Hello all!

REECA is excited to announce the following paper presentations for our REECA workshop in Spring 2018.


We invite discussants for the presentations on April 20, May 18, May 25, and June 1. If you would like to discuss one of these papers, please send your name and institutional/departmental affiliation to christymonet@uchicago.edu .


All meetings this quarter will be held on Fridays at 12:00pm-1:20pm in Foster 103, unless otherwise noted.



Friday, April 20

“Christa Wolf’s Early Socialist Realism of the Fifties”

Author: Nicole G. Burgoyne, Lecturer in the Humanities, German Studies Dept (UChicago)




Wednesday, April 25 

“The Ukrainophile Household: Private Life and Politics in Late Imperial Kiev”

Co-Hosted with Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe

Author: Fabian Baumann, PhD Student in History (Universität Basel)




Friday, May 18

“Second Sight: Once More on Nikolai Ostrovsky and the Optics of Soviet Culture”

Author: William Nickell, Professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures (UChicago)




Friday, May 25

“Transsexual Bodies: Normalizing Difference in the Era of Normalization”

Author: Michaela Appeltova, PhD Candidate in History (UChicago)




Friday, June 1

“Not Just Tea-Drinking: Early Soviet Public Sphere Institutions in Uzbekistan”

Author: Claire Roosien, PhD Candidate in NELC and History (UChicago)



For the 2018 Spring quarter, we are grateful to have the faculty sponsorship of Prof. William Nickell (Slavic) and Prof. Eleonor Gilburd (History).