Davis Center: Online Discussion: "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena"


Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00pm


Online - registration required.

Online Event - more information at the Davis Center website.

Join us for a discussion of New York Times bestseller and National Book Awards Longlist Selection A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. Geared toward educators but open to all, this online session will feature remarks from the novel's author Anthony Marra, as well as Nieman Fellow Irina Gordienko, a veteran Russian journalist who has reported extensively from the book's setting of wartime Chechnya.

This discussion is the first session in the Global Literature Online Book Group for Educators series, a program of Global Studies Outreach at Harvard. It will take place in an AdobeConnect online classroom, accessible via any computer with an Internet connection and microphone.

Anthony Marra, Author, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and Jones Lecturer in Fiction, Stanford University

Irina Gordienko, Correspondent, Novaya Gazeta and 2014-15 Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

Please register in advance of this event. Interested K-12 educators may be eligible to receive a free copy of the novel.

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.