Tag Archives: Eastern/Slavic/German Studies Department

Review: When Magic Failed

Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh, chair of BC’s Eastern, Slavic, and German Studies Department, has written a review of Fouad Ajami’s memoir, When Magic Failed: A Memoir of a Lebanese Childhood, Caught Between East and West. The review … Continue reading

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Writings from Maxim D. Shrayer

BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer writes about his foray into the labyrinth of Russian bureaucracy in the essay “A Return to Kafka” for Tablet, a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture. … Continue reading

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Essay in honor of Fouad Ajami

Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Chair of the Department of Eastern, Slavic, and German Studies Franck Salameh is the author of the essay “And If He Were Here Today,” an encomium to scholar, teacher, and mentor Fouad Ajami. Salameh … Continue reading

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Politics and the pandemic

Maxim D. Shrayer, award-winning author and professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College, explores the impact of election-year politics and COVID-19 in his new volume of poems titled Of Politics and Pandemics: Songs of a Russian Immigrant. … Continue reading

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