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CCSRE Life Stories: Luis Rivera

Learn more about the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity  at Middlebury College

“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity.  In his interview, Luis Rivera describes himself as Puerto Rican even though he was born in New York, grew up in the Bronx speaking Spanish at home.  He chose Middlebury as a member of Posse ’10 and when he first arrived he felt like a minority for the first time in his life. He majored in Russian, worked at Language Tables, and for Residential Life; went abroad to Russia for a semester.

 

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Luis Rivera

Posse ’10; CCSRE; Russian major

Susan Burch

Associate Professor of American Studies; Director, CCSRE; Head of Life Stories project

 

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Chekh It Out

Chekh It Out is your all-purpose interactive guide to Anton Chekhov’s play The Three Sisters.

The text of this play is loaded with links, polls, puns, translation and language notes, photos and videos, all designed to add context and value to your reading experience. We advise you to read through the play at least once before using the site, since discussion questions and intra-textual references may spoil the ending for you.

 

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Rachel Woods

Samantha Parry

Luke Schanz-Garbassi

Thomas R. Beyer, Jr., CV Starr Professor of Russian & East European Studies

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Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a website created by Grace Benz, Ali Hentges, Robert Silverstein.  It presents Leo Tolstoy quotations and images + video clips from various  motion picture adaptations of his book Anna Karenina.

 

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Grace Benz

Ali Hentges

Robert Silverstein

Thomas R. Beyer, Jr., CV Starr Professor of Russian & East European Studies

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Interviewing the Crime and Punishment Characters, a video by Tess Clark, John Montroy, and Eli Mauksch.

The purpose of this video and project was to enhance the reader’s understanding and experience of Crime and Punishment by bringing to life the main characters of Dostoevsky’s novel. We attempted to convey main ideals, personalities, and mannerisms of each of the characters through a more modern lens.

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Tess Clark

John Montroy

Eli Mauksch

Thomas R. Beyer, Jr., CV Starr Professor of Russian & East European Studies

 

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Dead Souls Demystified

The Dead Souls Demystified project (podcasts, blog, and video) was put together by three students of Professor Thomas Beyer’s Golden Age of Russian Literature course at Middlebury College.  Sam Finkelman contributed the analytical and historical blogposts about “Dead Souls” and the surrounding criticisms and contexts; Nicole Morse filmed the RSAnimate video and compiled the formatted the sound clips; Maddie Li aided in video graphics, WordPress site compilation, and information about Gogol’s life for a podcast.

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Sam Finkelman

Nicole Morse

Maddie Li

Thomas R. Beyer, Jr., CV Starr Professor of Russian & East European Studies

 

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The Pushkin Zone

Welcome to the Pushkin Zone, a blog dedicated to discussing Alexander Pushkin’s famous works. We have created this blog to free students from the tyranny of the classroom and provide an alternate and interactive method for Russian Literature appreciators to learn and discuss Alexander Pushkin and his works.

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Michael Dola, 2015

Jamey Huffnagle, 2015

Tyler Durr, 2015

Thomas R. Beyer, Jr., CV Starr Professor of Russian & East European Studies

 

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CCSRE Life Stories Project: Armelle Crouzieres-Ingenthron

Learn more about the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity  at Middlebury College.

“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity. In her interview, Armelle Crouzieres-Ingenthron discusses the freedom she gained from learning new languages, teaching French and English in Switzerland, the importance of being the first in her family to graduate from college, the difference in suburban life between France and Boston, why leaving your own country makes you more aware of your status in society, overcoming the aloofness of peers and forming friendships with international professionals at Middlebury, learning from a student who hated France, and the advantages of raising bi-lingual children.

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Armelle Crouzieres-Ingenthron
Professor of French

Susan Burch
Associate Professor of American Studies; Director, CCSRE; Head of Life Stories project

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Last January fifteen intrepid graduate students (aka Team Monterey 4) traveled to the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador to tackle agricultural, water access, and conservation issues. Visit the Equipo Monterey blog to explore their adventures searching for illicit turtle eggs at the local markets, or designing workshops for food producers to share knowledge and potential growth strategies.

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Adele Negro
Program Directory and Language Faculty

Lucy Jodlowska
Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Robert Taggart
Logistics Coordinator

Amy Holste
Fundraising and Development Coordinator

Ryan Gonzalez
Recruitment and Applications Coordinator

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