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Nariman Skakov, Associate Professor, joins Slavic Department

May 11, 2020

The Slavic Department is very pleased to announce that Nariman Skakov will join us as Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, effective July 1, 2020.

Professor Skakov’s scholarship and teaching will enrich the Department’s work in Russian literature, especially in modernism and postmodernism, film studies, literary and visual studies, literature and science, and cultural theories. He comes to us from Stanford University, and he holds degrees from Oxford University and the Kazakh State Academy of Architecture and Construction.

He is the author of...

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Polish Writer Olga Tokarczuk Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

October 17, 2019

Congratulations to Olga Tokarczuk on winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, announced October 10, 2019! Olga Tokarczuk is a Polish writer and public intellectual, the author of several novels. Among them, four are available in English: Primeval and Other Times; House of Day, House of Night; Flights; and Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. The translations, by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and Jennifer Croft, are excellent (but the Polish is even better!).

The Swedish Academy praised Tokarczuk for “a narrative imagination that with...

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Graduate Student Awards, Fellowships, and Other Recognitions 2018-2019

June 25, 2019

Congratulations to our students who have won ASEEES Dissertation Research Grants:

Jenya Mironava for research on “Redefining Ornamentalism: Patterns of Time in Remizov, Khlebnikov, and Nabokov”

Julian Pokay for research on “Poetic Friendship and Poetic Circles, the (Self-)Formation of the Poet, and the Role of the Muse in Leningrad Underground Culture of the Early 1960s”

 

The Slavic Department congratulates the Spring 2019...

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