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literature and language professor , writer

Tomas A. Venclova, literature and language professor, writer. Recipient International Literature prize, Vilenica, Slovenia, 1990, Lithuanian National prize, 2000, New Culture of New Europe award, Poland, 2005.

Background

Venclova, Tomas A. was born on September 11, 1937 in Klaipeda, Lithuenia. Arrived in United States, 1977. Son of Antanas Venclova and Eliza Rackauskaite.

Education

Degree, University Vilnius, Lithuania, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1985. Doctor (honorary), University Lublin, Poland, 1991.

Doctor (honorary), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2000. Doctor (honorary), University Torun, Poland, 2005.

Career

Lecturer University Vilnius, 1966—1973. Junior fellow Academy of Sciences, Lithuania, 1974—1976. Regents professor University California, Berkeley, 1977.

Lecturer University of California at Los Angeles, 1977—1980. Lecturer to associate professor Yale University, New Haven, 1980—1993, professor, since 1993.

Works

Membership

Founding member Lithuanian Helsinki Group, 1976. Member of American Association Teachers Slavic and East European Languages, American Association for Advancement Slavic Studies, Association for Advancement of Baltic Studies (president 1989-1991), Pen in Exile, Pen (member executive board since 1981).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel.

Connections

Married Tanya L. Milovidova, March 18, 1990. Children: Andrius, Maria.

father:
Antanas Venclova

mother:
Eliza Rackauskaite

spouse:
Tanya L. Milovidova

children:
Andrius Venclova

Maria Venclova