Tag Archives: Slavic and Eastern Languages Dept

Nabokov at 120

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977). For the past six years BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer has been co-organizing the International Nabokov Readings in St. … Continue reading

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Refusenik literature

On April 16, Boston College will hold a symposium to mark the English-language publication of Doctor Levitin, a novel by David Shrayer-Petrov, edited and co-translated by BC Professor Maxim D. Shrayer. The event will feature an academic panel, a reading, … Continue reading

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Salameh on Charles Corm

Francophone Lebanese novelist Alexandre Najjar recently interviewed Boston College Professor Franck Salameh about his biography of writer and businessman Charles Corm, an influential figure in the nationalism movement that led to Lebanon’s independence. The interview was published in the Middle East’s … Continue reading

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Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Professor Boris Lanin of  the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow will present “Tolstoy and Dostoevsky: Why Do Russian Secondary School Students Read and Study Them?” on Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. in Lyons Hall, room 207. A scholar of Russian-Jewish … Continue reading

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Translating Isaac Babel

Tablet magazine has published a new English translation—written by BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer—of one of the most celebrated works of Jewish fiction. Shrayer has translated, from the Russian, “Awakening,” a short story by Isaac … Continue reading

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Students contribute to Azadi magazine

Two Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences seniors have recently had articles published in the Boston-based Persian-language cultural magazine Azadi. Austin Bodetti (near left) and Omeed Alidadi (far left), students in Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literature’s “Advanced Readings in Persian” course, translated American … Continue reading

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What is the future of Jews in Russia?

Monica Osborne, a scholar of Jewish literature and culture, writes for the Jewish Journal about Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer’s latest book, With or Without You: The Prospect for Jews in Today’s Russia. For the book, Shrayer returned to his homeland … Continue reading

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