Visit to the University of Debrecen

As part of the grant supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Foundation for the Russian Language and Culture in Hungary (the project on “Phenomenology of happiness in Russian literature of the 18th – 20th centuries”), Svetlana Rudakova, Head of the Department of Linguistics and Literature Studies, the Institute of Humanities, from the 7th of November till the 13th of November gave classes to students of the University of Debrecen, the Institute of Slavic Studies, devoted to Russian culture in the European context.

One of the central issues under discussion was directly related to the subject of the grant. Students from Hungary focused on analyzing The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin and The Little Tragedies by Alexander Pushkin, namely the search for, and the idea of happiness stated in these literary works.

The issue of happiness was also discussed at international research workshops carried out in December by the Department of Linguistics and Literature Studies of NMSTU as part of the mentioned grant. Students from Russia and Hungary, majoring in philology, supervised by Professor Rudakova S.V., Professor Zaitseva T.B. and Associate Professor Molnar A., analyzed and discussed the idea of happiness in the works by Gyula Krúdy and Ivan Bunin. 

József Goretity, Director of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Regéczi Ildikó and Angelika Molnar, team members involved into the activities under the grant, expressed their interest in continuing collaboration.

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