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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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In Memoriam: Vladimir Gitin (January 23, 1942 – June 8, 2019)

June 24, 2019

In Memoriam Vladimir Gitin (January 23, 1942 – June 8, 2019) Vladimir Evseevich Gitin died in Ashdod, Israel in June, 2019, at the age of 77. Volodya, as he was known by all who worked with him, worked at Harvard as a teacher of language and literature for more than 25 years.

Born in Astrakhan, Volodya was educated at the Herzen Institute in Leningrad, from which he received his Candidate’s degree in 1967. He emigrated to the United States in 1976.

An alumnus of the Slavic Department’s PhD program, Volodya defended his doctoral dissertation “Innokentii Annenskii and...

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