Department Seminar: Zara Torlone (Miami University), “The Joy of Exile: Ovid and Russian Poets”

For Russian poets Ovid was an archetypal exile through whom they interpreted their own complex relationship with their motherland. This talk unearths some of the complex contexts surrounding the narrative of exile in three Russian poets by delving into the archaeology of the national poetic memory as it is reflected in the cultural poetics of each poet.