"A Complex Simplicity”: A Symposium in Honor of Dale E. Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, Emeritus

October 5, 2019 - 10:00 am to 5:15 pm (already occurred)
Center for Russian Culture, 202 Webster Hall

Panel 1: 10 a.m.-Noon, Internationalism
Chair and respondent: Boris Wolfson (Amherst College)
Panelists:
Steven Lee ’01 (University of California, Berkeley), “Up from Bondage in East Asia: Soul as Comparative Frame”
Katerina Clark (Yale University), “Poetry and Internationalism: Claude McKay, Nazim Hikmet and Vladimir Mayakovsky”

Noon-1 p.m., Lunch

Panel 2: 1-3 p.m., Dostoevsky
Chair and respondent: Catherine Ciepiela ’83 (Amherst College)
Panelists:
Michael Kunichika (Amherst College), “Dostoevsky’s Aryanism: On Cultural Purity and Hybridity in Nineteenth Century Thought”
Eric Naiman ’79 (University of California, Berkeley), “Все это было почти уже грубо—Reading Crime and Punishment’s Epilogue Hard Against the Grain”

Panel 3: 3:15-5:15 p.m., Race, Russia, and America
Chair and respondent: Tom Roberts (Smith College)
Panelists:
Kate Baldwin ’88 (Tulane University), “From Bondage to Homage: Revisiting Dale Peterson’s Work on Black Maternity”
Nancy Ruttenburg (Stanford University), “Kirillov, Meet John Brown. John Brown, Kirillov.”

Contact Info

Triin Vallaste
(413) 542-2350
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