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Sergei Shnurov and his group 'Leningrad': A Window to Russian and Soviet Rock Music

Prof.Dragan Kujundžić (University of Florida) will introduce and project his documentary film, "Windows to Europe" on the Russian rock group "Leningrad."

Monday, February 25
5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall Room 400
121 St. Joseph Street

From Central Europe into the World in Bata's Shoes

A lecture by Milan Balaban

Tuesday, February 26
6:00 PM
Alumni Hall Room 404
121 St. Joseph Street

Presented by the Czech Program at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Frozen Time, Liquid Memories (1942-2012)

Film screening and discussion with director Prof. Dragan Kujundžić (University of Florida).

The film commemorates the anniversary of the round-up of Jews in Serbia and France in 1942.

Wednesday, February 27
4:00 p.m.
Jackman Humanities Building Room 100
170 St. George Street

70 Years of Russian Musical Resistance: From Gulag Songs to Pussy Riot

A lecture by Artemi Troitsky

Friday, March 15
12:00 p.m.

108N, North House
Munk School of Global Affairs and
Public Policy
1 Devonshire Place M5S 3K7

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Linguistic Fieldwork in Vrnik,
a Macedonian Slavic Village in Albania.

A lecture by Prof. Joseph Schallert

Tuesday, April 16
4:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall Room 404
121 St. Joseph Street

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.


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

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