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“Archive of Violence: Neighbors, Strangers, and Creatures in Itsik Kipnis’s Months and Days”
March 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Speaker: Harriet Murav, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Murav’s new project, Archive of Violence: Neighbors, Creatures, and the Witness Literature of the Russian Civil War, explores the strangeness of neighborly relations, enacted both in violence and reconciliation. The talk examines both kinds of relations in one of the most important witness texts of the time, Itsik Kipnis’s 1926 Yiddish novel Months and Days (Khadoshim un teg).
Harriet Murav is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also editor of Slavic Review. Her new monograph, David Bergelson’s Strange New World, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press.