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Check out Professor Jose Alaniz's recent review of the Russian film Brothers: The Final Confession in Kinokultura.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 3:30pm Allen Auditorium, Suzzallo Library What can one expect from depictions of food consumption by an author notorious for violating aesthetic taboos, one widely described as a “cruel talent” and an “enfant terrible,” arguably the most prominent contemporary Russian writer, Vladimir Sorokin (b. 1955)? Cannibalism and coprophagia? Yes, sure, but not just that: disgust is only one facet in the wide spectre of functions food performs in Sorokin’s works,... Read more
At the Ninth Annual Slavic Linguistics Society Conference, held on the UW campus September 19-21, 2014, conference participant and UW Slavic alumnus Charles Mills (PhD 2004) presented the UW Libraries with a gift copy of a rare and valuable 1988 facsimile reprint of the Ostromir Gospels of 1056, one of the two earliest known manuscript codices written in Old Russian.  The volume has been bookplated with a dedication from Charles to UW Professor Emeritus of Slavic linguistics Herbert Coats and... Read more
Literature, Exile, Alterity: The New York Group of Ukrainian Poets, a book by Maria G. Rewakowicz, Affiliate Faculty, was recently published by Academic Studies Press in the series: Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Culture, and History. http://www.academicstudiespress.com/Slavic.aspx
Galya Diment's article, "Katherine Mansfield's Russian Healers," appeared in The London Magazine (October-November 2014), 31-35.  A full version of the article will appear in a volume on Katherine Mansfield in France in 2015.
Katarzyna Dziwirek, professor and chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, has been named Alumna VIP by her Polish alma mater, University of Łódź. She shares the honor with a distinguished group that includes the president of the Polish National Bank, representatives to the European Parliament, and an Olympic gold medalist.
who has been awarded an Elizabeth Kerr Macfarlane Endowed Scholarship in the Humanities for the 2014-2015 academic year!
Graduate student Veronica Muskheli participated in the 17th annual Folktales Today Festival (Pravljice danes) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, held from March 16 to March 22, 2014.   The events, most of which were SRO, took place in the premier performance space of Cankarjev dom... Read more
Associate Professor Jose Alaniz will assume the directorship of the UW Disability Studies Program in summer 2014.
José Alaniz explores the problematic publication history of komiks--an art form much-maligned as "bourgeois" mass diversion before, during, and after the collapse of the USSR--with an emphasis on the last twenty years. Using archival research, interviews with major artists and publishers, and close readings of several works, Komiks: Comic Art in Russia (now available in a new paperback edition from University of Mississippi Press: ISBN-13:... Read more

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