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Three receive V.M. Setchkarev Memorial Prizes of $500

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures recently awarded three V.M. Setchkarev Memorial Prizes of $500 each at its spring reception in May. Two of the prizes went to graduate students Tatyana Gershkovich for her paper titled “Infecting, Simulating, Judging: Tolstoy’s Theory of Art” and Philipp Penka for his paper “‘Zima ereticheskaia na dvore’: Theology and Literary Styles in the Life of the Archpriest Avvakum.” Didar Kul-Mukhammed, an undergraduate, also received a prize for her paper “The Lacerations of Insects and Spiders.”