Symposium "New women in early russian cinema"

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In Zusammenarbeit mit dem russischen Filmarchiv Gosfilmofond veranstaltet die Universität Basel vom 1.-3.9.2022 ein Forschungssymposium zum Thema "off- und on screen - new woman in the early Russian cinema".

Profilbereich Osteuropa
Slavisches Seminar
Nadelberg 8
4051 Basel

Tel: +41 061 207



Topics relevant to the conference include (but are not limited to):
- Women as editors and hand colorists in early Russian cinema
- Early female screenwriting in Russia
- Women as film directors and assistant directors
- Women as film producers in the pre-revolutionary Russia
- The role of women in the motion picture theatre industry
- Women in early cinema journalism and film critics
- Archives and existing sources on female film professionals, their accessibility, and
- Screening gender: gender constructions, stereotypes (and their subversion) in pre￾revolutionary cinema
- Early Russian cinema as 'counter cinema'?
- Representation of the female body and its aesthetic strategies
- Concepts of the 'new woman' at the crossroad of film and other discursive fields
- The female cinema viewer: expectations, preferences, and impact
- Woman as model of mass consumption
- Interconnections between female cinema audience and the idea of 'feminization' of
mass culture
To investigate these questions, scholars from various disciplines are invited to submit their
proposals. Please submit your abstract (up to 350 words, including 5 references) in English
together with a brief biographical statement (150 words) and contact details to Olga
Derevyankina (, Anna Kovalova (, and Clea
Wanner ( by January 31, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be sent
by February 28, 2022. The working language of the conference is English.
• Olga Derevyankina (Gosfilmofond of Russia, Moscow)
• Dr. Anna Kovalova
• Dr. des. Clea Wanner (University of Basel, Switzerland)