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Upcoming Events

Russian Culture Week 2015: March 2-7

Craft Night

Russian Culture Week 2015Monday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Spend an evening with Russian Fulbright scholar Ekaterina Mironova as she leads a crafts workshop. Ekaterina will demonstrate how to make popular Russian bracelets you can take home!

Student Concert/Talent Show

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Come watch and cheer on the Brandeis Russian Club, students of Russian and Russophiles as they show off their many talents in honor of the Russian holiday, International Women’s Day! Traditional Russian dishes will be served.

Recharging the Canon: The New Literary Hierarchy in Contemporary Russia

Featuring Margarita Vaysman, Graduate Student at the University of Oxford

Thursday, March 5, 4:00 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room (Mandel Center for the Humanities, 303)

Come listen to Margarita Vaysman of the University of Oxford as she addresses changes in the contemporary literary world of Russia. Russian food will be provided.

Movie Night with the Russian Club

Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.
Ridgewood Commons

Spend the evening with the Russian Club watching the Russian comedy “Election Day,” a comedy about an election mix-up leading to hilarious escapades. There will also be matryoshka painting during this relaxing movie night. Russian food will be provided.

Russian Ball

Saturday, March 7, 10:00 p.m.

Russian Club invites everyone to an authentic Russian dance party featuring a local Russian DJ! Come dance the night away in the fun, unique, and sophisticated setting of a Russian party! Semi-formal attire is encouraged. Russian desserts will be served.

For more information about Russian Culture Week at Brandeis, join the Brandeis Russian Club Facebook group or contact Bess Alshvang, president of the Brandeis Russian Club, at

Spring 2015 European Cultural Studies Lemon Cake Lecture: "Bakhtin and the Actor"

Featuring Caryl Emerson
A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Princeton University

Bakhtin and the ActorWednesday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb 119)

It might come as a surprise that Mikhail Bakhtin, known as both a lyricophobe and a theatrophobe, had anything positive to say about the art of the stage. Caryl Emerson, the renowned expert on Mikhail Bakhtin, will argue that, nevertheless, Bakhtin had a powerful theatrical imagination.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is presented by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and co-sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities.

Russian Tea (Русский чай) Spring 2015

Select Wednesday evenings, all 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Shiffman 124

Stop by for tea and conversation! Hosted by Ekaterina (Katya) Mironova, teaching assistant for the Russian Language Program.

The spring 2015 semester dates are:

January 21
February 4
February 25
March 18
April 1
April 15
April 22