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Russian Writers and African-American Artists: Pushkin and Paul Robeson

Date: 06/19/2024, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Category: Vortrag
Location: Hubland Süd, Geb. Z6 (Zentrales Hörsaal- u. Seminargebäude), Raum 1.005
Organizer: JMU Cultural Studies
Speaker: Melissa Frazier

Am 19. Juni 2024 um 10:15 Uhr finden im Zentralen Hörsaalgebäude der Uni Würzburg ein spannender Vortrag über "writer Alexander Pushkin in African-American reception" von Melissa Frazier. Der Vortrag findet in Englischer Sprache statt.

Melissa Frazier is Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature and Sarah Lawrence College (USA) and currently a Visiting Professor in Slavic Studies at the University of Tübingen. An expert on Romanticism, Professor Dr. Frazier has published widely on authors such as Pushkin, Senkkovskii, Gogol, and Tolstoy as well as the formation of Russian Formalism. Her monograph "Romantic Encounters: Writers, Readers, and the 'Library for Reading'" (Stanford University Press, 2007) won the 2007 Jean Pierre Barricelli Prize "Best Work In Romanticism Studies."
Her current project follows traces of the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin in African-American reception. Pushkin, who was also partly of African descent, served as a touchstone for Black artists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: among them, the actor, singer, and activist Paul Robeson.

Please join us in exploring these interactions with Melissa Frazier.


This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the cultural studies office for further information.

Further information can be found on the website.