Friday, February 7th, 2:30 pm in the Slavic Conference Room (Smith Hall, mezzanine level).
What does it mean to come home? A Russian rabbi’s granddaughter probes the increasing appearance of her family’s homeland in her literary research over the years. A moving discussion about finding personal meaning in scholarly work, and the process of going “beyond the pale” to learn more about one’s past.
Galya Diment is Professor and the Thomas L. & Margo G. Wyckoff Endowed Faculty Fellow in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington. Her teaching specialties include Russian literary and cultural history, the works of Vladimir Nabokov, and Russian Jewish film. Prof. Diment received her Ph.D. IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE from the University of California, Berkeley, and is on the editorial boards of Nabokov Studies and Studies in Russian and European Liter! ature. She authored and edited six books, among them Pniniad: Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Szeftel (1997; Paperback 2013), and most recently recently published A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury: The Life and Times of Samuel Koteliansky (2011; Paperback 2013). Her essay about her grandfather and his family appeared in a Vitebsk publication "MISHPOKHA" in 2013.