CREES Symposium. "Ann Arbor on the Map of Russian Literature: A Tribute to Carl R. Proffer."


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  • Host Department: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
  • Date: 09/21/2013
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Location: Rackham Amphitheatre, Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington

  • Description:

    This event is part of "Ann Arbor in Russian Literature: Revisiting the Carl R. Proffer and Ardis Legacies," a symposium to be held at the University of Michigan on September 20-21, 2013 to mark the 75th anniversary of Carol R. Proffer's birth.

    Presenters: Barbara Heldt, professor emerita of Russian and women’s studies, University of British Columbia; Robert G. Kaiser, associate editor and former Moscow bureau chief, The Washington Post; Irina Prokhorova, literary critic, cultural historian, and head of the New Literary Observer magazine and publishing house; Gerald Smith, professor emeritus of Russian, University of Oxford; Ellendea Proffer Teasley, co-founder of Ardis Publishers and MacArthur Fellow; and Alexei Tsvetkov, poet and essayist

    This session will also include a roundtable with former Ardis editors and translators Nancy Beardsley, Fred Moody, Bill Kalvin, Christine Rydel, and Mary Ann Szporluk.

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    Sponsors: CREES; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; College of Literature, Science, & the Arts; others