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清华大学新人文讲座专场
“俄罗斯是对的, 而我们都错了”
‘RUSSIA IS ALL RIGHT AND WE ARE ALL WRONG’

演讲人:Dr Olga Sobolev and Dr Angus Wrenn (英国伦敦政治经济学院)

主持人: 曹 莉 教授  (外文系)

时间: 2015年4月 2日(周四)16:00-17:00

地点: 清华大学西阶教室 (大礼堂附近)

主办单位:清华大学国家大学生文化素质教育基地

协办单位:清华大学外文系

讲座内容简介

George Bernard Shaw is commonly regarded as one of the most controversial intellectuals of the first half of the twentieth century. Known for the ambiguity of his statements and seeming inconsistency of his views, one thing, nevertheless, remained constant throughout the life of the British dramatist - his long-term enthusiasm for Russia, and his firm belief that ‘the Russians would give the world back its lost soul’. Moved by the Russian cultural tradition, he found inspiration in the morally charged writings of Tolstoy and Gorky; and sent a copy of his Back to Methuselah to Lenin. The paper will examine the development of Shaw’s political thinking within the context of his dramatic output by focusing on two main landmarks in this life-long experience. It will analyse Shaw’s response to the October Revolution (1917), which emerged in the form of a short one-act playlet Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress (produced within a fortnight after the October events); and then draw upon a much publicised trip to the Soviet Union, undertaken in 1931 by a seventy-five-year-old dramatist to witness the results of socialist construction.

演讲人简介

Dr Olga Sobolev teachers Russian and Comparative Literature at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests are in the nineteenth-and twentieth century Russian and European culture (transitional periods in the development of Russian artistic thought: modernism, Cold War and post-Soviet literature). Recent publications include: ‘The New spin given to the Russian myth in British literature of the 1920s and 1930s’, Philology Questions, 45, 2015; ‘Reception of Alfred Tennyson in Russia’ in Reception of Tennyson in Europe (Bloomsbury, 2015); ‘The Symbol of the Symbolists: Alexander Blok in the Changing Russian Literary Canon’, in Reconfiguring the Canon of Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry Cambridge Open Books Publishers, 2015); The Only Hope of the World: G B Shaw and Russia (Oxford, Peter Lang, 2012) ; The Silver Mask: Harlequinade in the Symbolist Poetry (2008) and articles on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, Chekhov, Boris Akunin and Victor Pelevin.
Dr Angus Wrenn has taught at the London School of Economics since 1997, both on the course Literature and Society, 1900-Present, and the courses Comparative Literature and Society and Contemporary Literature and Global Society. He has also taught drama on the Text and Performance MA taught jointly by King’s College London and RADA. Recent publications include: ‘The New spin given to the Russian myth in British literature of the 1920s and 1930s’, Philology Questions, 45, 2015; ‘Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Parade’s End’ in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End. The First World War, Culture, and Modernity (Rodopi Amsterdam/New York, 2014); ‘Henry James’s Europe’ in The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists (Cambridge University Press: 2012); The Only Hope of the World: G B Shaw and Russia (Oxford, Peter Lang, 2012); Henry James and the Second Empire (Legenda, 2009) and articles on the reception of Ford Madox Ford, and of Henry James in Europe.

特别提示:经学校研究决定,自2008-2009学年秋季学期起设立《文化素质教育讲座》课程,并列入全校本科培养方案。从系列之(七)第二讲起,《清华大学新人文讲座》按照《文化素质教育讲座》课程要求举办。请全体本科生(特别是大一新生)务必于讲座开始前携带学生IC卡刷卡入场选听。
本场讲座16:00开始, 配有视频和幻灯, 欢迎校内师生光临。

 

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