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40 Years Later: Celebrating the Legacy of Joe Troncale

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Carole Weinstein International Center, International Center Commons
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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures celebrates Russian professor Joe Troncale's 40 years of service to the department and to the University of Richmond with a day-long symposium. 

2:30–3:30 p.m.
Russian for Life

Former students of Joe Troncale's return to the University of Richmond to share their life journey and reflect on the continued influence of Russian language, literature, culture, and art in their lives.

Lourdes Figueroa, '13, The Institute of Fine Arts
Dana Geraghty, '10, Open Society Foundations

Moderator: Michael Marsh-Soloway, Director of Global Studio

4–6 p.m.
Research Symposium

Tony Anemone, Associate Professor of Russian, The New School
First Contact: Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tarkovsky's Solaris

Gina Kovarsky, Assistant Professor of Russian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Mystical Subtexts in Nabokov's Spring in Fialta

Alaina Lemon, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Tracking the Metaphysics of Energy as Communication in the Arts

Moderator: Yvonne Howell, Professor of Russian and International Studies, University of Richmond
Respondent: Joe Troncale, Professor of Russian Studies, University of Richmond