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9th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2017

Venue: Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB
Period: Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April 2017

The two-day intensive seminar offers a stimulating lecture programme in Russian, aimed at teachers, translators and interpreters of Russian, final-year undergraduates and graduates of Russian, and all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian and an interest in contemporary Russia.

Lecturers

The lecture programme has two parallel streams:

  • Russian language and linguistics: led by Tatiana Piotrovskaya
  • Russian literary and cultural scene: led by Vadim Levental



Tatiana Piotrovskaya

Senior Lecturer, Department of English Philology and Language Culture Studies, Faculty of Philology, St Petersburg State University.

Tatiana has taught at St Petersburg State University (formerly Leningrad State University) since 1973. Her current teaching programme covers all aspects of contemporary English and includes two special courses: Aspects of Translating Business Texts and Historical and Cultural Life of Russia (Aspects of Translation, Linguistic and Cultural Studies). She has also previously taught Russian as a Foreign Language at the university. Tatiana's publications include Standard Versions of Written Exercises in Foreign Languages: Teaching Aid (2004). She was awarded a special Faculty of Philology bronze medal in 2002.

Vadim Levental
Writer, literary critic, book editor and political commentator.

Vadim studied Russian literature at St Petersburg State University. Since 2007 he has worked as an editor at Limbus Press, an independent publisher specialising in translations of the world's best authors and contemporary Russian fiction. Vadim has published as a literary critic and political commentator in numerous magazines, newspapers and websites. His debut novel Masha Regina (2012) was nominated for the Russian Booker Prize and shortlisted by the Big Book Award jury; it was published by Oneworld Publications in English in 2016. His collection of short stories House of Fears (2015) was nominated for the New Literature Prize. Vadim is a member of the St Petersburg Writers Union, Executive Secretary of the National Bestseller Prize and Executive Director of the Grigorievsky Prize.

How to participate to the Conference

There are four lectures per day: choose from one of two options per session. You can move from one stream to another throughout the day as you wish. Each lecture session lasts 70 minutes, including time for discussion. Lectures are entirely in Russian and are supported with handouts. We also encourage conversation in Russian during breaks.

Places are limited to 32 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.

The fee includes morning and afternoon tea / coffee and biscuits. Lunch is not provided: please bring your own packed lunch or use local cafes.

Fees and Payment

Standard Rate - now applies
Pay by Friday 24 March 2017
£130 SCRSS members, £150 non-members

The full fee must be paid with your booking. See our refunds policy below.

We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer only. If an organisation is paying for you, we can provide an invoice.

How to Book

Download the seminar booking form (pdf, 583KB). Print and complete the booking form and return to the SCRSS with:

- Cheque made payable to the "SCRSS" or
- Request for our bank details (to pay by bank transfer) or
- Invoicing details (where an organisation is paying for you)

Full details on these payment methods are given on the booking form.

Please note:
We only accept bookings for the full two-day seminar (not one-day bookings).

Fees are non-refundable except where:
Participants cancel their booking before 24 March 2017. Participants cancel for medical reasons with a doctor's certificate. The SCRSS cancels the seminar.

Information & contacts

Tel: 020 7274 2282
Email: ruslibrary@scrss.org.uk
Web: www.scrss.org.uk

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