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AATSEEL is very pleased to announce several new events at the 2009 Conference: Master Classes, Workshops and Coffee and Conversations with Leading Scholars:

Master Classes

AATSEEL announces two innovative Master Classes, led by renowned scholars who will provide AATSEEL members with an intensive introduction and overview of the seminar leader’s area of expertise. 

The two 2009 Master Classes are led by Caryl Emerson (Princeton; AATSEEL president) and William Mills Todd (Harvard).  Professor Emerson’s seminar will focus on contemporary approaches to cultural theorist M.M. Bakhtin and how they can be usefully deployed to read a work of literature; Prof. Todd will lead participants through his pioneering work on the 19th-c. Russian novel.

Master Class I: Tools for Teaching the post-Boom Bakhtin — as Philosopher, Carnivalist, Post-Modernist, Formalist, and ‘Dialogic Classic’

Prof. Caryl Emerson (A. Watson Armour III University Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Professor, Comparative Literature; Chair, Slavic Department at Princeton University; AATSEEL President.

This seminar will focus on contemporary approaches to cultural theorist M.M. Bakhtin and how they can be usefully deployed to read a work of literature.

Master Class II: Approaching the Nineteenth-Century Novel as Art Form, Enterprise, and Institution

Prof. William Mills Todd III (Harvard College Professor; Harry Tuchman Levin Professor of Literature; Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University)

This seminar will lead participants through Prof. Bill Todd’s pioneering work on the 19th-c. Russian novel.

Master Classes are limited to 15 participants, who must be current members of AATSEEL and preregistered for the 2009 conference.  Participants will receive a list of recommended readings (not to exceed 30 pages), as well as study questions, in mid September.

To register:  Email Alexander Burry at burry.7@osu.edu.  Be sure to indicate in your email:

1) that you are a current member of AATSEEL,
2) that you have preregistered for the 2009 AATSEEL Conference in Philadelphia (online pre-registration opens on September 1).
3) which Master Class you would like to attend.

The AATSEEL Executive Council will continue Master Classes at the following AATSEEL Conference in Los Angeles on January 6-9, 2011, when Prof. Boris Gasparov (Columbia) leads a seminar on semiotics and its applications in the present day.  The Executive Council welcomes suggestions for future topics and leaders.  Suggestions or questions should be directed to Julie Cassiday at Julie.A.Cassiday@williams.edu.


Workshops

AATSEEL is very pleased to announce the following workshops at the 2009 Conference for a limited number of AATSEEL members who pre-register.

Workshop I: Intensity of Engagement

Prof. Benjamin Rifkin (Dean, School of Culture and Society, The College of New Jersey; Past President of AATSEEL)

This workshop will present the principles and demonstrate a new approach to making the learner more engaged in classroom learning; materials used in the demonstration will be drawn from Russian literature used in a language classroom so that participants could see how this strategy could be deployed in language, literature or culture classes in Russian and literature and culture classes taught in English translation.

Organized by: Viktoria Driagina-Hasko, University of Georgia

 

Workshop II: Translation Workshop

Prof. Sibelan Forrester (Professor of Russian, Swarthmore College; Past President of AATSEEL)

This workshop will focus on translation of Russian poetry, focusing on one nineteenth-century, one Silver Age, and one contemporary poetic "podstrochnik," which will be distributed on paper at the workshop or may be requested a few weeks before the conference. Everyone is welcome to attend and contribute to the discussion; presenters of "podstrochniki" will be invited - anyone interested in presenting should contact the organizer.

Organized by: Sibelan Forrester, (610) 328-8162 (office)

 

To register for a workshop:  Email Alexander Burry at burry.7@osu.edu.  Be sure to indicate in your email:

1) that you are a current member of AATSEEL,
2) that you have preregistered for the 2009 AATSEEL Conference in Philadelphia (online pre-registration opens on September 1).
3) which Workshop you would like to attend.


Coffee and Conversation With Leading Scholars

Informal morning conversations at the AATSEEL Conference with leading Slavists Vladimir Alexandrov, Yale University; Caryl Emerson, Princeton University; Gary Saul Morson, Northwestern University; Stephanie Sandler, Harvard University. Registrat.ion is not necessary. See the printed Conference Program for dates and times

Maintained by Dianna Murphy.