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XVI International Conference “Russian Studies and Modernity” to be held 18-22 September in Odesa
11:52 / 11.09.2013

ODESA, SEPTEMBER 11th, 2013, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE ― XVI International Conference “Russian Studies and Modernity”, dedicated to the 120 Anniversary of Vladimir Mayakovsky, will be held 18-22 September in Odesa, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The press service of Odesa National Mechnikov University reported yesterday, 10 September.

According to the press service, XVI International Conference “Russian Studies and Modernity”, dedicated to the 120th Anniversary of the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, will take place in Odesa from 18 to 22 September. The organizing committee has received more than 280 applications to participate in it and text reports from experts in the field of Russian language and literature, philology other specialties from 20 countries: Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Estonia, Poland, Austria, Israel, China, Japan, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Finland, Armenia, Uzbekistan. Ukraine is the most widely represented: more than 160 participants from 22 cities, including about 60 from Odesa.

“Scientists will discuss a number of topical issues of Russian Studies. Some papers are devoted to the study of literary and linguistic skills of Mayakovsky. It is also considered a functioning of the Russian language and Russian literature in different historical and socio-cultural spaces: a reflection of past and current picture of the world in language and literature, a variety of ways to speech and intercultural communication, genre and stylistic diversity of texts, questions of literary criticism, history and dialects of the Russian language,” the press-service added.

The co-founders of the conference were the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (St. Petersburg), University of Rzeszow (Poland, Rzeszow), the Baltic International Academy (Latvia, Riga) and the Odesa National Mechnikov University.

Next, 17th conference will be held in 2014 in Bulgaria.