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- On Dec. 8, Prof. Leonid Livak
- gave a talk, “L’activité
- francophone de l'émigration
- russe dans l'entre deux-guerres:
- questions et méthodes" at the
- Séminaire central du Centre
- d’études des mondes russe,
- caucasien et centre-européen.
- École des hautes études en
- sciences sociales, Paris.


- An Interview with Prof. Maxim
- Tarnawsky appeared on
- the site of the internet publication
- Ipress.ua.
- More info.


- Prof. Dragana Obradovic gave
- a paper at the ASEEES Annual
- Convention in San Antonio,
- Texas, entitled "The
- Commemoration of Judelager
- Semlin on Film: The Case of
- Goran Paskaljevic's When Day
- Breaks."


- Prof. Kate Holland gave a paper
- at the ASEEES Annual Convention
- in San Antonio, Texas, entitled
- "Gendering the "accidental
- family": Mothers, Daughters,
- Sisters in Dostoevsky's The
- Adolescent."


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky was
- interviewed on the Knyha+
- Segment on Lviv Oblast TRK TV.
- Watch it here. (Interview is in
- Ukrainian).


- Prof. Veronika Ambros lead the
- lecture From "Oratorio for
- Prague" to "The Gingerbread
- Revolution" 1968-1989-2014
. A
- Celebration of the Silver
- Anniversary of the so-called
- Velvet Revolution in
- Czechoslovakia 1989, on Nov. 17.
- View Poster.


- Prof. Anu Muhonen gave a
- paper, “Flows of multilingual
- pedagogy in a Sweden Finnish
- school” at AFinLA Autumn
- Symposium: “Flows of language
- learning,” Nov. 14-15, University
- of Jyväskylä, Finland.
- More info.


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky was the
- featured guest of the seminar on
- “Intellectual Biography” organized
- by the Ukrainian literature division
- of the Krypiakevych Institute of
- Ukrainian Studies of the Ukrainian
- Academy of Sciences in
- cooperation with the Centre for
- Research in the Humanities of Lviv
- University on Nov. 17, 2014.
- More info.


- Prof. Tamara Trojanowska
- hosted a panel of Polish-Canadian
- writers, including Andrew
- Borkowski, Jowita Bydlewska, Eva
- Stachniak and Ania Szado, at
- INSPIRE, the International Book
- Fair in Toronto on Nov. 16.


- Prof. Christina Kramer
- presented a paper "Layers of
- Lexicon in translating from the
- Macedonian", at the American
- Literary Translators' Association
- (ALTA) annual meeting in
- Milwaukee, WI on Nov. 13.


- Prof. Leonid Livak has just
- co-published the following
- volume. Leonid Livak and Andrei
- Ustinov. Literaturnyi avangard
- russkogo Parizha, 1920-26:
- Istoriia. Khronika
. Antologiia.
- Dokumenty
[The literary avant
- garde of Russian Paris , 1920-26:
- History. Chronicle.  Anthology.
- Documents .] (Moscow: OGI,
- 2014)


- Prof. Leonid Livak published an
- article, “Nicolas Nabokov: An
- Autobiographical Sketch,” in
- Stanford Slavic Studies Vol. 46
- (2014).


- Prof. Leonid Livak gave a talk at
- the Ecole des hautes études en
- sciences sociales in Paris: " Le
- Problème de l’engagement
- politique dans la vie littéraire de
- l’émigration russe en France"


- The Australian Broadcasting
- Company will be airing a program
- to which Prof. Donna Orwin
-
contributed on Clausewitz and
- Tolstoy on Sunday, Nov. 9,
- starting at 1.00 pm local time. It
- will be repeated on Thursday,
- Nov. 13, and will be posted as a
- download and podcast here.


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky
- delivered a lecture on Ivan
- Nechui-Levytskyi at the Karazin
- Kharkiv National University on
- Nov. 5, 2014.
- More info.


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky
- delivered a guest lecture on Ivan
- Nechui-Levytskyi at the
- Skovoroda Kharkiv National
- Pedagogical University on Nov. 4,
- 2014.
- More info.


- Polish Senior Scouting Unit
- “Tatry” donates $5,550 to Polish
- Studies at UofT
- More info.
- View photos.


- Profs. Christina Kramer and
- Dragana Obradović were in
- Calgary at Alberta Theatre
- Projects for the World Premiere
- of Butcher by award-winning
- playwright Nicolas Billon. They
- were invited to the premiere
- because they created a language
- especially for the play, Lavinian.
- The play and Lavinian have been
- written about in a number of
- venues, including the Globe and
- Mail, the Calgary Herald, and The
- Gauntlet. While in Calgary they
- also taped a podcast with actor
- Col Cseke for Verb Theatre. Now
- the story of Lavinian has made it
- to the front page of Arts and
- Science. To read more about
- Lavinian and Butcher follow
- these links:
- Arts and Science.
- Inventing Lavinian.
- J. Kelly Nestruck, Globe & Mail.
- The Poseur's Guide, Jon Roe.


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky gave a
- talk about Ivan Nechui-Levytsky
- at the Institute of Literature of
- the Ukrainian Academy of
- Sciences in Kyiv on October 28.
- More info.


- On October 6, the Slavic Dept.
- held its annual Award Ceremony.
- Congratulations to all of the
- recipients!
- View photos.


- Prof. Anu Muhonen delivered a
- Varpu Lindström Memorial Lecture
- on the topic “Language of the
- Heart: Finnishness Seen with
- Sweden Finnish Eyes” October 21,
- 2014 at St. Michael’s College,
- in collaboration with Canadian
- Friends of Finland
- More info.


- The President of Finland visited
- the University of Toronto. Prof.
- Emeritus Borje Vahamaki and
- Prof. Anu Muhonen participated
- in the panel discussino on "The
- Future of Finnish Studies in North
- America.
-
View photos.


- Prof. Anu Muhonen delivered
- two lectures on the topic Sweden
- is Multilingual “Sverige är
- flerspråkigt!” at Stockholm
- University in Sweden on October,
- 8-9, 2014.
- More info.


- Prof. Anu Muhonen delivered a
- lecture, “Heritage, Belonging and
- Identity in Sports Discourse
- among Sweden Finnish Pupils”, at
- the Workshop on Heritage
- Language Speakers in Society
- and Education October 2-3 2014,
- at Stockholm University in
- Sweden.
- More info.  


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky
- delivered a lecture on Ivan
- Nechui-Levytskyi at the Dept of
- Literary Theory of Lviv University
- on Wednesday October 22, 2014.
- More info.


- Polish Students Association
- at UofT has been helping to raise
- funds in support of the Polish
- language courses. Last spring
- they organized the third
- fundraising event and on October
- 15, 2014 presented the cheque
- to Professor Donna Orwin, the
- Chair of the department. The
- cheque will be deposited to the
- Endowed Fund created by the
- Council for the Support of Polish
- Studies at UofT Thank you PSA
- for your ongoing support!
- View photo.


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky and
- Uliana Pasicznyk spoke about
- their translation projects, the
- journal "Ukrainian Literature: A
- Journal of Translations" and the
- Hrushevsky Translation Project,
- respectively, at the Faculty of
- Translation Studies of Lviv
- University in the Hall of Mirrors
- on Friday, Oct 10, 2014.
- More info.


- On Oct. 6, the Slavic Dept.
- presented a lecture by
- Professor Andrzej Nowak:
- "Western 'Appeasement' and its
- Eastern European Victims:
- from World War One to World
- War Three."


- Ukrainian Literature: A Journal
- of Translations
has published its
- newest issue. Volume 4 is
- available on the journal's website:
- www.UkrainianLiterature.org
- The journal is edited by
- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky. This
- issue contains the first half of his
- translation of Valerian
- Pidmohylny's classic novel
- The City.


- The Spring 2013
- Departmental Newsletter
- has been released.
- Read newsletter.


- Toronto Slavic Quarterly



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