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12:00 pm

Thinking for Speaking About Motion in Russian and English: An Eye-Tracking Study

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1418 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
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This brownbag talk discusses research on the domain of motion to investigate the differences in how native speakers of English and Russian talk about motion and space and how they interrogate motion events not only verbally but also visually.

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4:00 pm

Queering Polish-Russian Relations: Soviet Tops and Polish Bottoms

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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This lecture examines Michał Witkowski’s 2005 critically acclaimed Lubiewo (Lovetown). Witkowski’s novel builds an ethnography of a lost era, permeated with nostalgia for socialist Poland and for the seemingly plentiful queer sexual encounters in parks and Soviet barracks. 

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