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  • Understanding the Russians RUSS 19 S18

    The Role of Language and Culture in Communication, This course will examine those areas in the study of culture and language pragmatics with relevance to such communication between Americans and Russians. Open to all classes. S18 @10/Garretson

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  • Lynn Patyk Publishes Article in "The Russian Review"

    As a particularly high-risk political strategy, terrorism is fraught with failure and disappointment for its adherents. Few scholars have concerned themselves with the disappointment of terrorists, for the simple reason that their failure is our success. But what do disappointed terrorists do?

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  • Seven Postdocs Join the Society of Fellows

    Sean Griffin is a medievalist and political-religious theorist. His research focuses on the history of religion, historiography, technologies of empire, Christian liturgy, textual criticism, and the digital humanities. 

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  • Why Study Russian

    The study of Russian offers you a passport to the culture of the world’s largest country. Knowledge of Russian and Russian culture will open doors to careers in government, journalism, national and cyber security, the military, and energy.

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Recent Publications

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  • Teaching Russian to American Students Through Language Work on Films and Stories About Women

    Alfia Rakova

    Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science, Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2017, pp 100-106

  • On Disappointment in Terrorism, War, and Revolution: Boris Savinkov’s What Didn’t Happen and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace"

    Lynn Ellen Patyk

    The Russian Review (vol. 77, No. 1, 2018)

  • Written in Blood Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture, 1861–1881

    Lynn Ellen Patyk

    University of Wisconsin Press 2017

  • The Imperative of Reliability

    Victoria Somoff

    Russian Prose on the Eve of the Novel, 1820s - 1850s (Studies in Russian Literature and Theory)


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