Free or low cost Community Events and college courses are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day format. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.
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Intro to Russian Literature Course (@ Penobscot School)
January 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Penobscot School offers an Introduction to Russian Literature in Translation Course
This course is designed to give a brief history of Russian literature from its inception in the 12th century to its defiant role in the mid-20th century, with special attention to a few major points in its development. The subject is treated within the context of the historical events and cultural background. Reading of specific works in translation is required prior to each class.
The instructor, Julianna Gerrity, grew up in the Central Russia and Northern Caucasus where she studied English and Russian languages, European, American and Russian literature and philosophy. She moved to the U.S. in 1991 and has been teaching Russian, ESL and Russian literature classes both in schools and privately since 1999.
All classes are conducted entirely in English. No previous knowledge of Russian is necessary. Four consecutive Fridays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Penobscot School beginning January 9, 2015. $75 per person. Please contact the school at 594-1084 for more information and to receive the reading list that includes works by Pushkin, Chekhov and various 20th century poets.
The Camden Conference is pleased to partner with Penobscot School to offer this special event in in anticipation of the 28th Annual Camden Conference: Russia Resurgent, February 20-22, 2015.