CEERES of Voices: Ben Whisenhunt - Slavica Publishers Americans in Revolutionary Russia series - William Nickell

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Ben Whisenhunt

CEERES of Voices presents Ben Whisenhunt on the Slavica Publishers Americans in Revolutionary Russia series. He will be joined in conversation by William Nickell.

Presented in partnership with CEERES, the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago.

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About the books: John Reed's Ten Days That Shook the World and Albert Rhys Williams' Through the Russian Revolution are two first-hand accounts of the Russian Revolution of 1917 written by Americans. These two books are part of a larger series that is focused on bringing back into print observations and experiences of Americans who were witnesses to war and revolution in Russia between 1914 and 1921. This series offers new editions of these works with an expert introduction, textual notations and an index.  They are published by Slavica Publishers.

About the author: William Benton Whisenhunt is Professor of History at College of DuPage.  He holds a Ph.D. in Russian history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He has published seven books on Russian history, with a focus on Russian-American relations. In 2006, he was a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar at Ryazan' State University in Russia.  He is currently co-managing editor of Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS).  He is also co-series editor of Americans in Revolutionary Russia series from Slavica Publishers.

About the interlocutor: William Nickell is a cultural historian specializing in mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century Russia, with particular interest in the 1840s, turn-of-the century, and 1930s-40s. Before joining the University of Chicago he was the Gary Licker Research Chair at U.C. Santa Cruz. His research focuses on media studies and cultural production, with close attention to the effects of large-scale social, economic and technical change. He also publishes extensively on Tolstoy, including a forthcoming companion to War and Peace. His first book,The Death of Tolstoy: Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910, received honorable mention for the MLA’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures.

About the series: CEERES, pronounced /ˈsirēz/, is the acronym for the University of Chicago Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies. Together with the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, we are delighted to announce the launch of the CEERES of Voices Event Series, an author-centered series of readings and conversations on books from or about Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Eurasia, and the Caucasus. The books being discussed are identified in a various ways: through publishers’ contacts with the bookstore or through faculty requests to CEERES to host the author.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago 60637