Typical Russian Autocracy Versus Shockingly Depraved Europe – University of Copenhagen

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Typical Russian Autocracy Versus Shockingly Depraved Europe

A Conference on Cultural Stereotypes and Popular Geopolitics in
the Putin Age

Guest Programme

Thursday 17 December

Chairs: Tine Roesen, Rosa Magnusdottir

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome. Presentation of UCPH, participants and programme.

9:30 - 10:30

Key-note Jason Dittmer (London):
Media Narratives of Russia: Text/Image/Method.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break.

11:00 - 11:30

Vlad Strukov (Leeds):
Popular imaginations of Londongrad: British and Russian TV Series.

11:30 - 12:00

Yiannis Mylonas (Moscow):
Articulations of Russia and the Soviet Union in Greek ‘Liberal’ Media during the Euro-Crisis Context.

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch break.

14:00 - 15:00

Key-note Viktoriya Zhuravleva (Moscow):
Putin’s Russia vs. US/West: The We-Other Concept in Political Cartoons.

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break.

15:30 - 16:30

Alternative session:

  • Mads Eskildsen (Copenhagen):
    Stereotypes: First-Year Students’ Perception of Russia and Russians.

  • Vitaly Kazakov (Manchester): 
    Russia’s Superpower Ambitions and Hosting Sporting Mega-Events.

  • Rasmus Nilsson (Copenhagen)
    [to be announced]

  • Tine Roesen (Copenhagen):
    The Image of Russia and Russians in Danish Travel Guides: A Tribute to Peter Ulf Møller.


Friday 18 December
Chairs: Robert Saunders, Birgitte Pristed.

9:30 - 10:30

Keynote Ivan Kurilla (St Petersburg):
Russia, Europa and America: Interplay of Identities or a Challenge to Binary Vision.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break.

11:00 - 11:30

Birgitte Pristed (Aarhus):
Son Murder or Self-Alienation: Ivan the Terrible Kills Everyone!

11:30 - 12:00

Mariëlle Wijermars (Groningen):
Cultural Memory and Contemporary Russian Messianism: Alexander Nevsky as the Saviour of Orthodox Civilization.

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch break.

14:00-  14:30

Rosa Magnusdottir (Aarhus):
Parading on Red Square: Russian Presentations of the Soviet-American War Alliance, 1995-2015.

14:30 - 15:00

Kim Frederichsen (Copenhagen):
Malfunctioning Russian Public Diplomacy: A Copenhagen Case Study.

Saturday 19 December (10.3.28)
We meet outside the main entrance 9:45.
Chair: Kim Frederichsen. Panel moderator: Vlad Strukov.

10:00 - 11:00

Key-note Robert Saunders (Farmingdale):
The Popular Geopolitics of the Coming Second Cold War: Anecdotes, Observations, Analysis.

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break.

11:30 - 12:00

Mikhail Suslov (Uppsala):
Novorossiya” Reloaded: Geopolitical Fandom in Online Debates.

12:00 - 12:30

Vera Skvirskaja (Copenhagen):
“Negative Mobilisation”: Stereotyping the Enemy and Oneself in the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict.

12:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:30

Key-note panel discussion:
Dittmer, Zhuravleva, Kurilla, Saunders.

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break.

16:00 - 16:30

Final remarks.

Conference organiser:
Associate Professor
Tine Roesen
+45 51302529

Conference assistant:
Caroline Bilde Krogh-Jensen
+45 2238 5204

Conference venue:
University of Copenhagen (KUA)
Karen Blixens vej 4
2300 Copenhagen S.

The conference is open for all and no registration is needed.

The conference is funded by The Carlsberg Foundation and Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS), UCPH.