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"MINDERS AND KEEPERS: INTELLECTUALS IN COMMUNIST BULGARIA," THE HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT AND RUSSIAN AND EURASIAN STUDIES AT BARD PRESENT ELIZABETH FRANK AND AUTHOR ZLATKO ANGUELOV IN CONVERSATION ON MARCH 16

Emily M. Darrow
845-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
03-16-2004

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Bard professor Elizabeth Frank will interview Zlatko Anguelov, author of Communism and the Remorse of an Innocent Victimizer, on his involvement in day-to-day communism in Bulgaria. The free program, "Minders and Keepers: Intellectuals in Communist Bulgaria," is presented on Tuesday, March 16, by the Human Rights Project and Russian and Eurasian Studies at Bard College and will begin at 7:00 p.m. in room 102 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building.

Elizabeth Frank, Joseph E. Harry Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, has taught at Bard since 1982. She received the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Louise Bogan: A Portrait (Knopf 1985). She is also the author of Jackson Pollock and Esteban Vicente. Her novel, Cheat and Charmer (Random House), is forthcoming in October. Since 1999, Frank has spent summers in Bulgaria, where she became interested in Bulgarian politics and culture.

Zlatko Anguelov received an M.D. from the University of Varna, Bulgaria, in 1972 where he became a professor of anatomy and histology. He was also in clinical practice as a general practitioner in Sofia, Bulgaria, between 1983–86. From 1983 through August 1992 he worked as a medical and political journalist, reporting on a weekly basis on economic developments in postcommunist Bulgaria. Anguelov pioneered AIDS coverage in Bulgaria and became a media authority on AIDS issues, consulted on the design of the first national AIDS prevention program launched by the Medical Academy, Sofia, and founded, launched, and edited a national public newspaper, Rights and Liberties. After leaving Bulgaria in 1992, he went to Canada, where in 1995 he received an M.A. in medical sociology from McGill University. Since 1999 he has been living in Iowa City, Iowa, working as an editor and writer for Currents, a magazine for physicians published by the University of Iowa Health Care. In April 2002 he published Communism and the Remorse of an Innocent Victimizer (Texas A&M University Press). The book is a detailed and often anguished account of everyday life under Bulgaria's former totalitarian regime.

For further information, call 845-758-7332, e-mail albertin@bard.edu, or visit the website www.bard.edu/hrp.

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(3.2.2004)

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