Juba Jurgenson

Luba Jurgenson

Guest Speaker

Professor, Department of Slavic Studies, Université Paris-Sorbonne

Luba Jurgenson is a writer, translator, and Full Professor at the Department of Slavic Studies of Université Paris-Sorbonne, where she directs the research center Eur’ORBEM (Center of Interdisciplinary Research on Central, Eastern, and Balkan Europe). Jurgenson also heads the research seminar “Narrative, Fiction, History,” associated with the Center de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage (CRAL, EHESS) and serves as a member of the editorial board of the magazine Memories at Stake and of the Interdisciplinary Inventory of Notions and Concepts of the Testimony and Memory Areas (with Philippe Mesnard). Her fields of research are the memory of violence in East and Central Europe, and Judaism and literary modernity. Jurgenson is the author of numerous books, including Is the Concentration Camp Experience Unutterable? (L’expérience concentrationnaire est-elle indicible?, Monaco, 2003); The Gulag: Testimony and Archives, with Nicolas Werth (Laffont, 2017), Where There Is Danger (Boston, 2019) as well as numerous articles and collective volumes on the memory of historical events of the twentieth century. In 2003, she edited the full version of Varlam Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales in French (Editions Verdier) and in 2010, the full version of Julius Margolin’s A Journey to the Land of Zeka (Editions Le Bruit du temps). Luba Jurgenson edits the book series L’Usage de la Mémoire (Paris, Editions Petra). 

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