Recent News

The Washington Post published an article on the term "Enemy of the People" and Affiliate Professor Serhiy Yekelchyk is quoted.
The Departments of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media at the University of Washington grieve the passing of Professor Emeritus Willis Konick on November 30, 2016 at age 86. Willis was a Seattle native, whose father, a Russian Jewish immigrant owned a grocery store on Queen Ann Hill. Willis attended Queen Anne High School and the University of Washington, where he studied history and English, and where he ultimately earned a PhD in Comparative... Read more
On October 27, Professor Eugene Lemcio, Founder and Past Co-Chair of the Ukrainian Studies Endowment, presented "The Importance of the Deuterocanon for Deepening the Relation Between Christianity and Judaism" to a conference at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine: "Sacred Scripture in Ukrainian Culture: The Canonical & Extra-Canonical Writings and their Reception". A video translation of the talk can be found here... Read more
Bookstore Visit
Please take a moment to read these 2 great articles about the UW's Startalk Program.   The first article is from the Elison Center and shows how this program works to integrate the STEM fields into Russian language learning. The second article is from the UW's College of Arts... Read more
Astronomical Clock
Alison Knight has posted about her trip to Prague, studying on a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship.    Please check it out on the REECAS blog page. This blog was tweeted about by the Ellison center and then re-tweeted by the US Department of Education!
Slavic Department Advisory Board member & UW Music Department Faculty Elena Dubinets  has published a book entitled "Mozart does not choose a motherland: On the Music of the Contemporary Russian Emigration" This Russian language publication can be purchased directly from the publisher  here and via on this... Read more
Festival Poster
Bring your friends, children, parents, chairs or blankets to relax and come and dance on the grass!  7:00 live music non-stop in the open air ! Volleyball court, children's inflatable slides, rides.Food court! . For adults, fresh draft beer and wine! 4-11pm 21820 NE 56th st, Redmond WA 98053 More info can be found here (Russian language website, can be translated in a chrome browser) Read more
Show Flyer
The UW Slavic Department is proud to help sponsor "The World We Live in/The Insect Play" a satirical play that was originally written in Czech by 2 brothers, Karl and Josef Kapek.  The play examines post WWI life in Czechoslovakia through the examination of the lives and characteristics of different insects. In continuing our promotion of Slavic Culture, our department is pleased to contribute to this Senior Thesis project at the Cornish College of the Arts. The play will be held from September... Read more
The Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, energetic scholar of modern and contemporary Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian cultures with a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. The fields of specialization are open. The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including a survey of... Read more
Professor Shuckman-Matthews
Slavic department alum, Emily Shuckman-Matthews (ph.D. awarded 2008) was featured in an article on the Peace Corps website.