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  • 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. Her...

  • 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. Born in Ukraine, Professor Shtohryn lived a long and...

  • 10/07/2019 - The Slavic Department is pleased to announce the Vekich Scholar for 2019-20. Mason Conley was selected as this year's winner of...

  • 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. Jasmina defended her dissertation on...

  • 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 literature and language starting in...

  • 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. She will also give the address at the SLCL Convocation...

  • 05/09/2019 - Slavic faculty have been busy, and the fruits of their labor are a robust harvest of books. Since the beginning of the year, four books have been published that were authored, edited, and/or...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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. He was in Moscow for a conference dedicated to...

  • 10/25/2018 - On November 8, UIUC is hosting a workshop focused on the Kiev Kultur-Lige, organized by Harriet Murav and Gennady Estraikh (NYU). The workshop will take place in 109 English Building and is open to...

  • 05/29/2018 - The Vekich Scholar for 2018-19 was announced at the annual Slavic Students' Talent Show in April. Maria Kuo was selected as this year's winner of the award...

  • 05/07/2018 - This summer's IFLIP language program includes the opportunity to study intensive beginning Russian. The Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP) is a unique learning opportunity offered...

  • 02/06/2018 - Dmytro Shtohryn may have retired as a professor at Illinois in 1995, but his commitment to the university and the field of Ukrainian studies remains as vibrant and meaningful as the Ukrainian...