Member News

By Colleen Lucey

AATSEEL enjoys keeping its members informed about important events and professional milestones.

If you or an AATSEEL member you know has recently defended a dissertation, been hired, received a promotion or retired, please send the member’s name, accomplishment and affiliation to:


Colleen Lucey


The AATSEEL Newsletter would like to recognize the following members for their recent professional success:


Congratulations to John E. Bowlt who received the 2016 Distinguished Contributions Award from the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Dr. Bowlt is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Director of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture at the University of Southern California. His contributions to the study of Russian visual culture of the 20th century are numerous and include: The Russian Avant-Garde: Theory and Criticism 1902-1934 (1988), Pavel Filonov: A Hero and His Fate: Writings on Revolution and Art 1914-1940 (1984, with Nicoletta Misler); Moscow and St. Petersburg 1900-1920; Art, Life and Culture of the Russian Silver Age (2008).


This December will see the release of the first 3 books in the new “Russian Library” being published by Columbia University Press.  One of these is Fourteen Little Red Huts, the first volume of Andrei Platonov’s plays to be published in English. The translations are by Robert Chandler (editor), Jesse Irwin and Susan Larsen.


As of Oct. 1, 2016, Dr. Svitlana (Lana) Krys, Kule Chair in Ukrainian Studies and Assistant Professor at MacEwan University (Edmonton, Canada), has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies (, published by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta, Canada). EWJUS is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, online periodical, publishing original research articles, reviews and review articles, with a focus on Ukrainian humanities and social sciences in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.


The Russian and Slavic Studies Department at University of Arizona is happy to announce that it received a Faculty Research Grant from the College of Humanities for Revolution Across the Curriculum: Commemorating the Russian Revolution of 1917 at the University of Arizona. This grant will fund a series of events commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, including a film screening, a poetry reading with students and faculty, a panel discussion with leading scholars, and an invited guest lecture.


Emerging Scholar Spotlight: Request for Nominations

The editors of the AATSEEL Newsletter are soliciting nominations for junior scholars in the field of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures. If you or someone you know is a recently published author and would like to be featured in the AATSEEL Newsletter, please send a brief description (250-400 words) of the individual’s contribution to the field and potential to impact the profession. Nominations can be sent to Colleen Lucey: