Tolstoy Studies Journal

Articles from Vol. 22, Annual

Anna Karenina and Lydia Yavorska in the Theater of Edwardian London
The early years of the twentieth century were culturally profitable ones for actresses on the London stage. The arrival of the New Drama, with productions of plays by newcomers such as Ibsen, Maeterlinck, Galsworthy and Shaw, provided roles for women...
Annotated Bibliography for 2009-2010
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] G. V. Alekseyeva investigates Tolstoy's perception of American literature, philosophy, and religion at different periods of his life (mainly in the last three decades) and at all levels (historical, social, cultural,...
L.N. Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century and the Academic Complete Edition in One-Hundred Volumes
"Tolstoy--he's a whole world ..." M. Gorky Editor's Note: This paper by A.V. Gulin was presented on October 16 at a forum on Tolstoy in the Public Sphere at the International Symposium "Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century" at the New School....
Of Rules and Rails: On a Motif in Tolstoy and Wittgenstein
There is a lot to be learned from Tolstoy's bad theorizing about how a work of art conveys 'a feeling.' (Wittgenstein, Culture 58) Interpreters of Wittgenstein have long acknowledged the philosopher's admiration for Tolstoy's life and works, especially...
"Peace, War and Politics" Lev Tolstoy Centenary Conference, September 22, 2010. University of the Fraser Valley
The University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford British Columbia is pleasantly poised in the foothills of the ice carved Cascade Mountains and at the lower edges of glacier thick Mount Baker (11,000 feet)--a fine place indeed to do a centenary symposium...
Terror Un-Sublimated: Militant Monks, Revolution, and Tolstoy's Final Master Plots
Tolstoy's death, spurred by the unbearable family sufferings of the past four months of his life, put an end to all the creative designs of this man of genius. N. Gusev ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1937: 142). You can't mix up these two things:...
The Realm of Darkness at la Mama, March 4-7, 2010: Interviews
Interview with Zishan Ugurlu Candess Webster: What attracted you to this specific Tolstoy play? Zishan Ugurlu: This is the centennial; the hundredth anniversary of Leo Tolstoy's death. Last year Inessa Medzhibovskaya and I decided to teach a...
"The Sincerity of Leo Tolstoy" Conference, April 7-9, 2010. Gargnano, Italy
From April 7-9, 2010, scholars from Italy, Russia, Germany, England, and the United States gathered in the Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano, Italy overlooking beautiful Lago Garda, to take part in a three-day conference on "The Sincerity of Leo Tolstoy....
The Tolstoy Centennial in Paris
There were a number of events in Paris to mark the centennial of Tolstoy's death, including an international conference organized by the University of Paris-Sorbonne November 17-20. The first two days of the conference were held at the Fondation Singer-Polignac,...
Tolstoy and Vekhi
This article examines the theme of Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy and Vekhi by analyzing textual references to Tolstoy in the Vekhi anthology and by weighing Tolstoy's critical reaction to the anthology. The heart of the analysis is an attempt to understand...
"Tolstoy and World Literature" Conference. Yasnaya Polyana, August 11-15, 2010
Despite worrisome forest fires, US State Department alerts, evacuated embassies, airport delays, and an almost unbearable heat, intrepid Tolstoy scholars gathered at Yasnaya Polyana in August for the Seventh International "Tolstoy and World Literature"...
"Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century" International Symposium, October 14-17, 2010. the New School, New York
Scholars from across North America, Europe, and Russia gathered in New York City this October for one of the gems of the Centennial of Tolstoy's death: a symposium on "Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century" that examined his works and legacy from a broad...
"Tolstoy, Live in Seoul" International Tolstoy Conference, October 1 and 2, 2010. Seoul, Korea
Tolstoy is, indeed, alive (and well) in Seoul-indeed, throughout East Asia, for that matter. Such was the unanimous impression of those who attended the International Tolstoy Conference organized by the Korean Association of Rusists, the Institute...
Tolstoy on Stage: The Power of Darkness at la Mama, March 4-7, 2010
During the 2010 centennial year, a good deal of Tolstoy appeared on stage and screen. There are adaptations of his prose, productions of his dramas, (melo)dramatizations of his life--and especially the highly stressed, painfully public end of it. Included...
Tolstoy's Original Letter Found: On Benedict Prieth, Ernest Crosby and Aphorisms of Immortality in the Whim
What is the likelihood of discovering a new Tolstoy original in the twenty-first century? Not as dismal mal as it may seem. Tolstoy manuscripts are headquartered and stored at the legendary Steel Room, steps away from The State Tolstoy Museum in Moscow....
"War and Peace across the Disciplines" International Tolstoy Conference, 7-11 April, 2010. West Point, New York
On April 7-11, 2010 a group of scholars from a variety of disciplines gathered for a conference on War and Peace that was as unique and stimulating as the grounds on which the event was held--West Point Military Academy. It was not only the engaging...
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