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Article

National Classics in Global Transit

Abstract. In this review the author discusses the questions raised during the
XXII Summer International School of Humanities (Moscow). The Summer School
program was focused on the subject of national literary classics in global transit: leading
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world researchers and teachers attempted to problematize a given topic in various
aspects, both academic and methodical. Lectures, workshops, roundtables, discussions
allowed to discuss the problem of the formation and transformation of the national
literary canon, and the reflection of the literary classics in popular culture, as well as
its refraction in other, non-literary, media (theater, cinema), and, finally, features of
understanding the literary classics in modern artistic practice (first of all, in the modern
novel). The methodological part of the Summer School program was no less diverse:
the problems of teaching foreign literature at school (related to the clear predominance
of Russian literary works in the school course, often studied without following the
relationship with Western European literature) and the problems of studying foreign
literature at the university were offered for discussion. Particular attention was paid to
the discussion of the course of world literature as a project.