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[Translating Trauma:Poetry from the Siege of Leningrad]

Translation and Translatability Initiative and Russian/Eurasian Studies Program Present

Monday, November 26, 2018

Translating Trauma:
Poetry from the Siege of Leningrad

RKC 103
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Polina Barskova, Associate Professor of Russian Literature, Hampshire College

Polina Barskova is associate professor of Russian literature at Hampshire College. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of 12 collections of poetry in Russian, including her latest volume of selected poems, Solnechnoe utro na ploshchadi (2018), and author of a collection of short stories entitled Zhivye kartiny (2014), for which she was awarded the Andrey Belyi Prize (2015). Three collections of her poetry—This Lamentable City (2010), Zoo in Winter (2011), and Relocations (2013)—appear in English translation. Barskova is an editor of the anthology Written in the Dark (named Best Literary Translation into English for 2017 by AATSEEL [Association of American Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages]) and two scholarly titles in Russian, a reader about the Siege of Leningrad Blokada: svidetel’stva o leningradskoi blokade (2017), and a collection of conference papers, Blokadnye narrativy (2017). Her debut monograph, Besieged Leningrad: Aesthetic Responses to Urban Disaster, came out in 2017.

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Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: RKC 103