a public event
Soviet History though Soviet Film Series (II): Chapaev
CEES film screening and discussion. Discussant: Ronald Vroon, UCLA, Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A51 Humanities Building
Dir. Georgi Vasilyev and Sergei Vasilyev, 1934
Russian with English subtitles
Chapaev is the story of Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev, a legendary Red Army commander who became a hero of the Russian Civil War. The plot of the film is based on the novel of the same name by Dmitry Furmanov, a writer and Bolshevik commissar who fought alongside Chapaev.
Ronald Vroon is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include eighteenth-century Russian politics and poetic discourse, Russian religious philosophy, and Russian modernist literature, with a focus on the works of Velimir Khlebnikov. He has published widely in Russian and English. His teaching interests include twentieth century Russian literature and comparative Christianities.