Special Events at the 2018 Conference

The AATSEEL Conference Program and Executive Committees are planning a number of special events for the 2018 AATSEEL Conference in Washington, DC. Please continue to check this page for updates on these, and other special events at the conference.

Keynote Address

The Keynote Address in DC, "'A sudden twinge of gloom and loathing.’ Hatred as the Modern Affect: From Dostoevsky To Witkiewicz” will be given by Michał Paweł Markowski (University of Illinois at Chicago) on Saturday morning, February 3rd at 11:00am.

Memorial Events

Friday, February 2nd, 4:30-6:30pm: In Memoriam: Emilia Pavlovna Hramova (Organizer: Benjamin Rifkin, Hofstra University)

Advanced Seminars

Friday, February 2nd, 1:30-3:30pm: Monika Greenleaf (Stanford University), "Latency and Season: How Russian Theater Performs in Time"

Saturday, February 3rd, 1:15-3:00pm: Laura Janda (University of Tromsø), "TWIRRLL Workshop: Targeting Word Forms In Research-based Russian Language Learning"

Translation Workshop

Friday, February 2, 12:00-1:30pm: Translation Workshop with Alexandra Petrova, Ainsley Morse (UC-Riverside), and Maria Khotimsky (MIT), Alexandra Petrova is a Russian-language poet and prose writer based in Rome. This workshop will focus on excerpts from her recent novel about migration(s), Appendix (NLO, 2016).

Professional Development

Getting the Most from Video - Finding, Adapting and Delivering Content to Our Students, Christian Hilchey, (University of Texas-Austin) and Anna Szawara (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Pedagogy Roundtable

Strategies for Teaching Literature, Culture, and Film in Translation
Friday, February 2nd, 10:15am-12:00pm: Roundtable speakers will briefly share frameworks teachers can use with different content to teach literature, culture, and film in translation. There will be time for audience participants to share briefly the strategies and activities they use to teach literature, culture, and film in translation.

Roundtable Participants and Topics
-Karen Evans-Romaine (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Activity for Connecting Literature and Other Art Forms (example from music)
-Thomas J. Garza (University of Texas at Austin): Activity for Teaching Youth Culture
-Colleen Lucey (University of Arizona): Digital Map Activity for the Teaching of Literature
-Benjamin Rifkin (Hofstra University): Activity for Teaching Literary Styles
-Richard Robin (George Washington University): Strategy for Teaching with Film and Television
-Kathleen Scollins (University of Vermont): Strategies for Teaching Russian Literature in Translation

Association Gatherings

Friday, February 2nd, 12:00-1:30pm: North American Association of Teachers of Polish
Friday, February 2nd, 4:30-6:30pm: International Association of Teachers of Czech
Saturday, February 3rd, 5:15-7:00: American Council of Teachers of Russian

To schedule a meeting or gathering of a professional association at the 2018 AATSEEL conference, please contact Rachel Stauffer (aatseelconference@usc.edu).

Receptions and Coffee Breaks

Friday, February 2nd, 9:45am-10:15am, Coffee Break sponsored by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

To sponsor a coffee break or to hold a reception at the 2018 AATSEEL Conference, please contact AATSEEL Conference Manager, Rachel Stauffer (aatseelconference@usc.edu).