The Slavic Connexion

"Writing Resistance": An Inside Look at Russian Carceral Literature with Sarah J. Young

November 24th, 2020  •  32 mins 53 secs  •  Download (37.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In this episode, Matt talks with Dr. Sarah Young of University College London about her upcoming book "Writing Resistance: Revolutionary Memoirs of Shlissel’burg Prison, 1884-1906" as well as the genre known as carceral literature -- where do Russian literary titans like Dostoevsky and Shalamov fit in? Dr. Young presents some fascinating research from the many memoirs she has read and translated, and we are happy that she was able to share these important cultural insights with us. Thanks for listening!