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- Employment Opportunities


- Dr. Olga Bakich, former professor
- in our department, has published
- a new book with the University of
- Toronto Press, Valerii Pereleshin:
- The Life of a Silkworm
is available
- from University of Toronto Press.
- For more information, please click
- here to read more about the
- book and for ordering
- information.


- Prof. Christina Kramer has
- published an excerpt from the
- award-winning Macedonian novel
- A Spare Life
 by Lidija Dimkovska,
- in the Fall 2014-Spring 2015
- edition of The Chicago Review.
-
More info.


- Five Finnish Studies students
- have been granted a scholarship
- to attend 3-week CIMO Finnish
- language and culture summer
- courses in Finland this summer.
- CIMO is the Center for
- International Mobility under the
- Finnish Ministry of Education.
- More information about the
- summer courses can be found
- here
.

- Finnish language and culture,
- Ccourse I, in Turku:
- Marko Smiljanic, Ishara Murray
- and Mang Sun Ho

- Finnish language and culture,
- Course III, in Oulu:
- Emmett Snyder and Barbara
- Kolodziej


- Global Yiddish Culture 1938-1948
- The 8th Annual Symposium in
- Germanic Studies was held from
- April 19- 21.
- See poster for details.


- Prof. Leonid Livak gave a talk
- entitled "Penser autrement
- l'histoire culturelle russe dans
- l'entredeux-guerres: l'Europe des
- années Trente et la phase perdue
- du modernisme russe" at
- Università degli Studi di
- Firenze on April 16.


- The University of Toronto Press
- has published Prof. Maxim
_Tarnawsky
's monograph on Ivan
- Nechui-Levyts'kyi, "The All
- Encompassing Eye of Ukraine:
- Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realist
- Prose". The volume is available
- from the publisher and from
- Amazon.


- Prof. Dragana Obradovic
- presented a paper "An Artists'
- Colony in a Death Camp: The
- Case of Belgrade's Old Fairgroud"
- as part of the seminar
- Transgenerational Dynamics and
- the Human Geography of Post-
- Communist Space at the annual
- meeting of the American
- Comparative Literature
- Association at the end of March.


- Prof. Kate Holland presented a
- paper "The Novel in the Longue
- Durée: Veselovsky and Bakhtin’s
- Competing Origin Stories" on the
- seminar, Nineteenth Century
- Literary History and
- Historiography, at the annual
- meeting of the American
- Comparative Literature
- Association in Seattle at the end
- of March.


- Prof. Leonid Livak gave a talk
- entitled "Ecrire l'histoire du
- modernisme russe après Staline"
- at Université de Paris- Sorbonne
- on April 11.


- Prof. Justyna Zych gave a talk
- entitled "Reception of
- Psychoanalysis in France and in
- Poland and the Influence of
- Freud's Theory on French and
- Polish Literary Criticism in the
- First Decades of the 20th
- Century" at the Slavic Dept.


- A book launch for the latest
- volume of Prof. Leonid Livak's
- book on Russian avant-garde in
- Paris was held on March 26th in
- San Francisco.
- View poster.


- Prof. Christina Kramer gave a
- talk entitled "Language Policy and
- Linguistic Landscape in
- Macedonia" at the Helsinki Area
- and Language Studies Workshop,
- "Language Ecologies: The Balkans
- and Beyond."


- An excerpt of Prof. Christina
- Kramer's translation of the
- novel Pyramid of Water by Luan
- Starova now appaers in Two
- Lines On-line
.
- More info.


- Prof. Veronika Ambros gave
- a talk about Jaroslav Hašek's
- novel Good Soldier Schweik and
- director Erwin Piscator's 1928
- theater production in Berlin at the
- Art and Culture in Central Europe
- symposium on Mar. 25.
- More info.


- On March 19, Prof. Leonid Livak
- gave a talk entitled "Existe-t-il
- une littérature de l'exil?" at the
- Fondation Maison des Sciences
- de l'Homme in Paris
- More info.


- Prof. Joseph Schallert was the
- Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial
- Lecturer in South Slavic
- Linguistics. On Mar. 6, he gave
- his lecture, "Observations on the
- Lexicon of the Earliest
- Macedonian Vernacular Gospels
- (Konikovo and Kulakia Gospels)
- at The Ohio State University.


- On Feb. 25, Prof. Leonid Livak
- gave a talk entitled, "Literaturnyi
- avangard russkogo Parizha" at
- the Université de Genève.
- More info.


- On Feb. 24, the Polish Students
- Association in collaboration with
- the Polish Language and
- Literature Program at UofT
- organized a screening of the
- famous Polish comedy
- Poszukiwany, poszukiwana.


- On Feb. 19, Prof. Leonid Livak
- gave talk enetitled, "Le concept
- de révolution est-il pertinent
- pour penser les avant-gardes
- européennes?" at Université de
- Paris-Sorbonne
- More info.


- On Feb. 12, students of the
- Polish Language and Literature
- Program attended the play
- Margarete by Janek Turkowski at
- the Theatre Centre. It was
- presented by Polish Theatre Kana,
- which came to Toronto to
- participate in the Progress
- Festival.


- Prof. Tamara Trojanowska
-
gave a lecture enetitled “Witkacy
- Performer” at the Witkacy’s
- “Great Nonsense” Exhibition and
- Talk on Feb. 9th at the Theatre
- Centre.
- Event Webpage.


- Prof. Veronika Ambros
- participated in the conference
- Prager Figurationen jüdischer
- Moderne Workshop im Rahmen
- des Forschungsverbundes "Prag
- als Knotenpunkt europäischer
- Moderne(n)". Her talk was on:
- Etwas aus vielen Stoffen
- gezaubert Golem als Prager
- Figuration jüdischer Moderne
- from Feb. 5-8 at Universität
- Tübingen


- Prof. Leonid Livak gave an
- interview on Radio Svoboda
- about his recently published
- book.
- Listen to the interview.


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


- Toronto Slavic Quarterly



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- September 9, 2:00 p.m.
- Alumni Hall Room 406B
- The placement test for students
- who would like to attend
- intermediate or advanced Polish
- language course in the academic
- year 2015/2016 will take place on
- Wednesday, September 9th, at
- 2 pm. in the room no. 406B in
- Alumni Hall.


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