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Michael Biggins: Publications & Presentations

Slavic, Baltic and East European studies librarian

Publications & Professional Contributions

Selected Publications

  • “Americanizing Slovene literature, or, Taking the Day-Trippers’ Path to the Summit Instead of the North Face: Slovene to English Literary Translation on the Society’s Fortieth Anniversary,” Slovene Studies, 34/1-2 (2012): 55-70.
  • “Implementing an Image Database for Complex Architectural Objects:  the William Brumfield Russian Architecture Collection,” with James D. West, Eileen Llona, and Theodore Gerontakos, in Slavic and East European Information Resources, vol. 8 (2007):  65-78.
  • “Post-1989 Publishing on Previously Suppressed Topics: Trends in Czech Contemporary History, With Reference to Poland,” in Books, Bibliographies and Pugs:  a Festschrift to Honor Murlin Croucher (Bloomington, Ind.: Slavica Publishers, 2006):  p. 13-29.

Selected Presentations

  • “Why Bartol Remains Relevant 80 Years Later” – an overview of new archival findings on writer Vladimir Bartol, presented by invitation at the Fifth Annual Slovenian Science and Education Showcase, held at the Embassy of Slovenia, Washington DC, October 4, 2018
  • Vladimir Bartol, Reconsidered… Again – a series of 5 graduate seminar sessions and one public lecture presented by invitation at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, May 14-21, 2018.
  • “Canons Continually Recast: Claiming Space for the Genius of Europe’s Borderlands,” keynote address at the annual conference of the Midwest Slavic Association, March 24, 2018.

Selected Book-Length Literary Translations

  • Lojze Kovačič, Newcomers. Books 1 and 2.  New York:  Archipelago Books, 2016-2019. From Slovenian.  Nominated for the 2016 book award of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.
  • Drago Jančar, I Saw Her That Night.  Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2016. From Slovenian.  Awarded a starred review by Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2015.
  • Vladimir Bartol, Al-Araf.  Ljubljana:  Sanje Publishers, 2015.  From Slovenian.
  • Drago Jančar, The Tree With No Name.  Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2014.  From Slovenian, with my afterword.
  • Florjan Lipuš, The Errors of Young Tjaž.  Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2013.  From Slovenian.
  • Drago Jančar, The Galley Slave.  Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2011.  From Slovenian.  Awarded a starred review by Publishers’ Weekly, October 3, 2011.
  • Mate Dolenc, Sea at Eclipse.  Ljubljana: Litterae Slovenicae, 2011. From Slovenian. 
  • Tomaž Šalamun, The Blue Tower.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.  From Slovenian.
  • Vladimir Bartol.  Alamut.  Seattle: Scala House Press, 2004.  (European edition:  Ljubljana: Sanje, 2005.  Paperback edition:  San Francisco: North Atlantic Books, 2007.)  From Slovenian, with my afterword.

Slavic, Baltic and East European studies librarian

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