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  • Martin Votruba
    An upcoming national Slavic conference in Boston, Dec. 4-7, will include lectures on Slovak topics. Below is a selection from them. The conference will be at
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 25, 2004
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      An upcoming national Slavic conference in Boston, Dec. 4-7, will
      include lectures on Slovak topics. Below is a selection from them.

      The conference will be at the Marriott, Copley Place. The hotel's
      website is at:

      http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/BOSCO

      In the list below, the first line is the date and time; the next line
      is the title of the whole panel, which normally includes 3 lectures,
      and - after the dash is the name of the hotel room/hall/salon where
      this panel is scheduled to take place; followed by the names of the
      presenters and the topics of their Slovak-related papers in the given
      time-slot, room and panel.


      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu

      x x x


      Saturday, December 4, 3:45 ? 5:45 P.M.

      Musical Pan-Slavism in Habsburg Lands during the Late Nineteenth and
      Early Twentieth Centuries - Yarmouth

      Only 1 Slovak of 3 papers:

      Cathryn Wilkinson, SUNY, Plattsburgh

      “The Sacred Dimension in Slovak Pan-Slavicism”


      Sunday, December 5, 10:15 A.M. ? 12:15 P.M.

      The Scholar-Political Activist and Fables in Slovakia - Rhode Island

      Papers:

      Edita Bosak, Memorial U of Newfoundland (Canada)

      “Jozef Skultety (1853?1948): A Man for All Seasons”

      Gerald John Sabo, John Carroll U

      “The 1871 (4th edition) ‘Bajky slovenske’ of Jonas Zaborsky
      (1812?1876)”

      Helene Nadia Sanko, John Carroll U

      “The Animal Fables of Mykola Kseniak”


      Sunday, December 5, 10:15 A.M. ? 12:15 P.M.

      Codependence and Regime Change: Central Europe, NATO, and the
      European Union - Wellesley

      Only 1 Slovak of 3 papers:

      Carol Skalnik Leff, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      “In the Nick of Time: The Politics of European Integration in
      Slovakia”


      Sunday, December 5, 10:15 A.M. ? 12:15 P.M.

      Transitional Justice in Central Europe - Salon H

      Only 1 Slovak of 3 papers:

      Nadya Nedelsky, Macalester College

      “The Czech Republic and Slovakia”


      Sunday, December 5, 2:00 ? 4:00 P.M.

      From Low Road to High Culture: The Highwayman Who Stole the Slovak
      Scene - Rhode Island

      Papers:

      Martin Votruba, U of Pittsburgh

      “Hang Him High: The Elevation of Janosik to an Ethnic Icon”

      Christina Manetti, Independent Scholar

      “Images of Slovakia in Inter-War Cinema: The Rebel Framed in the
      Black and White World”

      Patricia Ann Krafcik, The Evergreen State College

      “Janosik as a Symbol of Freedom in Socialist Slovakia?Almost”


      Monday, December 6, 8:00 ? 10:00 A.M.

      Keywords: Ideologies and Practices of Criticism in Socialist
      Czechoslovakia - Salon C

      Only 1 Slovak of 3 papers:

      Jonathan L. Larson, U of Michigan

      “Restoring Ideological Order: Criticism and Consensus in Late Slovak
      Socialism”


      Monday, December 6, 10:15 A.M. ? 12:15 P.M.

      Rusyns, Rusyn Immigrant Communities, and Others: Tradition and Change
      - Rhode Island

      Only 1 Slovak of 3 papers:

      Robert Zecker, St Francis Xavier U (Canada)

      “Rusyns and Slovaks in Philadelphia: Fluidity of Ethnic Identity”


      Monday, December 6, 2:00 ? 4:00 P.M.

      Soviet Military Interventions in East Central Europe and Their
      Spillover Effects ? Suffolk

      Only 1 Slovak of 3 papers:

      A. Ross Johnson, RFE/RL / Hoover Institution

      “Radio Free Europe and Spillover Effects of the 1968 Czechoslovak
      Crisis”


      Monday, December 6, 2:00 ? 4:00 P.M.

      Comparative Perspectives on Czech Literature ? Tufts

      Only 1 Slovak of 3 papers:

      Rajendra Anand Chitnis, U of Bristol (UK)

      “Czech and Slovak Expressionism and the Great War: Richard Weiner’s
      ‘Litice’ and Milo Urban’s ‘Zivy bic’”


      Tuesday, December 7, 8:00 ? 10:00 A.M.

      9-18 At Long Last... What? Slovakia in the European Union -
      (Roundtable) - Salon A

      Participants:

      John Andrew Berta, Fayetteville State U
      Tim Haughton, U of Birmingham (UK)
      Owen V. Johnson, Indiana U
      Stanislav Jozef Kirschbaum, York U (Canada)
      Martin Votruba, U of Pittsburgh
    • J. Michutka
      ... Hi Martin, I had found and looked at the conference information on a website several weeks ago; it seemed pretty pricey for those of us who would be
      Message 2 of 3 , Dec 2, 2004
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        At 07:28 PM 11/25/2004 -0500, you wrote:

        >An upcoming national Slavic conference in Boston, Dec. 4-7, will
        >include lectures on Slovak topics. Below is a selection from them.


        Hi Martin,

        I had found and looked at the conference information on a website several
        weeks ago; it seemed pretty pricey for those of us who would be interested
        in just a lecture or two. Do you know if it's possible to attend just a
        couple of lectures without paying the full conference price (which, as I
        recall, was $90+)?

        Julie Michutka
        jmm@...
      • Martin Votruba
        ... I don t know what it is theoretically, but there are no checks of any sort at these conferences. Hundreds of people just mill around. You have to pay in
        Message 3 of 3 , Dec 2, 2004
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          > Do you know if it's possible to attend just
          > a couple of lectures without paying

          I don't know what it is theoretically, but there are no checks of any
          sort at these conferences. Hundreds of people just mill around. You
          have to pay in advance if you're giving a paper; otherwise, what you
          get for the privilege of paying is a flimsy name-tag (there's no
          obligation to wear it).

          There must be many especially local people at each of these
          conferences who just come for the talks. As for me, I'll be happy to
          see as many people as want to come at any of the panels, and
          everyone's welcome to join the discussion. The Slovak panels are
          usually small. Moreover, two Slovak panels have been scheduled at
          the same time this year, which is really annoying considering that
          there are just a handful altogether.


          Martin

          votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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