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)

President's Reception and Awards Ceremony

Friday, February 18, 2022: 7:00pm-9:00pm (Horizons Rooftop Ballroom)
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 (Salon 10)
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 Dossier and Interview Workshop

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)
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 (Seminar B)
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
TBD: International Association of Teachers of Czech (Zoom or in-person in Seminar B)
10:30am-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)
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)

Poetry Readings

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

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm (Salon 6, BYOB!)
Bilingual Poetry Reading featuring Oksana Lutsyshyna

Curated Lists of Panels

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

For graduate students by AATSEEL Graduate Student Committee (Coming soon!)

For everyone on topics of relevance to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and justice