‘1917 - Revolutions: Then & Now’

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures  received funding from the College of Arts and Sciences to hold a symposium on the Russian Revolutions of 1917.

The event commemorates the Russian Revolutions of 1917 with student, alumni, and faculty presentations on literature, political science, and culture addressing such topics as the application of the cult of personality to Soviet/Post-Soviet heads of state, the changing face of Moscow architecture and literature over the past hundred years, African-Americans as fellow travelers of the communist revolution, women's impact during the Soviet period, and a general assessment of Polish/ French/ Russian revolutions on the creative imagination. 

The Russian program would like to thank the College of Arts and Sciences, the Language Resource Center, and departmental faculty, especially assistant professor of Russian Zdenko Mandušić, for supporting both the related film series and symposium, to which the French program provided both leadership and technological support.  Faculty from political science, English, history, and REEAS were central to the success of the symposium.