Slavic & Eastern European Studies
Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 07:08.
The ICA Summer Film Festival features The Great Famine tonight at 7:00 PM in Building 200 (History Corner), Room 002 (basement). It is based on Bertrand Patenaude's book The Big show in Bololand: the American relief expedition to Soviet Russia in the famine of 1921. This massive two-year relief campaign, was championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration. Five million Soviet citizens died in this disaster.
Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 07:38.
Next Tuesday noted Russian historian and Hoover Institution fellow Robert Service will discuss his latest book: Spies and Commissars: Bolshevik Russia and the West. The talk will be held in Stauffer Auditorium in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building at 4:00 PM. This event is open to all.
Submitted by email@example.com on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:08.
It was on this day in 1809 that writer Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was born in the Ukrainian village of Velikie Sorochintsy. According to the Dictionary of Literary Biography,
Gogol is the father of Russia's Golden Age of prose realism. Later nineteenth-century Russian authors wrote in the shadow of Gogol's thematics and sweeping aesthetic vision; twentieth-century modernists acknowledge Gogol as an inspiration.
Gogol's novels include Dead Souls and Taras Bulba; among his best-known short stories are "The Nose" (about a St. Petersburg official's nose that takes off on its own, dressed in uniform); "The Overcoat" (in reference to which Fyodor Dostoevsky is reported to have said that he and his fellow Russian writers "all came out from under Gogol's 'Overcoat'"); and "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich."
Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 11:20.
Tomorrow is the 34th annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference on Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. It will be held from 9:30-5:30 tomorrow in Wallenberg Learning Theater, Bldg. 160. Panel two: "Electronic Memory and its Limits" (11:40-1:10) features two of our library's subject specialists: Karen Rondestvedt and Zachary Baker. For the schedule, see the CREES page.