International Conference “Bestiary of Antitheses (RES et VERBA-7)”
The event took place January 19-20, 2018, with academics from Russia and abroad participating and delivering 29 papers. The Conference was organized by the Intada Club and Institute of World Literature of the RAS.
The main topic was the antithesis of micro- and macrocosm as it is reflected in the mirror of bestiary.
The works and specific topics analyzed were “The Faerie Queene” by Spencer, Medieval bestiary, Hieronymus Bosch, fable tradition from Aesopus to the Enlightenment, Miguel de Cervantes, Serbian Literature, “L’Astrée” by d'Urfé, “Galatea” by de Florian, Exempla by Jacques de Vitry, Moon vs. Sun representation in Russian culture, paragraph initials in Cyrillic print, Pushkin and Batyushkov, Isaak Walton and John Davy, Jacques Prevert, “Bestie del’900” by Aldo Palazzeschi, centauri in Latin American literature, “Great Mirror” and “Roman Deeds”, Russian poetry of the 17th century, poems by Derzhavin, fables by Krylov, Conan Doyle and Soviet detective story authors, Arcana in Tarot, “Homolicantropus”, “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by Blasco Ibáñez,, works by Bayette, “Tudimer” by Yakov Ukhsay, “Hannibal” by Fuller, the dead and the alive in flora and fauna, and others