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Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies
320 Brixton Road, SW9 6AB London, United Kingdom
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Saturday 11 November, 2pm
Lecture: The October Revolution in Russian Literature by Andrew Jameson.
Divided into two parts with an interval, the talk will begin by exploring Symbolist and Acmeist poets of the immediate pre-Revolutionary period, then the Futurists and others. It will end with excerpts from Alexander Blok’s revolutionary poem The Twelve, illustrated by slides of the famous illustrated edition. The second half will look at the truly revolutionary poets including Mayakovsky and others and conclude with a recital of Left March in Soviet style. There will be a handout with mentions of other writers and a list of prose and drama dealing with / celebrating the Revolution. Andrew Jameson learnt Russian in the Forces and worked in Berlin as a radio monitor. After Oxford he worked on fieldwork for the Nuffield Russian Project, spending six months at Moscow University. He taught Russian language and culture at Portsmouth and Lancaster universities, and organised many popular residential courses for adults. His particular interests are the Russian avant-garde in its various manifestations, and the cultural history of the Russian language. Since retirement he has often lectured in St Petersburg, Moscow and Khabarovsk. He now works as a professional translator. The talk is open to both SCRSS members and non-members. Normal entrance fees apply: SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members £5.00. Pay cash on entry. Tfl buses take you to the door.