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 340/543
Doctoral Student, TA for RUSS 120




Title Date Time Location
Award-Winning Slovene novelist Katarina Marinčič reading from her work in English translation
Katarina Marinčič
Oct 12 2:30pm Denny Hall room 159
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