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Belonging to the International: Gender, Sexuality, and Communist Identity During the Spanish Civil War

Time: Sept. 28, 2017, 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Location: Peter Graham Room 114, Bird Library

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Dr. Lisa A. Kirschenbaum (West Chester University, PA)
As an official "Syracuse Symposium" course, the combination of RUS/LIT 400 (Revolution and the Avant-garde in Russia) with SPA 400 (Revolution: Cultural Responses in Spain) welcomes Dr. Lisa A. Kirschenbaum, Professor of Russian History to present this public lecture, open to all.

Dr. Kirschenbaum’s talk will focus on communism as a way of life during the Spanish Civil War. She will explore how communist commitments shaped cultural and political identities as citizens sought to implement Soviet ideologies about class and gender. The incorporation of Communist iconography into Spanish daily life is read as transnational political solidarity during a time of national upheaval.

Kirschenbaum is the author of International Communism and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity and Suspicion (Cambridge UP, 2015). This study won the Best Book by a Woman in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies awarded by The Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

Erika Haber, Kathryn Everly, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics