Eugene Onegin (Pushkin and Sterne)' (1923)"
  • Marijeta Bozovic (Colgate University) "Nabokov's Onegin and Nabokov's Canon"

4:30–5 p.m.

  • Coffee break and musical interlude

5–6:20 p.m.

  • Anna Nisnevich (University of Pittsburgh) "Tchaikovsky's Onegin and Stalinist Film Musicals"
  • Evgenii Bershtein (Reed College) "A Scandal at the Bolshoi: Dmitry Chernyakov's Staging of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin"

For more information, please email Professor Evgenii Bershtein.

Sponsored by the Reed Russian Department, Dean of the Faculty, Division of Literature & Languages, and Anthropology Department.