A Digital Companion to Russian Literature
Read Russia Online, now in the first stage of development, will become a curated online resource for the discovery and study of Russian literature. By presenting works of prose and poetry within networks of images, videos, audio files, historical documents, and scholarly commentary, this new resource will offer English-speaking audiences a dynamic interactive space for exploring Russia's rich literary culture.
The intended audience for Read Russia Online is broad: readers/users with limited knowledge of Russian literature will find the resource engaging and accessible. At the same time, scholars and students of Russian literature will find Read Russia Online a useful tool for research, teaching, and learning. The curated space for original source material, contextualization, and critical commentary will meet the highest scholarly standards.
The primary objective of Read Russia Online will be to provide users with a vivid, informative experience of Russian literary culture. To that end, the resource will take advantage of web technologies to bring together materials that are not easily accessible or available in traditional print environments. Read Russia Online will supplement, not simply mirror, trusted textual resources (encyclopedias, handbooks, histories, anthologies) and existing reference services (bibliographies, indexes, library catalogues) that long have been in use for the study of Russian literature. For more information, or to follow the development of this resource, please visit: http://www.readrussia2013.com