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.