International conference "Marina Tsvetaeva and Europe" takes place in Strasbourg

International 18 December 2018

The international conference "Marina Tsvetaeva and Europe", devoted to the great Russian modernist poetess, was held at the University of Strasbourg (France). It gathered scientists from France, Russia, Italy, Great Britain and Germany.

The key topics of the conference were: the dialogue between Tsvetaeva and European poets, Tsvetaeva’s interpretation of European myths, Tsvetaeva and European art, Tsvetaeva and Russian emigration.

The conference was organized by Tatyana Viktorova, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Professor at the UTMN Department of Russian Literature. Alexander Medvedev, Associate Professor at the same department, gave a presentation under the title “Ontological ekphrasis in Tsvetaeva's essay "Natalia Goncharova", devoted to the recognition of Tsevaeva as one of the most famous Russian avant-garde authors.

“In the ontological understanding of art as“openness to being”, to quote Martin Heidegger, Tsvetaeva finds herself in the very center of contemporary European philosophy. Nowadays, Tsvetaeva is seen not only as a Russian but also as a European poet, whose work is becoming even more relevant and significant with time,” says Alexander Medvedev.

The three-day conference was organized with support of the University of Strasbourg, the National and University Library of Strasbourg, the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Strasbourg and the Institute of Contemporary Texts and Manuscripts (CNRS / ITEM).

Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications

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