The interdisciplinary, DFG-funded research project Russian Ecospheres unites 15 scholars and offers a platform for new research approaches in the emerging field of ecocriticism.
What are the goals of Russian Ecospheres?
- Becoming more interdisciplinary: Linking approaches in historiography with literary and cultural studies
- Leaving the disaster road: Globalizing Russian ecological history and opening new research fields and questions
- Approaching environmental form: Understanding the significance of form for modes of perception and discursive framing
- Looking for the longue durée: Finding trajectories of ecological thinking from the 18th-century to the present
What are we doing within the network?
- Organisation of conferences and workshops
- Preparation of a handbook on Russian ecological thought
- Publication and translation of basic Russian texts on ecology
- Development of research infrastructure for further research in ecocriticism
Call for Papers: Conference on Hydro-poetics
The Department of Slavic and Hungarian Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin invited paper proposals for a conference on “Hydro-poetics: an Ecocritical…Keep reading
Working group: Anthology
Members of the Russian Ecospheres network currently prepare an “Anthology of Russian Ecological Thought”. They attempt comprising translations of critical primary and secondary…Keep reading
Workshop: Crossing Boundaries
Together with his colleague Helena Holzberger (LMU Munich), Russian Ecospheres member Timm Schönfelder is organizing a workshop titled “Crossing Boundaries. Human-Animal Relations from…Keep reading
Reading Group: Cybernetic Ecology
Within the network a reading group on cybernetic ecology has been formed which will start its activities in spring 2023. Preliminary topics: The…Keep reading
Workshop: Noosphere – Ecosphere – Semiosphere
Together with Julia Lajus, professor at LMU Leipzig, our network member Julia Herzberg organized the workshop “Noosphere – Ecosphere – Semiosphere: Explorations into…Keep reading
At the “Slavistik-Tag” Bochum, a congress of German Slavicists at the 22nd October 2022, our network organized two panels under the title “Spheres…Keep reading