Rosina Neginsky, poet, writer, art and literary critic, teaches Art History and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois.

She is the author of the books: Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West (2004, 2006)Salome: The Image of a Woman Who Never Was (2013, 2018) and an editor and co-editor of four books on the Symbolist Movement such as Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences (2009), Light and Obscurity in Symbolism (2014), Mental Illnesses in Symbolism (2018), Angst and Anxiety in Fin de Siècle Art and Literature (2020).

She is also the author of several bilingual books of poetry: Under the Light of the Moon (Russian and English, 2006), Juggler (Russian and English, 2009), In the Garden of Luxembourg (French and English, 2015) and Longings (English, 2022).

She is the Founder and President of the international interdisciplinary organization Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD).

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Meet Rosina Neginsky of University of Illinois, an interview published September 18, 2018 by Voyage Chicago.

A Student of Beauty: UIS professor Rosina Neginsky’s new book explores images of a woman who “never was” by Amy Spies. Published June 5, 2014 by Illinois Times.

Rosina Neginsky named University Scholar, the most prestigious University of Illinois academic award.


Founder and President of Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD).


Rosina Neginsky

Book signing LONGINGS

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Cliff Dwellers Club 200 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60604-2487
September 30
5:00 pm

Literary and art scholar-poet Rosina Neginsky presents her new poetry book Longings.

Rosina Neginsky presents her new poetry book Longings at the Cliff Dwellers Club on September 30. The event will start at 5:00 pm and will include a cocktail, Rosina Neginsky’s program, and dinner. The Chicago-based Ukrainian artist, Lyubov Momot, whose work the poet used for the cover of her book, and who inspired some of her poems, will be present at the event.

Longings is a collection of the songs of a soul singing, crying, and laughing about the sun and the moon, reflected in the seemingly still waters of the lake, hiding the never-peaceful water-god and his court.

Longings paints the images of myriads of feelings and thoughts that find their lives in words. These words sketch the invisible world of pain, love, struggle, hope, hate, and all that our life offers us when we hear its voice.

Rosina Neginsky comes from a cultural and linguistic background that comprises her in-depth knowledge of three languages and three cultures: Russian, French, and English. She teaches art history and comparative literature at the University of Illinois in the US. She is the author of a bilingual book of poetry in Russian and English, Juggler (2009), and of a book of poetry in French and English, In the Garden of Luxembourg (2015). She published some of her poems in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies such as Quiddity, The Halcyone Literary Review, and a few others. She is also a literary and art scholar, the author of Salome: The Image of a Woman Who Never Was, and the founder of an international and interdisciplinary organization Art, Literature and Music in Symbolism and Decadence.  Her website is

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