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Changes and Continuities in Modern Russian Culture

October 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Modern Russian culture has both fascinated and baffled Americans who want to understand the complex history of this vast, constantly evolving nation.This seminar will explore the cultural and social dimensions of modern Russia, with particular attention to its creative films and literary legacy and the social experiences of its most recent generations.What makes Russian culture and society both distinctive and representative of the wider currents of modernity? We’ll look for answers to this question with the insights of four outstanding experts whose research and teaching focus on cinema, novels, baby-boomer social life, and Russia’s changing population.


Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Their 21st-Century Legacy
Carol Apollonio, Professor of the Practice of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University

The Russian Cinema, 1908–1938: Transformative, Revolutionary, and Popular
Louise McReynolds, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair of History

Russia’s Baby Boomer Generation Before and After the Collapse of the USSR
Donald Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History and Director, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

How Market Economics Have Changed the Making of Russian Families
Michele Rivkin-Fish, Associate Professor of Anthropology

What Makes Russian Culture Modern, Distinctive, and Important for Americans?
A panel discussion with our speakers


4:30pm-8:30pm Friday, October 12 and 9:00am-1:00pm Saturday, October 13. The tuition is $125 ($115 until August 1). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($57.50 until August 1st). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner Friday night is $20.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 3-4 weeks before the program date. 
PHOTO CREDIT: Denis Bochkarev


October 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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