IAH Event: Fake News? Post Truth & Politics of Authenticity Since the Cold...

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UC San Diego - Huerta Cruz Room

La Jolla, CA 92093

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Please join us for a special lecture and discussion hosted by the Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH) in partnership with the Jewish Studies and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) Programs at UC San Diego.



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How does the concept of “post-truth” engage with geopolitics today? How are twenty-first century readerships imagined? This panel will consider the poetics and politics of authenticity from a trans-local perspective. The panelists will explore public perceptions of authenticity and falsehood, focusing on case studies in the US, Russia, and China since the 1990s.

This lecture will feature guest speakers Ari Heinrich, Kevin Platt and Natalia Roudakova.


This event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP - space is limited!




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Ari Larissa Heinrich teaches Cultural Studies in the Literature Department at UCSD. They research the intersections of medicine, art, postcoloniality, and race, with a focus on stereotypes of Chinese identity. Their newest book, Chinese Surplus: Biopolitical Aesthetics and the Medically Commodified Body, explores the racialized aesthetics of the human body as commodity in the age of biotech.

Kevin M. F. Platt is Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from Amherst College (1989) and his Ph.D. from Stanford University (1994). He has been the recipient of grants from IREX, NCEEER, Fulbright-Hays and other programs, and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2011-12. Platt works on representations of Russian history, Russian historiography, history and memory in Russia, Russian lyric poetry, and global post-Soviet Russian cultures. He is the author of Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths (Cornell UP, 2011; Russian edition forthcoming) and History in a Grotesque Key: Russian Literature and the Idea of Revolution (Stanford, 1997; Russian edition 2006), and the co-editor (with David Brandenberger) of Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda (Wisconsin UP, 2006). He has also edited and contributed translations to a number of books of Russian poetry in English translation, most recently Hit Parade: The Orbita Group (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). His current projects include a critical historiography of Russia, a study of contemporary Russian culture in Latvia and an edited volume titled Global Russian Cultures that is forthcoming in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin Press.

Natalia Roudakova is a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007) working in the field of political communication and comparative media studies, with a broad interest in moral philosophy and political and cultural theory. She has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, University of California in San Diego, and most recently as a visiting scholar in the Media and Communication Department at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In 2013-2014, Roudakova was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, California, where she completed her book manuscript, titled Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia which is now out with Cambridge University Press.




PARKING: The closest visitor parking is likely in the Gilman Parking Structure. *Note all visitors must purchase a temporary parking permit at the lot, as there is no free parking on campus. (Read campus parking details)

DIRECTIONS: The lecture is in the Huerta Cruz room located in Old Student Center on the UC San Diego campus.

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