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
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).
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
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”
The Slavic Department congratulates Tatyana Gershkovich (PhD May 2016) for her appointment as Assistant Professor of Russian Studies in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University. Congratulations on this exciting and much-deserved achievement, Tatyana!
On April 19, students of all levels of Russian gathered in the Thompson Room to celebrate the 2016 Year of Film in the Russian Federation. Students recited poetry and sang along to songs from iconic films, played musical instruments, and ate delicious Russian food.
On April 25th, Harvard students of Russian put on a spectacular performance of Aleksandr Blok’s “Балаганчик” (“The Fairground Booth”). Written in 1906, this tragicomic drama in verse draws on the traditions of commedia dell’arte and lampoons the absurdity of the Russian Symbolist milieu at the turn of the 20… Read more about Russian Play Performance: Балаганчик
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).