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In Memoriam: Professor Jurij Striedter

In Memoriam: Professor Jurij Striedter

June 22, 2016

It is with great sadness that the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University announces the death of Jurij Striedter, Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus. Striedter passed away at his home in Tampa, Florida.

Striedter was at home in Germany at least as much as he was in the United States. He was born in Novgorod, Russia, but lived and was educated largely in Germany. In 1953 he received his Dr. phil. from the University of Heidelberg. After graduating, he accepted a post-doctoral… Read more about In Memoriam: Professor Jurij Striedter

Congratulations to Our 2015-2016 Degree Recipients!

June 21, 2016

The Slavic Department offers our deepest congratulations to our students who received their degrees on May 26, 2016. We are very proud of their achievements in the graduate and undergraduate programs and we look forward to seeing what lies ahead for them in their future endeavors!

Recipients of the Ph.D.:

  • Tatyana Gershkovich, “Held Captive: Tolstoy, Nabokov, and the Aesthetics of Constraint.” (May 2016).

Claire Atwood Wins Fay Prize

May 19, 2016

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers its deepest congratulations to Claire Atwood '16 for winning a Captain Jonathan Fay Prize for her thesis, "Transfiguring History: Two Epic Poems About Peter the Great, 1803-1810."

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study awards the Fay Prize to as many as three graduating seniors who demonstrate exceptional and original work in their theses. Claire was selected as one of three winners of a Hoopes… Read more about Claire Atwood Wins Fay Prize

Setchkarev Memorial Prizes Announced

May 19, 2016

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures congratulates the winners of this year's prizes awarded by the Setchkarev Memorial Prize Committee for best graduate and undergraduate papers written in 2015:

Joshua Barthel: Winner of the Setchkarev Memorial Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper, “The Failure of the Two Alexeys: Professional Identity in Anna Karenina

Olga Breininger-Umetayeva: Winner of the Setchkarev Memorial Prize for Best Graduate Paper, “The Caucasus in Russian Literary Imagination: Pushkin, Lermontov and Tolstoy… Read more about Setchkarev Memorial Prizes Announced

Senior Claire Atwood takes home a Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize

May 5, 2016

Congratulations to Senior Slavic concentrator Claire Atwood on receiving a Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for writing one of the best undergraduate theses of the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Hoopes Prize recognizes undergraduate students who, under the supervision of a faculty member, undertake exceptional research and produce top quality scholarly work in their field. 

Claire's winning submission is entitled "Transfiguring History: Two Epic Poems About Peter the Great, 1803-1810" and was nominated by Dr. Daria Khitrova. 

See a complete list of Hoopes Prize… Read more about Senior Claire Atwood takes home a Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize

Announcing Our ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest Winners

April 27, 2016

The 2016 American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest ended with 16 of our students receiving recognition for their excellent writing abilities in Russian (more than double our total from 2015).

Congratulations to the following students:

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