Special Events

The AATSEEL Conference Program and Executive Committees are planning a number of special events for the 2013 AATSEEL Conference. Please continue to check this page for updates on these, and other special events at the conference.

Keynote Event

New Frontiers for Translation in the 21st Century (The Globe, The Market, The Field). In honor of the life and work of Michael Henry Heim. Russell Scott Valentino, Indiana University, Bloomington

Advanced Seminars

AATSEEL announces three innovative Advanced Seminars to be held at the 2013 AATSEEEL Conference, led by renowned scholars who will provide AATSEEL members with the opportunity to engage in extended discussions with these scholars and gain from their knowledge, expertise and practice:

  • Russian Film, led by Yurii Tsivian, University of Chicago
  • Contemporary Russian Poetry, led by Stephanie Sandler, Harvard University
  • Intensive Language Instruction, led by Thomas Garza, University of Texas, Austin

Pre-registration in these seminars is required. Seminar participants must be members of AATSEEL who are pre-registered for the conference. To take part in an advanced seminar, please email Katya Hokansonat hokanson@uoregon.edu.

Advanced Seminars will continue to be offered at the 2014 AATSEEL Conference in Chicago in January 2014, with seminars led by Clare Cavanaugh, Northwestern University, and Michael Flier, Harvard University. The AATSEEL Executive Council welcomes suggestions for future topics and leaders.  Suggestions or questions should be directed to Katya Hokanson at hokanson@uoregon.edu.


Workshops at the 2013 AATSEEL Conference are:

  • Computerized Dynamic Assessment: Diagnosing and Promoting L2 Reading and Listening Comprehension among American Intermediate University Learners of Russian, Rimma Ableeva, Pennsylvania State University
  • Getting Started in Digital Humanities, Quinn Dombrowski, University of California, Berkeley
  • Poetry Translation Workshop, Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore College
  • Breaking Away from Traditional Thinking, Serafima Gettys, Lewis University
  • Возможности Национального корпуса русского языка, Ekaterina Rakhilina, Russian Academy of Sciences

Russian Poetry Events

In addition to the Poetry Translation Workshop led by Sibelan Forrester (see Workshops, above), the conference will feature Russian poetry readings by Irina Mashinski and Katia Kapovich, and a panel, with Polina Barskova, Anna Glazova, and Eugene Ostashevsky, on poet-scholars/scholar-poets, combining a reading of poetry and a conversation on the links between creative writing and scholarship.

Coffee Conversations with Leading Scholars

Join Christina Bethin, Stony Brook University; Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore College; and Jason Merrill, Michigan State University and Middlebury College for informal conversations about their current research.


Graduate Student Reception: 9:00-11:00 pm, Thursday, January 3

AATSEEL President Nancy Condee invites graduate students at the 2013 AATSEEL Conference to a reception to meet senior faculty. The reception is scheduled for 9:00 pm on Thursday, January 3. Wine and cheese will be served

Reception Hosted by Princeton University in Honor of Leonard H. Babby: 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday, January 4

AATSEEL President's Reception and Awards Ceremony: 9:00-11:00 pm, Friday, January 4

Plan to join AATSEEL President Nancy Condee for the annual AATSEEL President's Reception and Awards Ceremony at 9:00 pm on Friday, January 4. AAATSEEL awards for teaching, research and scholarship recognize outstanding contributions to the field in Excellence in Teaching (Secondary and Post-Secondary); Distinguished Service to AATSEEL, Outstanding Contribution to the Profession, and Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship. AATSEEL book awards recognize the Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy, Best Contribution to Slavic Linguistics, Best Book of Slavic Literary/Cultural Criticism, and Best Translation into English. Hors d'oueuvres and cash bar.

Reception Hosted by Indiana University: 5:00-7:00 pm, Saturday, January 5