Anne Eakin Moss joined the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures (Autumn 2021) as Assistant Professor. Anne comes to us from the Department of Comparative Thought & Literature at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on Russian literature and cinema, intersections of literature and philosophy, gender theory, film phenomenology, and theories of spectatorship. She is the author of Only Among Women: Philosophies of Community in the Russian Imagination, 1860-1940(Northwestern, 2020). Welcome, Anne!
Adam Zagajewski was one of Poland's greatest poets, a kind human being, and a friend. He passed away on Saturday, March 21st. He was a faculty member at the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. Read "The Great Poet Has Gone" by Adam Zagajewski here.
A Tribute to Professor Robert Bird | It is with deep sadness and disbelief that we have faced the passing of our colleague Robert Bird on September 7, 2020. Robert was diagnosed with colon cancer at Christmas time, and in his characteristically stoic way, asked that his colleagues in the Slavic Department not be told until after the holidays....
Professor Bożena Shallcross recently published an article titled, “The Muselmann and the Necrotopography of a Ghetto" in The Journal of Holocaust Research (formerly Dapim), Dennis Bock and Michael Becker, eds., vol. 34, 2020: 3, 220-240. Learn more by reading “Behind the Issue," where Alexa Asher (University of Haifa) interviews Bożena Shallcross about the above article for The Journal of Holocaust Research. Congratulations, Bożena!
Undergraduate students working in any relevant discipline are invited to submit their papers for consideration to the UCLA Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies by October 5, 2020. More information can be found on their website.