Tag Archives: Slavic and Eastern Languages Dept

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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Franck Salameh

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh gave a book talk at the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University’s Fletcher School on his latest work, Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese “Young Phoenician” (Lexington Books, 2015). Present at the book … Continue reading

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Lebanese nationalist Charles Corm

In the new book, Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese “Young Phoenician” (Lexington Books, 2015), Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh writes about Lebanese writer and businessman Charles Corm, an influential figure in the nationalism movement that led to Lebanon’s independence. Salameh delves … Continue reading

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