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Michael Katz Wins Outstanding Scholarship Award

April 5, 2016

MIDDLEBURY, VT. -- Michael Katz, the C.V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies has received the 2015 Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship award from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL).

In their award citation, the association describes Katz as "an outstanding scholar of Russian literature who for many years now has also communicated his love of the field through a series of masterful literary translations. Michael's scholarship covers an impressive array of topics, from the literary ballad in the early 19th century to his now classic psychoanalytic study of dreams and the unconscious Russian fiction – and dozens of articles on the classics of 19th century Russian literature."

The author of two books on Russian literature and the translator of more than a dozen Russian novels into English, Katz received an emeritus fellowship from the Mellon Foundation to support his years of research in Russia and the United Kingdom. He is now working on a new translation of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, commissioned by Norton Publishers.