Stepanova, April 6
April 6 (Wed) - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Maria Stepanova
Poet and Journalist

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, 424 Santa Teresa Street

Maria Stepanova is one of the most visible figures in post-Soviet culture. She is the founder of the Colta, the only independent crowd-funded source of information that exists in Russia today, with 900,000 unique visitors per month. The poet, essayist, and journalist is the author of nine poetry collections and a recipient of several Russian and international literary awards (including the prestigious Andrey Bely Prize and Joseph Brodsky Fellowship). 

In "Time Backward: Putin's Russia in Search of Identity" she will discuss Russia's current obsession with the past, at all levels of society, and its most direct implications – what she calls "hybrid archaism as a new model of statehood."

Russian appetizers will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public.

Organized by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Humanities Center, and Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages Research Unit. Co-sponsored by CREEES.

*With funding from the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers Grant