Round Table talk: A “Citizen of a language”: Joseph Brodsky’s Life, Loves and Poetry (Part 2)

Round Table talk: A “Citizen of a language”: Joseph Brodsky’s Life, Loves and Poetry (Part 2)


Please join us on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. for the second Round Table Discussion devoted to Joseph Brodsky’s oeuvre. The purpose of this round table talk is to acquaint the participants with some information about life and works of Russian-American poet and essayist Joseph Brodsky. Our second round table talk would be dedicated to Brodsky’s prose works. We will start with his biographical essays Less than One (1976) and In a Room and a Half (1985) and then address the following questions: How did Brodsky describe his parents? Why did he decide to write about them in English? How do you understand Brodsky’s idea that aesthetic is a mother of ethic? What did influence Brodsky’s ethic? How did he describe the meaning of literature in his life? Why did Brodsky quit school at the age of fifteen? How do you understand his ‘happy sensation of escape’? What kind of special features did Brodsky’s youth have? Does it different from your own experience? To what extent, according your point of view, Brodsky’s early life in Russia did influence his poetic and philosophical development? Round Table discussion is led by Elena Neznamova – Associate Professor, MA in Psychosocial Studies – Birkbeck University, Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar.

The event will be held in English.

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