"This article, on the restaurant reviews by the Czech poet Petr Král in the early 1990s, came from a long and enjoyable process of research, writing and revision. This publication would not have been possible without the help of my colleagues in the Slavic Department. Thanks to Veronika Tuckerova for introducing me to Král's work as a poet, memoirist and food writer, to everyone who gave feedback during a GSAS Lunchtime Workshop, and to our far-flung correspondent Alex Tullock who provided some of the illustrations...
Ania Aizman has won the 2017 Graduate Essay competition in the Association for Women in Slavic Studies for her essay, “The Considerable Anarchism of the Present Moment: Post-Soviet Russian Philosophy in Search of a New (Old?) Avant-Garde.” The award will be presented at the ASEEES meeting in Chicago in November. Ania has just received her PhD in Comparative Literature at Harvard, and is a postdoctoral fellow at the Davis Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies this year. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Emily Van Buskirk, an alumna of our PhD program and Associate Professor of Russian and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, on winning a 2017 Rutgers SAS Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award. Her students also featured her in a video of Awesome Humans — awesome, indeed!
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures congratulates the winners of this year's prizes awarded by the Setchkarev Memorial Prize Committee for graduate student essay, best doctoral dissertation, and the Sloane Memorial prizes for most promising scholar in the 2016-17 academic year:
Congratulations to our students and teachers! We received 20 total awards (up from 16 last year) including 1 Silver Medal, 6 Bronze Medals, and 13 Honorable Mentions.
With 7 medalists and 20 total awards, Harvard continues its rivalry with Columbia University (8 medalists, 21 total awards — we’ve been neck and neck and switching places the past few years) for the highest number of medalists of all participating universities and highest number of...
The exhibition "Charta Story" has just opened at the National Gallery in Prague. It focuses on the important dissident organization from 1970s-1980s, called Charter 77. Slavic Department Czech preceptor, Veronika Tuckerova, wrote texts in the exhibition halls and catalogue for this project. The exhibition will run until January 2019.