Lafayette Library and Learning Center - Community Hall
The Golden Age of Russian culture embraced most of the 19th century. Explore the intertwining of literature, music, art, and folklore within the context of historical and cultural factors, such as the quest for national identity, a peculiar amalgam of aristocratic and peasant culture, and the Russian value system and mentality. Meet the poet Pushkin, composer Glinka, painter Levitan, and other lesser-known artists.
Elena Sheygal-Placzek is a retired professor of the Volgograd University, Russia, and has a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology. She has taught courses in cross-cultural communication to Russian and American students and is the author of the English-Russian Dictionary of US Life and Culture. She served as a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley in 2006.