Russian Nature Lyric, Short Forms: Tiutchev, Mandelstam, Glazova
Berkeley-Lecture within the cooperation LMU-UCB Research in the Humanities.
How might one write a history of the nature lyric in Russia? Drawn from a larger project that attempts precisely such a history, this talk outlines one of its central threads: the short lyric form with the somewhat downplayed or diffused lyric subject, associated in the Russian lyrical tradition with Fedor Tiutchev, but recently renewed, as Golburt argues, in the work of the contemporary poet Anna Glazova. Positing brevity as a constitutive category for a particular kind of lyric engagement with nature, the talk presents three case studies of poets who, while drawing on very different sources in natural science and philosophy, share specific philosophical preoccupations with poetry as a form of cognition.
Luba Golburt is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at UC Berkeley and currently Visiting Professor at LMU.
Location and Registration
Hauptgebäude der LMU, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 // Room E 318, 80539 München