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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

New Mini-Course: Siberia Yesterday and Today

Visiting Professor Gerald Mikkelson to teach Mini-Course in Siberian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin

Posted: September 1, 2007

Among his other accomplishments, Professor Mikkelson, together with his wife Margaret Winchell, is the award-wining translator of Rasputin's epic novel Siberia! Siberia! The novel makes a pair with their previous publication Siberia on Fire: Stories and Essays by Valentin Rasputin. Professor Mikkelson has received an honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg University where he served as visiting professor for more than two academic years. While he is here, he will offer a mini-course entitled "Siberia Yesterday and Today," making guest appearances in REE 301, REE 381 and RUS 391 as well as presenting special lectures in the Texas Union to highlight his stay, which will run from September 18-27.

Several sessions will be conducted in Russian, and all are free and open to all interested students. A certificate will be issued by the Center to students who complete this special mini-course. Center faculty and students are cordially invited to meet informally with Professor Mikkelson who can be reached at the Slavic Department (471-3607) or visited in his temporary
office Calhoun 406.

SCHEDULE:
Siberia Yesterday and Today
Schedule of Events
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS!

September 18, 2007
REE 301: Introduction to Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
CPE. 2.212 11:00 - 12:15
Topics: What is Siberia? Siberia in Russian History. Siberian Russian
literature.

September 19, 2007
REE 381: Seminar in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
GRG 316 3:00 - 6:00
Topic: History of the Soviet Gulag

September 20, 2007
REE 301: Introduction to Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
CPE. 2.212 11:00 - 12:15
Topic: Varlam Shalamov: Chronicler of the Soviet Gulag

September 25, 2007
REE 301: Introduction to Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
CPE. 2.212 11:00 - 12:15
Topic: Vasily Shukshin: Migration from Village to City

September 26, 2007
Public Lecture: Valentin Rasputin at 70
Chicano Culture Room, Texas Union 4.206 12:00 - 1:00

September 26, 2007
RUS 391: Modern Russian Poetry
CAL 422 3:00 - 4:30
Topic: Russian Gulag Poetry: The Verse of Varlam Shalamov

September 27, 2007
REE 301: Introduction to Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
CPE. 2.212 11:00 - 12:15
Topic: Valentin Rasputin: Twilight of Siberian Village

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