Scripting War: Soviet Children, Identity, and Culture in the Great Patriotic War

January 11, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Enarson Classroom Building 226
Book cover of deGraffenreid's publication

The 2018 Graduate Student Choice Lecture will host Dr. Julie deGraffenried (Baylor University) on Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00AM in Enarson Classroom Building.  

Abstract:

For the Soviet leadership in 1941, total war necessitated total mobilization, down to the youngest in the population. Authorities described children’s contribution to the war effort as essential in a stream of messages via children’s media and culture.  In this talk, I will use the national children’s radio program Pionerskaia Zor’ka (“Pioneer Dawn”) to discuss the conceptions of national identity disseminated to Soviet children via broadcast media during the war (1941-1945), considering the ways in which age intersects with the physical body and the body politic as well as the ways in which Soviet children’s culture provided a script for its young consumers to use in constructing the narrative of their wartime experiences. 

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