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Please join us in celebrating the publication of Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture after 1918 on November 13 (Tuesday) at 6pm in Carr Hall. This volume is a monumental intellectual and pedagogical project undertaken by Prof. Tamara Trojanowska and her colleagues, Prof. Joanna Niżyńska (IU) and Prof. Przemysław Czapliński (UAM), involving over 60 scholarly contributions from all over the world! The book launch will feature a discussion panel with the editors and contributors on the topic of How to write literary and cultural histories in the 21st century? A reception will follow. This event is free and open for public. Please click here to RSVP.

Upcoming Lecture:

Professor Ilya Kliger
Department of Russian and Slavic Studies
New York University

Sovereignty and the Novel:
Dostoevsky's Political Theology

Friday, October 19, 2018, 3pm
Alumni Hall Room 400
121 St. Joseph Street


The next Slavic Film Series event will be on Thursday, October 11, at 7:00pm!

The next film will be:

Agnieszka Smoczynska's The Lure

Prof. Lukasz Wodzynski has published an article in the Slavic Review: "Modernism Romanced: Imaginary Geography in Jerzy Zulawski's The Lunar Trilogy."

Click here for more information.

Dr. Siggy Frank of the University of Nottingham will give a public lecture at the Slavic Department on Thursday, Nov. 1, 4-6 (AH404). The lecture is entitled "The Explorer’s Gaze: Photography and Authorship in Vladimir Nabokov’s Autobiography".

Prof. Christina Kramer has been named one of this year's Arbor Award recipients in recognition of her outstanding volunteer contributions to the University. For many years she has been a Reader at Convocation, reciting the names of graduating students as they come up to receive their degrees. Preparation for this role each year requires many hours of study, and Prof. Kramer also coaches novice readers in U of T's Reader Training Program. Hergracious manner has been critical to making convocation a positive experience for students, guests, alumni and faculty/staff.

This year, close to 130 alumni and friends of U of T will receive this prestigious award in recognition of their significant commitment and contributions to the University. All award winners will be celebrated at the 2018 Arbor Award ceremony taking place on October 15th.

Prof. Christina E. Kramer Receives Literature Translation Fellowship
from the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts announced that Prof. Christina E. Kramer will receive an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship. Prof. Kramer is one of 25 Literature Translation Fellows for fiscal year 2019. In total, the NEA is recommending $325,000 in grants this round to support the new translation of poetry and prose from 17 countries into English. Prof. Kramer's fellowship will support the translation into English of Grandma Non-Oui a novel by Lidija Dimkovska.

Click here for more information.

Stage Russia is coming to Toronto!

The Vakhtangov’s Eugene Onegin and Anna Karenina will be shown in HD at the Hot Docs Cinema on September 8 and 9 and Uncle Vanya on September 15. More information is available here.

Click here for a podcast from the Canadian Opera Company on Eugene Onegin.

Alex Averbuch's new article "Orientalism and Homoerotic Desire in the Poetry of a Ukrainian Modernist: Ahatanhel Kryms’kyi in Lebanon" was published in the new issue of Slavic and East European Journal. Click here for more details.

Prof. Leonid Livak's new book, In Search of Russian Modernism, is forthcoming this fall from Johns Hopkins University Press. Click here for more information.


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