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News and Announcements

Prof. Kate Holland's article, "Narrative Tradition on the Border: Alexander Veselovsky and Narrative Hybridity in the Age of World Literature," was published in the September 2017 issue of Poetics Today: here.

The Graphic Art
of Joseph Brodsky

Yuri Leving
Dalhousie University

September 15 @ 2pm

Alumni Hall, Rm 404

A celebration of the life and work of
Lubomír Doležel
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the Common room of Burwash Dining Hall (91 Charles Street) from 5 to 8pm.

Learn Estonian for Both Credit and Enjoyment!
The University of Toronto is again offering an Estonian language course as part of its curriculum. Students from all Toronto area universities (Toronto, York and Ryerson) have the opportunity to take the course for credit. If the course just sounds interesting and too good to pass up, you can also consider auditing the course for personal fulfillment. More info.
The Slavic Dept. Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 31, from 3-5pm. Afterwards, all graduate students and faculty are cordially invited for refreshments at The Wickson Social (5 St Joseph Street, Toronto) from 5-7 p.m.

Prof. Tatiana Smoliarova's new book, Three Metaphors for Life: Derzhavin's Late Poetry, is ready to be preordered. Click here for more information.

Prof. Ann Komaromi's new book, We Are Jews Again, has been published. Click here for more information.

Prof. Christina Kramer had a new translation published. The short story The City by Branislav Gjorgjevski appears in the current M-Dash. More info.

Professor & Chair Donna Orwin as interviewed by the Munk School of Global Affairs. You can read the interview here.

The Dept. for Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Dept. Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb and AMCA Toronto hosted the first Croatology Colloquium: Perspectives on Croatian Science, Culture and Language.

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Department of Slavic
Languages and Literatures
121 St. Joseph Street
Alumni Hall (AH), Room 429
Toronto, Ontario ~ M5S 1J4

tel: 416-926-2075

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