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'Russian Winter Fest' lectures scheduled for February and March

A six-session program titled "Russian Winter Fest" will be presented on Thursdays in February and March by the Alumni Council.

The program, which is open to members of the University community, will focus on Russian poetry, literature, culture and politics. All sessions will be led by faculty members in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and a recent graduate of the department.

Each lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Maclean House. The schedule is:

  • Feb. 7 -- "Tchaikovsky and the West" with Caryl Emerson.
  • Feb. 21 -- "Russian Poets and Politics" with Michael Wachtel.
  • Feb. 28 -- "What Russian Culture Teaches Us About Post-Sept. 11 Life, or 20th-Century Russian Literature and the Resilience of the Human Spirit" with Ellen Chances.
  • March 7 -- "What Reading Means: Readers in Russian Fiction" with Olga Hasty.
  • March 14 -- "A Voyage through Slavic Studies in America" with Charles Townsend.
  • March 21 -- "Growing Up the Russian Way" with Inessa Medzhibovskaya, who received her Ph.D. from Princeton in 2001.
  • The cost is $15 per session or $80 for all six lectures. To register or for more information, contact Christine Hollendonner at or 258-5854.

    Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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