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On September 27, 2018 researchers of the A.M. Gorky Institute of the World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS) and members of the editorial board of the Literature of the Americas gave a talk on T.S. Eliot on the Kultura TV channel in the program Observer. The discussion was dedicated to the 130th anniversary of T.S. Eliot.

Observer, Kultura TV Channel, September 27, 2018

Guests: Olga Panova, Doctor Hab. in Philology, Professor of the Department of the History of Foreign Literatures, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Olga Polovinkina, Doctor Hab. in Philology, Professor of the Department of Comparative History and Literature, Russian State University for the Humanities; Andrey Astvatsaturov, philologist, writer, Associate professor of the Department of the History of Foreign Literatures, St. Petersburg State University.

Moderator: Fekla Tolstaya.

Andrey Kofman's book about the Spanish conquest of America and the fate of the famous conquistadors Under the Patronage of Santiago was shortlisted for the Humanitas nomination of the "Book of the Year-2018" award.

https://godliteratury.ru/projects/short-list-humanitas-na-konkurse-kniga-goda

Ekaterina Stetsenko, who died today, July 21, 2018, was a reputed scholar, co-author and co-editor of the fundamental six volume Literary History of the USA (1997-2013), Doctor habilitat in philology, leading research fellow at Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a member of our editorial board.

We are deeply saddened by the news, our most sincere sympathies go out to the family and friends of our dear colleague.

Fragments from the book Aesthetic Innovation and the Democratic Principle. Essays on Twentieth-Century American Poetry and Fiction by the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin professor Heinz Ickstadt, can be read online now (see section Americana).

"Professionalism at its Best" - Tatiana Venediktova’s review of the Heinz Ickstadt’s book - was published in Literature of the Americas (№4, 2018)

On May 14, 2018 American writer and journalist Tom Wolfe died in New York at age 87.

Commemorating the pioneer of New journalism we publish the article by Dmitry Bykov:

In Memoriam the Wolf. Tom Wolfe dies in the United States (in Russian)

(published in the journal SNOB, May 16, 2018)

Uncle Tom's Cabin Revisited

Radio Kultura is implementing a new project "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe: a 30-series radio version of the legendary novel (performed by Maxim Sukhanov); with the commentaries by American literary historians Olga Panova, Olga Polovinkina, Irina Morozova, Alexandr Livergant and others.

http://www.cultradio.ru/brand/about/id/62613/

The LITFACT publishing house issued a book: Vladimir Nabokov. Correspondence with Mikhail Karpovich

The LITFACT publishing house issued a book:

Vladimir Nabokov. Correspondence with Mikhail Karpovich. Ed. by Andrey Babikov. Moscow: Litfakt, 2018. Series "Biblioteka Litnasledstva".

The correspondence of Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) with Mikhail Karpovich (1988-1959), which continued for over a quarter of a century, details the little-studied initial stage of Nabokov's literary and academic career in America after he left Europe in May 1940.

Articles by the California State University professor Choi Chatterjee in the section Americana

Articles by the California State University professor Choi Chatterjee, dedicated to the Soviet-American cultural contacts, were published in the section Americana.

http://litda.ru/index.php/en/americana-eng