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...
Graduate Student Abbie Weil has recently been published on the front page of the popular Serious Eats culinary website. Click the link below to read her article, "How a 1920s Novel Started an International Restaurant Craze."
Congratulations to Scarlet Marquette, who received her PhD from the Slavic Department in 2013, on her new position as Director, Strategic Relations at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank. We wish her well in this move to a whole new academic and business environment, and look forward to learning from her experiences in academic and entrepreneurial leadership.
Oxford University Press has published a new History of Russian Literature, written by Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler. For an interview about the book, see http://gefter.ru/archive/24939.