Erich Barganier, Fulbright Scholarship holder, delivered lecture for students of Minsk University of Management

25 September, 2014 – open lecture for students majoring in «Modern Foreign Languages» took place in Minsk University of Management. Lecture was delivered by Erich Barganier, American Fulbright Scholarship holder, who carries out research and teaches English at Belarus University of Culture and Arts, and Yuri Maslov, head of the Department of Foreign Languages at Belarusian Military Academy.

Erich Barganier told about American and British literature, focusing on the works of contemporary writers of the Southern States, many of whom were familiar to our students.

The second part of the lecture was devoted to American poetry, as well as the peculiarities of literary translation. Erich Barganier read poems by Frederic Ogden Nash, an American poet and satirist, and Yuri Maslov read his translations of those poems in Russian.

The audience was glad to know that Erich is interested in Belarusian literature and translates certain Belarusian works into English. In particular, he noted such Belarusian authors as Svetlana Alexievich, Janka Kupala, Maksim Bahdanovich.

The lecture aroused great interest among students and professional and teaching staff who took an active part in the discussion and expressed their desire to participate in such educational activities.

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