Sarah Kapp ’05 will present a seminar titled, “Life Inside a Khazar Jar: Studying 20th Century Russian Poetry and Becoming a Slavist” on Monday, March 7. The talk is part of the William Smith Alumnae Speaker Series, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
After graduating from William Smith with a B.A. in comparative literature and Russian area studies, Kapp spent a year working in her hometown of Tucson, Ariz., before moving to Moscow. There, she interned at the School of Russian and Asian Studies and studied Russian language at Moscow State University.
In 2007, Kapp entered the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Russian Literature with a minor in Serbo-Croatian. During her time at the university, she has worked as a Russian language instructor, and is currently an assistant instructor for a survey course on 20th century Russian literature. Her research interests include poets of the Russian Silver Age, poet Joseph Brodsky, and prose written during the Soviet period.
This event is sponsored by the William Smith Deans’ Office.