A Conversation on Translating Mikhail Bakhtin

Friday, March 2, 2018
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a conversation between Irina Denischenko (Columbia) and Alex Spektor (University of Georgia) moderated by Bradley Gorski (Barnard).

This event, part of the Translating Russian Theory Workshop, features a conversation between Alex Spektor and Irina Denischenko on their recent publication of a Bakhtin Forum in the Slavic and Eastern European Journal (Summer 2017) and their forthcoming volume of new Bakhtin translations.

Alex Spektor is Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Georgia. His publications include articles on Osip Mandelstam, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Witold Gombrowicz, relationship between science and literature, and narrative ethics. Spektor is currently working on his book-length manuscript The Reader as Accomplice: Narrative Ethics in the Prose of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Witold Gombrowicz, and Vladimir Nabokov.

Irina Denischenko is a Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University in Slavic and Comparative Literature. Her publications include articles on Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of cognition and Czech photopoetry, and translations of Mikhail Bakhtin, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Mayakovsky into English.

Bradley Gorski is Term Assistant Professor at Barnard College, where he teaches courses on 20th and 21st-century Russian literature and culture, international trends in modernity and modern aesthetics, and intercultural exchange. His publications include articles on contemporary Russian literature and counter-culture in the late Soviet period and several translations. He is currently working on his book-length manuscript, Cultural Capitalism: Success and Literary Evolution in Post-Soviet Russia.