Category Archives: Havighurst Lecturers

Tiny Details in a Big World: Robin Feuer Miller’s “Dostoevsky Writ Small”

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By Natasha Netzorg and Izzy Tice On October 18, 2021, Dr. Robin Feuer Miller delivered the third lecture in the Havighurst Center Fall Colloquium Series, Dostoevsky at 200. Miller, Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities at Brandeis University and is … Continue reading

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Caryl Emerson: Between Fantasy and Terror

By Joseph Sweetser-Puckett Dr. Caryl Emerson, Armour Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University, visited Miami University on Wednesday, November 3, for a lecture synthesizing her half-century of work on Mikhail Bakhtin and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Over the … Continue reading

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Going Against the Grain: Dispelling the Myth of Dostoevsky’s Anti-Darwinism

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By Brady Knox On Monday, November 15, 2021 Dr. Brendan Mooney gave the final lecture in the fall colloquium series “Dostoevsky at 200” sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. In his fascinating lecture, “Going against the … Continue reading

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The Utility of Fantasy and Practice in Reading Dostoevsky

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By Craig Verniest  On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies welcomed guest lecturer Dr. Caryl Emerson, as part of its Fall Colloquia series “Dostoevsky at 200.” Emerson, emeritus professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures … Continue reading

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Notes from Dostoevsky: The Underground, Spirituality, and Personhood

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By Craig Verniest             On Monday, November 8, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies welcomed guest lecturer Dr. Susan McReynolds for its latest installment in the Fall Colloquia “Dostoevsky at 200” series. Dr. McReynolds is an associate professor … Continue reading

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From Partisan Warfare to Memory Battlefields: A Lecture by Dr. Dovilė Budrytė

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By Selin Misirlioglu One country. Two women fighters. On opposite sides, but united in their relation to memorializing history and commemorating war. One was a Holocaust survivor, another spent years in the Gulag.      On October 14th, 2021, Dr. Dovilė … Continue reading

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