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[RESCHEDULED] Carolina Seminar: Russia and its Empires, East and West

March 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled for Fall 2016.


Beth Holmgren (Duke University) will present on “Rebeka Does the Tango: The Jewishness of Interwar Polish Popular Culture.”

‣ About the speaker

Beth Holmgren is Professor of Russian and Polish Cultures in Duke University’s Slavic and Eurasian Studies Department. Recent books include Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America (Indiana, 2012), which won four national awards, and Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present, edited with Choi Chatterjee (Routledge, 2013). She is currently working on two books, one a co-edited volume with Yana Hashamova and Mark Lipovetsky, Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous, the other a monograph, How the Cabaret Went to War, about the experience and influence of acculturated Jewish cabaret artists attached to the Polish II Corps during World War II.


This talk is co-sponsored by the Duke Council for European Studies.

Free parking available after 5 PM in the GEC garage and the nearby Nash Lot – Click here for directions.



March 10, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm