Russian Literature: St. Petersburg Bridges

Petersburg teachers and methodologists will present their interpretations of works of art in author’s video lectures. By looking at the same topic from two perspectives, you will be able to build bridges between different points of view on the text — from traditional to completely unexpected, in many ways controversial, even paradoxical.

Lectures in Russian with English subtitles
20 lessons with assignments
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With the passage of time, the literary space becomes more and more „nonlinear“ and multifaceted. Milorad Pavić, considered „the author of the first book of the XXI century,“ wrote: „I always think of my reader. I offer him a choice — millions of possible paths for reading. And, the more the book he has read differs from the one I have written, the better I have dealt with my task.“ But where to start when determining the individual reader’s path in the vast world of literature?
Lektorium
Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum 239 in St. Petersburg
In this course, you will be introduced to different routes, approaches to text analysis that will help you find your own reading of the classics.

Target audience

  • The course will help students to supplement the knowledge of the school curriculum and replenish the argumentation base for writing essays
  • Teachers will get acquainted with an alternative author’s point of view, and course materials will be a great addition to literature lessons, electives and circles
  • A wide audience will be able to take a fresh look at the works of Russian literature, take a walk around the literary Petersburg and get acquainted with modern teaching methods

What will you learn

  • How to read well-known texts in a new way and see a lot of interesting things
  • Understand other people’s reading interpretations and seek your own
Authors
This course was created by the best literature teachers of the leading schools of St. Petersburg.
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Sergei Fedorov
PhD in Pedagogics. Associate Professor of the Department of Philological Education of the St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education, teacher of Russian language and literature
Veronica Razumets
Russian Language and Literature Teacher at the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 in St. Petersburg
Nadezhda Lazareva
Russian Language and Literature Teacher at the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 in St. Petersburg
Maria Amfilohieva
Poet, prose writer, member of the Writers’ Union of Russia since 2004. Russian Language and Literature Teacher at the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 in St. Petersburg

Tatiana Ryzhkova
PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor of the Department of Language and Literary Education of the Child, Herzen University
Natalia Kuzina
Russian Language and Literature Teacher at the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 in St. Petersburg. Honorary Worker of General Education
Yulia Malkova
Associate Professor of the Department of Philological Education, St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education, teacher of Russian language and literature
Lyubov Serdakova
Russian Language and Literature Teacher at the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 in St. Petersburg

Course program
Chapter 1. Bridge over Time
  • Queen of Spades Mystery
  • The Queen of Spades Echoes
Chapter 2. The Bridge of Poetic Bridges
  • Roll call of poets
  • „And Lermontov alone goes out onto the road“ (Georgy Ivanov)
Chapter 3. Writer’s Bridge
  • The image of the forest in Ivan Turgenev’s novel „Fathers and Sons“
  • Lev Tolstoy. Mastery of psychologism
Chapter 4. Bridge of Views
  • Japanese bridges of Russian prose
  • „Foreign look“ on „Eugene Onegin“
Chapter 5. Horse Bridge
  • Good attitude towards horses
  • How prophetic is Oleg the Prophet?
Chapter 6. The Bridge of Perception
  • Reminiscences in „The Lost Tram“ by Nikolai Gumilyov
  • What bridges does a lost tram fly over?
Chapter 7. Moscow — Petersburg
  • Marina Tsvetaeva. Lyrics at work
  • „A city beloved by bitter love“ Anna Akhmatova
Chapter 8. Bridge of Destiny
  • Non-children’s problems of children’s literature
  • Execution verses
Chapter 9. The Overseas Bridge
  • „For laughter is joy...“ Nadezhda Teffi
  • „Labyrinths of words and thoughts“ (Russian modernism by Vladimir Nabokov and Gaito Gazdanov)
Chapter 10. Intertextual Bridge
  • The Case of Master Bo
  • „With wings folded“: the relationship between the poetry of Afanasy Fet and Alexander Kushner
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20 lessons
This is enough to cover the topic. Each lesson is made in the format of a longread with video lectures, text and graphic materials and links
Vivid and constructive speech
The author speaks simply and clearly, using catchy examples
Free schedule
There are no deadlines or due dates for homework assignments. Materials are available immediately, you can start learning through the chatbot at any time and return to the course when you have time
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Russian Literature: St. Petersburg Bridges
Petersburg teachers and methodologists will present their interpretations of works of art in author’s video lectures. By looking at the same topic from two perspectives, you will be able to build bridges between different points of view on the text — from traditional to completely unexpected, in many ways controversial, even paradoxical.

Lectures in Russian with English subtitles.

What will you get

  • 20 lessons with assignments in a chatbot
  • Author’s presentation: simple, clear and with interest in the subject
  • Free schedule: no deadlines and due dates for assignments
  • All materials are available immediately, you can start learning at a convenient time
  • Professional video and modern graphics
  • Quick contact with technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

What will you learn

  • How to read well-known texts in a new way and see a lot of interesting things
  • Understand other people’s reading interpretations and seek your own
Sign up for the course for free. Learning will start in summer 2022
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