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General Information

Name:  Rosina Neginsky  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Illinois Connection

Neginsky lives in Springfield, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rosinga Neginsky was educated in Paris, France. She is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield, where she teaches Comparative Literature and Art History. Her area of expertise is English, French and Russian art and literature between 1850 and 1920. A Literary Ambassador between East and West, of numerous articles on Russian and European artists, poets and writers and of several books of poetry. She is the president and founder of the international interdisciplinary organization Art, Literature, Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD), and the editor of the volume ''Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences''. She has received several awards from the National Endowment for Humanities and IREX, and is a 2008 recipient of the University Scholar Award, the most prestigious award which the University of Illinois gives to members of the faculty.

Published Works

  • Under the Light of the Moon, Slovo-word Publishing House, 2002
  • Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty - A Literary Ambassador between East and West, Peter Lang Publishing, 2006
  • Dancing Over the Precipice
  • Juggler, University Press of the South, 2008
  • Sergei Chepik: Between East and West, University Press of the South, 2009
  • Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010
  • Salome: The Image of a Woman Who Never Was, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
  • Dans le jardin du Luxembourg: In the Garden of Luxembourg, Editions L'Harmattan, 2015

Selected Titles At Your Library

Pod svetom luny =
ISBN: 1930308523. OCLC Number:

Izd-vo Slovo-Word,. Nʹi︠u︡-Ĭork :. 2002.

Zinaida Vengerova--in search of beauty :
ISBN: 3631547226. OCLC Number:

P. Lang,. Frankfurt am Main ;. 2006.

Juggler :
ISBN: 1931948771. OCLC Number:

University Press of the South,. New Orleans, La. :. 2009.

Sergei Chepik :
ISBN: 1616236183. OCLC Number:

Benedictine University at Springfield,. Springfield, Ill. :. ©2009.

Symbolism, its origins and its consequences /
ISBN: 1443823929. OCLC Number:

Cambridge Scholars,. Newcastle upon Tyne :. 2010.

The notion of the symbol is at the root of the Symbolist movement, but this symbol is different from the way it was used and understood in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. In the Symbolist movement, a symbol is not an allegory. The Belgian writer Maurice Maeterlinck defined its essence in an article that appeared on April 24, 1887, in L'Art moderne. He wrote that the notion of a symbol in the Symbolist movement is the opposite of the notion of the symbol in classical usage: instead of going f ...

Salome :
ISBN: 144384621X. OCLC Number:

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Although the root of the Hebrew name ""Salome"" is ""peaceful"", the image spawned by the most famous woman to carry that name has been anything but peaceful. She and her story have long been linked to the beheading of John the Baptist, as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, since Salome was the supposed catalyst for the prophet's execution. This history of the myth of Salome describes the process by which that myth was created, the roles that art, literature, theology and music played ...

Dans le jardin du Luxembourg :
ISBN: 2343051348. OCLC Number:

L'Harmattan,. Paris :. 2015.


Neginsky was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

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