Guest Lecture: Molly Brunson

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Slavic Languages & Literatures; History of Art


The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, in conjunction with the Department of Art History, is pleased to welcome Prof. Molly Brunson (Yale Unviersity). Prof. Brunson will be giving a lecture and offering a workshop to graduate students.

Public Lecture on how linear perspective in the 19th century interacted with traditional Russian aesthetics and created modern Russian culture
Friday, October 4, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location TBA

Graduate Workshop on transforming a dissertation into a book
Friday, October 4, 2019
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Location TBA

Molly Brunson is an Associate Professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University with a secondary appointment in the History of Art. Prof. Brunson received her PhD (2009) from the University of California, Berkeley and is author of Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840–1890 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2016). Prof. Brunson specializes in the literature and visual art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on the recurrent realisms that emerged in imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Spanning a broad historical scope, her research encompasses topics as diverse as the socially conscious genre painting of the early nineteenth century and the sweeping novels of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky to the avant-garde’s claims to the “real” and the rise of Soviet socialist realism. She is particularly interested in aesthetics and interart studies, theories of the novel, visual cultural studies, the representation of space, and the transnational and transhistorical networks of modern culture.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at (416) 926-2075