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Book signing recognizes UIS professor’s new work on Symbolist writer

March 21, 2005

SPRINGFIELD - Rosina Neginsky, a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Springfield, will sign copies of her new book, Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the lobby of the UIS Studio Theatre. A reception will follow; both the signing and reception are free and open to the public. The Studio Theatre is located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus.

Though little-known today, Zinaida Vengerova (1867-1941) was in her lifetime an important Symbolist writer and literary critic who is credited with introducing 19th century Russian intellectuals to a wide spectrum of Western European literature, art, and thought. Neginsky describes her book as “a biography, but also a cultural history and literary criticism that discusses issues related to the turn of the century in Europe.” In Search of Beauty is published by Peter Lang (University of Heidelberg series), Germany.

Currently associate professor of Liberal Studies and Individual Option at UIS, Neginsky is also an affiliated member of the English faculty. She is the author of two books of poetry, Under the Light of the Moon and Dancing over the Precipice. Neginsky holds degrees from the University of Paris III and earned the Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For more information, contact Neginsky at 206-7431.

 

 

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