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August 1, 2019
Since 1979, the University of Washington – University of Ljubljana Exchange has supported many productive collaborations involving faculty from various disciplines – including Arts and Sciences, the Built Environments, Business, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work – and now it could be your turn!  Applications to visit the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) during the 2020... Read more
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July 15, 2019
Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities, Galya Diment, has a new book coming out.  Titled H.G. Wells and All Things Russian, this compilation of essays is the first book to devote itself entirely to looking at how H.G. Wells influenced, and was influenced by, Russian literary and cultural life. The book also features translations by our own graduate student Veronica Muskheli (Ph.C., Slavic Languages & Literatures), as well as an article written by Richard... Read more
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July 11, 2019
Ronald LeBlanc, alum and Affiliate Professor in Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Washington, has recently published an English-language translation of "Miaso: Roman."  "Meat: A Novel," as it is called in English, is a Socialist Realist novel about the Soviet meat industry, co-written by Boris Pilnyak and Sergei Belyaev in 1936.  Commissioned by Food Commissar Anastas Mikoyan in 1935 and then serialized in the February, March, and April 1936 issues of Novyi mir, it has not... Read more
May 13, 2019
Congratulations are in order!!! Slavic's own Galya Diment  has been selected as a Bryron W and Alice Lockwood Professor in the Humanities. She was selected by a committee at the College of Arts and sciences for this 3 year term award.  
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April 9, 2019
Prof José Alaniz's review of the Russian Film "Deep Rivers" is up on the Russian Cinema site "KinoKultura"  Check it out here
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February 19, 2019
Nina Boe (BA, 2010) graduated from the Slavic Department with a degree in East European Languages, Literatures & Cultures, with a focus on Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. After undergrad she spent two years in Brazil, later returning to UW for a Master's in Public Administration from the Evans School in 2018. As of September, she has been in Macedonia with the Peace Corps, spending the first two months working on language acquisition and further technical training. Thanks to a... Read more
SLAV 490
February 16, 2019
New class for Spring 2019. Slavic 490 "Introduction to Ukrainian Culture". This 3 credit class will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays 130-220 and satisfies the VLPA requirement. Come and learn more about this fascinating part of the Slavic world!
Diment Ziegler Poster
January 22, 2019
Professor Galya Diment has been invited to come and speak at the University of British Columbia (March 15th)  and Grinnell College (April 30th). The talks will be based on the volume she is editing for Anthem Press (UK), H. G. Wells and All Things Russian. One of the most fascinating aspects of Wells’s relationship with Russia is his rather outsized influence on the Soviet science fiction.  In her talk she will pay particular attention to the impact the English writer had on the... Read more
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December 7, 2018
Prof. Sasha Senderovich was on NPR's "Here and Now" yesterday as part of the story on something called "Bush legs" -- deep-frozen, overfed American chicken legs and thighs shipped over to the USSR under Bush. The link to the audio is here: ... Read more
December 5, 2018
On Tuesday morning, former and present students of Polish gathered at the Simpson Center to sing Polish carols. Maria Grabowska and Tom Dziekonski  provided  beautiful piano and violin accompaniment. Between singing carols, we  had a presentation about Polish Christmas traditions,  we enjoyed making Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer out of candy canes and champagne corks (!) , and savored makowiec (poppyseed cake), pecan cookies, and pierniki (gingerbread).  Happy Holidays!