26 October 2012, 6 p.m.
Russia and Russians in the mirror of contemporary Russian literature
A lecture by Irina Prokhorowa
Lectures organised in cooperation with the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding are an inherent part of the tradition of debates about the culture of European countries held in the International Cultural Centre. The leading theme of the planned series of meetings is contemporary Poland and Russia, with a special emphasis on issues related to literature, culture, history and national heritage.
Irina Prokhorowa – philologist, cultural historian, owner and director of the one of the largest Russian publishing houses, New Literary Observer (Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie), which promotes intellectual literature (including polish) in Russia, as well as editor of a literary journal under the same title. She is the initiator of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundations that supports valuable cultural projects, especially in Russian provinces.
The writer and society
27 November 2012, 6 p.m.
A lecture by Victor Yerofeyev
Victor Yerofeyev is a writer, columnist and one of the initiators of Metropol, an underground literary magazine that published texts by Russian writers of various generations by evading censorship.
In Russian prose, Yerofeyev has a reputation of being a scandalmonger and provocateur. His works have a strong erotic charge, and contain sarcastic criticism of Russian history and myths. The current productions of Teatr Nowy in Krakow include “The Encyclopedia of the Russian Soul” based on Victor Yerofeyev’s novel under the same title.
Admission free. A lectures will be translated simultaneously from Russian.