TALKS and LECTURES
Non-Fiction as a Substitute for Fictionin a Post-Totalitarian Society:
The Case of Svetlana Alexievich
by Ilya Kukulin
Friday, February 12th at 4:30 pm
Center for Russian Culture, Webster 202, Amherst College
Ilya Kukulin, professor at the National Research University of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, will speak about the career of Svetlana Alexievich. Alexievich recently won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her non-fiction, in which she draws from historical fact and oral histories to address such subjects as the Soviet war in Afghanistan and the Chernobyl disaster. Kukulin’s most recent book, on Soviet montage, was awarded the Andrei Bely Prize last year, the oldest independent literary prize awarded in Russia.
"Domesticating Social Tensions: Soviet Animation Movies of the 1960s - 80s"
by Maria Maiofis
Senior Researcher, School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Dewey Common Room
"Russia and the United States: Constructing Mutual Images Through Two Centuries"
by Ivan Kurilla
Monday, February 29 at 4:30 pm
Smith College Seelye 106
Pilgrim Riot: Russian Women and the Experience of Pilgrimmage to Jerusalem in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century
by Nikolaos Chrissidis
Feb 10: Alexander Nevsky [Александр Невский]: Sergei Eisenstein, 1938, B&W, 112 mins.
Feb 24: The Cranes are Flying [Летят журавли]: Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957, B&W, 95 mins.
March 9: Andrei Rublev [Андрей Рублёв]: Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969, B&W, 185 mins.
March 23: Moscow Doesn’t Believe in Tears [Москва слезам не верит]: Vladimir Menshov, 1980, Color, 150 mins
April 13: Autumn Marathon [Осенний марафон]: Georgiy Daneliya, 1979, Color, 90 mins.
All screenings are at will be 7pm in 618 Library.
"Russian Classics on Screen"
February 18th, Stalker (Сталкер) directed by Andrei Tarkovsky based on a novel by Strugatskii brothers.
All Umass films screenings are at 7:30pm (pizza at 7:15pm) in ILC S240. Films are in Russian with English subtitles.
Each Wednesday, 12:00-1:30, Valentine Dining Hall, Mezzanine Level
Mount Holyoke College
Tuesdays 5:30 PM in Ham Dining Hall
Each Thursday 9Pm, Porter Hall
Each Thursday, 4:00-5:30PM, Herter Hall, 3rd floor lounge
Tuesday Feb. 2,
Tuesday Feb. 9,
Tuesday, Feb. 23,
Tuesday, March 8 (Woman's Day! - special tea),
Tuesday, March 22,
Tuesday, April 5,
Tuesday, April 12.
All teas are in Hatfield 107, 4:15-5:15
Save the Date
Traditional Mount Holyoke Bliny Bash!
March 4th, MHC
Exact Time and Location TBA