Turgenev Symposium


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Wednesday, February 20, 2019


5:30 pm


Library Class of '51 Reading Room

The symposium will begin with a keynote address by George Pahomov, Emeritus Professor of Russian at Bryn Mawr College. This will be followed by Vassar Professor Dan Ungurianu speaking about Turgenev’s years in Baden Baden, Germany, Librarian Ron Patkus speaking about Vassar's Turgenev Library, Vassar Professor Nikolai Firtich speaking about Turgenev and Hans Christian Andersen, and Brown University Professor Vladimir Golstein speaking on the novel “Fathers and Sons.

To be followed by a reception and a musical program.
The musical program will feature Music professor Michael Pisani and Zack Brashear’18, performing 19th century songs relating to Turgenev and his work.

Co-sponsored by the Library and Russian Department.

Ron Patkus