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Discovering Gogol in Mel Brooks’s “The Producers”

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By Joseph Puckett The devotion of audiences, critics and the film industry has cemented Mel Brooks’ legacy as one of the premier comedians in American cinematic history. He is a frequent subject of media studies and the success of his … Continue reading

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“The People’s Wishes”: Soviet Media Reports on Lithuania in 1940

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By Arabella Schwarber On August 3, 1940, the Supreme Soviet adopted a law on the admittance of the Lithuanian state into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Both the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of Nationalities voted unanimously … Continue reading

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A New Light for an Old Flame

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By Natasha Netzorg Richard Butterwick, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1733-1795: Light and Flame. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. The 18th Century for Eastern Europe was full of turmoil, successes, and failures. The continent witnessed new mobility that spanned across political, … Continue reading

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Focus on Lithuania. “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys

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By Ally Britton-Heitz Much like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Book Thief, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys is a work of historical fiction that outlines the government-backed tragedies of the World War II era. Yet … Continue reading

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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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