Princeton Professor Lectures on Russian Author, Composer and Stalinist Stage at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 18, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Location: Kennedy Auditorium in the Taylor Science Center at Hamilton College

Event Description

“Eugene Onegin the Play: Pushkin, Prokofiev, and the Stalinist Stage”
Princeton University Professor Caryl Emerson will deliver the Hansmann Lecture at Hamilton College.

Emerson’s field focuses on nineteenth century Russian classical authors including Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, as well as the Russian philosopher of language Mikhail Bakhtin. She has also researched Russian opera, instrumental and incidental music. Currently Emerson is studying the relationships between Tolstoy, Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare; the work of Russian modernist Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky; the adaptation of Russian literary classics in the Stalinist era; and the ultimate fate and purpose of the humanities.

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