Talk: 'Life and Death of Books During the Siege of Leningrad (1941-44)'
April 18, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
A talk by Polina Barskova, Professor of Russian Literature at Hampshire College.
Professor Barskova has published articles on Nabokov, the Bakhtin brothers, early Soviet film, and the aestheticization of historical trauma, primarily the Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944). Three of her books of poetry, translated into English, have been published recently: This Lamentable City (Tupelo Press), Zoo in Winter (Melville House Press), Relocations (Zephyr Press).
Open to the public. Reception to follow.
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