On 20 June, Alexander Zhytenev, associate professor at the Department of Humanities and Arts of the Faculty of Philology of VSU, took part in the First International Conference of Russian Studies at the University of Barcelona (Spain).
The conference was organised by the Department of Slavic Philology of the Faculty of Philology of the University of Barcelona. The organising committee also included specialists in Slavic studies from the University of Granada, the University of Zurich, the University of Greifswald, Tamkang University, Moscow State University, and Saint Petersburg State University.
Overall, there were 350 participants from 50 countries. The conference focused on contemporary Russian literature, theoretical and applied linguistics, and teaching Russian as a foreign language.
The participants discussed the current reality as presented in the modern literature and the notion of modernism in Russian science. The plenary sessions took place in the Paranimf hall of the university’s old building. The panel discussions took place in at the Faculty of Philology. The conference lasted three days. The proceedings of the conference are to be published.
The conference started with welcoming speeches by the General Consul of the Russian Federation in Barcelona, Yury Klimenko, the Rector of the University of Barcelona, J. Elias, and a professor of the Department of Slavic Studies, J. Castelvie.