Monday, May 9, 2022

Our Heartfelt Congratulations to Professor Simon Morrison, the Recipient of 2022 Howard T. Behrman Award in recognition of research, publication, teaching, or other distinguished service to the University community.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2022

Interview Conducted by Danielle Ranucci


Monday, Feb 28, 2022

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.

Monday, Feb 28, 2022

The dissertation is entitled, "Under Construction: Time, Space and Embodied Work in Soviet Narratives About Construction Post-Stalin".


Monday, Jan 31, 2022

Elena Fratto, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Harriet Murav, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Jacob Emery, Indiana University Bloomington

Monday, Jan 24, 2022


Monday, Nov 22, 2021

See the article in the Daily Princetonian by Genrietta Churbanova about the Slavic Department at Princeton University!


Friday, Oct 29, 2021

A wonderful turnout for Kruzhok where Professor Elena Fratto discussed, "Metabolic Modernities"

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021

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!

Friday, Sep 24, 2021

The Slavic Department once again partners with the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies for Kruzhok!

September 23, 2021.

Friday, Sep 3, 2021

Victoria Juharyan has been appointed a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Russian and German at UC Davis.

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021

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.

Congratulations, Natalia!

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

Click here for link to article: (Dis)play: Paper Showrooms of Soviet Labor

Congratulations, Gabriella!

Thursday, Jun 3, 2021

Gabriella Ferrari publishes her article on the work of the contemporary Russian artist Irina Nakhova in Novoe Literaturnoe Obozreniie. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Information about this grant can be found on the ASEEES website

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

The Graduate School hereby authorizes the department to conduct the Final Public Oral Examination of:

David Hock

Monday, 4/19/2021 at 10:00 AM (EST)

"From a Space Out of Time: Russian Poetry and Aesthetic Ideology after the Soviet Union"

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021

Congratulations, Laura!

Monday, Feb 1, 2021
“The Nose”: A Stylistic and Critical Companion to Nikolai Gogol’s Story
Sunday, Nov 22, 2020

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.

Monday, Nov 9, 2020

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 Wo

Monday, Oct 5, 2020

"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.

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

Ilya Vinitsky. War and Pestilence: The Epidemiological Motif in L. N. Tolstoy’s Historical Epic

Monday, Mar 2, 2020

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).



Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020

The spring semester Russian Table will meet at Rockefeller College on Wednesdays at 6:30pm with grad student Eva Troje.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
Lev Nikulin successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "Fear Obscured: The Apophatic Horror of Nikolai Gogol" on Wednesday, January 15th.
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019

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...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Vjačeslav Ivanov und seine deutschsprachigen Verleger: Eine Chronik in Briefen. Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag, 2019.



Monday, Apr 15, 2019

Slavic major Leora Eisenberg is the recipient of the first place prize for her Slavic Junior Paper in the Princeton Undergraduate Research Journal.

Congratulations, Leora!

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

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.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

The Slavic Department congratulates Serguei Oushakine for receiving the 2019 AATSEEL prize for “Distinguished Contribution to the Profession”

Congratulations Serguei!

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

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.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019

The spring semester Russian Table will meet at Wilson College on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 PM.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

Massimo Balloni successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "For and Encyclopedia of the Living: Collective Creativity and the Early Soviet Novel" on Monday, January 28th. Massimo will spend the spring semester at Princeton as a Postgraduate Research Assistant.

Congratulations Massimo!

Monday, Dec 10, 2018

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.

Friday, Nov 30, 2018

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?

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

In late August, eight Princeton scholars - undergraduates, grad students, faculty and staff - spent a week in the town of Marburg, Germany attending an intensive workshop on digital mapping.

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018

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.

Congratulations, Phil!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

Click here for information on Heritage Russian language courses, and see if they are right for you.

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018
by Slavic Department

The Russian Table will meet at Wilson College on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 PM.

Monday, Feb 5, 2018

Charles "Mackey" Swank accepts AATSEEL award for best translation!

Congratulations Mackey!

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

Congratulations Victoria!

The dissertation is entitled, "The Cognitive Value of Love in Tolstoy: a Study in Aesthetics"


Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Fiona Bell’s Senior thesis performance: January 11th, 12th and 13th – Whitman Theater

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
by Slavic Department
About the Seminar:

Moscow, Russia: June 10 - July 22, 2017

Friday, Jul 1, 2016
by Slavic Department

We are pleased to introduce 5 new faces into the Slavic Department for the new academic year. They are: Ilya Vinitsky (Professor), Irina Sandomirskaja  (Visiting Professor), Elena Fratto (Assistant Professor), Svetlana Korshunova  (...

Sunday, May 1, 2016
by Slavic Department

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...

Sunday, May 1, 2016
by Slavic Department

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.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
by Slavic Department

Denis Zhernokleyev will be starting as a lecturer at Vanderbilt University in the fall.

Congratulations, Denis!

Sunday, May 1, 2016
by Slavic Department

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.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
by Slavic Department

Philosophy and Literature: In Search of Lost Synergy (Graduate Student Conference)

Event date: Friday, October 16, - Saturday October 17

Event location: McCormick 106


Friday, May 1, 2015
by Slavic Department

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)

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015
by Slavic Department

Post-Concert Poetry Reading with Slavic Graduate Student Victoria Juharyan!


Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
by Slavic Department

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.


Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
by Slavic Department

Kat Hill Reischl (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is delighted to be joining the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures as Assistant Professor in Fall 2014. Her areas of expertise include 20th century Russian/Soviet literature and art, the history of photography, and media theory.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
by Slavic Department


Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
by Slavic Department


Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
by Slavic Department

Windows on Eurasia Photo Contest winners!

Photos by Linnea Paseiro '14 and Jessica Liang '15 have been selected as winners in the 2014 Window on Eurasia photo contest sponsored by the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies as part of the Office of International Programs' 6th annual International Eye Photo Contest:

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014
by Slavic Department

Russian writer Dmitry Kuzmin, an award-winning poet, political commentator (especially in the sphere of gay rights), publisher, academic, and active translator of poetry into Russian (including the works of Princeton University’s own C. K. Williams), is visiting Princeton this spring.

Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
by Slavic Department

Thomas comes to this position from an academic and teaching background in Russian and Italian language and literature, as well as in academic and special-collections librarianship.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
by Slavic Department

Molly will spend the 2013-2014 academic year researching the performance histories of two of Mikhail Bulgakov's plays, Moliere and The Days of the Turbins, at the Museum at the Moscow Art Theatre. In her spare time she plans on learning some German and learning how to make her own blini!

Congratulations, Molly!

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
by Slavic Department

Vrinda Chidambaram succesfullly defended her dissertation, "On Resumptive Pronouns in Slavic", on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 3:00pm, 245 East Pyne.

Congratulations, Vrinda!

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012
by Slavic Department

Cole Crittenden, a former Slavic Ph.D (Class of 2005) has become the next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School of Princeton University.

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012
by Slavic Department

Cori will be teaching Russian, Structure of Modern Russian, and Teaching of Russian, and will be serving as the language coordinator for the department of Slavic languages and literatures.  She will also be affiliated with the Russian, East European & Eurasian Center, as well as the European Union Center.

Saturday, Jun 2, 2012
by Slavic Department

Anna Berman will teach nineteenth-century Russian literature and Russian opera at McGill University starting fall, 2012.  

Friday, Feb 3, 2012
by Slavic Department

The 2007 George B. Wood Legacy Sophomore Prize is awarded to Anant Kumar, a major in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

The George B. Wood Legacy Sophomore Prize is presented each year to a member of the junior class in recognition of exceptional academic achievement during the sophomore year. This year, the prize was...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012
by Slavic Department

Sarah Valentine became a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature in UC Riverside's Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages in Fall 2010. Her book "Into the Snow", a translation of selected poems by Gennady Aygi from the Russian, is coming out with Wave books in Spring 2011.