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Book Talk • “Word Play” by Ainsley Morse (Dartmouth College)
November 5, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a talk and discussion with Ainsley Morse – scholar, literary translator, and UNC alumna – on her newly published book Word Play: Experimental Poetry and Soviet Children’s Literature (Northwestern UP, 2021). The book traces the history of the relationship between experimental aesthetics and Soviet children’s books throughout the twentieth century.
Ainsley Morse teaches in the Russian department at Dartmouth College and is a translator of Russian and former Yugoslav literatures. Her research focuses on the literature and culture of the post-war Soviet period, particularly unofficial or “underground” poetry, as well as the avant-garde and children’s literature. She also works on and translates contemporary Russian poetry.
Co-presented by the UNC Russian Flagship Program and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.