Report by Polina Blinnikova Evgeny Anichkov: between Russia and the West
On June 30, 2021, within the framework of the seminar "Dialogue between Russia and Europe: the View of Young Researchers" Polina Blinnikova, the research assistant of the Laboratory, made a report.
Evgeny Anichkov is a famous Russian philologist, literary historian and critic. An outstanding person in all areas. He devoted most of his work to the analysis of ancient Russian motifs, paganism and legends. Even before the forced emigration, he was engaged in research, including in other areas. Several times Anichkov visited London and Paris, where he studied the work of various writers. He wrote about Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, contemporary Russian poetry, and much more. Unfortunately, the figure of Anichkov is little known and has been undeservedly forgotten for a long time. After emigrating from the Russian Empire to Yugoslavia, Anichkov did not stop his creative work. He gave a course of lectures on Slavic folklore and mythology at the Russian Higher School in Paris, as well as at Oxford University. In 1920 he became a professor at the University of Belgrade. From October 1955 he was an honorary member and deputy chairman of the Union of Russian Writers and Journalists in Yugoslavia.
The speaker touched upon the creative biography of the literary critic and examined several fairly little-known works by Anichkov dedicated to Russian and Western writers.
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