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Carol Apollonio

Professor of the Practice of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Slavic & Eurasian Studies
Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259
310 Languages Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


"Dostoevsky in English Translation and Other Related Matters" - Conference: "Dostoevsky in Translation" · May 28, 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture RGGU/IMLI, Moscow
"Ascetism and Incontinence: Dostoevsky's Gift of Tears" - F. M. Dostoevsky: Humor, Paradoxality, Deconstructoin · May 27, 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture University of Verona; University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy (online)
"O Dostoevskom v Amerike" - Aktual'nyi Dostoevskii · April 27, 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia (online)
Russian literature during hard times - Russian LIterature Week · December 2020 - January 2021 Broadcast Appearance Read Russia, https:online
"Translations of Crime and Punishment in a Russian Literature Classroom" - VI International Congress of Translators of Russian Literature · November 13, 2020 International Meeting or Conference Russian Institute of Translatoin, Moscow (online)
"Dostoevsky in English Translation and Other Related Matters" - Conference: "Dostoevsky in Translation" · May 28, 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture RGGU/IMLI, Moscow
"Ascetism and Incontinence: Dostoevsky's Gift of Tears" - F. M. Dostoevsky: Humor, Paradoxality, Deconstructoin · May 27, 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture University of Verona; University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy (online)
"O Dostoevskom v Amerike" - Aktual'nyi Dostoevskii · April 27, 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia (online)
Russian literature during hard times - Russian LIterature Week · December 2020 - January 2021 Broadcast Appearance Read Russia, https:online
"Translations of Crime and Punishment in a Russian Literature Classroom" - VI International Congress of Translators of Russian Literature · November 13, 2020 International Meeting or Conference Russian Institute of Translatoin, Moscow (online)
“On Dostoevsky and Lermontov” · November 22, 2015 Other ASEEES, San Antonio, Texas

NADS Panel.

“Chekhov and Religion" · March 9, 2015 Invited Talk UC Berkeley,

Invited lecture

“”Братья Карамазовы” Достоевского в английском переводе” · September 6, 2014 Invited Talk

III Международный конгресс переводчиков художественной литературы, Москва, года. By invitation (presentation in Russian).

Тайные религиозные темы в прозе Чехова (Hidden Religious Themes in Chekhov’s Prose) · June 3, 2014 - June 7, 2014 Lecture Melikhovo, Russia,

Conference: “A Chekhovian Map of the World” (presentation in Russian).

«Метафоры одиночного заключения в «Записках из подполья»» · March 22, 2014 Lecture Staraya, Russa

Старорусские чтения (presentation in Russian).

“Serving Time: Solitary Confinement in Notes from Underground" · March 2014 Lecture Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
“Translation of the Russian Classics” · 2014 Other ASEEES, San Antonio, Texas

Roundtable (organizer and chair).

“Teaching Chekhov" · 2014 Other AATSEEL, Chicago, Illinois

Roundable.

Dostoevsky's Demonic Narrator · November 2013 Invited Talk ASEEES, Boston, MA

Also, discussant: “New Views of Dostoevsky Classics.”

On Translation of New Russian Prose, SCSS · March 2013 Lecture SCSS, Greensboro, NC

Invited Lecture

“Constance Garnett’s Brothers Karamazov” · November 1, 2012 Lecture University of Virginia
“Translatability of Language and Culture in Very New Russian Prose” · October 3, 2012 - October 7, 2012 Lecture ALTA, Rochester, NY

Invited Lecture

“Толстой в переводе Констанс Гарнетт» · August 1, 2012 Lecture Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
“Prophecy in Dostoevsky’s ‘Peasant Marei’” · March 2012 Lecture SCSS, Savannah, GA

Invited Lecture

«О пророчестве в «Дневнике писаетля» и «Сне смешного человека» (On Prophecy in the Diary of a Writer and The Dream of the Ridiculous Man) · November 12, 2011 Lecture Dostoevsky Museum, St.Petersburg

«О пророчестве в «Дневнике писаетля» и «Сне смешного человека» (On Prophecy in the Diary of a Writer and The Dream of the Ridiculous Man) XXXVI International Readings: “Dostoevsky and World Culture,” Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg,,12 November 2011 (presented in Russian).

“Translating Tolstoy: The State of the Art” · March 2011 Lecture SCSS, Alexandria, VA

Also served as a discussant on a panel about contemporary Russian literature.

Gained in Translation: Chekhov's 'Lady' · December 3, 2010 Lecture Ohio State University: Chekhov on Stage and Page
Does the Translation Matter? · October 29, 2010 Lecture Columbia University
I Gotta be Мы: The Plot of the Egotistical Pronoun in Dostoevsky's 'Notes from Underground' - International Dostoevsky Symposium · July 21, 2010 Lecture Naples, Italy

Lecture

“Teaching Russian Literature in the Twenty-First Century” · March 2009 Other SCSS, Charlottesville, VA

Roundtable (organizer and chair),

Chekhov’s Non-Prosaics: Creation and Apocalypse · 2009 Lecture AATSEEL, Philadelphia

Lecture

The Girls · November 2008 Lecture AAASS, Philadelphia

Invited Lecture

“Veiled Sacrament in The Idiot: The Holbein Christ and Ippolit’s Confession” - “F.M. Dostoevsky in the Context of Cultural Dialogues” · July 4, 2007 Lecture The XIIIth Symposium of the International Dostoevsky Society, Budapest
“Twentieth-Century Russian Literature at the Crossroads of History” · March 23, 2007 Other SCSS, Montgomery, AL

Discussant.

“Responses to Rousseau: Dostoevsky and Pomialovsky” · November 17, 2006 Lecture AAASS, Washington, D.C.
“Russian Literature in Translation” · June 1, 2006 Invited Talk Russian State Humanities University ,

Seminar.

“Russian Literature in Translation” · May 30, 2006 Invited Talk Moscow State University ,

Seminar.

“Новые переводы классики” (New Translations of Classics) - “Russian Language in Translation" · May 15, 2006 Invited Talk Russian State Humanities University, Moscow

Presented in Russian.

“How Chekhov’s ‘Grasshopper’ Became a Butterfly, and Vice Versa,” · March 24, 2006 Lecture SCSS, Columbia, SC
“Chekhov in the Afterworld: The Life of Translations” and “Chekhov the Immigrant Translating a Cultural Icon.” - NEH Symposium · October 8, 2004 - October 9, 2004 Invited Talk Colby College, Waterville, ME

Translation roundtable with Peter Constantine, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky.

“Demons of Translation: The Strange Path of Dostoevsky’s Novels into the English Tradition” - The XII Symposium of the International Dostoevsky Society · September 1, 2004 - September 6, 2004 Lecture Geneva
“Смерть автора и продолжающаяся жизнь текста” (The Death of the Author and the Ongoing Life of the Text) - International conference commemorating the Chekhov centennial · June 25, 2004 - June 29, 2004 Lecture Melikhovo, Russia

Presented in Russian.

“The Legacy of Chekhov” - Blackburn Literary Festival · February 21, 2004 Lecture Duke University

A panel with writers Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Morgan (I co-organized this
event).

“The Uses of Imprisonment: Ironies and Paradoxes in Notes from the Dead House” · November 2003 Lecture AAASS, Toronto
“Dostoevsky in St. Petersburg: Grammar, Spirit, and the Enigma of Character” - "St. Petersburg: Three Centuries of Music, Art, Literature, and Culture” · September 2003 Lecture Duke Unbiversity, Durham, NC
“Anna Karenina: Translation, Literalism and the Life of Art” · March 2003 Lecture SCSS, Savannah

Also at this conference I chaired a panel and served as discussant on another.

"The Dangers of Idolatry: Dostoevsky’s Demons” · December 30, 2002 Lecture AATSEEL, New York, NY
"Asceticism, Incontinence, and the Gift of Tears" · November 16, 2001 Lecture AAASS, Arlington, VA
Slavic Panel - National Conference · October 25, 2001 Other American Literary Translators' Association, Raleigh, NC

Organizer and Chair.

"The Leap into Action: Idleness, Reticence and True Love" - The XI Symposium of the International Dostoevsky Society · October 5, 2001 Lecture Baden-Baden, Germany
"Purging Bad Money: Dostoevsky's The Gambler" (the Cambridge paper) · March 22, 2001 Invited Talk University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
"On Fantasy and Evil: Martin Buber and Dostoevsky" · March 2, 2001 Lecture SCSS, Alexandria, VA
"The Mothers Karamazov" · December 2000 Lecture AATSEEL, Washington, D.C.
"The Spirit of St. Petersburg: White Nights" · November 2000 Lecture AAASS, Denver, CO
"Purging Bad Money: Dostoevsky's The Gambler" · April 2000 Lecture BASEES, Cambridge
"Revenge of the Neglected Son: The Origin of Evil in Dostoevsky's Demons" · March 2000 Lecture SCSS, Wilmington

Also commented on a panel on literature and exile and chaired a panel on modern Russian literature and culture.

"The Seagull: The Missing Father and the Meaning of Art" · March 1999 Lecture SCSS, Richmond

Also chaired and commented on a panel on women's writing.

"Long Project Translation" · September 15, 1998 Invited Talk CATI,

Triangle meeting.

"Poor Folk: An Allegory of Body and Mind" - X International Dostoevsky Symposium · July 1998 Lecture Columbia University, New York, NY

Also chaired two bilingual panels.

"Chekhov's Underground Man: 'An Attack of Nerves'" · March 1998 Lecture SCSS, Durham, NC
"Fin de Siecle Russian Literature" · 1998 Other SCSS,

Chair and Discussant.

"Narration as an Instrument of Martyrdom in The Brothers Karamazov" - North American Dostoevskij Society D: The Brothers Karamazov · December 28, 1997 Lecture AATSEEL, Toronto
"North American Dostoevskij Society B: Dialogue, Desire, Ethics" · December 28, 1997 Other AATSEEL, Toronto

Chair.

"Creation out of Nothing: Framing the Absent Incident" · November 22, 1997 Lecture AAASS, Seattle
"Art and Len" · December 30, 1996 Lecture AATSEEL, Washington, D.C.
"Images of Nature in Russian Culture" · November 16, 1996 Other AAASS, Boston

Chair.

“Tatiana Tolstaia’s ‘Night'" · April 1996 Lecture SCSS, Asheville, NC
"Chiehofu no ‘Onna no Okoku’ ni tsuite,” Nihon Rosia Bungaku Kai Kansai Shibu Taikai (“On Chekhov’s‘A Woman’s Kingdom’”) - Western Japan Section Conference of the Japanese Russian Literature Association · December 16, 1995 Lecture Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Presented in Japanese.

"The Limits to the Flesh: Searching for the Soul of Chekhov’s ‘A Boring Story" · October 29, 1995 Lecture AAASS, Washington, D.C.
CATI Interpreter Training Workshop · September 17, 1994 Lecture Chapel Hill, NC

Speaker and Instructor.

“For Want of a Man: The Emptiness at the Heart of Chekhov’s ‘A Woman’s Kingdom" · March 1994 Lecture \Norfolk, VaA
“On translating Satoko Kizaki" · December 1992 Lecture North Carolina Japan Center, Raleigh, NC

A talk presented at a panel discussion.

“The Christ Hidden in Notes from Underground" · December 1992 Lecture AATSEEL, New York, NY
“The Child in Russian Literature" · December 1991 Other AATSEEL, San Francisco, CA

Panel chair.

Conference on the Teaching of Russian · May 1990 Other Carolina Chapter of AATSEEL, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Initiator and chair.

"The Myth of the 'Golden Age:' Childhood and the Pastoral in Nineteenth - Century Russian Literature" · October 13, 1989 Lecture SCSS, Charlottesville, VA
"Public and Private Childhood" · January 30, 1989 Lecture AATSEEL, Washington, D.C.
Panel Discussion on Modern Japanese Literature · 1989 Other North Carolina Japan Center,

Spring.

"Справляясь с учебником Русский язык. Этап первый" - US-USSR Summer Exchange of Language Teachers · August 1988 Lecture Moscow State University,

Presented in Russian.

"Popular Songs and Elementary Japanese Conversation" · February 12, 1988 Lecture SEATJ, Durham, NC
"Romanticism and Seminary Heroes in Mid-Nineteenth Century Russian Literature" - The 1987 Convention of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies · October 23, 1987 Lecture
"Активное использование русского языка в аудитории" - US-USSR Summer Exchange of Language Teachers · August 1981 Lecture Moscow State University,

Presented in Russian.

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Administrator - North American Dostoevsky Society Facebook page · 2015 Community Outreach www.facebook.com/North.American.Dostoevsky.Society
Interview - NPR program "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" · November 20, 2012 Community Outreach http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/11/20/anna-karenina
Debate contributor - "Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? 8 Experts on WHo's Greater" · April 2012 Community Outreach http://www.themillions.com/2012/04/tolstoy-or-dostoevsky-8-experts-on-whos-greater.html
Book Club · 2010 - 2015 Other , Kendal Retirement Community Discussions of Russian literary classics with the book club of Kendal Retirement Community, Granville, Ohio, January 2010-present (sessions on Crime and Punishment, Anna Karenina, Chekhov stories, and Fathers and Children).
Writer & co-writer - Duke Chronicle · 2010 - 2014 Community Outreach Biweekly column in the Duke Chronicle (the student newspaper), “Speaking of Humanities,” co-written with other humanities faculty members, spring 2014; individual column, fall 2013; academic year 2010-11 (title: “WWDD: What Would Dostoevsky Do?”); Spearheaded an expansion of the column to include other faculty in residence (“The Professor Next Door”), spring 2011; other op-ed contributions to the Chronicle in previous years (on faculty-student interaction; summer reading selection): http://www.dukechronicle.com/staff/Carol%20Apollonio.
Administrator - North American Dostoevsky Society Facebook page · 2015 Community Outreach www.facebook.com/North.American.Dostoevsky.Society
Interview - NPR program "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" · November 20, 2012 Community Outreach http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/11/20/anna-karenina
Debate contributor - "Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? 8 Experts on WHo's Greater" · April 2012 Community Outreach http://www.themillions.com/2012/04/tolstoy-or-dostoevsky-8-experts-on-whos-greater.html
Book Club · 2010 - 2015 Other , Kendal Retirement Community Discussions of Russian literary classics with the book club of Kendal Retirement Community, Granville, Ohio, January 2010-present (sessions on Crime and Punishment, Anna Karenina, Chekhov stories, and Fathers and Children).
Writer & co-writer - Duke Chronicle · 2010 - 2014 Community Outreach Biweekly column in the Duke Chronicle (the student newspaper), “Speaking of Humanities,” co-written with other humanities faculty members, spring 2014; individual column, fall 2013; academic year 2010-11 (title: “WWDD: What Would Dostoevsky Do?”); Spearheaded an expansion of the column to include other faculty in residence (“The Professor Next Door”), spring 2011; other op-ed contributions to the Chronicle in previous years (on faculty-student interaction; summer reading selection): http://www.dukechronicle.com/staff/Carol%20Apollonio.
Duke Chapel build - Habitat for Humanity · 2009 Community Outreach , Duke University Community Service; volunteering on the Duke Chapel Carroll St. project site, fall 2009.
Tutor - English as a Second Language · 2008 Community Outreach Weekly English as a second language tutoring for the Durham: team-taught the intermediate Class, every Wednesday evening, 6:30-8:30 p.m. through the fall semester, 2008.
Presenter - “Amerika no seikatsu” (Life in America) · December 20, 1995 Community Outreach “Amerika no seikatsu” (Life in America), presented to the fourth grade of Nishinomiya Koroen Elementary School, Nishinomiya, Japan, December 20, 1995 (presented in Japanese);
Volunteer Interpreter - Community organizations · 1994 Community Outreach Volunteer interpreting for various community organizations (e.g.: Sister Cities, Writers, Hospitals and the Duke Community). date is approximate
Lecturer and Interpretor - Community programs · 1993 Community Outreach Lecturing and Interpreting for the community, including the program “Building a Soul,” connected with the Durham-Kostroma Writers’ Exchange; the date here is approximate.
Speaker - “Russian Advertising and Current Russian Culture” · 1992 Community Outreach “Russian Advertising and Current Russian Culture” A talk presented with television advertisements on videotape at Salem College, spring 1992;
Speaker - "Nihon to Amerika no kyoiku no kurabe” (Comparing American and Japanese Education) · May 18, 1991 Community Outreach Nihon to Amerika no kyoiku no kurabe,” (Comparing American and Japanese Education): a lecture (1 1/2 hours) at Seirei Kindergarten, Nagoya, Japan, May 18, 1991 (presented in Japanese).

Service to the Profession


Editorial Board · 2014 Editorial Activities Неизвестный Достоевский,
External reviewer for promotion · 2014 Consulting

XX, spring

Graduate Advising · May 2013 Committee Service SUNY Binghamton,

Outside Examiner, PhD: Natallia Beliakova, “Reading Dostoevsky’s Madmen from the Translator’s Point of View.”

Editorial Board, Slavic and East European Journal · 2013 Editorial Activities
External reviewer for tenure · 2013 Other

XX, fall

Editorial Board · 2014 Editorial Activities Неизвестный Достоевский,
External reviewer for promotion · 2014 Consulting

XX, spring

Graduate Advising · May 2013 Committee Service SUNY Binghamton,

Outside Examiner, PhD: Natallia Beliakova, “Reading Dostoevsky’s Madmen from the Translator’s Point of View.”

Editorial Board, Slavic and East European Journal · 2013 Editorial Activities
External reviewer for tenure · 2013 Other

XX, fall

President · 2013 Event/Organization Administration North American Dostoevsky Society,
International member · 2013 Other Expert Council for Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Law and Scholarship, Russian Fund for the Humanities,
External reviewer for promotion · 2013 Other

XX, spring

External reviewer for promotion · 2013 - 2014 Other

XX, fall - winter

Consulting reviewer - Russian for Dummies, 2nd Edition · 2012 Consulting
Editorial Board - Dostoevsky Studies · 2011 - 2015 Other
Program Committee: Chekhov on Stage and Page · December 2, 2010 - December 4, 2010 Event/Organization Administration Columbus, Ohio
Member : SCSS Board · September 18, 2009 Editorial Activities
External reviewer for tenure · 2006 Consulting

XX, Fall

Executive Council · 2006 - 2011 Event/Organization Administration SCSS,
Invited outside reviewer - Russian and East European Studies program · March 2005 Consulting Wake Forest University ,
Program Committee · 2005 - 2006 Committee Service SCSS,
Editorial Board · 2004 - 2015 Event/Organization Administration North American Chekhov Society,
Awards Committee · 2002 - 2015 Committee Service SCSS,
Reader for ALTA Tranlation Prize · 2002 Editorial Activities ALTA,
Publications Committee · 2002 - 2004 Committee Service AATSEEL,
Heldt Translation Prize Committee · 2001 - 2004 Committee Service AWSS,
Reader · 1999 - 2015 Editorial Activities Northwestern University Press,

Reader [ongoing] for Northwestern University Press, Slavic and East European Journal, Russian Review, Slavic Review, Canadian-American Slavic Studies, D.ostoevsky Studies,
and Focus Publishing; MLA’s Teaching World Literature series. Reviewer of abstracts
for the AATSEEL Annual Meetings, 1999; 2000, 2004-present. An average of 3-4 peer
reviews annually.

President · 1989 - 1990 Event/Organization Administration Carolinas Chapter of AATSEEL,

Service to Duke


President, North American Dostoevsky Society (Other) · December 13, 2012 Committee Service
Committee on Early Undergraduate Engagement (University) · 2012 - 2015 Committee Service Duke University,

2012 - present