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July 2020

The Mowing Scene in Anna Karenina and the Poetics of Labor at the Dawn of Russia’s Age of Capital (with Vadim Shneyder, Discussant: Yanni Kotsonis)

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for another installment of the 19v Seminar Series! This talk will introduce Vadim Shneyder’s forthcoming book, Russia’s Capitalist Realism: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov (Northwestern University Press, 2020), an examination of how the Russian realist literary tradition responded to the dangers and possibilities posed by Russia’s industrial revolution. During the years of the Russian Empire’s tumultuous transition to capitalism, social problems became issues of literary form for writers trying to make sense of economic change. How to write characters whose…

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