Recent News

Galya Diment
At the last faculty meeting of the year, faculty and staff honored outgoing Chair Galya Diment for her 12 years of service to the department. Galya said that it “had been a real honor and privilege to serve as chair of such a wonderful department, and that she is looking forward to doing more teaching and having more time for research.” The new Chair, Katarzyna Dziwirek, will be assuming her duties effective July 1, 2012.
Cover of the book, In Contrast: Croatian Film Today.
Gordana Crnković’s latest book, In Contrast: Croatian Film Today, a volume co-edited with Aida Vidan, is now out from Croatian Film Association and Cinephilia, UK.
Cover of the book, Rewriting Russia.
A review of Professor Barbara Henry’s book, Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama, was published on April 30, 2012 in The Jewish Daily Forward.
Cover of the book, Post-Yugoslav Literature and Film.
Gordana Crnkovic’s latest book, Post-Yugoslav Literature and Film: Fires, Foundations, Flourishes, has just been published in both the U.S. and Europe. More information may be found at Bloomsbury Publishing.
Galya Diment
A review of Galya Diment’s latest book, A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury, appeared in the March 23, 2012 edition to The Times Literary Supplement. UW readers have access to this review through UW Libraries.
During winter quarter Affiliate Faculty Claudia Jensen taught a class with people hungry for education: honors students and former prison inmates in what has become the Post-Prison Community Collaboration Project.
Mary Sherhart
Friend of the Slavic Department Mary Sherhart was honored by the Ethnic Heritage Council on March 2, 2012 with the Aspasia Phoutrides Pulakis Award for her significant contributions to a Northwest ethnic community. Mary, organizer of the Slavic Fest, is one of America’s leading artists in Balkan singing, a rare non-native recognized and loved by ethnic audiences.... Read more
Cover of the journal, Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema Articles.
Check out the latest issue of the journal, Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema Articles, for articles by former grad student Emily Schuckman Matthews (Ph.D. 2008) and current grad student Lena Doubivko. Congratulations to both!
Galya Diment's book, A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury.
Galya Diment will be giving readings of her latest book, A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury, at Elliott Bay Book Store on January 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and at University Book Store on January 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
José Alaniz
José Alaniz has been elected chair of the International Comic Arts Forum, the leading comics studies conference in America.