Please join us this Friday, May 18, for another session of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA). We will be discussing a work-in-progress entitled:

Second Sight: Once More on Nikolai Ostrovsky and the Optics of Soviet Culture

Author: William Nickell, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures (UChicago)

Discussant: Eleonor Gilburd, Assistant Professor of History (UChicago)

May 18, 2018
1:00pm-2:20pm in Foster 103
University of Chicago



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REECA workshop is an interdisciplinary scholarly forum where graduate students and faculty can explore different perspectives on area studies as they pertain to these deeply interconnected regions of the world. We invite topics of discussion from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to Slavic studies, political science, social thought, history, intellectual history, comparative literature, cinema studies, sociology, philosophy, divinity studies, economics, anthropology, public policy, comparative human development, and legal studies.