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EDNOTE. NABOKV-L congratulates Professor Alexandrov on his award!
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Subject: editor of The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov ...
http://www.yale.edu/opa/newsr/05-12-09-03.all.html[2]

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:26 AM PST

Yale Literature Professor Wins MLA Award
YALE UNIVERSITY Mon, 12 Dec 2005 5:48 PM PST

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION HAS AWARDED THE
FIFTH ALDO AND JEANNE SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR SLAVIC LITERARY STUDIES TO
VLADIMIR E. ALEXANDROV[3], PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF THE SLAVIC
LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT[4] AT YALE, FOR HIS BOOK “LIMITS
TO INTERPRETATION: THE MEANINGS OF ANNA KARENINA,” PUBLISHED BY THE
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS.

The prize is awarded biennially for an outstanding scholarly work on
the linguistics or literatures of the Slavic languages, including
Belarussian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Serbian,
Slovak, Slovene and Ukrainian. The prize includes a monetary award of
$2,000 and a certificate.

The prize is one of 18 awards that will be presented on December 28
during the MLA’s annual convention, held this year in Washington, DC.
The members of the 2005 selection committee were Vitaly Chernetsky
(Harvard) and Mikhail Epstein (Emory), chair.

In their citation, the selection committee wrote, “Vladimir E.
Alexandrov has written a work that is refreshingly original precisely
because it does not insist on its originality. . . . Alexandrov
teaches us how Tolstoy’s novel asks to be read: the literary text
itself makes possible and necessary its multiple and even conflicting
interpretations.”

The B. E. Bensinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
Alexandrov received his doctorate in comparative literature from
Princeton and previously taught at Harvard and Princeton. His
publications include “Andrei Bely: The Major Symbolist Fiction” and
“Nabokov’s Otherworld.” He also was editor of “The Garland Companion
to Vladimir Nabokov” and has authored numerous journal articles and
book chapters. He was associate editor of the Russian Review
(1982–86) and has served on the editorial board of Nabokov Studies
and Yale Russian and East European Publications. He currently serves
on the Advisory Council of the Slavic and East European Journal.
Alexandrov is the recipient of fellowships from the American Council
of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The MLA, the largest and one of the oldest American learned
societies in the humanities, was established in 1883 to advance
literary and linguistic studies. Its 30,000 members come from all 50
states and the District of Columbia, as well as from Canada, Latin
America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

The Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages
and Literatures was presented for the first time in 1995 to Robert
Maguire, of Columbia University, and in 1997 to Alexander M.
Schenker, of Yale. Subsequent winners were Harriet Murav, UC, Davis;
Gabrielle Safran, Stanford; and Irina Sirotkina, the Russian Academy
of Sciences.

The Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund was established by Aldo
Scaglione in 1987. The fund honors the memory of his wife, Jeanne
Daman Scaglione, whose heroic efforts to prevent the deportation of
Jews from Belgium during the German occupation are commemorated in
the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Scaglione is the Erich
Maria Remarque Professor of Literature at New York University and a
widely published author. A native of Turin, Italy, he has taught at
the universities of Toulouse, Chicago, California, Berkeley and North
Carolina, Chapel Hill. In 1975 he was named Cavaliere dell’Ordine al
Merito della Repubblica Italiana.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9,
2005
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* Vladimir E. Alexandrov[5]
* Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures[6]

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