About the event

Sergei Eisenstein, the renowned Russian avant-garde filmmaker and favorite of Stalin is known to be homosexual yet very little has been published on the subject. Peter Greenaway’s recent film addresses Eisenstein’s sexuality and raised Vladimir Putin’s ire when it was being made. In this working session, participants are welcome to join throughout the day to cull through books, films, photos, news clippings, Eisenstein’s drawings and correspondence to assemble mentions or allusions to Eisenstein’s sexuality and the impact this had on his creative work. The output for the day’s work will be determined collaboratively by the group.

This event is presented as part of Mediating the Archive, an interdisciplinary research group that employs public humanities practices and explores narration as a guide for social change. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information, email ch@gc.cuny.edu.

Cosponsored by the Mediating the Archive Mellon Seminar in Public Engagement and Collaborative Research in the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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