A presentation of the new edition of “Faust” translated by USU professor Alexander Fefilov has been held at the USU History Museum
On the eve of the International Museum Day, a presentation of the
philosophical drama of Johann Goethe “Faust” translated by USU professor Alexander Fefilov was held. The
event was prepared as part of the Year of Theater in Russia and the
implementation of the USU strategic programs: “Region. Culture. Reset”, “University
& Municipality +” and timed to coincide
with the 270th anniversary of Goethe’s birth. The listeners were
students of the Faculty of Linguistics, Intercultural Relations and
Professional Communication of USU, students of secondary school No. 13 and the
linguistic gymnasium. Students prepared their presentations on the history of
the creation of “Faust” and the continuation of this mystical theme in the world
Alexander Fefilov, the author of the new translated work, told about the time of studying at the University of Leipzig, the peculiarities of working on the poetic transcription of Faust into Russian, as well as about the illustrations of Professor Anatoly Fomenko, included in the second part. A fragment of the new translation was presented in the scene of Mephistopheles’ conversation with a student, performed by students of the Russian-German Faculty.
The audience learned about how Anastasia Patrina, a graduate of the Faculty of Culture and Art of USU, spoke about how the creation of illustrations for the first part proceeded, and Tatyana Filippova, Director of the USU Publishing Center, spoke about the features of book printing. The students of the music school performed the duet of Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart - it was precisely this composer that Goethe valued above all his contemporaries-musicians.
Mario Radermacher, DAAD lecturer who was the guest of the event, said how much attention was paid to preserving Goethe’s heritage in Germany.
In conclusion, Alexander Fefilov conducted career guidance counseling for students. The head of the pre-university education department at USU, Lilia Khamidullina, spoke about programs for applicants.