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A Reader's Guide to Andrei Bely's "Petersburg"

A Reader's Guide to Andrei Bely's "Petersburg," edited by Prof. Leonid Livak, has been published. For more information, read the blog on the UWPress website, here.

In Search of Russian Modernism

Prof. Leonid Livak's new monograph, In Search of Russian Modernism, has been published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Read the blog post about the book here.

A Dostoevskii Companion

Prof. Kate Holland is the co-editor, along with Prof. Katherine Bowers (UBC) and Prof. Connor Doak (Bristol), of A Dostoevskii Companion, the latest volume of the Cultural Syllabus series (and the first on nineteenth century Russian Literature) at Academic Studies Press. The Cultural Syllabus series comprises critical readers and anthologies of primary and secondary readings for undergraduate courses in Russian literature and culture. A Dostoevskii Companion provides a series of texts by Dostoevskii, his contemporaries, and critics which provide teachers and students alike important contexts for reading his works. More details here.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is proud and pleased to announce the creation of a Visiting Professorship in Ukrainian Language and Culture.

The Professorship is funded by a very generous donation from the Ukrainian Senior Citizens Home of Taras H. Shevchenko of Windsor, Ontario. The gift is one of the largest donations ever made to Ukrainian language studies at a Canadian university. An example worthy of emulating. More details here.


The Explorer's Gaze: Photography and Authorship in Vladimir Nabokov's Autobiography 

Siggy Frank
University of Nottingham

Thursday, Nov. 1, 4-6 pm.
Alumni Hall, Room 404.

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.

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".


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