An evening at the home of Chair Ilya Vinitsky and Svetlana Korshunova to welcome students and faculty back to Princeton!
Interview Conducted by Danielle Ranucci
On April 12, alumna Marie Yovanovitch visited Princeton to speak about her new memoir, Lessons From the Edge in an event sponsored by the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
In 1908, in response to the senseless slaughter of peasants by tsarist authorities, Leo Tolstoy wrote “I cannot be silent!” We cannot stay silent now. The war in Ukraine is an assault against the human values of justice and freedom. This is a war against the historic friendship and shared cultural legacy of the Ukrainian and Russian peoples…
The dissertation is entitled, "Under Construction: Time, Space and Embodied Work in Soviet Narratives About Construction Post-Stalin".
Elena Fratto, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Harriet Murav, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Jacob Emery, Indiana University Bloomington
Though often seen as scientific or objective, medicine has a fundamentally narrative aspect. Much like how an author constructs meaning around fictional…
КАК СДЕЛАН «НОС»: СТИЛИСТИЧЕСКИЙ И КРИТИЧЕСКИЙ КОММЕНТАРИЙ К ПОВЕСТИ Н. В. ГОГОЛЯ.
“В этой книге повесть «Нос» предстает с неожиданной стороны. Ксана Бланк анализирует многочисленные примеры языковой игры Гоголя, в первую очередь деформации идиом и актуализации их буквальных значений, и…
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Elena Fratto is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures. She has received Humanities Council Magic Grants for Innovation to develop team-taught medical humanities courses and…
See the article in the Daily Princetonian by Genrietta Churbanova about the Slavic Department at Princeton University!
Congratulations Professor Fratto!
Though often seen as scientific or objective, medicine has a fundamentally narrative aspect. Much like how an author constructs meaning around fictional events, a doctor or patient narrates the course of an illness and treatment. In what ways have literary and medical storytelling intersected with and…
A wonderful turnout for Kruzhok where Professor Elena Fratto discussed, "Metabolic Modernities"
The Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies sponsored a trip to The Metropolitan Opera to see a matinee performance of Boris Godunov on Saturday, October 9th.
A wonderful time was had by all!
The Slavic Department once again partners with the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies for Kruzhok!
September 23, 2021.
Welcome back reception for students, faculty and staff on Friday, September 10th, 2011.
Victoria Juharyan has been appointed a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Russian and German at UC Davis. She was formerly a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, a visiting assistant professor of Russian and a graduate school instructor at Davis School…
Natalia Plagmann will join the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado Boulder as an Assistant Teaching Professor this Fall. At CU Boulder, she will be teaching courses in Russian language, literature, and culture.
Click here for link to article: (Dis)play: Paper Showrooms of Soviet Labor
Lev Nikulin will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Swarthmore College for the academic year 2021-2022. Congratulations, Lev!
Information about this grant can be found on the ASEEES website
The Graduate School hereby authorizes the department to conduct the Final Public Oral Examination of:
Monday, 4/19/2021 at 10:00 AM (EST)
"From a Space Out of Time: Russian Poetry and Aesthetic Ideology after the Soviet Union"…
This literary guide leads students with advanced knowledge of Russian as well as experienced scholars through the text of Nikolai Gogol’s absurdist masterpiece “The Nose.” Part I focuses on numerous instances of the writer’s wordplay, which is meant to…
With great sadness, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures announces the passing of Nikolai Alekseevich Bogomolov, one of the greatest literary scholars of our time. Nikolai Alekseevich passed away on 20 November 2020 in Moscow at the age of 69, a victim of the coronavirus.
Since 1994 Nikolai Alekseevich was the chair of…
Olga Peters Hasty’s How Women Must Write: Inventing the Russian Woman Poet (Northwestern University Press, 2019) is the 2020 recipient of the Association of Women in Slavic Studies Barbara Heldt Prize for Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's and Gender Studies.
"In his 'Defense of Poetry,' Shelley wrote that "it is impossible to read the compositions of the most celebrated writers of the present day without being startled with the electric life which burns within their words. They measure the circumference and sound the depths of human nature with a comprehensive and all-penetrating spirit, and they…
Ilya Vinitsky. War and Pestilence: The Epidemiological Motif in L. N. Tolstoy’s Historical Epic
Congratulations to recent Ph.D.s Lindsay Ceballos (Lafayette College) and Emily Wang (Notre Dame), who have both been awarded fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year from the American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS).
The spring semester Russian Table will meet at Rockefeller College on Wednesdays at 6:30pm with grad student Eva Troje.
Students in the fall urban studies research seminar delved into historical accounts, literary works, art and film that captured the communities and landmarks of two cities — New York and Moscow. During fall break, the class traveled to Moscow. Pictured: The group visits Red Square, with the famous landmark of St. Basil’s Cathedral, now a museum…
Vjačeslav Ivanov und seine deutschsprachigen Verleger: Eine Chronik in Briefen. Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag, 2019.
Slavic major Leora Eisenberg is the recipient of the first place prize for her Slavic Junior Paper in the Princeton Undergraduate Research Journal.
For the period of the 2019-2020 Guggenheim Fellowship, Ilya Vinitsky will work on his new research project on the cultural biography and political imagination of Ivan Narodny, a Russian-Estonian-American “revolutionist,” arms dealer, journalist, writer, art critic and promoter. The “founder” of the “United States of Russia” and the author of…
The Slavic Department congratulates Serguei Oushakine for receiving the 2019 AATSEEL prize for “Distinguished Contribution to the Profession”
Herman Ermolaev — known to his colleagues as “German Sergeevich” — passed away on January 6, 2019 at the age of 94. Herman had an extraordinary life; he experienced many of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century and made them the focus of his voluminous scholarship.
Herman was born in Tomsk, Siberia, in 1924, but…
The spring semester Russian Table will meet at Wilson College on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 PM.
Ilya Vinitsky's book Count of Sardinia: Dmitrii Khvostov and Russian Culture (Moscow: NLO, 2017) received a 2018 Marc Raeff's Book Prize of the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association. The prize is awarded "for a publication that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for understanding Imperial Russia during the long…
Asst. Professor Katherine M.H. Reishel is featured in the current ASEEES Spotlight.
When did you first develop an interest in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies?
My interest in Slavic studies began with stumbling upon a used copy of Anna Karenina,…
The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to facilitate and establish a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project…
After the successful Final Public Oral of his dissertation, "Through Thick and Thin: The Social Life of Journals under Late Socialism" on July 13th 2018, Phil will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University in September.
The Russian Table will meet at Wilson College on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 PM.
Charles "Mackey" Swank accepts AATSEEL award for best translation!
Gor, Gennady; Maksimov Dmitry; Rudakov, Sergey; Sterligov, Vldimir; Zaltsman, Pavel. Written in the Dark: Five Poets in the Siege of Leningrad. Ed. Polina Barskova. New York: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016. Translated by Anand Dibble, Ben…
The dissertation is entitled, "The Cognitive Value of Love in Tolstoy: a Study in Aesthetics"
Fiona Bell’s Senior thesis performance: January 11th, 12th and 13th – Whitman Theater
Letters and Dreams tells the story of two female Russian poets, Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva, who began their careers performing in the cafés of Imperial Russia. As the 20th century unfolds, their relationship evolves through a series…
Moscow, Russia: June 10 - July 22, 2017
This seminar explores the history, culture and politics of Moscow, a metropolis of 12 million that is at once the capital of the Russian Federation and a state of its own, distinct from the rest of the country and the world. Moscow is Russia, even as it stands apart. Its…
Alisa Ballard has accepted a position as tenure-track Assistant Professor of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University, beginning in August 2016. She will defend her dissertation, The Actor's Consciousness in Russian Modernist Philosophy of Theater, on July 13. In fall 2016 she will be teaching "Masterpieces…
Beginning this August, Emily Wang will be a member of the inaugural cohort Postdoctoral Fellows in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at the University of Southern California. She will also be affiliated with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Her research focuses on Russian literature from the nineteenth and twentieth…
Denis Zhernokleyev will be starting as a lecturer at Vanderbilt University in the fall.
Michael Wachtel, professor of Slavic languages and Literatures and department chair since 2011, has been on the Princeton faculty since 1990. He is also affiliated with the Department of Comparative Literature.
Wachtel is an authority on Russian poetry from…
Philosophy and Literature: In Search of Lost Synergy (Graduate Student Conference)
Event date: Friday, October 16, - Saturday October 17
Event location: McCormick 106
Congratulations to our (very stylish) class of 2015 Slavic Language and Literature graduates!
From left to right: Claudia Kelley, Morgan Nelson, Marcos Cisneros, Robin Palmer, Jake Robertson
(not pictured: Fabiola Pina)
Post-Concert Poetry Reading with Slavic Graduate Student Victoria Juharyan!
Dr. Henry Robert Hedrick, the first person ever to be awarded the Ph.D in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton in 1966 visits the Department. Dr. Hedrick's dissertation title was "The poetry of Derzhavin". Pictured are Professor and chair Michael Wachtel, Dr. Hedrick, Professor Caryl Emerson and Professor Ellen Chances.