Rosina Neginsky is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. She teaches comparative literature and art history at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Her area of expertise is English, French and Russian art and literature between 1850 and 1920. She is the author of the book, Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West, which underwent two editions. Neginsky has authored numerous articles on Russian and European artists, poets and writers, three books of poetry, Dancing Over the Precipice, Under the Light of the Moon, and Juggler; organized and curated two art exhibits, Alexandra Pregel: A Search for Self and Sergei Chepik: Between East and West; and organized the international interdisciplinary conference, Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, which is the basis for the volume Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences. She is the president and founder of an international interdisciplinary organization: Art, Literature, Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD). She has received numerous awards from the National Endowment for Humanities and IREX, and is a recipient of the University Scholar Award, the most prestigious University of Illinois award, which celebrates intellectual and creative achievements of the University of Illinois faculty.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Strategic Initiative Grant from the Provost's Office at UIS, University of Illinois Vice President's Office, Information Technology Services, Dr. Moy, the society of Art, Literature and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD) and the department of Liberal and Integrative Studies (LNT) at UIS.
Rosina Neginsky expresses her special thanks to the Farokh Eslahi, Associate Provost and CIO, and his excellent Information Technology Services team.
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