The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers a four-quarter accelerated sequence that covers first- and second-year Slovene. In addition, the department offers an undergraduate major in Eastern European Languages, Literature and Culture, and a minor in Slavic Languages, as well as a minor in Russian and Slavic Literatures.

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Affiliate Professor
Advisory Board Member
Doctoral Student, Alvord Fellowship Recipient, TA for RUSS 260
Doctoral Student, TA for RUSS 120
Wilhelm Zuercher
Graduate Student, RA




Title Date Time Location
Slovene Culture Day 2018 (Prešeren Day) Feb 11 2:00pm Communications Building Room 206


Title Date Time Location
The City Fountain in Ljubljana:An Echo of Roman Fountains by a Venetian Sculptor in a Habsburg Town
Matej Klemenčič, Professor of Art History, University of Ljubljana
May 31 4:30pm Art Building Room 120
Slovene Culture Day (Prešeren Day) Feb 11 2:00pm to 4:30pm Simpson Center for The Humanities Communications Building Rm 206
Graduate Colloquium  *** Please note date has changed***
Cyrus Rodgers
Feb 10 2:30pm Padelford A216


Title Date Time Location
Jezik in medkulturnost Šalamunove poezije = Language and Intercultural Contexts in the Poetry of Tomaž Šalamun 
Vesna Mikolič
Dec 15 3:30pm Padelford A-216
Stereotyping in tourism discourse
Professor Vesna Mikolič
Dec 8 3:30pm Padelford A-216
Slovene Literary Culture in Picture Books
Prof. Milena Mileva Blazic
Oct 21 12:30pm A216 Padelford Hall
"A Spare Life" reading event at Elliot bay bookstore on October 18th
Lidija Dimkovska
Oct 18 7:00pm The Elliot Bay Book Company
Fesitival of Slovene-American Culture  
Sloveneska Miza (Slovene Table)
Oct 8 10:30am to 6:00pm UW Communications Building Rooms 120 and 204
A Celebration of Newcomers, with Michael Biggins & Gabriel Sanders
Michael Biggins
Jul 21 7:00pm Community Bookstore
Michael Biggins discussion of his most recent translation, Lojze Kovacic's Newcomers
Michael Biggins
Jul 20 1:00pm Pickford Theater (3rd floor, James Madison Building), U.S. Library of Congress
Slovene Culture Day Feb 6 2:00pm to 4:00pm Simpson Center for the Humanities


Title Date Time Location
Creating a Slovene Literary Biography in English: Vladimir Bartol
Dr. Michael Biggins
Nov 6 2:30pm A216 Padelford
Celebration of Slovenian Statehood Day Jun 14 3:00pm Lower Woodland Park, Shelter #5
Avant-Garde Cinema from Ex-Yugoslavia: 1950s-1980s May 20 to May 31 8:10am to 7:30pm Northwest Film Forum
Celebration of Slovene Cultural Day Feb 8 2:00pm to 5:00pm Simpson Center for the Humanities


Title Date Time Location
Slovenska Miza's Celebration of St. Nicholas Day Dec 7 2:30pm Anderson Park, Fullard House
Slovene Table Dec 4 4:30pm
Slovene Table Nov 20 4:30pm
Slovene Table Nov 13 4:30pm
Slovene Table Nov 6 4:30pm
Slovene Table Oct 30 4:30pm
Slovene Table Oct 23 4:30pm
Slide lecture by visiting Slovene glass artist
Professor Tanja Pak
Oct 20 6:00pm Ceramic and Metal Arts Building on UW Seattle campus
Slovene Table Oct 16 4:30pm
Slovene Table Oct 9 4:30pm
ARCS' book club meeting on Vladimir Bartol's "Alamut" May 2 6:30pm Thomson 317
Slovene Language Table Mar 14 4:30pm to 5:30pm HUB 238
Slovene Language Table Mar 7 4:30pm HUB 307
Slovene Language Table Feb 28 4:30pm HUB 238
Slovene Language Table Feb 21 4:30pm HUB 238
Slovene Language Table Feb 14 4:30pm HUB 238
Celebration of Preseren Day Feb 9 1:00pm to 4:00pm Simpson Center for the Humanities
Slovene Language Table Feb 7 4:30pm HUB 238
Slovene Language Table Jan 31 4:30pm HUB 238
Slovene Language Table Jan 24 4:30pm to 5:30pm HUB ground floor, southwest dining area