Rosina Neginsky

Rosina NeginskyRosinaN

Associate Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies, Women’s Studies, English
Ph.D. English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Email: rnegi1@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7431
Office: UHB 3027

Teaching Interests: European literature (English Pre-Raphaelites; French and Russian Symbolists), 1850-1920, contemporary French literature.

Courses: Ancient Greek and Biblical Motifs in European Literature, 1880-Present, Dostoevsky, European Cinema, International Women Writers, Literary Heroines, Symbolist Movement in Europe; Expatriate Paris.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Light and Darkness, ed., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014 (forthcoming).

Salome: Image of a Woman Who Never Was, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West, Peter Lang, Heidelberg University Series, 2004; second edition 2006.

Poetry

In the Garden of Luxembourg, Harmattan, 2014 (forthcoming).

Juggler, University Press of the South, 2009.

Under the Light of the Moon, “Slovo-Word,” New York, 2002.

Dancing Over the Precipice, Effect publishing house, New York, 1997.


Art Catalogs

Catalogue for the Art exhibit: Sergei Chepik: White Guard, University of Illinois Art Gallery, 2009

Catalogue for the Art exhibit. Alexandra Pregel: Search for Self, University of Illinois Art Gallery, 2006

Editorial experience

Founder and editor in chief of the series Art, Literature and Music in Symbolism and Decadence, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, first volume to appear in 2014.

Selected Articles

Aesthetics of Michael Vrubel,” http://irphil.univ-lyon3.fr/accueil-philosophie/philosophie/recherche/publications/la-clandestinite-etudes-sur-la-pensee-russe-582181.kjsp?RH=1326705502535, 2011.

“Alexandra Pregel,” – book chapter, Russian Artists in USA, Canada, 2011.

“Mallarmé and Self-Portrait in Disguise,” Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, Cambridge Scholar Publisher, Cambridge, 2010.

Bagritsky and Nekrasov, two book chapters, Dictionary of Literary Biography, 2010.

“L’amour chez Platon, Vl. Soloviev et les symbolistes russes,” La Raison, Lyon, 2008.

“Pourquoi Zinaida Vengerova perçoit Symbolism comme fin-de-siècle reinterpretation de la Renaissance?”

Lettres Modernes, Lyon, France, 2007

“Angela Carter,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, DLB 319: British and Irish Short Fiction Writers, 1945- 2000, Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 2005

“Zinaida Vengerova,” Russian Women Writers, Garland Publishers, 1999.

“Cervantes,” 1998, Reference Guide to Short Fiction, St. James Press, Chicago, 1998.

Selected Book Reviews

Temps ressenti” et “Temps construit” dans la littérature russe et française au XXe siècle. Editors Jean-Philippe Jaccard et Ioulia Podoroga. Editions Kimé, Paris, 2013, for the Revue des Etudes Slaves, 2014

Revue des Etudes Slaves: Tome soixante-dix-neuvième (LXXIX), fascicule 3. Entre les genres. L’écriture de l’intime dans la littérature russe XIXe-XXe siècles. Paris: publiée par l’Institut d’études slaves et le Centre d’études slaves. Unité mixes de l’université Paris-Sorbonne et du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 2008; Slavic and East European Journal, Summer, 2011.

Le Dialogue des Arts dans le Symbolisme Russe, dossier dirigé par Jean-Claude Marcadé, La Revue d’Etudes Slaves, Paris, 2010.

Lev Karsavine. Le poème de la mort. Translation, afterword (“postface”) and biographical sketch by FranHoise Lesourd. Editions l’Age d’Homme. Lausanne, Suisse, 2003, Slavic and East European Journal, submitted for the publication in 2006.

Sonia I. Ketchian, Keats and The Russian Poets, Slavic and East European Journal, 2003.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AT THE CONFERENCES BY INVITATION

Lecture on Russian Symbolism, Seminar in Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, France, June 2015

Angst in Redon’s art works, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, France, June 2015

Poetry translation, University of Lyon — Jean Moulin, Lyon, France, May 2015

Redon’s Writings and Mental Illness, American Association of Comparative Literature, Seattle, March 2015

Charcot and Redon, College Art Association, New York, February 2015

Dance of Salome as a Forme of Entertainement, International Conference on entertainement in Silver Age, Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France, November 2013.

Mallarmé and Debussy, International Conference on Debussy, Paris, France, December 2012.

Zinaida Hippius’ Perception of Love, International Conference on Hippius, Strasbourg, France, December 2012.

Double Meaning of Beheadings in Gustave Moreau and Odion Redon, College Art Association, New York, February, 2013.

The Image of Salome in Art in the 19th and 20th Centuries as a Symbol of Social Ideology, The European Union the Politicization of Europe, Vienna, Austria, December 2011

Dmitri Shostakovich and his opera The Nose, Conference on Shostakovich, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, February 2011

Michael Vrubel: Literature and Art, College Art Association, Chicago, IL, February 2010

Mallarmé and Self-Portrait in Disguise, International Conference: Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, University of Illinois, April 2009

Salome’s dance in Flaubert’s “Herodias, Modern Art Colloquial, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2008

The Image of Salome/Herodiade as a Self-Portrait, “Symbolist Movement in Europe: The Aesthetics of Arrival,” American Association of Comparative Literature, April 2008

La raison de Platon chez Vl. Soloviev et les symbolistes russes (Plato’s Reason in Works of Vl. Soloviev and Russian Symbolists), La Raison (The Reason), Colloque international (International Conference), department of Philosophy and Modern Languages and Literatures, Lyon, France, November 2007

The Occult in the Gustave Meyrink’s Novels The Angel of the West Window and The Golem and their Influence on Michael Bulgakov’s Novel The Master and Margarita, “European Symbolism and Its Manifestations in the Russian Literature Written under the Soviet Regime,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New Orleans, November 2007.

Vladimir Soloviev and Literary Salons, lecture at the Philosophical Seminar at the Institute des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France, April 2007.

Occult in the novel of Gustave Meyrink, The Angel of the West Window, “Word, Image, and Ideology in Hapsburg Europe,” Denver, October 2006.

“Teaching Literature online for general education students,” Midwest Modern Languages Association, Saint Louis, USA, November, 2004.

Selected Book Presentations, Signing, Interviews, Poetry Readings

April 2013, Poetry reading, Hyde Park Players, Chicago, Illinois: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt3NPWtnHHg

June 2013, Librairie du Globe, Paris, France.

April 2011, Poetry reading, Univesity of Chicago faculty club, Chicago, Illinois.

October 2010, the same as below, Paris, France.

October 2010, Poetry reading from Juggler, University of Chicago book store, Chicago, Illinois.

April 2010, Poetry reading from Juggler, at the Society of Midland Authors event, Chicago, Illinois.

March 2010, Poetry reading from Juggler, Barnes and Noble, Chicago, Illinois

November 2009, Poetry reading from Juggler, State Library, Skokie, Illinois

October 2009, Poetry reading from Juggler, La maison du livre russe, Paris, France

April 2009, Poetry reading from my newly published book of poetry, Juggler. State Library, Springfield, IL

April 2007, Taste of UIS: on Zinaida Vengerova: In Search for Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West.

April 2007, Lecture at the Sangamo Club in Literary Series on Zinaida Vengerova: In Search for Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West.

December 2006, NPR, interview about the exhibit “Alexandra Pregel: Search for Self”

SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES in the community and at the UIS

I am a regular guest lecturer at the Art Association in Springfield and similar other local institutions:

Lecture on Gustave Moreau (Spring, 2006)

Lecture on Chaim Soutine (March, 2008)

Lecture on Za Woo ki and Abstract Art (October 2008)

Lecture on Michael Vrubel (Taylorville Art Association, November 2009)

Lecture on Michael Vrubel (February 2010)

Lecture on Rogier Van der Weyden (February 2011)

Lecture on Odilon Redon (February 2012)

Lecture on Leonardo da Vinci (November 2013)

Gallery Talks

UIS Art Gallery: a lecture on Alexandra Pregel, “Alexandra Pregel: Search for Self,” UIS Art Gallery, December 2005

UIS Art Gallery: a lecture on Sergei Chepik, October 2009

Springfield College: a lecture on Sergei Chepik, November 2009

Illinois State Library: a lecture on Sergei Chepik, November 2009

Springfield Art Association: a lecture on Vasily Miazyn, September 2012

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Founder and the first president of the international and interdisciplinary association Art, Literature, Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD), Summer 2010.

http://www.uis.edu/hosted-orgs/ALMSD/conferences/2009/index.html

Initiator of the exchange program between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ecole du Louvre in Paris, 2009.

Chair of Liberal and Integrative Studies department, 2006.-2007.

Founder and chair of an European Film Festival at UIS which was at the origin of the International Film Series that is now a regular event at UIS, Fall 2002, 2003, 2004.

Founder and chair of a Springfield based group Kindred Spirits that shares research and writing, 2005-2008; 2010-present.

Director of the computer language lab, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1999-2001.

Manager of Grigorieff and Tchernycheva Archive: cataloged and negotiated the sale of this archive to Harvard University. Serge Grigorieff was the manager and administrator of the Diagilev Ballet from 1909 to 1929; the manager and administrator of the de Basil Ballet Russe; and administrator and regisseur of Covent Garden Ballet. His wife, Liubov Tchernycheva, was a prima ballerina in these three companies, 1994.

A member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Midland Authors, 2007 to present.

Served on a number of LIS/LNT, English and Visual Arts search committees, personnel committees, department committees, and a technology committee, 2000-2014.

Conferences

Conceiver, organizer and chair of a three day international interdisciplinary conference, “Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences,” the theme Light and Darkness, April 25-April 28, 2012:

http://www.uis.edu/hosted-orgs/conferences/symbolism/conference.html, 50 presenters.

Conceiver, organizer and chair of a three day international interdisciplinary conference, “Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences,” April 22-April 25, 2009:

http://www.uis.edu/hosted- orgs/conferences/symbolism/presenters.html, 50 presenters.

Panel Chairman and Organizer

In cooperation of the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, ALMSD is organizing its third conference. The theme is Angst. It will take place in Paris, 4-6 June, 2015.

American Association of Comparative Literature (ALMSD), Mental Illness in literature of Symbolist Movement, 26-29 March, 2015.

College Art Association (ALMSD), Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, Chicago, February, 2014.

International Comparative Literature Association, Mental Illnesses in Literature and Symbolist Movement, July, 2013.

College Art Association (ALMSD), Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, New York, February, 2013.

College Art Association (ALMSD), Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, New York, February 2012.

College Art Association (ALMSD), Symbolism: New Ideas, New Research, Chicago, February 2010.

Moderator, Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, University of Illinois, April 2009.

Symbolist Movement in Europe: The Aesthetics of Arrival, American Association of Comparative Literature, April 2008.

European Symbolism and Its Manifestations in the Russian Literature Written Under the Soviet Regime Symbolist Movement in Europe: The Aesthetics of Arrival, American Association of Comparative Literature, April 2008, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New York, November 2007.

European Symbolism and Its Manifestations in the Russian Literature Written Under the Soviet Regime, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New York, November, 2007.

Russian Philosophy and Modernism, AATSEEL, New York, December 1995.

Russian Philosophy and Modernism, AATSEEL, Chicago, December 1992.

Art Exhibits

Conceiver, organizer and curator of the Art Exhibit: Vasily Miazyn, Springfield Art Association, September 2012.

Conceiver, organizer and curator of the Art Exhibit: Sergei Chepik and Michael Bulgakov’s novel White Guard,

University of Illinois at Springfield Art Gallery, Springfield College, Springfield State Library, Fall 2009.

Conceiver, organizer and curator of the Art Exhibit: Alexandra Pregel: Search for Self, University of Illinois at Springfield Art Gallery, 2005-2006.

SELECTED RESEARCH AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS and HONORS

Awards

Recipient of the University Scholars’ Award, 2008, the most prestigious University of Illinois Award for teaching and intellectual accomplishments.

Grants

Recipient of NEH grant, Summer Institute on Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, 2012.

Recipient of the conference grant from the University of Illinois Vice President Office for the International Symposium on “The Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences,” the University of Illinois Conference Center, Allerton Park, April, 2012.

Recipient of The Strategic Academic Initiatives Grant from the University of Illinois at Springfield to organize the International Symposium on “The Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences,” the University of Illinois Conference Center, Allerton Park, April, 2012.

Recipient of a private grant to organize the International Symposium on “The Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences,” the University of Illinois Conference Center, Allerton Park, April, 2012.

Recipient of The Strategic Academic Initiatives Grant from UIS to organize the International Symposium on “The Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences.” It took place in April, 2009 at the University of Illinois Conference Center, Allerton Park.

Recipient of the University summer research grant, 2008, University of Illinois

Recipient of Kenyon College Publication Grant: 1994 (winter) – Funds to complete a publication of the article “Striving for Perfection: The First Russian Ecumenist Vladimir Soloviev and his Perception of Jewry and Judaism.”

Recipient of a travel grant: IREX (International Research and Exchange Board): To present a paper entitled ‘Is Life a Form of Art? The Period of Russian Symbolism Presented Through the Correspondence of Zinaida Vengerova’ at the 5th World Congress of the ICCEES in Warsaw, August 1995.

Recipient of NEH grant, Summer Seminar on Ekphrasis, University of Chicago, Summer 2003.

Recipient of National Endowment for Humanities – NEH grant, Summer Seminar on Russian Orthodoxy, Moscow, summer 1993.

Recipient of Grinnell College Research Grants: 1989 (winter), 1990 (sum) – Dissertation grants; 1991 (summer),1992(winter)- Funds to visit Archives in France and England.

Honors

Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago, January – September 2007

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Associate Researcher, 1996-1999

University of Chicago, Visiting Scholar, 1993-1994.

SELECTED HONORS

Included in Who is Who in America, 2007, 2008, 2010

Included in Who’s Who in America’s Best Teachers in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010

Included in The International Who’s Who in Poetry, 2005, 2006, 2007