Tag Archives: Slavic and Eastern Languages Dept

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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Margaret Thomas appointed LSA archivist

The Linguistic Society of America has appointed Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures Professor of Linguistics Margaret Thomas as LSA Archivist, for an initial term of three years. Among her responsibilities, Thomas will act as a liaison between the Western Historical Manuscript … Continue reading

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The other Middle East

The new book The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature (Yale University Press, 2018) offer readers a nuanced understanding of the mosaic that is the contemporary Middle East. The anthology, compiled by Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies … Continue reading

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Religious minorities in the Middle East

Franck Salameh, associate professor of Near Eastern Studies, has contributed a chapter to the new book, The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), edited by John Eibner. The book, which addresses the domestic and international politics that … Continue reading

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