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Leo Tolstoy Festival

April 23-24, 2015

Keynote Lecture

"TOLSTOY & CELEBRITY... or: How They Stole Tolstoy's Pants"
Thursday, April 23, 2015
5:00 PM
Art & Architecture Building, Room 113

  • Michael Denner, Stetson University
    Editor, Tolstoy Studies Journal,
    Associate Professor of Russian Studies
    Director, Stetson's Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 

Lectures & Readings

  • Thursday, April 23
    • Lecture and discussion
      Dr. Michael Denner: "Tolstoy on the Afterlife"
      HSS 71
    • Round Table
      Daniel Magilow: "Tolstoy the Miniaturist": reading and discussion of "Alyosha the Pot"
      Erika Knowles: "Tolstoy and the Peasants"
      2:30pm - 4:00pm
      Library, Mary E. Greer room (across from Circulation)
  • Friday, April 24
    • Round Table
      Sarah Eldridge: "War & Peace and the history of the Novel"
      Natalia Pervukhin: "Tolstoy in Contemporary Russia"
      12:30pm - 2:00pm
      Library, Mary E. Greer room (across from Circulation)

      UT Writers Read Tolstoy
      (public reading)
      4:30pm - 5:30pm
      Melrose Courtyard, with Samovar & Tea (Inclement weather alternative: Library, Mary E. Greer room, across from Circulation)

Staged Reading

  • Tolstoy's Marriage in Letters and Diaries
    Friday, April 24, 7 PM
    Hodges Library Auditorium

Film Screening

  • Various Long and Short Films about Tolstoy and based on his works
    All day, Thursday and Friday, April 23 & 24
    Hodges Library room 213 (drop in any time!)

Knox County Public Library: Tuesdays with Tolstoy

  • This book club will read Anna Karenina and discuss it on April 7, 14, 21, & 28.
    Facilitated by Erika Knowles.  Click here for more information.

For more information, contact Stephen Blackwell,

sponsored by: 

UT Humanities CenterReady for the World programDepartments of Modern Foreign Languages and LiteraturesDepartment of EnglishDepartment of Religious StudiesUT LibrariesKnox County Public Libraries