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« Особенности диалекта и социолекта в творчестве Н. С. Лескова » [Dialect and Sociolect in the Work of N. S. Leskov—lecture in Russian]
Colorful and vibrant language distinguishes the oeuvre of Nikolai Leskov, “the most Russian of Russian writers” in the assessment of D. S. Mirsky and many others. This presentation addresses the language of Leskov’s oeuvre from various perspectives: connections with Leskov’s biography, critical reception, and, with reference to Leskov’s“The Sealed Angel,” its principal features and dialectical inconsistencies. 

Ani Abrahamyan is a PhD student in Russian Literature at the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century Russian literature and the work of Nikolai Leskov, especially the strengths and limitations in his embodiment of underrepresented and marginalized groups.
Russian Studies Workshop
Russian and East European Institute