Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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“A wall, you see, is a wall…etc., etc.”: Materialism and Transcendence in Dostoevsky’s The Idiot

A talk by Tom Roberts ’01.

Tom Roberts,  Assistant Professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Smith College, graduated from Middlebury in 2001  and received his Ph.D. in from Stanford University in 2010. Roberts is currently completing his first book, Embattled Realism: Russian Fiction between Mimesis and Transcendence, which explores how scientific materialism and Orthodox theology shaped narrative practices in nineteenth-century literary realism. He also researches Russian and Soviet cinema.

Sponsored by the Russian Department and the Language Schools.  All are welcome.

Sponsored by:
Language Schools; Russian

Contact Organizer

Olinick, Judy
(802) 443 - 5532