Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Lecture Series

2016-17 Lecture Series
The Russian Lab: Science, Technology and the Arts

Organized by Elena Fratto
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

This series constitutes an attempt to bridge the gap between the ‘two cultures’ in Russian studies. It features lectures by historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, and media theorists whose work illuminates a specific aspect of science in Russian culture from a standpoint that is theoretical, historical and epistemological—from medicine to media and technology, from astronomy to biology, from physics to animal and environmental studies.


4:30 p.m.
Fall 2016 -  219 Aaron Burr Hall
Spring 2017 - TBA

Tuesday, October 11
Forms of Contamination: Nuclear Fiction and the Chernobyl Effect
Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University

Tuesday, November 15
Criminality, Deviance, and Anthropological Diversity: Narratives of Inborn Criminality and Atavism in Late Imperial Russia (1880-1990)
Riccardo Nicolosi, LMU

Tuesday, December 6
Selves, Their Guidance System, and Narrative Fallibility
Arthur Frank, University of Calgary

Tuesday, February 7
Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene
McKenzie Wark, The New School

Tuesday, February 21
Space-Time, Death-Resurrection, and the Russian Revolution
Alexei Kojevnikov, University of British Columbia

Tuesday, March 14
Disability and Animality in Eisenstein's Cinema of the 1920s
Jose Alaniz, University of Washington

Tuesday, April 18
Civic Ecologies: Vladimir Korolenko, Kliment Timiriazev and Perspectives from the Environmental Humanities
Jane Costlow, Bates College

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the University Center for Human Values, the Council on Science and Technology, the Council of the Humanities and the Program in European Cultural Studies.