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Mikhail Bulgakov as a unique, XX century Russian artist with Prof. Irina Mineralova (in Russian) – Friday, 7 May at 19:00 (BST)

Friday 7 May, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940)

Why is it often difficult to render literature into film? The magic of Bulgakov’s words, his synthesis of ideas and images of ideas are the answer. Bulgakov needs to be listened to! One needs to hear him. His words passionately combine history, culture, the music of Kiev and Moscow. He was a miracle maker. Let’s take a closer look and listen to how he did it in his best works!

On the eve of the 130th anniversary of the writer’s birth, Irina Georgievna Mineralova will talk about the works of M.A. Bulgakov, who was one of the most versatile Russian and Soviet artists of the XX century, a writer, playwright, theatre director and actor.

WHEN: Friday, 7 May 2021, 19:00 (BST)
LANGUAGE: Russian (with texts and short translations in English)

FEE: Voluntary donation*

Please note that there will be slides with texts in both Russian and English. Additionally, the core thesis of Irina’s talk will be translated into English in the chat by Moscow philologist and Irina’s son, Georgy Mineralov, who kindly agreed to provide support with this lecture in order to make it available for English speaking participants. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions in both languages.

Please REGISTER in advance (with your name and email address). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom joining link.

About the speaker

Irina Mineralova

Irina Georgievna Mineralova is a literary critic and Professor of the Department of Russian Literature and Journalism of the XX-XXI centuries at Moscow State Pedagogical University (MPGU). She is the author of 5 monographs, 6 textbooks and teaching aids, not to mention more than 300 articles on the theory and history of Russian literature, children’s literature and methods of teaching literature. She also authored a book of poems entitled “A Bouquet of Autumn Leaves.”

Irina Georgievna graduated from Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushinsky in 1975, where she received a diploma with honours majoring in “the teaching of Russian language and literature.” Afterwards, she successfully completed her postgraduate studies at the A.M. Gorky Literary Institute in 1983, having defended her doctoral dissertation on the topic of “Artistic synthesis in Russian literature of the XX century.”

* While there is no charge for our online events, CamRuSS would welcome any donations towards the support of our volunteers’ efforts in bringing more speakers and online events during the social distancing time.
Suggested donation £5-£10. 
All the money that CamRuSS raise from membership fees & donations goes towards organising events, supporting community projects, and essential technical and administrative costs.

You can send your donations by:
– a direct bank transfer (BACS) to the following account:
The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society
NATWEST Bank, Sort code: 60-11-30 Account: 25395637

– PayPal with CamRuSS’ email address: camruss@camruss.com


Friday 7 May, 2021
19:00 - 20:30
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