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.
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
КАК СДЕЛАН «НОС»: СТИЛИСТИЧЕСКИЙ И КРИТИЧЕСКИЙ КОММЕНТАРИЙ К ПОВЕСТИ Н. В. ГОГОЛЯ.
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See the article in the Daily Princetonian by Genrietta Churbanova about the Slavic Department at Princeton University!
Congratulations Professor Fratto!
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.
Victoria Juharyan has been appointed a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Russian and German at UC Davis.
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
Gabriella Ferrari publishes her article on the work of the contemporary Russian artist Irina Nakhova in Novoe Literaturnoe Obozreniie.
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"
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.
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
"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.
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 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.
The spring semester Russian Table will meet at Wilson College on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 PM.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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
Moscow, Russia: June 10 - July 22, 2017
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 (...
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.
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.
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.
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.
JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
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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:
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.
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.
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!
Vrinda Chidambaram succesfullly defended her dissertation, "On Resumptive Pronouns in Slavic", on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 3:00pm, 245 East Pyne.
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.
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.
Anna Berman will teach nineteenth-century Russian literature and Russian opera at McGill University starting fall, 2012.
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...
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.