“Film Ruins”: The Contingent Nature of Filmatic Authenticity

On Friday, March 1, Emma Hamilton, PhD student in Comparative Literature visited the Jordan Center Colloquium Series where she presented her ongoing dissertation project on films and ruins. Hamilton is at the early stages of her research and the colloquium participants came together to offer perspectives, advice, and expertise at a time when it is most useful. The discussion, like the project, was intriguing.

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Women Soldiers: Anna Krylova and Soviet Gender Categories

Elizabeth Banks is a Graduate Student in NYU’s History Department.

“God blessed Vasilisa with the greatest courage of all”

Last Friday the Jordan Center joined with the NYU History Department’s History of Women and Gender group to welcome Anna Krylova to Washington Square. We enjoyed a lively discussion, stimulated by Krylova’s paper on how findings from her research into Soviet re-thinking of gender categories and the acceptance of the woman-soldier identity can be applicable to the field of gender history as a whole.

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