News

February 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the First Russian Language Olympiad for American Students hosted by St. Petersburg State University, Russia!

news img155 students from 34 US universities and colleges competed in the 2021 Olympiad.  The Yale Slavic Department had the largest number of medalists – ten.  Four of our students won First Place in various categories: Jem Burch, Max Heimowitz, Veronika Denner, and Anne Northup.  Six students won Second Place: Andy Pantoja Valerio, Genki Ono, Renee Deminne, Elise Lieberman, Eden Gorevoy and Raisha Waller. Jack Leydiker received a special prize.  We are very proud of our excellent students!

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February 2022

Anastasia Kostina, “’I want to make a film about women’: The Story of Esfir Shub’s Unrealized Feminist Manifesto” has been selected as the winner of the Jonathan Kahana Graduate Student Writing Award in Documentary Studies (awarded by the SCMS Documentary Studies Scholarly Interest Group) for 2022

Chloe Papadopoulos’s article “Speaking Silently and Overnarrating in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s ‘Krotkaia’” was published in the 2021 issue of Dostoevsky Studieshttps://dostoevsky-studies.dlls.univr.it/article/view/1009

Ana Berdinskikh received the Dorris Hastings International Distinguished Engagement Award to study BCS at the 2016 Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University.

Anastasia Kostina’s translation of the selected writings of Esfir Shub, the first Soviet woman filmmaker, was published in the Summer 2016 issue of Feminist Media Histories, a special issue on Found Footage: Women Without a Movie Camera.

Mina Magda received an ADSEEES Travel Grant to attend the 2016 national ASEEES Convention in Washington, D.C.

Ingrid Nordgaard was an Arnold Fellow in 2015-2016. She recently published “We have been traveling for weeks now” in Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine, and has a forthcoming publication in September 2016, “Documenting/Performing the Wounded Body: Pain and Agency in Works by Boris Mikhailov and Petr Pavlensky” in Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture.

Svetlana Tcareva successfully completed an internship at the State Literary Museum in Moscow in July 2016.   

John Webley received the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace to pursue advanced Russian language study at Middlebury College in the summer of 2019. From 2020-2021 he is engaged as a fellow on the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum, as part of the Arts and Culture working group. 

February 2022

Congratulations to our Russian major Mary E. Orsak ’22, who was selected a Rhodes Scholar! 

The Rhodes is one of the most prestigious scholarships, which allows select students from around the world to pursue all-expenses-paid graduate study at Oxford.  Mary plans to continue her work on Slavic cultures at Oxford by earning a Master of Philosophy degree in Russian and East European Studies.  At Yale, Mary completed her senior thesis on Czech and Soviet performance artists, titled “The Precarious Body: Second World Performance Art in the 1960s and 70s,” under the advisement of Prof. Marijeta Bozovic.  In addition to learning Russian and Czech at our department, Mary has also completed research on Soviet control of Orthodox icons, Russian hackers, and Václav Havel’s plays. This prestigious scholarship is a fitting recognition of Mary’s academic achievement and future promise. We are incredibly proud of her success and wish her all the best in her studies at Oxford!

 For more on this high honor, see the notice in the Yale Daily News (https://news.yale.edu/2021/11/22/four-yale-seniors-are-named-2022-rhodes-scholars).