News

  • 03/12/2020 - In December Richard Tempest, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, published a new book, 

  • 03/03/2020 - Professor Harriet Murav has been awarded an IPRH faculty fellowship for academic year 2020-21 for her book project "Archive of Violence: The Literature of Abandonment and the Russian Civil War." 

  • 10/11/2019 - The winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, announced earlier this month, Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk (born 1962), is one of postcommunist Europe’s most gifted and remarkable writers.

  • 10/07/2019 - The Slavic Department is pleased to announce the Vekich Scholar for 201

  • 10/07/2019 - It is with great sadness that we share the news that our longtime colleague Professor Dmytro Shtohryn passed away on Wednesday, September 25.

  • 09/20/2019 - We are delighted to announce that Jasmina Savic has begun her new job as a Lecturer in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona.

  • 07/11/2019 - We are delighted to announce that Marina Filipovic has been appointed to a three-year post as Visiting Assistant Professor at William & Mary to teach Russian liter

  • 05/09/2019 - Slavic faculty have been busy, and the fruits of their labor are a robust harvest of books.

  • 05/09/2019 - Professor Harriet Murav has been named the Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • 03/24/2019 - Congratulations to Diana Sacilowski, who was awarded a Graduate Student Fellowship at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for the 2019-20 academic year! She joins 6 other graduate students and 7 faculty recipients of the award.

  • 03/24/2019 - Professor Lilya Kaganovsky has been appointed as a Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar in recognition of her outstanding achievements in her research and leadership role on campus. Richard Romano (BS, ’54, chemical engineering) and his wife, Margaret, established the Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar program.

  • 12/17/2018 - Professor Richard Tempest was interviewed on Radio Svoboda on December 10, 2018 for a story on the American reception of writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

  • 10/25/2018 - On November 8, UIUC is hosting a workshop focused on the Kiev Kultur-Lige, organized by Harriet Murav and Gennady Estraikh

  • 05/29/2018 - The Vekich Scholar for 2018-19 was announced at the annual Slavic Students' Talent Show in April.

  • 05/07/2018 - This summer's IFLIP language program includes the opportunity to study intensive beginning Russian.