Recent News

Congratulations to Jake Hansen, a department undergrad major. He recently received news that his translation of "The Bus" (Rus: Автобус) written by contemporary prose writer Olga Isayeva was accepted for publication by The Birch (an undergraduate Slavic & Eastern European Studies journal put out by Columbia University). Prior to this, Isayeva's work has never been published in English translation. Hats off to Jake!... Read more
Slavic is pleased to welcome our new Undergraduate adviser. Gina Gould joins us this week. She is also the UG adviser for the UW Philosophy Department. Her hours with us will be M,W,F 12:30-2:30pm and T,Th 2:30-4:30pm. Her office will be Padelford A210 and her email is Please join us in welcoming her to the department.
Slavic's own José Alaniz was recently publichsed in the works below   * “The Shoah, Czech Comics and Drda/Mazal’s The Enormous Disc of the Sun.” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. Vol. 17, No. 1 (2018): 64-78.   * “‘We Are All Scream!: Woodgod and the ‘Animal Superhero.’” Critical Animal Studies and Superheroes: The Heroic Beasts of Total Liberation. Ed. Joe Leeson Schatz and Sean Parson. Lexington Books, 2017... Read more
Beginning December 21, 2017, all new donations to the University of Washington’s Roma Boniecka-Anna Cienciala Endowment for Slovene Studies up to a total of $50,000 will be matched one-to-one, up to maximum total combined contributions of $100,000, thanks to a generous offer from a private sponsor.  This means that your donation of $500, for example, will automatically trigger an equal contribution by the sponsor, resulting in a combined contribution to the UW Slovene... Read more
Affiliate Professor Ronald LeBlanc recently had his article "The Ethics and Politics of Diet: Tolstoy, Pilnyak, and the Modern Slaughterhouse" published in Gastronomica, the Journal of Critical Food Studies. To read the article, go to the Gastronomica website and click the link for PDF
Photo credit to Caean Couto (UW Daily)
The Department has been featured in an article in the UW daily.  You can read it in the paper edition or online here. Thanks to the Daily for profiling us.  Be sure to check out this great article.  *** One small correction to the information in the article, we do not currently offer Czech classes at this time****
Affiliate Faculty member Maria Rewakowicz has just published a book "Ukraine's Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991-2011".Please see the attached press release from Lexington Books. UKRAINE'S QUEST FOR IDENTITY: EMBRACING CULTURAL HYBRIDITY IN LITERARY IMAGINATION, 1991-2011 is the first study that looks at the literary process in post-independence Ukraine... Read more
Call for
Announcing the Call for Proposal for the 2018 UW - University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Scholars exchange. UW Faculty, academic personnel, and senior grad students from all disciplines and fields of study are encouraged to apply. No knowledge of the Slovene language is required. 
The UW community welcomed Mr. Gorazd Žmavc, the Republic of Slovenia's Minister for Slovenes Abroad to the Seattle campus on Wednesday, October 18.  About twenty-five UW students of Slovene, faculty alumni of the UW-University of Ljubljana Scholars Exchange, and members of the local Slovene-American community met with Minister Žmavc and two of his deputies at a reception in the Smith Room of Suzzallo Library.  Our UW and Seattle area delegation stressed the value of online instruction in... Read more
  Associate Professor José Alaniz is featured in the "Faculty Friday" section of the Whole U website.  This interview goes into detail about the upcoming International Comic Art Forum that he is putting on next month, as well as delving into his background with comics and Russia in general. It is a fascinating read, check it out on the Whole U website