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  • 20 Dartmouth students of Russian participated in the 2019 National Essay Contest (levels 1-4). This is our record number! Our students have been participating in this contest since 2014. 2019 National Post-Secondary Russian  Essay Contest. This contest, established in 1999 by ACTR, has become a signature Russian language contest for post-secondary students around the country. Students taking Russian in accredited colleges and universities are invited to participate in the annual National...

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  • Winter Term 2019

    Russian Tea

    The Russian Department cordially invites you to tea
    Thursdays at 1:00 pm
    The Russian Seminar Room, Reed Hall 220
    Come practice your Russian (any level), find out about Russian courses offered at Dartmouth, learn about Russian food and culture, play games, read poetry, watch cartoons, and have fun conversations in English and Russian.

    For more information please contact:
    Alfia....

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  • RUSS 32 Reading Red: 20th Century Russian Fiction
    (LIT; WCult:W)
    Lynn Patyk @ 12 hour

    This course examines the major works of 20th century Russian literature. During that century, the people of Russia experienced a series of cataclysmic events including two World Wars; the overthrow of the 300-year-old Romanov dynasty and the triumph of the Bolshevik revolution; a Civil War; the mass trauma of collectivization; the Great Terror of Stalinism; and the collapse of the Soviet...

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  • RUSS 38.10/COLT 63.02 (LIT; WCult:W)
    Lynn Patyk @ 10A Hour

    Can we tell truth from fiction? Do our primary truth telling and reality constructing vehicles – narrative and hermeneutics – exist so that we can or can’t?  In this course, we will explore two national traditions that have historically offered diametrically opposing portraits of reality: the Anglo-American and the Russian. Likewise, the object of our investigation is two-fold: conspiracy narratives and conspiracy...

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  • From Early Times to the Current Day

    RUSS 50.01 (Soc, INT/W)
    Stuart Finkel @ 11 hour

    This introductory survey course will explore the complex, evolving encounters of Russia & Europe, and the Soviet Union & the United States, from ancient times to the present. In its thousand-year history, Russia has occupied a unique position between Europe and Asia; both Russians and foreign observers have wrestled with defining its place vis-à-vis western civilization. Particular...

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  • CINE SALON; IN PERSON; BARRY SCHERR

    CINE SALON FALL 2018 inhabits cinephilia that special place for the love of cinema, its history, theory and criticism. "Its not enough to like a film, you must like it for the right reasons." -Pierre Rissient

    November 19, 2018 Howe Library, Mayer Room, 7 pm - 9 pm

    Free and open to the public!

    Österreichischen Filmmuseum Vienna has preserved two series of Kino newsreels produced by legendary documentarian Dziga Vertov. Long...

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  • Monday, January 7: General orientation at 6-7; Dartmouth Hall 105

    Russian tryouts 7-8, Reed Hall 103

    Tuesday, January 8: 6-7, Reed Hall 103

    Wednesday, January 9: 6-7, Reed Hall 103

    Jury selection: Thursday, January 10: 4-5, Reed 108

  • Breaking Down Babel: The Internationale of the Protest Song in the 20th Century and its Jewish Roots
    A Concert/Lecture/Sing-Along by Psoy Korolenko
    Wednesday, October 24th,2018
    Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center
    4:30PM – 6:00PM
    Free and Open to the Public!

    Freedom songs of the 1960's, often authored by left wing songwriters of Jewish background and partly influenced by Yiddish workmen song, united protesters and served as a cultural mediator...

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  • The Russian Department cordially invites you to tea

    Thursdays, at 1:00 pm in

    The Russian Seminar Room Reed Hall 220

    Come practice your Russian (any level), find out about Russian courses offered at Dartmouth, learn about Russian food and culture, play games, read poetry, watch cartoons, and have fun conversations in English and Russian.

    For more information please contact: [email protected]

  • Encountering Gertrude: Texts and Music for a Carolingian Princess
    Margot Fassler, University Notre Dame
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    4:30 pm, Haldeman 41

    This lecture concerns new work on a late medieval ordinal from the church of St. Gertrude, in Nivelles. The book, long in private hands, was purchased by Harvard University after it came up for auction in 2008. It is now Houghton Library, MS Latin 422. In recent years, a team of scholars headed by Professor Jeffrey...

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