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The New York - St.Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies, July 7-25, 2008

06.05.2008 11:14


July 7-25, 2008, St. Petersburg

The New York Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies (NYI) is a unique for Russia academic educational program which was created in the frame of the State University of New York (SUNY, Stony Brook) and St. Petersburg State University partnership.

The program is addressed to senior students, postgraduates and teachers of Humanities eager for the active professional interaction within the international scientific environment. Within five years the program exists more than 600 students from Russia, Austria, Bosnia, Israel, Serbia, Italy and Spain took part in it.

The program is unique because the discussed problems are not within the frame of the usual subject courses and, therefore, they are not always presented in the curricula of the higher educational establishments.

In the atmosphere of the western system of education participants have an opportunity to focus on the most urgent cross-disciplinary problems in such areas as Psychology, Cognitive Studies, the leading fields of formal Linguistics, Philosophy, Culturology and Cross-Cultural Communication.

Also it is unusual that the Institute students can create their own unique training program and choose in accordance with their interests four lecture courses (from 16 ones!) in the areas: Linguistics / Cognitive Studies or Cultural Stiudies (more detailed information is in the site www.nyi.spb.ru).

In 2008 for the sixth time the Institute involves the brilliant academic staff the representatives from the leading American Universities: Stony Brook, Princeton University, Harvard University, City University of New York, University of Southern California, University of Bristol, University of Buffalo, UCLA and other.

The initiators and co-directors of NYI, professor Anna A. Maslennikova (SPSU) and professor John Frederick Bailyn (SUNY, Stony Brook) express confidence that in 2008 the project will attract attention of well trained students, acquainted to the new achievements in the sphere of Humanities and meeting the scientific level of the academic staff NYI!

The form of the application is available on the web-site www.nyi.spb.ru up to May 15 2008 (the quantity of participants is limited).

The opening of the New York Institute in Saint Petersburg will take place on July 7, 2008, in the Faculty of Philology of the SPSU.

The Cross-Disciplinary Studies Center
SUNY - SPSU
Rector's Building, Room 217
St. Petersburg State University
Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya 7-9
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation 199034
+7(812)326 4922 tel/fax
nyinstitute@gmail.com



Seminars, 2008 

Cognitive Studies/Linguistics Seminars
COG-A: Universals of Language: An Introduction to Generative Syntax (Carlos de Cuba, Stony Brook University)
COG-B: The Sounds of English Dialects: Dialectology meets Phonology (Patrick Honeybone, University of Edinburgh)
COG-C: The Ins and Outs of Psycholinguistic Experimentation (Nina Kazanina, University of Bristol)
COG-D: The Syntax and Semantics of Comparison (Roumyana Pancheva, University of Southern California) ADVANCED!!
COG-E: Language in the Lab:Theoretical and experimental syntax with a special emphasis on heritage (incompletely acquired) language (Maria Polinsky, Harvard University)
COG-F: Current Debates in Formal Pragmatics (Philippe Schlenker, Institut Jean-Nicod New York University) ADVANCED!!
COG-G: How We Learn: Education and Cognitive Science (Irina Sekerina, City University of New York)
COG-H: The Meaning and Structure of Words (Edwin Williams, Princeton University)

Cultural Studies Seminars
CULT-A: It’s Pitiable; or, There’s Retribution:  Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel  (Joseph Conte, University of Buffalo) ADVANCED!!
CULT-B: Straight-up Poetry (Polly Gannon, St. Petersburg State University)
CULT-C: Film, War, and Memory (Izabela Kalinowska-Blackw, Stony Brook University)
CULT-D: The Gangster Saga in Russia and the United States (Konstantine Klioutchkine, Pomona College)
CULT-E: The Self in Motion: Theorizing Travel and Tourism in Contemporary Culture (Leah Lowe, Connecticut College)
CULT-F: Saint Paul: Philosopher (James McFarland, Connecticut College) ADVANCED!!
CULT-G: Experiments in Cinema (Jon Rubin, SUNY Purchase)
CULT-H: TBA (Elizabeth Reichel-Dolmatoff)

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