Teaching Banned Books from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, with Yasha Klots

Location: Online. The event is online and open to the public. To participate, please, register: bit.ly/nss-klots

Nemirovsky Summer School and Academic Studies Press present

Yasha Klots

Teaching Banned Books from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

When: March 25th, 2024, 11 am (EST)

Where: Online. The event is online and open to the public.

To participate, please, register: link 

 

The Nemirovsky Summer School To Reason Russia from the Mind and Academic Studies Press invite you to the school’s second lecture: Dr. Yasha Klots will present Teaching Banned Books from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The lecture will take place online, on March 25th, 2024, at 11 a.m. (EST). Link to register

This is the second in a series of public readings under a unified motto Russian Culture in the Era of Change. The series is aimed at developing and presenting a new approach to how we define, accept, and study the complexity of cultural, political, and historical elements of Russian heritage in the changing world.

Yasha Klots is an associate professor of Russian literature at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. His research interests are book history, Russian and East European émigré literature and culture, urbanism, and Gulag narratives (particularly Varlam Shalamov). He is the author of several books, including Tamizdat: Contraband Russian Literature in the Cold War Era (Cornell UP, 2023), and the director of Tamizdat Project, a public scholarship and charity initiative for the study of banned books from the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc.

 

Summer School Info

Nemirovsky Summer School is a new, exciting opportunity to study Russian language and culture in Tallinn. Fedor Tiutchev, the renowned nineteenth-century Russian poet, defined his relationship to Russia as follows: “Russia cannot be reasoned from the mind / nor measured on a common scale.” The realities of our time preclude us from the luxury of “not reasoning Russia from the mind.” We must strive towards this goal, and such is the objective of our summer school on Russian language and culture which will take place in the rich, multicultural atmosphere of the beautiful Tallinn from June 10 to July 19, 2024.

Place: Tallinn, Estonia
When: June 10 – July 19, 2024
Registration deadline: May 1st, 2024

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