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Slavic Colloquium — Sara Ruiz and Michael Martin (Slavic PhD students)

Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:30-8:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Slouching Towards Sevastopol: Tolstoy and Writing the Crimean War
with Sara Ruiz and Valentin Rasputin and the place of Siberia in Russian cultural and political life with Michael Martin:

This presentation features Sara Ruiz and Michael Martin, Ph.D. students in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Sara will argue that Tolstoy’s Sevastopol Stories enact a performance of a war story that is purposefully contradictory and deeply ambivalent in regards to the societal function and meaning of an individual soldier’s wartime experience. Michael examines how Valentin Rasputin’s body of work is centrally concerned with the place of Siberia in Russian cultural and political life. While his later output paints a Russo-centric image of the region, his early works betray a much less stable notion of local belonging rooted in a personal, rather than cultural, connection. This colloquium is organized by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Presentation
Tags: Asia, Books, central asia, colloquium, Crees, eastern europe, Graduate, Graduate Students, Humanities, International, Literature, russia, russian, Slavic
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Slavic Languages & Literatures, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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