Denison Beck Lecture Series Welcomes Rosamund Bartlett
Date of Event: October 19, 2005
Posted: October 10, 2005
The Denison University Beck Lecture Series presents translator and biographer Rosamund Bartlett at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 19) in the Davis Board Room of Barney-Davis Hall (200 West Loop Road on the Denison campus). The lecture, which will be followed by a book signing, is free and open to the public.
Bartlett is the author ofWagner and Russia and Chekhov: Scenes from a Life, which was commissioned to mark the centenary of Chekhov's death and was chosen as the Moscow Times Biography of the Year. She has also co-authoredLiterary Russia: A Guide.
In 2004 Bartlett, who has worked extensively as a translator, published the first unexpurgated edition of Chekhov's correspondence. Her new translations of a group of Chekhov's short stories,About Love and Other Stories, were short listed for the 2004 Weidenfeld Translation Prize. She is currently preparing an annotated translation of the Russian futurist opera,Victory over the Sun.
Bartlett has written the chapter on 19th century Russian culture for The Cambridge History of Russia. She has broadcast on the BBC and Russian national radio and published articles and reviews in The Times Literary Supplement, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine and BBC History Magazine.
Bartlett is reader in Russian and associate reader in music at the University of Durham and a Fellow of the European Humanities Research Centre at the University of Oxford.
The Beck Lecture Series was endowed in memory of Harriet Ewens Beck to bring outstanding writers to the Denison campus. The series has hosted such writers as Eudora Welty, Alice Walker, Tom Stoppard and W.S. Merwin. Under the sponsorship fund, each year 10 to 12 writers read from their works and participate in master classes.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Beck Lecture Series presents translator and biographer Rosamund Bartlett; 3:30 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 19), Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Contact (740) 587-6207 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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