2019 Special Events

Presidential Panel

A special presentation by Russian architecture expert, William Brumfield (Tulane University): "Back to the Future: Reviving Moscow's Avant-garde Architecture" will take place on Friday, February 8th 4:30-6:30pm. For more on Dr. Brumfield's work, please click here.

Keynote Address

The keynote address, "The Pleasures of Philology", will be given by Yuri Leving (Dalhousie University) on Saturday, February 9th at 11:00am.

Advanced Seminars

Friday, February 8th, 2019, 4:30pm-6:30pm: "Reorientalism: Modernist Experimentation in the Stalinist State", Nariman Skakov (Stanford University)

Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 1:15pm-3:00pm: "Russian Modernist Studies: A Centennial Perspective", Irina Shevelenko (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Members' Meeting

The AATSEEL Members' Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00am. All attendees are welcome.

President's Reception

The President's Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on the evening of Friday, February 8th from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres. All attendees are warmly and enthusiastically welcome to attend as we celebrate this year's honorees for contributions to the field in teaching, service, and scholarship.

Translation Workshop

Friday, February 8th, 12:00-1:30pm: This year’s translation workshop will feature three prominent contemporary poets who live between Russia, the US and the UK: Maria Stepanova, Polina Barskova and Stanislav Lvovsky. Each of them has selected 2-3 of their “most untranslatable poems” for workshop participants to wrestle with—and they’ll be on hand to help us out (and hear our groans) during the workshop. The translation workshop is open to all—if interested, please contact Ainsley Morse (ainsley.e.morse@gmail.com).

Poetry Reading

Saturday, February 9th, 7:30pm-9:30pm: Please join us for a thrilling evening of Russian poetry featuring readings by an array of acclaimed Russian poet-scholars hailing from four countries: Alexander Averbuch (Canada), Polina Barskova (US), Stanislav Lvovsky (UK), Ivan Sokolov (US), Maria Stepanova (Russia). Barskova, Lvovsky and Stepanova will be the subjects of the annual AATSEEL Poetry Translation Workshop, so we may add some English translations to the mix as well. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear work by and pose questions to some of the leading lights of Russian poetry today.

Pedagogy Workshops

Friday, February 8th, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Russian is CALLing: A Guided Tour of Modern Computer-Assisted Language Learning Tools (Rob Reynolds, Brigham Young University)

Saturday, February 9th, 5:15pm-7:00pm: Open Educational Practices and the Future of the Language Textbook (Christian T. Hilchey, University of Texas at Austin).

Coffee Breaks

Friday, February 8th, 9:45-10:15am: Coffee break sponsored by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Saturday, February 9th: 2:30-3:30: Coffee break sponsored by the Princeton University and University of California, Berkeley Departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the University of Texas-Austin Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.