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Text as Terror: Bakhtin and Benjamin on Violence

Bolsheviks without Borders: Exporting the Revolution Lecture Series
Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies
Irina Sandomirskaia, University College Sodertorn, Sweden


Date/Time: 11/15/11 at 4:30 pm - 11/15/11 at 6:00 pm

Irina Sandomirskaia, a professor of cultural studies at the Baltic and East European Graduate School of University College Södertörn, will speak on “Text as Terror: Bakhtin and Benjamin on Violence,â€? on Tuesday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. in 219 Aaron Burr Hall at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies as part of its 2011–12 lecture series, Bolsheviks without Borders: Exporting the Revolution.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by November 14 to the Kathleen Allen at or 609-258-5978**

Sandomirskaia’s research interests include theoretical linguistics, language and collective cultural identity, and anthropological reconstruction and linguo-critical interpretation of documents of “naïve writing.â€? Her published works include a study of the deconstruction and archeology of Russian and Soviet patriotic speech practices.  Sandomirskaia’s current writing projects are “De Patientia: Language, Violence, and Strategies of Subjectivity,â€? a collection of essays on language, power, and writing, and “A Story of O, or Between Technique and Catastrophe,â€? on Soviet deaf-blind education and related theories of language and consciousness.

Serguei Oushakine is acting director of the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in 2011–12. The lecture series was organized by Devin Fore, assistant professor of German and Jonathan Edwards Bicentennial Preceptor, and is cosponsored with the University Center for Human Values, the Council of the Humanities, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, the Department of Art and Archeology, the Department of German, the Department of History, the Department of Politics, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Program in Media and Modernity.

For more information contact the Kathleen Allen, or 609-258-5978.

Category: PIIRS