Elliott Lecture - The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul

Elliott Lecture - The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul

Monday, 30 May 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre - please note change of venue
Svetlana Alexievich - Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature
Dr Oliver Ready (St Antony's & New College)
Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Monday Seminar


Svetlana Alexievich is the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Prize was awarded "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."


According to the Official Website of the Nobel Prize “Svetlana Alexievich depicts life during and after the Soviet Union through the experience of individuals. In her books she uses interviews to create a collage of a wide range of voices. With her "documentary novels", Svetlana Alexievich, who is a journalist, moves in the boundary between reporting and fiction. Her major works are her grand cycle Voices of Utopia, which consists of five parts. Svetlana Alexievich's books criticize political regimes in both the Soviet Union and later Belarus.”


Please book if you wish to attend. You can do so by clicking on this link

NB This event has received a very enthusiastic response and is now fully booked. You can still reserve a place on the waiting list by clicking on the link, but the waiting list is also long. Apologies for any disappointment!