Lecturer at the Institute of Philology – Lecturer of the Russian Society “Knowledge”

The Russian society “Knowledge” holds many educational events, among which is the youth lecture hall “What they don’t talk about at school.”
Lecture halls are organized in many cities of Russia; experienced lecturers and people who have achieved success in their professional field are involved as speakers.
Two days of lectures were held on the site in St. Petersburg in a historical place – the palace of Princess Zinaida Yusupova, which since 1947 has hosted the regional branch of the Knowledge Society. Among the speakers – representatives of the Institute of World Literature. A.M. Gorky (Moscow), Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.M. A.I. Herzen (St. Petersburg) and Petrozavodsk State University.

The speaker from PetrSU was Anna Aleksandrovna Skoropadskaya, Associate Professor of the Department of Classical Philology, Russian Literature and Journalism of the Institute of Philology, who spoke about who, how and why studies the work of F.M. Dostoevsky. The topic of the report is “Secrets of Dostoevsky’s notebooks: why did the Russian writer resort to Latin?” In her speech, Anna Aleksandrovna presented one of the directions of the collective research project “Dostoevsky and Antiquity”, supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, on which the department’s working group had been working for three years.

The surviving notebooks and notebooks of the writer contain interesting material for study. For example, in the recordings, the Latin phrase Strepitu belli propelluntur artes (The noise of war accelerates the arts) is found twice, but it is still not clear how this aphorism got into Dostoevsky’s thesaurus,

– told A.A. Skoropadskaya about the stages of this textological detective story.

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