REECA Spring 2018 Schedule Poster-1wzudib

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

The time and place of each meeting are noted below:



Thursday, April 19

“Tell Me That I am Not a Gypsy, Damn Your Mother!” The Social and Political Consequences of Enregisterment in Bulgaria

Author: Cécile Canut, Professor (Université Paris Descartes)


Co-Hosted with the Semiotics Workshop

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Place: Haskell 101




Friday, April 20

Christa Wolf’s Early Socialist Realism of the Fifties

Author: Nicole G. Burgoyne, Lecturer in the Humanities/Germanic Studies (UChicago)

Discussant: Colin Benert, Lecturer in Germanic Studies (UChicago)


Time: 12:30 – 1:50pm

Place: Foster 103




Wednesday, April 25 

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

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


Co-Hosted with the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop

Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm

Place: Social Science 224 John Hope Franklin Room




Friday, May 18 (1:00-2:20 pm)

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

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

Discussant: Eleonor Gilburd, Assistant Professor in History (UChicago)


Time: 1:00 – 2:20pm

Place: Foster 103




Friday, May 25

Transsexual Bodies: Normalizing Difference in the Era of Normalization

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

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


Time: 12:00 – 1:20pm

Place: Foster 103




Friday, June 1

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

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

Discussant: August Samie, PhD Candidate in NELC (UChicago)


Time: 12:00 – 1:20pm

Place: Foster 103




For the 2018 Spring quarter, we are grateful to have the faculty sponsorship of Prof. William Nickell (Slavic) and Prof. Eleonor Gilburd (History). For further information about the workshop, please visit: . For any inquiries regarding workshop email list, meeting time/place, or accommodations/access, please e-mail the workshop student coordinator at with requests.