2022 Special Events

The 2022 Conference Program is now available.

Keynote Address

Saturday, February 19, 2022: 11:00am-12:00pm (Independence C)

"Do We Need to Teach Eighteenth-Century Russian Literature? If Yes, Why and How?"
Irina Reyfman (Columbia University)

Open Seminars

Friday, February 18, 2022, 1:30pm-3:30pm: Raquel Greene (Grinnell College)
"Discussing Africa as the Other in Russian Literature and Culture: Lessons for Instructors" (Independence D)

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1:30pm-3:30pm: Brian Baer (Kent State University)
"Queer(ing) Slavic Studies: Terminology, Theories and Approaches" (Salon 10)


Friday, February 18, 2022: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Reception at the REEES Northeast Exhibit (Philadelphia Ballroom). Attendees from anywhere can learn about and meet collaborators from the network for Northeast undergrad/masters education (+complimentary hors d'oeuvres).

Friday, February 18, 2022: 7:00pm-9:00pm (Horizons Rooftop Ballroom)
President's Reception and Awards Ceremony
All attendees are warmly invited to mingle and celebrate our award-winning colleagues. Cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres

Graduate Student Social Hour

Friday, February 18, 2022, 7:30pm-?? (off-site, location TBD)

Forums on Russian Language Textbooks

Friday, February 18, 2022, 1:30pm-3:30pm: Etazhi
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10:15am-12:00pm: Rodnaya rech'
Sunday, February 20, 2022, 10:15am-12:00pm: Panorama


Friday, February 18, 2022, 12:15pm-1:30pm (Independence D)
Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Principles in a Russian Language Classroom, Olga Klimova (University of Pittsburgh) and Iza Savenkova (Dickinson College)

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 12:15pm-1:30pm (Independence D)
Ukrainian Poetry Translation Workshop featuring Oksana Lutsyshyna

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1:30-3:30 (Salon 3)
Yale Russian Chorus Workshop

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 3:30pm-4:30pm (Salon 4)
Job Market Workshop: Portfolio-Dossier and Interview Tips

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 4:30pm-6:30pm (Salon 3)
Corpus Tools and Resources for Slavic Studies

Exhibit Hall

Friday, February 18, 2022 and Saturday, February 19, 2022: 9:30am-4:30pm (Philadelphia Ballroom)


This year AATSEEL's Working Group on Diversity and Inclusion (AWGDI) is offering two "SolidariTea" sessions designed to provide a space for educators of any level, status, or experience to informally converse and share strategies for culturally sustaining pedagogies, over afternoon tea, with some of the field's pedagogy specialists.

Friday, February 18, 2022, 3:30-4:30pm, Racial Justice (Salon 10)

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 3:30-4:30pm, LGBTQIA+ Justice (Salon 10)


Thursday, February 17, 2022
5:00pm-6:00pm: AATSEEL Program Committee (Franklin Room)
7:00pm-9:00pm: AATSEEL Executive Council (Salon 10)

Friday, February 18, 2022
9:00am-10:00am: TBD: AATSEEL Working Group on Diversity and Inclusion (AWGDI) Open meeting for all who wish to be involved (Seminar B)

12:00pm-1:30pm: North American Association of Teachers of Polish (Blended format: in-person in Seminar B and in Zoom, to request the link, email naatplorganization@gmail.com)

12:15pm-1:00pm:Slavic and East European Journal Editorial Board (in Zoom)

3:30-4:30pm: AATSEEL Graduate Student Committee (Seminar B)

Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:15am-10:50am: AATSEEL Members Meeting (Independence C)

12:00pm-1:30pm: American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC) Social Justice-Oriented Language Teaching (SJOLT) Special Interest Group (Seminar B)
The SJOLT Special Interest Group is intended to bring together language professionals interested in implementing a Social Justice and Anti-Racism Oriented (SJOLT) curriculum in all levels of language instruction and beyond. The group supports all aspects of the design, development, evaluation, selection, and research of SJOLT to support Russian/Slavic language instruction and learning projects. The SIG is sponsored by AAUSC and AATSEEL, with an annual meeting taking place at the AATSEEL conference when elections for the group’s chair and associate chair take place. This year’s meeting will focus on the National Anchor Standards of SJOLT, and their implementation in the teaching of Slavic languages and cultures.

4:00pm-6:00pm : American Council of Teachers of Russian Membership Meeting (in Zoom, link will be available in the online program by the conference weekend)

6:00pm-8:00pm: International Association of Teachers of Czech (IATC): Hybrid meeting, in-person in Independence D or in Zoom

Poetry Readings

Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:00pm (Salon 6)
Bilingual Poetry Reading featuring Anton Tenser and Yevgeniy Volpert

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm (Salon 6, BYOB!)
Reading and Conversation with Featured Poet Oksana Lutsyshyna, moderated by Vitaly Chernetsky

Curated Lists of Panels

For P-12 teachers by Lauren Nelson (Pritzker College Prep)

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