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Graduate student Abigail Weil: "To Revive Delight: A Poet’s Restaurant Reviews in Early 1990s Prague" (Gastronomica)

January 11, 2018

From our graduate student, Abigail Weil:

"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...

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Ania Aizman wins Association for Women in Slavic Studies Essay Competition

November 6, 2017
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!

Setchkarev Memorial Prizes Announced

June 5, 2017

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:

Best graduate student essay

Raymond DeLuca, PhD Candidate (G-1)

Essay title: “Diegetic Instability in Deep Space: Mapping the soundscape of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris”...

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Three PhD students successfully defend dissertations, 5/8/17.

May 9, 2017

 

Congratulations to the following new Slavic PhD's who defended their dissertations yesterday afternoon:

Alexandre Gontchar, PhD, March 2017

Dissertation title: “Three Easy Pieces: Tolstoy, Khlebnikov, Platonov and the fragile absolute of Russian modernity”

 

Vera Koshkina, PhD, May 2017

Dissertation title: “On the Margins of Experiment: State sponsorship of radical aesthetics in Soviet

cinema, 1960–1968”

 

Iaroslava...

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Russian language students excel in national essay competition with 7 medalists and 20 total awards.

May 9, 2017

 

2017 National Russian Essay Competition (NPSREC)

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...

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"Charta Story" opens in Prague with contributions from Preceptor Veronika Tuckerova.

March 30, 2017

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. 

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