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Nonconformist Writers, Artists & Soviet Children's Literature: A Talk at the Zimmerli Gallery
In this video, Prof. Ainsley Morse joins scholars and translators Olga Bukhina, Ilya Bernstein and Matvei Yankelevich in a discussion of Soviet children's literature, its origins and legacy today (includes some classic poems in English translation)
A talk about Soviet children's literature written by nonconformist writers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRUmtrXcG8w&feature=youtu.be
Translating Contemporary Queer Russophone Poetry
In this video, Prof. Ainsley Morse joins several other Russophone poetry translators and the poets themselves for a reading (part one) and discussion (part two) of the vibrant queer poetry scene in Russia today (including poets who live elsewhere but write in Russian).
Crisis of the Humanities, Soviet-style: Translating Konstantin Vaginov
In this video, Prof. Ainsley Morse joins fellow Soviet literature scholar and translator Geoff Cebula for a discussion of the novels of Konstantin Vaginov, an important early Soviet modernist writer whose novels they are translating. Vaginov's novels, written in the late 1920s-early 1930s, address the decline of "high" intellectual culture and question the values of traditional aesthetics in the new Soviet state.
"Crisis of the Humanities, Soviet-style": a discussion about the Soviet modernist writer Konstantin Vaginov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU_noZpf2Uw&feature=youtu.be