Throughout the 1900s, 1910s and in the first decades of the twenty-first century, we witness a persistent infatuation with truthfulness and sincere expression among Russian philosophers, politicians and political activists. How does this rhetoric work? Why do such diverse public figures as Vladimir Lenin, Nadia Tolokonnikova and Alexei Navalnyi embrace undiluted sincerity? And what are the dangers of measuring and controlling sincere behaviour in the political arena?
|Date||19 February 2018|
Prof. Dr. Ellen Rutten is Professor of Literature and Chair of the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
|Convenor:||Dr. Maxim Kupovykh|