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Congratulations Professor Clare Cavanagh

Congratulations to Professor Clare Cavanagh, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, who has been named Frances Hooper Professor in the Arts and Humanities. Cavanagh's work focuses on 19th- and 20th-Century Russian, Polish and Anglo-American poetry. Her book, Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West (Yale UP) won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her highly acclaimed translation of Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska, Map: Collected and Final Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) was published in April. She is now under contract to write the authorized biography of Czesław Miłosz, the renowned Polish poet and diplomat.

Congratulations Professor Saul Morson

Congratulations to Saul Morson, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, who has been named the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of Arts and Humanities. Morson recently published a new book, The Fabulous Future? America and the World in 2040 (Northwestern University Press; May 29, 2015), which he co-edited with Morton Schapiro, Northwestern University President and Economics Professor.

Congratulations Blair Dunbar

Slavic Major Blair Dunbar has been selected for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Russia!

Congratulations Cheryl Berriman

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Cheryl Berriman, who has just been awarded the prestigious "Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2014-2015”

Professor Steven Shankman, UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace at the University of Oregon, explains what Levinas means by "thinking God" on the basis of ethical responsibility, and how Dostoevsky in his major novels tries to "think God" through the ethical relation. Shankman also shares insights gained from reading Dostoevsky and Levinas in the prison environment with college students and inmates through the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.