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Research Group The Future of Russian

F2 Linguistic and Literary Play

Second FoR conference, Berlin, Freie Universität, 6–9 January 2010

Preliminary Programme

Thursday, 7 January

09:00-09:15 Welcome

09:15-10:15 Keynote 1: Jannis Androutsopoulos (Hamburg): Practices and ideologies of computer-mediated digraphia: lessons learnt from ‘Greeklish’

10:15-10:45 Martin Paulsen (Bergen): Playing with Alphabets: How to Communicate in a Changing Language

10:45-11:15 Break

11:15-11:45 Alexander Berdichevsky (Bergen): Linguistic Lessons from Language Play on the Runet

11:45-12:15 Daniela Hristova (Cambridge): The Russian Internet Language as the Ultimate Language Play

12:15-12:45 Ingunn Lunde (Bergen): Language Play with an Agenda: Norm-Negotiating Linguistic Practices in the Internet

13:00-14.30 Lunch

14:30-15:00 Dirk Uffelmann (Passau): The Chinese Future of Russian

15:00-15:30 Ellen Rutten (Bergen): Fresh Technology, Toy Talk? Linguistic Metadiscourse on Writers’ Blogs and Tweets

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-16:30 Tine Roesen (Århus): Авторское слово? Blogging Writer-Columnists on snob.ru — A New Authorial Position and its Consequences

20:00 Dinner

 

Friday 8 January

09:00-10:00 Keynote 2: Espen Aarseth (Copenhagen): What is Play, Anyway? Toying with the Notions of Gaming and Playing

10:00-10:30 Henrike Schmidt (Berlin): Play and/as Carnival: RuNet in the Light of Bakhtin’s Conception of Counterculture

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Alexei Yurchak (Berkeley): American Stiob: Or, what late socialist aesthetics of parody teach us about contemporary political culture in the West

11:30-12:30 Lara Ryzanova-Clarke (Edinburgh): The Satirical Primitives of Rulitiki

12:30-13:00 Vera Zvereva (Moscow): 100 фактов о себе: игра в автобиографию

13:00-14.30 Lunch

14:30-15:00 Evgenij Gornyj (New York): Сквернословие в блогах как игра и экзистенциальный акт

15:00-15:30 Nina Mechkovskaia (Minsk): Смеховые пророчества   в интернет-компьютерной  коммуникации: языковое и литературное своеобразие

15:30-16:00 Gasan Gusejnov (Moscow): A Short Presentation of LiveJournal educational Experiences (Skype/Podcast)

16:00-16:15 Break

16:15-17:00 Brain storming session “The Future of Future”

20:00 Dinner

 

Practical informationTravel Info

Conference Venue

Clubhaus der Freien Universität

Goethestr. 49

14163 Berlin

Hotel

Hotel Haus Leopold

Fischerhüttenstr. 113

14163 Berlin

030 818194-10

 

How to get from Airport „Flughafen Tegel“ to Hotel and Conference Venue

Airport Tegel: Take Bus X9 in direction to “Zoologischer Garten”

Get off at U-Bahnhof “Jakob-Kaiser-Platz” and take the U7 in direction “Rudow””

Get off at U-Bahnhof “Fehrbelliner Platz” and take the U3 in direction Krumme Lanke”

Get off at U-Bahnhof “Krumme Lanke” and walk approx. 5 minutes to the Hotel

 

How to get from Airport „Flughafen Schönefeld“ to Hotel and Conference Venue

Airport „Flughafen Schönefeld“: Take Bus X7 in direction „Rudow“

Get off at U-Bahnhof “Rudow” and take the U7 in direction “Rathaus Spandau”

Get off at U-Bahnhof “Fehrbelliner Platz” and take the U3 in direction “Krumme Lanke”

Get off at U-Bahnhof “Krumme Lanke” and walk approx. 5 minutes to the Hotel

 

Taxi

Airport Tegel – Hotel Leopold approx. 30 €

Airport Schönefeld – Hotel Leopold approx. 45-50 €

 

How to get from the Central Station „Hauptbahnhof” to Hotel and Conference Venue

From Hauptbahnhof take the S75 in direction “Spandau-Bhf”

Get off at “S+U Zoologischer Garten“ and take the U9 in direction “Rathaus Steglitz”

Get off at U-Bahnhof “Spichernstraße“ and take the U3 in direction “Krumme Lanke”

Get off at U-Bahnhof “Krumme Lanke” and walk approx. 5 minutes to the Hotel

 

Tickets for Public Transport

Ticket vending machines are available at any station of the S-Bahn (“Elektrichka“) or U-Bahn (“Metro”). A One-Way-Ticket Zone AB (Tegel – Hotel; Hotel – City) costs 2,10 €, a ticket for the whole day (“Tagesticket”) amounts to 6,10 €. From Airport Schönefeld you need to by a ticket for Zone ABC (2,80 €). Please take care to validate your ticket before entering the metro and underground vehicles! Berlin ticket inspectors are pitiless and even fine foreign tourists (40€).