ST. PETERSBURG AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE
Date: April 24, 2018 - Tuesday
Venue: East Hall, University Library, Hongkou Campus
The purpose of the lecture is to present the historical and cultural situation peculiarities formation in Russia in the first half of the 19th century and the role of the young capital (St. Petersburg) in this process. The interrelation of historical and cultural events, interweaving of Russian and European cultures in this period are considered. The lecturer describes the emergence of the “St. Petersburg text” phenomenon in the Russian literature. During the lecture some literary works of A. S. Pushkin, as well as P. I. Tchaikovsky’s musical works will be analyzed.
Maxim Shishkov is an Associate Professor of the School of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). Before working at SISU, He was a faculty member of the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language at Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. His research covers cultural linguistics, lexicology, semantics, and Baroque art and literature.