International Round Table “Truth and Fiction in Stories about the Past” will be held via Zoom on December 4, 2020 at 19:00.

Organizer: Department of Discourse and Communication Studies, Philological Faculty, MSU.

The discussion will be conducted in English.

Round Table Info (English)

XLVI International conference of the Russian Society for American Culture Studies (RSACS) will be held on Zoom platform of the Journalism Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University on December 2-5, 2020.

Plenary Opening Session is scheduled for December 2, 2020.

Here is the Program of the Conference (English)

The journal Literature of the Americas has been approved for inclusion in the international database Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. Ulrich's Periodicals Directory provides information about more than 300,000 periodicals from 90,000 publishers covering 950 subject areas and 200 languages. Detailed bibliographic records include data such as ISSN and title, publisher, online availability, subject area, language, abstracting and indexing coverage, searchable tables of contents, and full-text reviews. 

Editor of the Literature of the Americas, Deputy Director of IWL RAS, Doctor Hab. in Philology Andrey Kofman gave a talk on his new book Revolution on the Way to El Dorado. Chronicle of a Rebellion of Lope de Aguirre Written by Francisсo Vasquez (St. Petersburg: Kriga, 2020) on the radio Echo of Moscow in the program Unpast Time.

Echo of Moscow, Unpast Time, July 12, 2020

The Gorky media published a material on police violence against black people in African American literature of the 20th century. Olga Panova, editor-in-chief of Literature of the Americas, Doctor Hab. of Philology, lead research fellow at IWL RAS, compiled a short guide to racial issues in the works of African American writers of the twentieth century.

READ (russian) 

The Kriga publishing house issued a book by the specialist in Latin American history, literature and folklore, Doctor Hab. in Philology Andrey Kofman:

Revolution on the Way to El Dorado. Chronicle of a Rebellion of Lope de Aguirre Written by Francisсo Vasquez. Saint Petersburg: Kriga, 2020. 240 p.

The book is dedicated to the most famous expedition in search of El Dorado launched from Peru in 1560.


Russian State University for the Humanities accepts application for Fulbright Summer School Afroamericans and Afroamerican Culture in the US and in Russia that will be held on June 15-20, 2020.

Organizers: Russian State University for the Humanities with financial support of the Fulbright Program in Russia, Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polyana”.

Deadline for the submission of applications: 1 April 2020.

Conference Info and Application form (Russian)


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