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- In Memoriam:
- Professor Lubomir Doležel. Click
- here for his obituary written
- by Prof. Veronika Ambros. Click
- here for his obituary from the
- Globe and Mail. On February 21,
- the flag over Simcoe Hall will be
- flown at half-mast in his honour.


- In Memoriam:
- Professor Norman Shneidman
- Please read his obituary. If you
- want to make a donation in
- Professor Shneidman's memory,
- please click here for more info.
- Click here for a tribute to Prof.
- Shneidman from Prof. Kenneth
- Lantz.


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


- Prof. Ann Komaromi's new
- book has been published. Click
- here for more information.


- Professor & Chair Donna Orwin
-
was 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.

- Program.
- Summary.
- Lecturers.


- PhD student Alex Averbuch's
- new book was published by New
- Literary Observer (NLO)
- publishing house.
- More info.


- An article by Prof. T. Allan Smith,
- Registrar and Fellow, Pontifical
- Institute of Mediaeval Studies
- has just been published: “Iosif of
- Volokolamsk and Serapion of
- Novgorod in Conflict” in The
- Russian Review.


- Prof. Christina Kramer was
- interviewed by the Center for
- the Art of Translation. Read the
- Q&A here!


- “Butcher”, a play which features
- a made-up language created by
- Profs Christina Kramer and
- Dragana Obradović will be
- performed at the Mirvish Theatre,
- Toronto from 25 March to 9 April.  


- Congratulations to the winners
- of the SMC Undergraduate
- Research Form Winners for
- Slavic:

- 1st Place:
- Diana Blicharski &
- Weronika Waszewski
- See their poster

- 2nd place:
-
Josh Gold
- See his poster
- &
- Sandra Janjeck
- See her poster


- PhD student Alex Averbuch's
- paper "Pasternak and Derzhavin:
- The Poetics of the Everyday" was
- included into the list of 6 most
- influential articles on Pasternak
- published in the journal "Russian
- Literature".
- More info.


- Undergraduate student Anya
- Zaporozhchenko was interviewed
- by Torontoist.
- Read the interview here.


- Prof. Taras Koznarsky gave
- a lecture at Harvard University
- on Feb. 22, entitled "Gogol's
- Soul."


- Polish Language and Literature
- Program organized a literary
- evening featuring an acclaimed
- Polish-Canadian author Eva
- Stachniak, who will present her
- latest novel The Chosen Maiden
-
(released in January 2017) about
- the dancer Bronislava Nizhinska
- and Diagilev's Ballets Russes. The
- event took place on
- Wednesday (February 8, 2017) at
- 6pm in Robert Gill Theatre (214
- College St.).


- Prof. Łukasz Wodzyński
-
presented a lecture "Escaping
- (to) History: Contemporary
- Polish Literature" at the EUNIC
- Canada Book Club Event at the
- University of British Columbia,
- Vancouver (February 4, 2017)


- Prof. Christina Kramer
- presented  ‘Reimaging the
- Linguascape of Skopje’ at the
- conference The Current State
- of Balkan Linguistics - Where do
- we Stand? A Symposium in
- Recognition of the 20th
- Anniversary of the Kenneth E.
- Naylor Memorial Lecture Series,
- 20-21 January 2017, The Ohio
- State University, Columbus, Ohio.


- The interview with Prof. Ann
- Komaromi
, "The Soviet past
- sheds light on Trump's win says
- award-winning humanist," is
- available here and here.


- Prof. Anu Muhonen was
- interviewed by U of T News
- regarding Finland becoming the
- first European country to give
- unemployed citizens a monthly
- sum.
- Read the article.


- Prof. Dragana Obradović has
- published an articled titled
- "Crafting Serious Work out of
- Mass Culture: The Early Works
- of Dubravka Ugrešić” in the most
- recent issue of World Literature
- Today. 

- More info.


- World Literature Today has
- included Prof. Christina
- Kramer
’s translation of the
- Macedonian novel A Spare Life
- by Lidija Dimkovska among its
- 75 notable translations of 2016.
- Information can be found here:


- Ph.D. student Barnabas Kirk
- wrote about the recent Robarts
- Library exhibition, "Crime and
- Punishment at 150: Global
- Contexts," which he co-curated
- with Prof. Kate Holland and
- Slavic Librarian Ksenya
- Kiebuzinski on the blog of
- the North American Dostoevsky
- Society, The Bloggers
- Karamozov
and in the HPJRC
- newsletter
.


- Prof. Kate Holland presented
- a paper, "The Time of
- Punishment: Crime and
- Punishment's
Epilogue and the
- Difficulties of Narrative Closure"
- at the ASEEES Annual Meeting in
- Washington, DC, on Nov. 16.


- Prof. Christina Kramer has
- written the blog post on
- Macedonian literature for a
- new site devoted to world
- literature.
- More info.


- Prof. Ann Komaromi’s book
- Uncensored: Samizdat Novels
- and the Quest for Autonomy in
- Soviet Dissidence, 
published by
- Northwestern University Press,
- has been selected as the winner
- of the 2016 AATSEEL Prize for
- Best Book in Literary/Cultural
- Studies. Awards are to be
- presented at the annual
- AATSEEL Conference, which will
- take place at the Parc 55 hotel
- in downtown San Francisco,
- California, February 2-5, 2017.
- More info.


- Prof. Kate Holland, Ph.D.
- student Barnabas Kirk, and
- Slavic Librarian Ksenya
- Kiebuzinski organized the
- exhibition, "Crime and
- Punishment at 150: Global
- Contexts," which was held
- on the first floor of Robarts
- Library from October 3 to
- November 30. The exhibition,
- which was open to the public,
- formed part of the SSHRC funded
- outreach project, Crime and
- Punishment at 150.

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


- Toronto Slavic Quarterly



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