Oct 14 2021

Archaists and Innovators Re-read Viktor Shklovsky’s “In 60 Years: Works on Cinema”

Humanities Frontiers/Russian Formalism Workshop

October 14 - 17, 2021




Chicago, IL 60607

The yearly Formalist Re-Reading Workshop is dedicated to reevaluating the legacy of Russian formalists. The 2020-2021 featured text is Viktor Shklovsky’s collection of essays on film, In 60 Years: Works on Cinema, published posthumously in 1985. Among literary scholars in the West, Shklovsky is known as a theorist of defamiliarization, and the author of “Art as Device,” and as one of the first serious theoreticians of cinema. The Formalist Re-Reading Workshop will include screening of a recent film VMayakovsky, dedicated to the life of the great Russian futurist poet and highly indebted to the cinematic techniques of early Soviet cinema.

Sponsored with Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Department, SEE Next Group Working Group, Prokhorov Fund, Art History Department

Organized by Mark Lipovetsky, Columbia University, Serguei Oushakine, Princeton University, and Julia Vaingurt and Matthew Kendall, UIC Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies


School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

Date posted

Sep 9, 2021

Date updated

Sep 9, 2021