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Soviet History though Soviet Film Series (II): Chapaev

CEES film screening and discussion. Discussant: Ronald Vroon, UCLA, Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
6:30 PM
A51 Humanities Building

Chapaev (Чапаев)
Dir. Georgi Vasilyev and Sergei Vasilyev, 1934
Russian with English subtitles
95 minutes
Chapaev is the story of Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev, a legendary Red Army commander who became a hero of the Russian Civil War. The plot of the film is based on the novel of the same name by Dmitry Furmanov, a writer and Bolshevik commissar who fought alongside Chapaev.
Ronald Vroon is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include eighteenth-century Russian politics and poetic discourse, Russian religious philosophy, and Russian modernist literature, with a focus on the works of Velimir Khlebnikov. He has published widely in Russian and English. His teaching interests include twentieth century Russian literature and comparative Christianities.

Cost : Free

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures

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