The Kriga publishing house issued a book by the specialist in Latin American history, literature and folklore, Doctor Hab. in Philology Andrey Kofman:

Revolution on the Way to El Dorado. Chronicle of a Rebellion of Lope de Aguirre Written by Francisсo Vasquez. Saint Petersburg: Kriga, 2020. 240 p.

The book is dedicated to the most famous expedition in search of El Dorado launched from Peru in 1560.


Russian State University for the Humanities accepts application for Fulbright Summer School Afroamericans and Afroamerican Culture in the US and in Russia that will be held on June 15-20, 2020.

Organizers: Russian State University for the Humanities with financial support of the Fulbright Program in Russia, Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polyana”.

Deadline for the submission of applications: 1 April 2020.

Conference Info and Application form (Russian)


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The journal Literature of the Americas has been approved for inclusion in ERIH PLUS – European Reference Index for the Humanities. Both printed and online version will be indexed in ERIH PLUS since January 24, 2020.

Time has come for the New Year and Christmas congratulations! We greet and thank all our committed and giving colleagues, editors, publishers, contributors and readers! You make the stars shine brighter and the winter days warmer with your generosity, friendship, time and support. So may this magical festive season sparkle and glitter, may all your wishes and dreams come true, may this year end on a cheerful note and make way for our new inspiring meetings in the New Year on the pages of LoA! 


Special issue of the Literature of the Americas dedicated to Ezra Pound (7, 2019) is published online. The issue is timed to mark the appearance of the first Russian edition of The Cantos (Nauka Publ., 2018), translated by Andrei Bronnikov (see a review of this book by Olga Ushakova in LoA 5, 2019).

We thank our generous colleagues for their remarkable papers, enthusiasm and commitment, we express our sincere gratitude as well to the Ezra Pound Society, the online magazine Make It New, The Cantos Project, the New Directions Publishing Corporation and the Carcanet Press for their support of the project.

Conference Photos

International conference on the occasion of the Walt Whitman Bicentennial Poetic Experience and the “Language Experiment” will be held at the Moscow State University on October 24–25, 2019.

As an extension of the conference – on October 25–26, 2019 – the International Creative Writing Workshop “Song of Myself” in the World Today: The Ethics and Aesthetics of First-Person Discourse will take place at MSU.

Here is the Program of the Conference (Russian)

Conference Info

Editor of the Literature of the Americas, Deputy Director of IWL RAS Andrey Kofman gave a talk on the 500th anniversary of the start of the first circumnavigation of the world – Ferdinand Magellan's expedition on the radio Echo of Moscow in the program Unpast Time.

Echo of Moscow, Unpast Time, September 22, 2019

Echo of Moscow, Unpast Time, September 29, 2019