Words Without Bars: Russian Prison Literature & the Encyclopedia of the Dog

May 30th, 2024 · 32 mins 18 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, José Vergara (Bryn Mawr College) delves into the challenges and rewards of teaching literature in a carceral setting and his continued exploration of novels born behind bars. From the haunting prose of incarcerated writers to the innovative realms of digital humanities, Vergara shares his many projects such as the Encyclopedia of the Dog (https://encyclopediaofthedog.com/) based on the iconic novel "Between Dog and Wolf" by Sasha Sokolov, and the Reactor Room, an immersive Chernobyl Exhibition (https://digitalscholarship.brynmawr.edu/reactor-room/). Thanks for listening!

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on December 1, 2023 during the 2023 ASEEES Convention at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

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