- Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00pm (Reading & book launch party)
Polina Barskova will talk about her new book, Besieged Leningrad: Aesthetic Responses to Urban Disaster. Barskova, who teaches at Hampshire College, has written scholarly articles on Nabokov, the Bakhtin brothers, early Soviet film, & the aestheticization of historical trauma, primarily, in the culture of the Siege of Leningrad. She is also author of eight books of poetry & one book of prose in Russian. Three books of her poetry in translation are This Lamentable City, Zoo in Winter, & Relocations.