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HST/ATH/RUS 254 students enrolled in the spring 2015 all read the recent translation of Taras Shevchenko’s Kobzar by Peter Fedynsky. The class discussed the role Shevchenko’s poetry has played in the construction of Ukrainian nationhood. As a creative exercise, students composed their … Continue reading
By Young Choi On March 14th, the Miami University Symphony Orchestra gave a free concert to the public in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Miami University Orchestra. The concert, particularly Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1, celebrated the importance of … Continue reading
By Nick Cosentino That Russian literary figures throughout history have played major roles in shaping public discourse is a now pretty well-established notion. Indeed the permanence of such figures as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky is due in large part to the … Continue reading
By Taylor Valley Ludmila Ulitskaya’s Medea and Her Children is set in a small village in Crimea and, although fictional, it sheds light on the lives of those in Crimea. Crimea has a unique history and many of the conflicts … Continue reading
By Beau Samples OXORD, OH – On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Elena Baraban, from the University of Manitoba, spoke on “The Death of Achilles as Nostalgia for a Hero” at Miami University’s Spring Havighurst Colloquium Series. She focused on the … Continue reading