Discover the languages, literatures and cultures of Russia and Eastern Europe.
The Slavic Department offers competitive financial aid packages for graduate study. Outstanding applicants are eligible for 5-year support packages at a minimum annual stipend of about $18,000, plus health insurance, for a total of about $20,000 yearly or $100,000 in total. For more information, contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Edith Clowes, at .
|The Slavic Department is delighted to welcome Prof. Edith Clowes, formerly of the University of Kansas, who joined the faculty in August 2012. Prof. Clowes is a senior scholar who has published 5 books and edited several others, most recently Fiction's Overcoat: Russian Literary Culture and the Question of Philosophy (Cornell, 2004) and Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity (Cornell, 2011). Clowes is also a past winner of major ACLS and NEH grants. At UVa she holds the Brown-Forman Endowed Chair. In the fall semester, Prof. Clowes is teaching RUTR 2460 Civilization and Culture of Russia as well as a graduate course, Russian Postmodernism.|
Prof. Karen Ryan has left UVa to assume the position of Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Russian at Stetson University. We wish her well in her exciting new endeavors.
|Starting Fall 2011, the Slavic Department has relocated for 3 years while Cabell Hall undergoes refurbishment. Faculty are in the small building between Halsey Hall and Maury Hall. Staff and all mailboxes are next door in the basement of Halsey. TA's can be found in both spaces.|
The Russian House is a Russian-language residential facility for undergraduates and graduate students. It is the hub of cultural and social life for students and faculty affiliated with the Department.
Alternating Tuesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Russian House
More on Russian House:
Eric Naiman, University of California, Berkeley. "When Nabokov Writes Badly: The Question of Quality and Laughter in the Dark."
Carol Apollonio, Duke University. On the centenary of Constance Garnett's translation of The Brothers Karamazov (1912-2012).
Dennis Christilles, Theater and Film, University of Kansas. "Mixed Language Staging: Orestes in English and Greek." On split-language performances of plays for foreign-language learners.
Michael Gorham, University of Florida. March 19, 5:00. Monroe Hall, 124. "Russia’s Digital Revolution: Language, New Media, and the (Un)making of Civil Society."
Melissa Frazier, Sarah Lawrence College. March 26, 5:00. Maury Hall, 115. "Romantic Encounters: Writers, Readers and the Library for Reading." On Romantic intersubjectivity, the literary marketplace, and Sȩkowski/Сенковский's journal Библиотека для чтения.
Slavic Film Series Schedule, Spring 2013 (.pdf, 376KB)
Calendar of Russian House Events, Fall 2012 (.pdf, 1.1MB)