Tag Archives: Slavic and Eastern Languages Dept

An elegy for Russia’s Jewry

A richly journalistic portrait of Russia’s dwindling, but still vibrant and influential Jewish community, is presented in a new book by Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer. Based on new evidence and a series of interviews, With or Without You: … Continue reading

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Roman Katsman

Professor Roman Katsman of Bar-Ilan University in Israel will present a lecture titled “New Literary Geography: Demarginalization of Russophone Literature in Israel” on Oct. 12 at noon in Lyons Hall 207. Katsman is the author of six books and numerous … Continue reading

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Leaving Russia

Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, a memoir by Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer has been released in a paperback edition. The first English-language, autobiographical and nonfictional account of growing up Jewish in the former USSR, Leaving … Continue reading

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Picking mushrooms in America

Writing in Tablet magazine, Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer reflects on mushroom-picking as a Jewish immigrant tradition. He cites his own experiences of foraging for mushrooms with his daughters on Cape Cod. An author, editor, and translator, Shrayer’s … Continue reading

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The Jews of Lebanon

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh has published an article in the Journal of the Middle East and Africa that mines an early history of modern Lebanon by placing a special focus on the country’s Jewish community and … Continue reading

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Book review of Charles Corm

The summer issue of the Middle East Quarterly has a review of Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese “Young Phoenician” by Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh. The journal called it “an eloquent and profound biography” of Corm, … Continue reading

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Moscow memories

Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer, who came to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1987, recalls a spring day in Moscow more than 30 years ago, a friendship, and a longing to be … Continue reading

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