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Russian art expert to lecture Oct. 23 at OSU

Thursday, October 16, 2008

By Cori Urrutia
(October 16, 2008   Stillwater, OK) - The 17th annual Converse-Yates-Cate International Lectureship in the Humanities, Society and Religion will feature Russian humanities expert John Bowlt at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Oklahoma State University.

Bowlt is a professor in the department of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Southern California. His lecture, titled “Performing Revolution: Experiments in Russian Stage Design,” will focus on the interaction of theater, art and literature during Russian Modernism.
“Dr. Bowlt will make some order out of the chaos of the experimental time in theatrical and visual arts,” said Keith Tribble, the coordinator of Bowlt’s visit and a professor of Russian studies at OSU.  He is the leading authority in avant-garde literature and art owning the largest, private collection of Russian stage designs in the world, says Tribble.
Bowlt is the Fae Rawdon Norris Visiting Professor in the Humanities and will teach Russian stage design Oct. 20 to 24 at OSU. The course is open to all OSU students
Bowlt’s visit is funded by the Converse-Yates-Cate Foundation in memory of Dr. Robert Cate, who was a religious studies professor at OSU.
The lecture is free and opened to the public at the Wes Watkins Lecture Hall.  To learn more phone Tribble at (405) 744-9551 or e-mail

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