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Unsystematic Literature Course for Everybody. Part Four


Beginning in January of 2018 we will again offer lectures by writers, philologists, journalists, and teachers at Yasnaya Polyana; they can all be grouped together loosely under the common title of Unsystematic Literature Course for Everybody.

The schedule of the season is as follows:

January 21, 2018 at 15:00

Gleb Morev, specialist in the history of Russian literature of the 20th century, editor-in-chief of the literature section of

“The Right to an Author“: Who Ruined the Soviet Literary System and How

February 3, 2018 at 15:00

Marina Krasnova, specialist in Vladimir Mayakovsky‘s heritage, head of the academic reseach department at the State Literary Museum

Mayakovsky. A Fine Life Now! (from the history of public presentations)

February 17, 2018 at 15:00

Ekaterina Shulman,  political scientist, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Tolstoy and Trollope: Hunting, Adultery, and Elections

March 10, 2018 at 15:00

Yuri Saprykin, journalist, editor-in-chief of the Polka (Shelf) literary portal

Lev Oborin, poet, translator, literary critic

How Can We Speak About Classical Literature Today?

March 31, 2018 at 15:00

Leonid Klein, philologist, journalist, author and presenter of the literary program “The Klein Library” on the Silver Rain radio station; senior lecturer at the Institute for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Georgy Vladimov. “The General and His Army”: A Novel Written on the Margin of “War and Peace”

April 14, 2018 at 15:00

Tatiana Pigareva, Spanish-language philologist, head of the culture department at the Cervantes Institute in Moscow

Cervantes vs. the USSR, or Grigory Kozintsev’s “Don Quixote” – the Birth of a Film as an Adventure Novel  

May 19, 2018 at 15:00

Irina Surat, researcher of Russian literature, Pushkin scholar; senior research assistant of the department of classical Russian literature at the Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences

Two Journeys: Mandelshtam and Pushkin

All the lectures will take place at the Yasnaya Polyana Cultural Center (Yasnaya Polyana Village, 142A). Admission will be free, but we ask our guests to register in advance at the Cultrual Center’s web site:

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