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Alumna Emily Van Buskirk Wins AATSEEL Prize for Best Book in Literary Criticism

February 13, 2018

Congratualians to our alumna Emily Van Buskirk, Associate Professor of Russian at Rutgers University, on winning the AATSEEL Prize for Best Book in Literary Criticism.

 

 

BEST BOOK IN LITERARY CRITICISM

Emily Van Buskirk, Lydia Ginzburg’s Prose: Reality in Search of Literature.

Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature (Princeton UP, 2016) by Emily Van Buskirk is a remarkable book, both for the depth of its insights into the writing of one of the...

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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!

Slavic Department Seeks Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Lit and Culture and of Comp Lit

September 5, 2017

To apply, please click here.

 

Title Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture and of Comparative Literature
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Department of Comparative...
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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 Strikha, PhD, May 2017

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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 overall recognitions...

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