Monthly Archives: December 2018

Translation Company Ivannovation to attend 3rd German-American Business Summit as Gold Sponsor

The South Carolina based localization and translation company Ivannovation has just announced that they will be attending the job and internship expo of the 3rd CofC German-American Business Summit on February 5th, 2019 at the Gaillard Conference Center in Charleston. For more information about the company and careers in translation, listen to Ivannovation owner and CEO Yuri Ivanov’s Interview on ETV Radio’s South Carolina Business Review

Dr. Steven Lee to lecture on “Russian and Soviet Lessons for American Multiculturaism” on January 14th, 2019

Steven Lee, Associate Professor of Englsh at UC Berkley and the author of the prize-winning book The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution (Columbia UP), is visiting CofC for a public lecture on Monday, January 14th.
“Beyond Interference: Soviet and Russian Lessons for American Multiculturalism”
Monday Jan 14th, 5:30pm, Rita Hollings Auditorium

In the wake of the Russian interference in the 2016 election, Dr. Steven Lee’s talk will explore avenues for cross-cultural dialogue between the U.S. and Russia, and lessons we can draw from history. Russian interference included the manipulation of U.S. identity politics via fake social media accounts and propaganda. During the Cold War, Soviet propaganda about Jim Crow indirectly helped lead to U.S. civil rights reform. So, what can we learn from Russia today? Dr. Lee will focus on how Soviet and Russian discourses on race, ethnicity, and nationality might open new ways of conceptualizing multiculturalism here in the U.S, and offer a useful complement to contemporary U.S. discourses of “otherness” and “intersectionality.”

Dr. Irina Erman presents at annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

This weekend, Russian Studies program director and Assistant Professor of Russian Dr. Irina Erman is presenting at the annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) in Boston. Her paper is entitled ““Diminution, Repetition, and Decomposition in Dostoevsky’s ‘Poor Folk’ and ‘Bobok’”