The shift from a primary focus on Shalamov’s prose to a more comprehensive approach which includes his poetic, biographic, and dramatic works informed the conference throughout its three days.
Josefina Lundblad is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at University of California, Berkeley. With a BA from Gothenburg University and an MA from Ural State University, her research focuses on prison narratives in Russian literature. She’s published on Dostoevsky’s Siberian Notebook and Shalamov’s ‘Tales from the Urals’.
Articles by Josefina Lundblad
Life and work, world literature and Soviet history. Exploring the moral necessity of Varlam Shalamov
During two scorching hot days in the middle of June, a diverse assembly of scholars from Russia and beyond converged in Moscow in search of answers to two questions: What is Varlam Shalamov? And why do we need him?