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- 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.


- 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 philosophy
- 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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