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Belfast Senior College Courses to include Saint Petersburg Through the Lens of Literature and Russia Resurgent Discussion Series

BLESSED OR CURSED: SAINT PETERSBURG THROUGH THE LENS OF LITERATURE
Immortalized in literature, Saint Petersburg has been the scene of great suffering and destruction. This course, led by Elizabeth Garber and Peggy Watson, will explore the high society world of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin; the much loved, lost world of Nabokov’s memoir Speak Memory; the squalor and desperation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment; as well as a picaresque survival tale from the Seige of Leningrad in David Benioff’s City of Thieves. The final class will explore the poets of the twentieth century, Akhmatova and her circle, what she meant to all of St. Petersburg, and the legacy she bequeathed to Joseph Brodsky, our poet laureate and Nobel Prize winner.

This morning course takes place on Thursdays between January 15 – February 5, from 9:30-11:30 AM at the Hutchinson Center. For more information, please see our Community Events section here.

RUSSIA RESURGENT: FOUR FOCUSED DISCUSSIONS
A team of facilitators will lead four focused discussions during Belfast Senior College Winterim in preparation for this year’s Camden Conference topic: Russia Resurgent. This afternoon course takes place on Thursdays between January 15 – February 5, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Hutchinson Center. For more information, please see our Community Events section here.

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