Russian scholar to visit Waupaca
Rotary hosting speaker in October
The Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club will host Dr. Elena Volkova during the month of October.
A professor emeritus of religious history and American literature, Volkova retired from Moscow State University over ideological differences after 30 years of teaching.
Her published works include “The Salvation Story in Russian Literature” and “Visions of Heaven and Hell” in the Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology. She has also published an essay on Samuel Coleridge, “The Albatross in Russia: Praised, Killed and Repented.”
In 1993, Volkova and her daughter Masha were guests of Bill and Peggy Riemer of Waupaca. Her 2015 visit will bring people in Waupaca County up to date on what is happening in Russia today.
She plans to deliver her message to as many people in Waupaca County as possible, including schools, churches, libraries and other organizations.
She will reflect on how Russians view their President Putin, and what they think of the relationship between Russia and the United States.
She will also discuss daily life in Russia, as well as focus on the ways U.S. systems of education differ from Russia, and ways that they are similar.
Anyone interested in arranging for Dr. Volkova to speak to their organization may contact John Gusmer at 715-630-9943 or Henry Veleker at 715-572-6240.