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.
- Students from the Russian department will read some of the most electrifying poems from the 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution 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.
This event is free and open to all, and will be held at the Loew Theater, Black Visual Arts Center. A reception will follow.
Note: Film Screening: The End of St. Petersburg, will be held at 6:00pm in Screening Room 001, Black Visual Arts Center.
Contact: Dartmouth College