Recent News

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.
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
We're thrilled to announce that Nika Egorova has accepted a position a Preceptor in Russian Language position at Harvard University.  Congratulations, Nika!
The Slavic Department grieves the passing of Professor Emeritus Karl Kramer on February 19, 2014 at age 80. Karl was a Seattle native who earned his B.A. (English, 1955), M.A. (Comparative Literature, 1957), and Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, 1964), all at the University of Washington. As a participant in one of the first – and, in those days of the Cold War, extremely rare – academic exchanges in the former Soviet Union, Karl attended Moscow State University as a doctoral candidate in 1959-... Read more
The Bulgarian booth at last week's FIUTS Cultural Fest has made the news in Bulgaria.  Our heartfelt appreciation to the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle for all their hard work!