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- Employment Opportunities


- In Memoriam:
- Professor Harold Bedford.
- Please read his obituary from
- Prof. Kenneth Lantz.


- For new courses, as well as
- regularly offered courses,
- please visit the individual
- program pages and the A&S
- timetable.


- PhD student Barnabas Kirk
- is in the advanced class at  the
- summer language seminar in
- Ohrid. Here he is on television
- at the opening of the seminar.


- Former PhD student, Prof. Lonny
- Harrison (University of Texas at
- Arlington) has published a new
- book, Archetypes from
- Underground: Notes on the
- Dostoevskian Self
from Wilfred
- Laurier University Press.


- Prof. Kate Holland presented
- a paper, "From Kairos to
- Chronos: Conflicting
- Temporalities in The Idiot" at
- the XVI Annual Symposium of
- the International Dostoevsky
- Society in Granada, Spain, on
- June 9.


- Prof. Kate Holland presented
- a paper, "Teaching Students
- how The Brothers Karamazov
- works," on the panel
- "Dostoevsky in the Classroom"
- at the Annual Congress of the
- Canadian Association of
- Slavists in Calgary on May 30.


- Prof. Christina Kramer was
- featured in interviews with CTV
- News and Metro News Toronto
- for her participation in UofT's
- annual pronunciation boot camp,
- where she taught speakers at
- Convocation how to read the
- names of graduands.
- Watch the CTV interview.
- Read the Metro News article.
- UofT news article.
- The Star article.


- The story regarding the gift of
- the veterans to the Polish
- program has now been posted
- online. Please see the link.
- View photos.


- The 17th Annual Danylo Husar
- Struk Memorial Lecture took
- place on May 13. Mykola
- Riabchuk, Senior Research
- Fellow at the Institute of Political
- and Ethnic Studies of the
- Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
- and currently a Fulbright
- Research Fellow at George
- Washington University in
- Washington DC delivered a talk
- entitled "Literary Criticism as
- Sacrilege: Turning the
- Iconostasis into a National
- Canon."
- Audio of the lecture.
- Pictures from the event.
- Video of the lecture.


- On Apr. 15-16, the 2016
- Graduate Student Conference
- in Slavic Studies was held.
- Keynote lecture was given by
- Prof. Luba Golburt (UC Berkeley).
- Conference Program.
- View poster.

- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky is
- attending the Knyzhkovyi
- Arsenal Book fair in Kyiv,
- Ukraine, where he is presenting
- the Ukrainian translation of his
- monograph, The All-
- Encompassing Eye of Ukraine:
- Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realist
- Prose.
- More info.


- Prof. Anu Muhonen attended
- AAAL 2016 in Orlando, Florida
- (April 9-12, 2016) and gave a
- talk entitled, "Researching
- Multilingually in European
- Superdiversity: The Shifting
- Roles of the Ethnographer.”


- Prof. Kate Holland and
- Dr. Katherine Bowers of UBC
- have been awarded a SSHRC
- Connections Grant for 2016
- for their project "Crime and
- Punishment at 150," an
- international outreach series
- and conference dedicated to
- the 150th anniversary of the
- first publication of Dostoevsky's
- Crime and Punishment.
- More info.


- On Apr. 1, the Slavic Dept.
- held its annual talent show.
- View poster.
- View photos.


- On Mar. 29, Dr. Justyna Zych
-
organized a screening of the
- Polish movie Różyczka (Little
- Rose
), by Jan Kidawa-Błoński,
- for the students of the Polish
- Program.


- On Mar. 22, the third meeting
- of the Polish Book Club, led by
- Dr. Justyna Zych, took place.


- On Mar. 19, Dr. Justyna Zych
-
organized a meeting with
- Andrew Borkowski, Polish-
- Canadian writer, for the students
- of the Polish Program at UofT.
- Andrew Borkowski led a guided
- tour in Roncesvalles Village, a
- Polish neighbourhood in Toronto,
- and talked about his book
- Copernicus Avenue.


- On Mar. 17, Natalia Khanenko-
- Friesen gave a book
- presentation: Ukrainian
- Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland,
- and Folk Imagination in the
- Twentieth Century
.
- View poster.


- Prof. Veronika Ambros gave a
- talk on Feb. 11 at Luella Massey
- Studio Theatre Pre-Show Talk,
- entitled "Buchty a Loutky
- Tradition, Continuity and
- Innovation in Central European
- Puppetry.”


- On Feb. 23, the second meeting
- of the Polish Book Club, led by
- Dr. Justyna Zych, took place.


- PhD Candidate Joseph Schlegel
- has published "The Shapes of
- Poetry: Andrei Bely's Poetics in
- Vladimir Nabokov's The Gift" in
- Slavic and East European
- Journal
59.4 (2015): 565-584.


- On Feb. 11, students of the
- Polish Program participated in
- the opening of the exhibition
- Fighting Poland
at the Munk
- School of Global Affairs.


- On Feb. 9, Dr. Justyna Zych
- organized a special event,
- "Polish Politeness & Savoir-
- vivre" for all the students of
- the Polish Program at UofT.


- On Jan. 26, the first meeting of
- the Polish Book Club, lead by
- Dr. Justyna Zych, took place.


- Prof. Kate Holland has a
- chapter in the new book,
- Dostoevsky in Context, just out
- from Cambridge University
- Press.
- More info.


- On January 19, the Polish
- program held the event: Polish
- Language Games.


- Prof. Ann Komaromi has
- developed an Electronic Archive
- for Collections at the University
- of Toronto Libraries.  It is the
- "Project for the Study of
- Dissidence and Samizdat."
- Visit it here.
- Read more.


- On Dec. 8, the Polish Program
- held the event: Wigilia -
- Christmas Meeting for Students
- of the Polish Program


- On Dec. 4, Prof. Edyta
- Bojanowska (Rutgers University)
- gave a talk entitled “Pineapples
- in Petersburg, Cabbage  Soup on
- the Equator: Imperialism,
- Globalization, and Ivan
- Goncharov’s Travels in Asia.” 


- On Dec. 8, Prof. Tamara
- Trojanowska
presented a 45-
- minute paper during a one-day
- colloquium, titled, “Witkacy: Soul
- and Form”, organized by the The
- Hejna Chair in Polish Language
- and Literature at the University
- of Illinois at Chicago, upon the
- occasion of the 130th
- anniversary of Stanisław Ignacy
- Witkiewicz’s birth.


- Prof. Kate Holland delivered
- a paper, "Fathers and Sons and
- the Cronotope of the Idyll" on
- the panel, Turgenev: Fiction in
- the Age of Disintegration, at
- the ASEEES conference.


- Prof. Kate Holland has had a
- chapter entitled "From the
- Prehistory of Russian Novel
- Theory: Alexander Veselovsky
- and Fyodor Dostoevsky on the
- Modern Novel's Roots in Folklore
- and Legend," published in
- Persistent Forms: Explorations in
- Historical Poetics,
edited by Ilya
- Kliger and Boris Maslov, New
- York: Fordham University Press,
- December 2015.
- More info.


- Prof. Kate Holland is now the
- Literature and Culture Book
- Editor of Canadian Slavonic
- Papers: Revue canadienne des
- slavistes.


- Many of our Faculty members
- participated in the Association
- for Slavic, East European and
- Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) 2015
- Convention from Thursday, Nov.
- 19, to Sunday, Nov. 22, in
- Philadelphia, PA.
- View program.


- Prof. Veronika Ambros
-
participated at the Modernist
- Studies Association conference
- on  Modernism and Revolution in
- Boston on Nov. 19-22 in two
- panels on Modernist Mysteriums
- She also presented a paper titled
- "The Mystery Impulse and
- Morality Turn in Modernist
- Dramatic Experiments: Creation,
- Procreation, Soul,
- Consciousness, and Salvation in
- Karel Čapek’s R.U.R (Rossum’s
- Universal Robots) and Halpern
- Leivick’s Der Goylem."


- Prof. Joseph Schallert
- presented a paper entitled
- “Conev’s Macedonians: the
- emigré dialect of Derekjoj/Voden
- in southeastern Bulgaria”
- (Преселнически македонски
- говор на село Дерек’ оj/Воден
- во jугоисточна Бугариjа) at the
- 9th Macedonian North American
- Conference on Macedonian
- Studies, which took place at the
- Franke Institute for the
- Humanities, The University of
- Chicago, November 12-14, 2015.


- On Nov. 16, the unique film
- Powstanie Warszawskie
- (Warsaw Uprising), made
- entirely from documentary
- materials of the original
- chronicles, was presented at the
- Slavic Department. The
- screening was followed by a
- Q&A with the
director Jan
- Komasa
.


- Prof. Christina Kramer
- presented a paper “Greetings
- from Skopje: Cultural Narratives
- and Public Space” at the
- Macedonian-North American
- Conference on Macedonian
- Studies, University of Chicago,
- on November 14th. 


- On Nov. 5, the Slavic Dept.
- presented Ellen Elias-Bursać
- “Tug-of-War: Negotiating
- Meaning through Translating and
- Interpreting at a War Crimes
- Tribunal.”
- View poster.


- On Nov. 5, the Polish Program
- organized a special event of
- Polish board games for students
- interested in Polish language and
- culture.


- Prof. Christina Kramer
- presented a paper “Balkan
- Crossings: Lidija Dimkovska’s A
- Spare Life
” at the American
- LIterary Translators’ Assoc.
- meeting in Tucson, Arizona, on
- Oct. 31.


- Prof. Dragana Obradovic and
- Prof. Christina Kramer are
- again in the news for their
- creation of the language Lavinian
- for the play Butcher by Nicolas
- Billon. Butcher, which premiered
- last year in Alberta, is now being
- staged across Canada. The play
- is currently playing at Theatre
- Centre in Toronto. 


- Prof. Tamara Trojanowska took
- part in the post-show panel
- discussion of Michał Zadara and
- Barbara Wysocka’s
- performance, Chopin Without
- Piano
(with Bassem Akiki
- conducting the Chamber
- Orchestra of Philadelphia), in
- Philadelphia on October 31.


- On Saturday, October 24, the
- students of the Polish Program
- at UofT went to the International
- Festival of Authors in
- Harbourfront Centre to attend
- the interview with Witold
- Szabłowski, famous Polish
- journalist and writer who talked
- about his book "Zabójca z
- miasta moreli" (translated into
- English as The Assassin from
- Apricot City).


- An audio recording recording
- of a presentation by Prof.
-
Maxim Tarnawsky
entitled
- "Redundantly Repetitive
- Repeated Repetition, or
- A Restrictive Resource to
- Represent and Regulate
- Rhythm?" about Repetition in the
- works of Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi
- is available. Also available is a
- PDF file of the PowerPoint
- presentation accompanying the
- talk.


- Congratulations to the students
- who won Finnish Studies
- Scholarships for 2015-16 at the
- Evening with Finnish Studies on
- October 20th.
- View recipients.


- Prof. Christina Kramer and
- Prof. Dragana Obradovic thank
- everyone for their help and
- support in their shoe-drive for
- Refugees in Europe. FedEx has
- picked up the boxes, and with
- luck, the shoes will be at their
- destination by Wednesday next
- week. We could not have done it
- without the generous support
- given by students Ian Garner,
- Özlem Aslan, Lukasz Wodzynski,
- and Philip Lazarevic.


- Prof. Dragana Obradovic has
- recently published an article
- titled "The Headscarf on
- Screen: Gender, Religion, and
- Subjectivity in Aida Begić’s
- Children
” in Luaren Lydic and
- Bertrand Westphal (eds.), Le
- silence et la parole au
- lendemain des guerres
- yougoslaves
(Press
- Universitaires de Limoges,
- 2015).


- Prof. Donna Orwin participated
- as a discussant at a graduate
- student conference on
- philosoph and literature on
- Oct. 16-17 at Princeton
- University.


- On Oct. 20, The Evening with
- Finnish Studies and the Finnish
- Studies 2015-16 Awards
- Ceremony took place. It was
- followed by the lecture “The
- Eternal Lure of the Kalevala”
- delivered by Professor emeritus
- Borje Vahamaki.
- View poster.


- On Oct. 13, Dr. Michael Beizer
- will lead the discussion /
- workshop: A Jewish Look at
- Russian Literature, or, How
- Russian Literature Illuminates
- Jewish History.
- View poster.


- On Oct. 8, Matvei Yankelevich
- gave the lecture The Desk
- Drawer & The Window:
- Toward Translating the
- Manuscript Production of
- Daniil Kharms.
- View poster.


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky
- recently gave a talk at the
- Shevhchenko Scientific
- Society on Ivan Nechui
- Levytskyi.
- Watch it here.
- (The talk is in in Ukrainian).


- On Oct. 5, the Slavic
- Department Award Ceremony
- was held. Congratulations to the
- recipients!
- See photos.


- Prof. Veronika Ambros has
- recently published an article
- titled "Jakobson: The
- Experimental Stage and the
- Beginnings of Multimedia
- Theory“ in Kubíček Tomáš,
- Lass, Andrew (eds). Roman
- O. Jakobson: A Work in
- Progress
. Olomouc, Palacký,
- UP, 2014, 183-193.


- Prof. Veronika Ambros
- participated in two round tables
- at the V. Congress of
- Bohemian/Czech Studies, which
- took place in Prague on July 1-3
- and presented her paper,
- "Svejk's anabasis from Prague
- to Berlin and California and
- back again. Dramatic
- Transformations of the Novel."


- Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky gave a
- talk on Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi,
- the subject of his recent
- monograph, at a Shevchenko
- Scientific Society evening lecture
- in St. Vladimir's Institute in
- Toronto on September 25.


- On September 22, the Polish
- Program organized a special
- event of Polish trivia for all
- the students attending Polish
- language courses at UofT.


- Prof. Joseph Schallert has
- recently published an article
- titled "(Con)fusion of e- and i-
- Verb Present Stem Vowels in
- the Lower Vardar Macedonian
- Konikovo Gospel". The article
- appeared in Balkanistica, vol.
- 28, a festschrift volume in
- honor of the eminent Balkan
- linguist Prof. Victor Friedman,
- of the University of Chicago,
- upon the occasion of his
- retirement." 


- A new review of Prof. Leonid
- Livak's book on the Russian
- avant-garde in Paris has
- appeared in the Moscow Review
- of Books
.
- You can read it here.


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


- Toronto Slavic Quarterly



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- July 2016
- Prof. Kate Holland and a
- team of international
- Dostoevsky scholars will be
- tweeting Dostoevsky's Crime
- and Punishment from
- Raskolnikov's viewpoint this
- July. Follow along on
- Twitter here.


- Looking for some summer
- reading? Something a bit
- more engaging than the latest
- bestseller, or that guilt-free
- beach read that you just can’t
- get into? Something with
- more ... guilt?

- This July the North American
- Dostoevsky Society is
- celebrating the 150th
- anniversary of Crime &
- Punishment with an online
- group read of the novel! Join
- the NADS Discussion Group
- here and discuss C&P with
- Dostoevsky experts this
- summer!

- The reading schedule is spread
- out across the month:
- July 1: Part 1
- July 5: Part 2
- July 10: Part 3
- July 15: Part 4
- July 20: Part 5
- July 25: Part 6
- July 30: Epilogue

- Questions will be posted in the
- group every few days. If you
- have questions while you are
- reading, you can post them to
- the group. All are welcome to
- participate (or you can join and
- follow along), but please be
- respectful of others!


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