PROGRAM: Portland Seminar

Presented by:
Maine Humanities Council
Local Partner: Colleges and Universities Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, Literacy, Varies Audience: All, Colleges and Universities, Young Adult

The Maine Humanities Council’s Portland Seminar is a multi-session, scholar-led series exploring books linked by a common theme. The 2017 theme is, “Back in the U.S.S.R.: A Literary Journey Through Modern Russia.” The series will be hosted at the University of New England, Alumni Hall. each session runs from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the dates listed:

  • March 23 – The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz
  • April 13 – Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman
  • May 11 – The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • June 8 – Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets An Oral History by Svetlana Alexievich

About the 2017 theme (as pulled from the council’s website):

With Russia’s reemergence as a major actor on the world stage, this seminar turns to great literature for a wider perspective on Russia’s past and the legacy of its Soviet era on the present.