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October 13, 2021
We are pleased to invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Slavic and global literary studies, to begin September 16, 2022. This is a full-time, 9-month position. University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load comprises five courses a year over three academic quarters, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15). This position is expected to specialize in... Read more
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October 18, 2021
Dr. José Alaniz has recently published a film review of "Major Grom: Plague Doctor" in KinoKultura.  In it, he declares that it is the first true Russian superhero film.  Make sure to check it!
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October 5, 2021
Dr. Michael Biggins, Affiliate Professor, was recently interviewed for the Slovenian newspaper, Večer.  The interview, titled "Every Time I Come to Slovenia I Find Gold Lying around Everywhere," was published on October 2, 2021. There is no English-language translation, but the original version can be found here.
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August 13, 2021
Although the pandemic remains in full effect, that is not stopping undergraduate Russian major Joshua Swynenburg from finding new ways to improve his language skills--in all of the languages he speaks!  Using the recommended social distancing to his advantage, Joshua found a way to return to Spain, without leaving his home in Washington.  Currently interning for La Asociación Musical y Cultural del Sol, a musical nonprofit in Seville, his boss and coworkers are in Seville and he works ... Read more
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August 11, 2021
Marina Dunaravich realized that "starting a scholarship in honor of my grandfather and brother would allow me not only a path to honor them, but also a way to foster some of the things they loved.“ Media credit: Corinne Thrash   When Marina Dunaravich (BA, 2009) left Russia at age 10 with her mother, she focused on acclimating to her new life in the United States. Her connection with her Russian language and culture was a casualty. “It was an identity shift,” Marina recalls. “It was just all... Read more
Movie poster of "We Look Good in Death"
July 20, 2021
Professor José Alaniz's has recently reviewed Boris Guts' 2019 Russian film "We Look Good in Death."   Be sure to check it out in the 73rd issue of KinoKultura!
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July 15, 2021
University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1. Featured on UW News 
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June 30, 2021
On June 3, 2021, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Veronica Muskheli, our recent PhD graduate, presented her talk "Sex, Seeing and Sjuzhet: Slavic Tales of Amor and Psyche Type" at the 12th Grošljev simpozij, a conference of Slovenian Classical scholars. This year's conference was devoted to depiction of love in antiquity. In her talk via Zoom, Veronica presented a comparative analysis of Resian/Slovenian, Russian, and Ukrainian tales and the "Cupid and Psyche" tale from Apuleius' Metamorphoses. Based on... Read more
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June 11, 2021
Biljana Konatar, one of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. students, has been featured in an episode of the Odegaard Writing and Research Center's podcast,  Write for You.  The podcast features open, interdisciplinary conversations about writing in graduate school from experienced graduate writers across disciplines, programs, and stages of writing. Focusing on the practice and process of writing, each episode of this five-part series brings together two... Read more
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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. Featured on UW News