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Webinar | Subversive Dramaturgies: Protesting the Illiberal State

The European Studies Council and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program at Yale present the last webinar in the Virtual Colloquia Series on “Subversive Dramaturgies: Protesting the Illiberal State” featuring REEES Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Aniko Szucs. Register Here to Attend the Zoom Webinar: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iL0_kvXURbauXoEPGCKk8g

A Tale of Two Aqyns: Pushkin, Abai, and the Making of the Kazakh Literary Canon

The poet Abai Qunanbaiuli (1845–1904) today enjoys a dual legacy as the father of modern Kazakh literature (as distinct from its oral tradition) and also as an enlightener who translated the Russian classics into Kazakh and acted as a vital bridge between the two cultures. Much of Abai’s contemporary reputation owes its existence to the twentieth-century author, critic, and scholar Mukhtar Auezov (1897-1961), whose biographical writings on the poet formed the standard narrative of his life and work.

Attenberg (2010) Screening

Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father’s impending death and her distaste for other humans.
Screening Followed by a Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari
Athina Rachel Tsangari was born on April 2, 1966 in Athens, Greece. She is a producer and director, known for Chevalier (2015), Before Midnight (2013) and Attenberg (2010).
The first film in a series on Weird Greek Wave: What’s So Weird About Contemporary Greek Cinema?

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