Prix du meilleur article

Prix pour l'Article de l'année de l'Association canadienne des slavistes

À l’occasion de la réalisation du 60e volume de la Revue canadienne des slavistes / Canadian Slavonic Papers en 2018, l’Association canadienne des slavistes et Taylor & Francis ont créé le prix « Article de l’année », qui récompense le meilleur article publié dans la revue de l’Association, Revue canadienne des slavistes / Canadian Slavonic Papers dans chaque volume achevé (année civile).

Une commission des comités de rédaction et consultatif, nommé par le président de l’ACS, examinera une liste restreinte de 5 articles maximum sélectionnés par le rédacteur. Un certificat et 250 $ seront remis au gagnant lors de l’assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACS au printemps suivant de chaque année.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter le rédacteur en chef, le professeur James Krapfl, à ou visitez la page web de Taylor & Francis.

Gagnant 2022

Le prix de l’article de l’année 2022 de l’Association canadienne des slavistes a été décerné à Jeff Hayton pour son article “Wutanfall: emotional entanglements in the East German punk subculture.” 

Les membres du jury Bohdan Harasymiw (Université de Calgary), Mariya Lesiv (Université Memorial) et Lavinia Stan (Université Saint-Francis-Xavier) ont préparé la citation suivante :

Instead of presenting punk rock as having been simply in confrontation with the Communist East German regime, as is conventionally done, this article depicts the relationship as one of interdependence. Viewed through the analytical lens of entanglement, the author demonstrates how the punk movement was kept alive despite repression. It became a search for authenticity as well as a protest. This case study goes beyond the existing literature, opening up a new vista on protest movements in the GDR and in general. The punk subculture was able to thrive due to the attention paid to it by the Stasi, unlike in Western societies, where it was effectively coopted by commercialism. A first-rate article, enjoyable and instructive from many disciplinary perspectives.

L’article sera disponible en libre accès auprès de Taylor & Francis en ligne jusqu’au mai 2024.

Gagnant 2021

Le prix de l’article de l’année 2021 de l’Association canadienne des slavistes a été décerné à Ronan Hervouet pour son article “Dignity, Arbitrary Rule, and Emancipation in an Authoritarian Regime: Ethnographic Remarks on the Uprising in Belarus.” 

Voici la citation du jury :

In his essay, Ronan Hervouet identifies and skilfully contrasts two forms of dignity that Belarusian citizens rely upon to keep their individual and collective sense of worth in the context of Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s repressive political regime. For those citizens supporting or participating in the protest movements in Belarus, dignity plays a central role in their struggle for emancipation. However, relying on his work as an ethnographer, Hervouet rethinks agency within authoritarian contexts and masterfully maps other strategies for attaining a sense of esteem that does not incorporate political claims for freedom and democracy or represent an open critique of the regime. By so doing, he has shown that claims to dignity, often expressed as longing for peace and stability, can go together with arbitrary rule and authoritarian regimes. Readers will find this essay insightful for the author’s analysis of dignity’s ambiguous role in contemporary Belarus.

Gagnant 2020

Le prix de l’article de l’année 2020 de l’Association canadienne des slavistes a été décerné à James M. White pour son article “Russian Orthodox Monasticism in Riga Diocese, 1881-1917.”

Voici la citation du jury :

In this erudite and highly engaging essay James White reconstructs the social and religious histories of three Russian Orthodox convents and one Russian Orthodox monastery, all of which were established in Riga diocese in the late imperial period. He masterfully charts the ways in which non-local and local religious, civic, and government leaders combined resources and created Orthodox religious networks throughout the empire and abroad to transform a backwater diocese into a prominent Russian Orthodox site that began to compete successfully with institutions of Lithuanian German Lutheranism and German civilization prior to the onset of World War I. The article constitutes a major contribution to the histories of religion, regional developments, and empire-building and russification within the imperial realm as well as global Orthodoxy.

Gagnant 2019

Le prix de l’article de l’année 2019 de l’Association canadienne des slavistes a été décerné à Jack J. B. Hutchens pour son article “Julian Stryjkowski: Polish, Jewish, Queer.”

Voici la citation du jury :

In his carefully and clearly written study Jack J.B. Hutchens explores complex questions of identity and their literary expression in relation to a major figure of Polish literary, cultural and political life in the post-WWII era.  His informed and sensitive readings of three major novels from three different decades shine much light on Stryjkowski’s struggles with what it is to be Polish, Jewish, queer (and communist) and how he did and did not reconcile those things in his life and work.  Hutchens also locates the author’s work within the genre of autofiction, demonstrating how that association is important for engaging with it.  Readers already familiar with Stryjkowski will find this essay enlightening and insightful, and it is also likely to spur others to seek out these novels and to confront the questions they explore, all of which are fundamental to understanding not only Stryjkowski and his work, but also Poland’s on-going struggles with them.

2018 Winner

Le premier prix annuel de l’article de l’année de l’Association canadienne des slavistes a été décerné à Jeffrey S. Hardy pour son article “Of Pelicans and Prisoners: Avian–Human Interactions in the Soviet Gulag.”

In a beautifully written and well-researched essay, Jeffrey Hardy makes a major contribution to Soviet environmental history by examining the complex relationship between humans and birds in the Gulag. He deftly demonstrates the ways in which different varieties of bird species were used scientifically, how they supplemented meagre food supplies, and how they provided some inmates with emotional support and others with an impending sense of death. Even some of the Gulag’s gang members used images of birds to decorate their own bodies as well as those of their victims. Hardy’s article is a powerful reminder of humanity’s overall resilience in the most difficult circumstances.