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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rosina Neginsky  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: in St. Petersburg, Russia

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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.


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Awards

-- 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.