CEERES of Voices: Serhiy Zhadan - "Voroshilovgrad" - Roman Ivashkiv

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CEERES of Voices presents Serhiy Zhadan on his novel Voroshilovgrad. He will be joined in conversation by Roman Ivashkiv. Olga Solovieva will introduce.

Presented in partnership with CEERES and the Department of Comparative Literature

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About the book: A city-dwelling advertising executive heads home to take over his brother’s gas station after he mysteriously disappears, but all he finds at home are mysteries and ghosts. The industrial landscape of now-war-torn eastern Ukraine sets the stage for Voroshilovgrad, mixing magical realism and exhilarating road novel in the poetic, expressive prose that marks Ukrainian literary rockstar Serhiy Zhadan’s vivacious style.

About the interlocutor: Roman Ivashkiv is Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a scholar of translation studies and comparative literature.

About the introducer: Olga Solovieva is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature.

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 Ave.
Chicago 60637