At the end of the first Summer month Creative Diplomacy arranged an online lecture about Literature as Soft Power. Lecturer
: Olga Tipaylova, translator and editor of Creative Diplomacy, author of essays for the Meeting Russia Journals Language
- Why is Russian classic literature an efficient tool of Russia's soft power?
- What makes literature a mirror of a society, or of a nation?
- What negative trends are threatening literature today?
- How can common roots of all nations of the Indo-European language family be traced in folklore and literature?
- What picture of the western society do the classic works of western authors give?
- What questions do the Russian classics raise?
- Homer's Iliad
- Russian folk tales
- Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale "Fisherman and the Fish"
- Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Fisherman and His Wife"
- J.W. von Goethe's "Reineke Fuchs"
- Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment", "The Idiot", "The Brothers Karamazov"
- Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights"
- Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre"
- Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey", "Mansfield Park"
- John Galsworthy's "The Forsyte Saga"
- Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited"
- Archibald Cronin's "Hatter's Castle"
- A. Conan Doyle's stories of Sherlock Holmes
- Émile Zola's "Money"
- Balzac's "The Human Comedy"
- Anton Chekhov's short stories
- Mikhail Sholokhov's "And Quiet Flows the Don", etc.