The President of Smith College, William Allan Neilson, in a 1939 recommendation letter for Poggioli emphasized his competence both as a teacher of Italian and as a slavicist
, but also explained that "he is pretty thoroughly out of sympathy with [the Italian government] and would very much like to stay in the free atmosphere".
Aida Vidan, a long-time researcher in the MPCOL, echoed Kunic's thoughts about the temporality of smell of the archive: "I perceive it as a scent of continuity which brings an additional layer of density to the scholarly experience, as an olfactory bridge which spans times and places but also marks a safe scholarly harbor.
Soviet historians' intense reaction to the work of the American Slavicist
Edward Keenan--in which he rejects the authenticity of Ivan the Terrible's correspondence with Kurbskii as well as Kurbskii's other texts--may well have been elicited by precisely these circumstances.
A review by Japan's leading Slavicist
of a book by a leading Polish historian, Andrzej Nowak, demonstrates the necessity of making Polish scholarly works available to scholars worldwide, while at the same time presenting to American Slavicists
(as well as to Americans of Polish background) the image of Poland as perceived by a disinterested observer from a geographical distance.
Melissa Frazier's monograph makes a significant contribution to Slavicist
and European literary and cultural history.
Nor will his Dijalekticki Antibarbarus ("The Dialectical Antibarbarus"), a polemic against Stalinism, which could have lost him his head, see the light of English soon, although in a better world it would be studied by every Anglo-American Slavicist
and historian of Communism.
ANDREAS LEITNER, Professor at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, is a slavicist
1904), the Slavicist
Renato Poggioli (1907-63), the polymaths Kenneth Burke (1897-1993) and R.
Ingrid Schafer on Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova) or literary traditions (the excursus on the "third wave" of emigration by the Cologne Slavicist
Apparently, a lot of empirical work is waiting here for Slavicists
Most of the invitees--avant-garde filmmakers, Slavicists
, Russian men and women of letters who likely ought to have had prior experience with Shub's films--shared my predicament.