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In Memoriam:

Nicolae Pavliuc

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Interested in studying Estonian language?

We are offering Estonian courses this year. Please see our undergraduate offerings, here.

Professors Kate Holland and Leonid Livak were each awarded a prestigious SSHRC Insight grant for their research projects.

Russian Language Placement Tests:

The placement test for students who would like to attend Russian language courses in the academic year 2019/2020 will take place on:

Thursday, August 29, 10am-12pm in room AH404
Thursday, September 5, 2pm-4pm in room AH404

Please note: Registration is NOT required for Russian Language Placement Tests. Students interested in taking a placement test should arrive at Prof. Leonid Livak's office (Alumni Hall room 407) on their chosen day & time of the exam.

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The phone numbers for the Slavic Department have changed.

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Alex Averbuch's new article "The Theurgy of Impurity: Fin-de-Race and Feminine Sin in Russian and Ukrainian Modernisms" has just been published in the latest issue of the Russian Review.

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Prof. Holland's project, "Digital Dostoevsky," which will create an open-access database of Dostoevsky’s works and then use methods of digital text analysis and mapping on those works. The project also includes a book co-authored by Prof. Holland and her co-applicant, Prof. Katherine Bowers (UBC) that shows how different techniques of digital reading can open up old questions about Dostoevsky’s novels in new ways. The grant runs from 2019-2025. Slavic Librarian Ksenya Kiebuzinski is a collaborator on the project.

In his project, "The Final Chapter of Russia Abroad," Prof. Livak, in collaboration with Prof. Siggy Frank of the University of Nottingham (UK), will research and write the cultural history of the disintegration of the anti-Soviet Russian emigre community in France during and after the Second World War.

The Slavic Department's Spring Newsletter is Available.

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