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Resurrection Jose Alaniz Book Cover
May 22, 2023
The latest issue of the online literary journal Shenandoah (72.2, Spring 2023) features Professor José Alaniz's introduction to and translated excerpts of five Russian comics works by women artists: Lena Uzhinova's "My Sex"; Yulia Nikitina's "Storm Diary"; Vladimir Rudak and Lena Uzhinova's "I am an Elephant"; Olga Lavrenteva's "Survilo"; and Varvara Pomidor's "Pravda." See here:... Read more
GLITS Roundtable Flyer
May 22, 2023
On May 15, 2023, the GLITS Program and the Simpson Center for the Humanities organized a roundtable dedicated to UW faculty's current literature-related research. This highly successful event was lively (the participants had to limit themselves to a three-minute presentations, making for a very brisk pace), and substantial (they did a great job of saying much with little time). It fostered cross-divisional connections and conversations at heart of GLITS project. Click the link below to view the... Read more
jose alaniz
April 11, 2023
Profesor José Alaniz's essay "'The Couple' and Deafness in Thaw Cinema" appears in the new issue (Winter, 2022) of the Slavic and East European Journal, part of a forum on Russian Medicine, Literature and the Arts edited by Elena Fratto and Alisa Ballard-Lin. Profesor José Alaniz's review of Adilkhan Yerzhanov's "Herd Immunity" and why it's good news for Kazakh cinema is now up at KinoKultura:... Read more
The Compleat Moscow Calling book cover
March 15, 2023
March 13, 2023 Profesor José Alaniz has just released a new comics collection titled The Compleat Moscow Calling (Amatl Comix). The book, which had its official debut at the BIPOC POP Symposium and Arts Expo at UT Austin in March, collects Moscow Calling, a comic strip which first appeared in the 1990s in the English-language newspaper The Moscow Tribune while Alaniz worked in Russia as a journalist. For this collection,... Read more
Book Cover Image
January 20, 2023
Sharing a handful of recent updates related to Sasha Senderovich's new book "How the Soviet Jew Was Made": Sasha Senderovich's book, “How the Soviet Jew Was Made" (Harvard University Press, 2022), was recently named a finalist for the... Read more
New Release: Polish Literature as World Literature. Edited by Piotr Florczyk and K.A. Wisniewski.
January 13, 2023
Piotr Florczyk and K.A. Wisniewski recently published a co-edited volume of scholarly articles, Polish Literature as World Literature, which discusses in depth the relations between Polish culture and literature and the global world of literature. For the full description, reviews, and purchasing details, visit Bloomsbury Press: Read more
New furnishings for ARCS
December 19, 2022
This announcement comes from the ARCSproject website. For more updates from the American Romanian Cultural Society, please visit their website: Our new space at MLk Fame Community Center is shaping up! Thanks to a generous grant from the Romanian government through the Department of Romanians Abroad we were able to furnish our new... Read more
Accidental Czar book cover
December 13, 2022
Professor José Alaniz has published a book review of the graphic biography, "Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin” by Andrew S. Weiss and Brian “Box” Brown, for "Russia Matters," a website maintained by the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.   Read the review here on Russia Matters:  ... Read more
Michael Biggins
November 30, 2022
The following article was written by Nancy Joseph, and is from the December issue of  UW Arts & Sciences Perspectives. To view the original article, please visit the UW Arts & Sciences website hereA Gift for Sharing Slovenia | UW College of Arts & Sciences ( Spend time with Michael... Read more