FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 05, 2012
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153
Effect of ‘Don Quixote’ on Dostoevsky and his works topic of lecture to be delivered by Marshall Prof. Slav N. Gratchev
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Prof. Slav N. Gratchev will deliver a lecture titled Cervantes and Dostoevsky: Crossing the Boundaries of Space and Time, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus.
In his presentation, Prof. Gratchev will examine how Cervantes’ classic novel, Don Quixote, affected Dostoevsky and his great works, specifically Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and Brothers Karamazov. His lecture is being presented by Marshall’s College of Liberal Arts.
Gratchev is an assistant professor of Spanish at Marshall University. He received his first M.A. in Saint Petersburg, Russia and his second M.A. at the University of Alverta, Canada. He received his Ph.D. at Purdue University. The main area of his research is Spanish Literature of Renaissance and Baroque combined with a keen interest in Spanish Cinema.
“We are very fortunate to have Professor Gratchev in our department of modern languages as he brings considerable skill in teaching languages and foreign literature,” said Dr. David Pittenger, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “His broad ranging interest in literature helps us understand the evolution of the novel as an art and a window into minds of others.”
Gratchev’s lecture is free to the public.