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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course

May 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a new weekly series of 15-minute informal virtual Zoom lectures about memes and viral video on the Russian Internet, presented by our very own Eliot Borenstein. Each lecture will be followed by a moderated, on-line discussion, as well as just more general chat for anyone who feels like staying on-line. The lecture will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube, where you can find all the lectures in this series.

Lecture Eight – Zhdun:  The Dutch Blob that Ate the Russian Internet

How did the image of a statue created by a Dutch artist for Leiden medical center become a meme beloved by Internet users throughout Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus?  Is Zhdun the savior we’ve all been waiting for? Wait with him during the next installment of “Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course.”

Watch the event recording on YouTube here.


May 22, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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