Keynote

Dr. Mark Lipovetsky
Dr. Mark Lipovetsky

MARK LIPOVETSKY is Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Colorado-Boulder. He is the author of eight books and more than a hundred articles published in the US, Russia, and Europe, as well as the co-editor of ten volumes of articles on Russian literature and culture. Among his monographs are the following:

Russian Postmodernist Fiction: Dialogue with Chaos (1999), Modern Russian Literature: 1950s-1990s (co-authored with Naum Leiderman, 2001 and six consequent reprints editions), Paralogies: Transformation of (Post)modernist Discourse in Russian Culture of the 1920s-2000s (Moscow: NLO, 2008), Performing Violence: Literary and Theatrical Experiments of New Russian Drama (Bristol: Intellect Press, 2009, with Birgit Beumers; Russian version - 2012), and Charms of Cynical Reason: The Transformations of the Trickster Trope in Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2011). Volumes, co-edited by him, include Dictionary of Literary Biography: Russian Writers Since 1980 (2003), anthologies of Russian and Soviet wondertales (2005) and Russian twentieth-century short stories (2011), Jolly Little Characters: Cult Heroes of the Soviet Childhood (2008), Non-Canonical Classic: Dmitri A. Prigov (2010), and a two-volume critical reader on late Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian literature (2014, 2015). Currently, Lipovetsky is working on a critical biography of Dmitry Prigov and is editing his collected works.

Lipovetsky’s works have been nominated for the Russian Little Booker Prize (1997) and short-listed for the Andrey Bely Prize (2008). In 2009-12, he was a juror for the Russian literary prize NOS (and was Chair of the committee in 2011-12). In 2014 he received an award from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages for his outstanding contribution to scholarship.