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Professor Piotr Florczyk was featured in a UW Daily article about translingual writing and identity on November 22nd. Link to article: Read more
On Wednesday, December 6 at 6 p.m., join the University Book Store for a discussion with José Alaniz and UW Cinema & Media Studies professor Diana Flores Ruiz! More information at this link: … Read more
Ukrainian Students United at UW, partnered with the Ukrainian Association of Washington State, are hosting a Holodomor Commemoration and a film screening of the award-winning Mr. Jones to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Holodomor, Stalin's famine-genocide that starved millions of Ukrainians to death between 1932 and 1933. The movie Mr. Jones is a powerful drama that highlights the life of the journalist Gareth Jones and his courageous efforts to uncover the truth about the Holodomor. It… Read more
This coming January, the Seattle Philharmonic will present an all-Slavic program on Saturday, January 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Benaroya Hall. The featured work will be the United States premiere of a major work by Isidora Žebeljan, who, at the time of her untimely death in 2020, was regarded as the leading classical composer in Serbia. The Philharmonic will perform her violin concerto, subtitled Three Curious Loves, in a program that also features music by the Russian Alexander Glazunov (Spring),… Read more
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Gordana Crnković recently published “Tinova pjesma drveća: drevna budućnost i avangarda antropocene” [“Tin’s Poem of the Trees: Ancient Future and the Avant-Garde of the Anthropocene”]. Bojan Jović and Bojan Čolak, eds., A(tra)kcija Ujević: avangarda, angažman i revolucija u delu Tina Ujevića [A(tra)ction Ujević: Avant-Garde, Engagement and Revolution in the Opus of Tin Ujević]. Belgrade and Zagreb: Institute for Literature and Arts & the University of Zagreb, 2022.  For more information,… Read more
“Ways of Knowing” is an eight-episode podcast connecting humanities research with current events and issues. This season features faculty from across the humanities as they explore race, immigration, history, the natural world – even comic books. Each episode analyzes a work, or an idea, and provides additional resources for learning more.  Featured on UW News 
Who gets to be a superhero? What about a villain? It depends on where you look. In the 1940s, comic book villains were often distinguished from heroes through physical disability. That changed in the 1960s and 70s, when it became more common for heroes to be built around disability. In this episode, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures José Alaniz analyzes the physical depictions of superheroes and villains through the decades.… Read more
On August 15, Associate Professor Sasha Senderovich and co-translator Harriet Murav were awarded a NEH grant for their collaborative translation project.  For more information about the project, visit the project website here.
In July 2023, Svetlana Ostroverkhova’s MA thesis, “The Guises of Prince Myshkin: Genuineness and Artificiality,” received the UW Graduate School’s 2023 Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities & Fine Arts category.  Professors José Alaniz and Galya Diment served as her thesis advisors.  Congratulations on this outstanding achievement, Svetlana! 
Affiliate professor Michael Biggins was elected as a corresponding (foreign) member of the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences this spring and formally inducted into the Academy at a ceremony on June 27, 2023, in Ljubljana.  Each year the Academy nominates and elects new members in its six broad disciplinary… Read more