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Amy Mandelker, associate professor of Slavic studies and comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), will present "The Ethics of Estrangement: Yuri Lotman's Culture and Explosion" on Tuesday, November 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Reed College psychology auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by the Russian department, is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

Amy Mandelker is a distinguished scholar of Russian literary theory and culture. She is the author of Framing Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, The Woman Question, and The Victorian Novel (Ohio State University Press, 1994) and The Supernatural in Slavic and Baltic Literature: Essays in Honor of Victor Terras (Slavica Publishers, 1988) and has edited Pilgrim Souls: An Anthology of Spiritual Autobiographies (Simon & Schuster, 1999) and Bakhtin in Contexts: Across the Disciplines (Northwestern University Press, 1995).

Yuri Lotman (1922–93) was a renowned and prolific Russian semiotician and scholar. He studied a wide range of subjects, including theories of culture, Russian literature, history, semiology, the semiotics of cinema, the arts, and robotics.

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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