Calendar Girls, Punk Rock, and a Compromising Kiss: Gender and Creative Dissidence as a Post-Soviet Legacy

October 31, 2013

Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, PhD

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 5:30 pm

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence, RI
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Pembroke Center and the Goldberger Lectureship. 

Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, is Ann Whitney Olin Professor and Chair of the Slavic Department at Barnard College, Director of Graduate Studies in the Columbia University Slavic Department, and former Director of the Harriman Institute. She is a graduate of Brown and Columbia Universities. Her books include Abram Tertz and the Poetics of Crime (Yale 1995), Strolls with Pushkin (Yale 1993), Under the Sky of My Africa: Alexander Pushkin and Blackness (Northwestern 2006) and Mapping the Feminine: Russian Women and Cultural Difference (Slavica 2008). She has published extensively on Soviet and post-Soviet literature and popular culture, Pushkin, Russian ballet, Russian émigré literature and culture. She is currently working on a book entitled Nabokov and His Enemies: Terms of Engagement. She is recipient of the 2011 AATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic Languages and Literature) Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2012 she was named Harriman Institute Alumna of the Year.