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Upcoming at the Kluge Center

Book Talk & Discussion

“Jascha Heifetz the Iconic Violinist”

April 16, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Three Heifetz experts discuss the life and legacy of the great twentieth-century Russian-American violinist.

Dario Sarlo, Kluge Fellow, independent scholar and researcher, and co-editor of Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia (Indiana University Press, 2013).

Ayke Agus, professional violinist and pianist, assistant and confidante to Heifetz, and the author of Jascha Heifetz as I Knew Him (Amadeus Press, 2001).

Arthur Vered, publisher of the first full-length biography of Jascha Heifetz (Robert Hale, 1986).


“Amazons in Paris: Ida Rubinstein and the Art of Travesty ”

April 17, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Scholar Natalie Rouland, Kluge Fellow, discusses the use of travesty, or cross-dressing, in the performances of Russian-Jewish-turned-French-Catholic dancer, actress, and impresario Ida Rubinstein (1883-1960).


“Joe Féraille: Louisiana’s Ogun and the Casey Jones of the North Caribbean”

April 23, 2014, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Scholar Joshua Caffery, Alan Lomax Fellow in Folklife Studies and author of Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana: The 1934 Lomax Recordings, discusses the linkages between West African mythology, Louisiana Cajun and Creole music, and the lore of the American railroad.

Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center


“The Edge of America: Landscape and National Identity in Early American Florida”

April 24, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Scholar Michele Navakas, Kislak Fellow, discusses the settlement of Florida in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and how diverse communities of native inhabitants and non-native settlers imagined their relationship to the land.


“Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction”

June 19, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Scholar Charlotte Rogers, Kluge Fellow, discusses how literary works from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Guyana reinvent the myth of a fabulous city of gold, known as “El Dorado,” in today’s world, and how in the wake of deforestation and settlement in the Amazon river basin, current writers nostalgically mourn for a time when the region was seen as a place of potential wealth and opportunity. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry & Literature Center.

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline April 17
Application deadline for the David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality.

Deadline May 15
Application deadline for the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.

Deadline May 15
Application deadline for the Kislak Short-term Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas.

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Kluge LogoThe John W. Kluge Center hosts lectures, book talks, panel discussions and symposia that highlight the work of scholars-in-residence.

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Events are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

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