Date(s) - 11/16/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Katya Jordan will present for the Humanities Center’s Colloquium on Thursday, Nov. 16th at 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB.
Title: “Turgenev’s Fatherless Children and the Rise of Populism.”
In the 1870s Russia, the battle cry “To the People!” inspired hundreds of university students to abandon their studies in large cities and head to the countryside in the hope of facilitating social and political reforms. Dr. Jordan examines how Ivan Turgenev depicts this trend in his final novel, The Virgin Soil (1877), as she attempts to identify the ultimate reason for the protagonist’s suicide.