The Orthodox Wanderer, Folklore Studies, and Russian Writers of the 19th Century

The Orthodox Wanderer, Folklore Studies, and Russian Writers of the 19th Century An online lecture by Dr. Charles Arndt   “The [Orthodox] wanderer (strannik) as a type is so characteristic of Russia and so beautiful,” asserts religious philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev in 1918. This statement was made [...]

2024-04-17T13:27:35-04:00April 16th, 2024||

Restoring a Forgotten Russian Masterpiece: Konstantin Paustovsky’s “Story of a Life”

Restoring a Forgotten Russian Masterpiece: Konstantin Paustovsky’s Story of a Life An online lecture by Douglas Smith  In 1943, the Soviet author Konstantin Paustovsky started out on what would prove a masterwork, The Story of a Life, a grand novelistic memoir of a life spent on [...]

2023-10-25T17:34:57-04:00October 25th, 2023||

Dostoevsky at 200: The Russian Novel Between Tradition and Modernity

Dostoevsky at 200: The Russian Novel Between Tradition and Modernity An online lecture by Professor Kate Holland This talk will explore the literary legacy of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, whose bicentenary falls on November 11, 2021. Famed for his psychological insights, his examinations of faith and [...]

2021-11-02T09:43:29-04:00October 8th, 2021||

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