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Beth Sorensen
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ST. PETERSBURG TOPIC OF UPCOMING REED LECTURE

Helena Goscilo, professor of Slavic and women’s studies, University of Pittsburgh, will present "Imagining and Imaging St. Petersburg" on Monday, March 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Reed College psychology auditorium. The lecture, co-sponsored by Reed’s Russian department and the Lewis & Clark College department of foreign languages and literature, is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://web.reed.edu/publicevents or call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

Goscilo specializes in Romanticism, contemporary Russian literature and culture, and Slavic women's writing. She has published widely, including Fruits of Her Plume: Essays on Contemporary Women's Culture (1993), Lives in Transit (1993), Dehexing Sex: Womanhood Before and After Glasnost (1996), and The Explosive Words of Tatyana Tolstaya's Fiction (1997). She has also edited and contributed to the publication of Russia/Women/Culture (1996), Russian Culture of the 1990s (2000), and Women Painting in Russia: XV-XX Centuries (2002). Currently, she is completing a monograph on Ludmila Petrushevskaia, as well as a cultural study on the New Russians.

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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