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Feb. 14, 2003

Moscow's Urban Future Featured At International Mondays

The University of Iowa's International Mondays spring 2003 series kicks off Monday, Feb. 17 with UI professor of cinema and comparative literature Sabine Golz speaking on "Moscow's Renovated Bridges: From the Pre-Revolutionary Past to a Spectacular Urban Future." The presentation is free and open to the public, starting at noon in the International Center lounge. Light refreshments will be served.

The presentation, which will include photographs, will explore a recent (1999-2002) urban development project in Russia's capital and draw both on the history of the architectural objects in question and on the ambitious current plans for the city's future.

Golz, a UI professor of cinema and comparative literature, is the author of "The Split Scene of Reading Nietsche/Derrida/Kafka/Bachmann" (Humanities Press, 1998). Current projects include a book project on Karoline von Guenderrode and Early German Romanticism, an essay on Walter Benjamin's "A Short History of Photography," some work in photography, and smaller projects on the city of Moscow.

For more information or special accommodation to attend this lecture, call Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345. The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Lois Gray, International Programs, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu Writer: Vitalis Torwel.