UW CREECA lecture by University of Maryland Associate Professor Catherine Schuler, 4 pm, 3/19, Ingraham Hall-Room 206. 608-262-3379
4pm in 206 Ingraham Hall.
Thursday, March 19
CREECA Spring Lecture Series
"Performing the City, Performing the Nation: Mythmaking in Putin's Olympiad," Catherine Schuler, Associate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Schuler's presentation considers the whole of Sochi 2014--the city and the Games--as a Wagnerian gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. From the Sochi Bid Book through material renovation of Greater Sochi to the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies, this enormous, myth-making enterprise aimed to immerse spectators in sensuous visual and aural experience in order to persuade them of the Russian resurrection.