History Department
History Department

IHS Workshop: "Prospero's Books: From Machiavelli to Disney in Eisenstein's Theory of History"

Mon, February 22, 2010 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presents a talk by Dr. Joan Neuberger, professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin and IHS Fellow, entitled "Prospero's Books: From Machiavelli to Disney in Eisenstein's Theory of History".

Neuberger received her Ph.D. from Stanford Univeristy. She studies modern Russian culture in a social and political context and has published five books, including the textbook Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 (with Robin Winks), and most recently an edited volume on Russian visual culture entitled Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture (Yale University Press, 2008).

Her current work examines the work of the Russan film director and theorist Sergei Eisenstein, with an emphasis on his historical epic Ivan the Terrible.  A forthcoming book chapter by Neuberger is entitled: “Eisenstein’s Cosmopolitan Kremlin: Drag Queens, Circus Clowns, Slugs, and Foreigners in Ivan the Terrible.”

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please e-mail Courtney Meador to reserve your lunch by 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19.

Professor Neuberger's Faculty Page and Home Page

Sponsored by: IHS, History Dept.

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