Program – 2018


XХI Fulbright Humanities Summer School

Higher School of Economics (NRU-HSE)
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)

Preliminary Schedule: subject to change

Day 1. 26 August
11.00 Depart Moscow
  Arrive in Yasnaya Polyana; accommodation at hotel
15.00-18.00 Tolstoy Estate Museum Tour
18.00-19.00 Dinner
19.00-22.00  Tea and mutual introductions. Maya Kucherskaya: “Another Person as an Interesting Story”
Day 2. 27 August Writing at the University Level
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-10.45 Christopher Merrill (University of Iowa, USA) “Life of Discovery.” Lecture and discussion.
10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-13.0 Andrei Astvatsaturov (StPSU) “The Literary Workshop and Philology: Problems of Mutual Compatability.” Lecture and discussion.
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.45 Maureen Freely (Warrick University, GB) Into the Academy. Lecture and discussion.
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-18.00 Aleksandra Bazhenova-Sorokina (NRU-HSE) “Narratology as a Practical Discipline: A Theory Course in a Writing Program”
18.00-19.00 Dinner
19.00-22.00 Diane Nemec Ignashev (Carleton College (США), MSU) “What Film Teaches Us About Writing”: Film Screening and Discussion
Day 3. 28 August Variations: Nonfiction.
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00–10.00 “Research and/as Compelling Writing: How to Make the Transformation?” Introductory recommendations from Christopher Merrill and Maureen Freely  
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Work in small groups
12.00-13.00 Summaries and conclusions
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.45 Ekaterina Liamina (NRU-HSE) “How to Write about Oneself?” Experience Teaching courses in autobiographical writing.
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-18.00 Aleksei Vdovin (NRU-HSE) “How to Write and Teach How to Write Biographies”
18.00-19.00 Dinner
19.00-22.00 Master Class with Andrei Astvatsaturov (StPSU)
Day 4. 29 August Means and Goals of Teaching Writing
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00–11.00 “Teaching Literature as Writing”: Discussion of work by Tolstoy (TBD)
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Closing Roundtable: “A Letter to the Dean-Provost-President”: Why Today’s University Needs Courses in Creative Writing 
Certificate awards
Summer School Closing
16.00 Depart Yasnaya Polyana