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Vasily Grossman Events September 2011

posted 8 Jul 2011, 03:47 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 8 Jul 2011, 03:49 ]
A two day event on the life and work of Vasily Grossman is being held at St Peter's College Oxford on 9-10 September 2011. The event will launch the broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the following week of a major new dramatisation of Grossman's 'Life and Fate', starring Kenneth Branagh.

On Friday 9 September there will be a day of talks organised by the BBC focusing on the dramatisation and on the historical and literary significance of 'Life and Fate'. This will include a recording of a Grossman-themed edition of 'Start the Week' with Andrew Marr. These events are free, but tickets are required for admission. Further information is available here:

On Saturday 10 September there will be an academic symposium dealing with Grossman's life and work more broadly. Speakers include Robert Chandler, Alex Danchev and Wendy Lower, and panel themes will include: the author and his audiences; Grossman and trauma; and the Holocaust and anti-semitism. A small registration fee is payable to cover lunch and refreshments. Further information and registration forms (to be returned by 1 September) can be found here: