Congratulations to Dillon Lazarfor winning the Anna Lisa Crone Award for his accomplishments in Russian literature and culture!
Congratulations to Livia Mann for winning the George V. Bobrinskoy Award for excellence in the study of Slavic languages and literatures!
Congratulations to Emma Wagh for winning the C. Davies Shallcross Award for her performance in the Russian and East European Studies major! The C. Davies Shallcross Award was established this year to honor the memory of Davies Shallcross, who stalwartly supported Polish Studies at the University of Chicago.
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....
Click here to watch a recent round table discussion featuring Human Rights Activist Ales Bialiatski, Political Scientist Michael McFaul, and Historian David Marples. Also featured are Olga V. Solovieva and Zhanna Charniauskaya.