Tues. Feb. 25th 4:30-6pm Beth Holmgren “Improvising Poland on the March: Entertaining Polish and Allied Troops during World War II”

Please join us Tuesday, February 25th at 4:30pm in Cobb 119 for Beth Holmgren’s (Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, Duke University) for her presentation “Improvising Poland on the March: Entertaining Polish and Allied Troops during World War II.” The presentation will be followed by a discussion and reception.

Professor Holmgren holds two appointments at Duke University in the Departments of Slavic & Eurasian Studies and Theater Studies. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University from where she went on to teach at the University of California – San Diego from 1987-1993. From 1994-2006, she served on the faculty at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. In 2007, she joined the faculty at Duke University, receiving her second appointment in Theater Studies in 2009. Her most recent book, Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America (Indiana UP, 2012), has won numerous awards and recognitions including: the Polish American Historical Association Oscar Halecki Prize (2014), the ASEEES Kulczycki Prize for best book on any Polish topic, regardless of disciplines (2013), the AWSS Heldt Prize for best book in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Women’s Studies (2012), and Honorable Mention for Barnard Hewitt Prize in Theatre History from American Society of Theatre Research (2012).  Professor Holmgren has also written, directed and produced a short documentary entitled Twenty Years Forward: Modern Russian Feminism. This film focuses on the collaboration between Russian and American scholars and activists and its genesis of Russian women’s studies on both sides of the ocean and impact on emergence of a new Russian feminist movement in the 1990s.  

Location: Cobb 119 

A reception will follow Professor Holmgren’s presentation. People with disabilities who believe they may require assistance, please contact Amy Stebbins at 917.670.8650.