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IRINA PAPERNO TO LECTURE ON MEMOIRS OF THE SOVIET PAST

Irina Paperno, professor of Russian literature and chair of the department of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of California—Berkeley, will present a lecture on "Remembering the Soviet Past: Memoirs from Recent Years" on Thursday, October 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Reed’s psychology auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by Reed’s Russian department, is free and open to the public. For more information call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

Irina Paperno is a distinguished historian of Russian literature and culture. Her books include the classic study of Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Chernyshevsky and the Age of Realism: A Study in the Semiotics of Behavior (Stanford University Press, 1988), Creating Life: The Aesthetic Utopia of Russian Modernism (Stanford University Press, 1994), and, most recently, Suicide as a Cultural Institution in Dostoevsky's Russia (Cornell UP, 1997).

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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