The Oxford Handbook of Soviet Underground Culture

Apr 29th, 2022 / 29 апреля 2022

Speakers / собеседники: Maria Engström (Uppsala University), Tomás Glanc (University Zurich), Ilja Kukuj (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich), Mark Lipovetsky (Columbia University), Klavdia Smola (University of Dresden)

Languages of the video / Язык разговора: русский

Chapters / главы:

  • 0:00 acknowledgements, project’s new location at ZfL Berlin, future research endeavor, introduction of the speakers (Olga Rosenblum)
  • 6:28 the project’s editorial process, presentation of the book’s structure, concepts of “Underground” and “life worlds” [жизненные миры] (Mark Lipovetsky)
  • 17:48 exclusion of the category “dissidents” from the volume, focus on “aesthetic underground” (Mark Lipovetsky)
  • 19:13 concept of “life worlds” (instead of circles, groups, etc. – Olga Rosenblum/Klavdia Smola)
  • 28:29 why “life worlds” and not “subculture(s)”, terminological history, aestheticized communication (Klavdia Smola/Mark Lipovetsky)
  • 31:42 development of vocabulary for describing these specific cultural phenomena and academic self-reflexivity as one of the project’s aims (Ilja Kukuj)
  • 35:04 “parallel cultures” (vs. “crossroads”), “life worlds,” cultural “recycling” today (Tomás Glanc/Maria Engström/Ilja Kukuj)
  • 38:33 horizontal hierarchies, unofficial publishing, creative freedom in a repressive environment, flexible network structures (Olga Rosenblum/Ilja Kukuj/Klavdia Smola)
  • 49:42 the under-researched Underground beyond Moscow and Leningrad (Ilja Kukuj)
  • 52:14 overlaps/divergences of dissidents and Underground, crafted ways of communicating, differentiated view of the Underground (Mark Lipovetsky)
  • 57:00 memorial practices, Underground archives and anti-archives, Samizdat’s mimicry, dissidents and Soviet discourses (Klavdia Smola)
  • 1:00:25 question on active vs. passive communication and participation
  • 1:02:53 shifting the focus towards less visible and/or active participants (Tomás Glanc)
  • 1:04:31 text-centred book, role of audiences (Ilja Kukuj)
  • 1:06:48 passive participants/participants in the “gray zone” between demiurges and audience, question of public space, reflection of active participants on these issues (Klavdia Smola/Maria Engström)
  • 1:10:48 canonization/reception, the Underground’s entrance into cultural history (Tomás Glanc)
  • 1:13:52 on the authors’ collaborative process, the Underground’s “afterlife” and contemporary significance (Mark Lipovetsky/Klavdia Smola)
  • 1:19:15 Formalist theories on the cultural importance of circles [кружки], highly isolated (Soviet) circles and their subsequent unification (Olga Rosenblum/Klavdia Smola/Mark Lipovetsky)
  • 1:27:08 differentiation кружки/круги; questions of openness, self-designation, inclusion/exclusion and internal hierarchy, prospects for further research (Ilja Kukuj/Maria Engström/Tomás Glanc/Klavdia Smola)

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