Writer in Residence

"Here and Now" roundtable discussion with Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Writer in Residence

Date: 
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Room 252

A roundtable discussion with Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Stanford’s Héctor Hoyos, Ximena Briceño, Adam Morris, Jorge Ruffinelli, and Kevin Guerrieri of the University of San Diego

Screening of Target (2010), directed by Alexander Zeldovich, script by Vladimir Sorokin

Date: 
Thursday, 10 November 2011 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Braun Corner (Building 320), Room 105
Speaker: 
Discussants: Alexander Zeldovich, Vladimir Sorokin, Gregory Freidin (Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford), Tom Luddy (Co-Director, Telluride Film Festival)
Language: 
Russian

A boldly conceived dystopian epic, Target is set in Russia in 2020 - a nation now massively influenced by China, but still divided between the poor and the outrageously wealthy. Viktor (Sukhanov) and Zoya (Waddell) are members of the gilded elite, and seekers after eternal youth - available at a price at an abandoned astrophysics facility bombarded with cosmic rays. Vast in conception, Target is at once an audacious exercise in futurology, a philosophical contemplation of the human condition, and a satirical vision of the oligarchs' Russia of today.

Vladimir Sorokin Graduate Workshop: "Oprichnina"

Date: 
Wednesday, 9 November 2011 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Vladimir Sorokin
Language: 
Russian

Conducted in Russian, Closed to the General Public

Because the number of places is limited, we invite applications from graduate students who would like to attend either or both of the workshops. Applicants should send a 1-page statement and CV to Nariman Skakov, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures (nariman.skakov@stanford.edu). Those selected will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation.

Vladimir Sorokin Graduate Workshop: ‘Русское как образ/Russianness as Image’

Date: 
Wednesday, 2 November 2011 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Building 260, Room 216
Speaker: 
Vladamir Sorokin
Language: 
Russian

Conducted in Russian, Closed to the General Public

Because the number of places is limited, we invite applications from graduate students who would like to attend either or both of the workshops. Applicants should send a 1-page statement and CV to Nariman Skakov, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures (nariman.skakov@stanford.edu). Those selected will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation.

Ilya Kabakov & Vladimir Sorokin: ‘A Conceptual Dialogue’ convened by Nariman Skakov

Date: 
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 - 5:15pm
Location: 
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
Speaker: 
Ilya Kabakov & Vladimir Sorokin

Reading by : Vladimir Sorokin

Date: 
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 - 5:15pm
Location: 
TBD

Vladimir Sorokin Reception

Date: 
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Oregon Courtyard (Near Building 260)

DLCL Writer in Residence Vladimir Sorokin

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VLADIMIR SOROKIN (b. 1955) is the “resident genius” of late-Soviet and contemporary Russian fiction. One of the leaders of the Moscow underground scene of the 1980s, he continues to challenge dominant ideologies. His shockingly imaginative experimental texts, which were completely banned during the Soviet period, comprise a set of profound statements on the novelistic genre.

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VLADIMIR SOROKIN (b. 1955) is the “resident genius” of late-Soviet and contemporary Russian fiction.

Sorokin performed a reading of his recent novel, Day of the Oprichnik, on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Pigott Hall on the Stanford University campus.  Sponsored by the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.

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