On December 3rd, 2021, the Department of English Language and Literature hosted a seminar in honor of the 150th anniversary of a prominent American author Theodore Dreiser. In his opening speech, Professor, Academician Hamlet Isaxsanli, Founder of Khazar University and Chairman of its Board of Directors and Trustees, highlighted the evolution of the critical though concerning Dreiser’s literary work and his socio-political views. Guest speaker Dr. Rahile Geybullayeva from Baku Slavic University shared her impressions and thoughts inspired by the places associated with the author’s life and work.
The seminar’s resource speaker, Dr. Nurlana Nuriyeva of Azerbaijan University of Languages delivered a meaningful speech on the lesser-known aspects of Dreiser’s life such as his Baku visit.
Then a lively discussion was held with the participation of the university professor and student staff, and guest attendees.