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Workshop: Russomania

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Modernist culture in Britain took shape during a period of Russomania: British audiences were introduced to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky, they flocked to see Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, and they encountered a whole new literature through translations of Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov, among others. But what impact did the revolutions have on British literature? This workshop explores Russia’s revolutionary tradition and its 1917 revolutions through the work of Virginia Woolf, H. G. Wells, Somerset Maugham, George Orwell and other icons of British literature.

Earlier Event: May 18
Workshop: Russian Feminism