1917 Centennial Series: The Year that Shook the Arts

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1917 Centennial Series: The Year that Shook the Arts

Literature and Cinema in the Russian Revolution

Friday, October 27, 2017
4:00pm-5:30pm
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films, Lectures & Seminars

1917 Centennial Series

The Year that Shook the Arts: Literature and Cinema in the Russian Revolution

Three Part Lecture,

Boris Dralyuk, Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books 

Michele Leigh, Assistant Professor of Film & Media History, at Southern Illinois University

Poetry reading from the 1917 collection

Oct 27  |  *4:00pm  |  Loew Theater, Black Visual Arts Center  | reception to follow

 

Film Screening: The End of St. Petersburg

Oct 27  |  6:00pm  |  Screening Room 001, Black Visual Arts Center

Join us for a three-part event that explores how the year 1917 “shook the arts” by inspiring unprecedented innovation and reflecting the upheaval and promise of the Russian revolution. Boris Dralyuk, Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and translator of the new collection of poetry 1917 by Pushkin House will discuss the material, political, and spiritual conditions for artistic creativity, while students from the Russian department will read some of the most electrifying poems from the 1917 collection. Michele Leigh, Assistant Professor of Film & Media History at Southern Illinois University and 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar to Russia, will discuss new historical discoveries regarding the fundamental role that cinematic form played in the transition to revolutionary aesthetics.

Sponsors: The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Political Economy Project, The Department of Government, The Department of Russian, The Department of History, and The Department of Film and Media Studies. Free and open to all. 

 

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For more information, contact:
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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