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  • Open House for Incoming Students

    Please join us for the Russian Open House during First-Year Orientation. The event will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Reed 212.

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  • Russian Department Created in 1918

    Dartmouth's first female professor was an accomplished linguist and Russian language expert. Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood had lived in Russia for several years, published articles and established a program in Russian language and culture at Columbia University.

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  • Welcome Victoria Juharyan Fall 2019!

    Victoria Juharyan has taught a number of courses on Russian literature, language, and philosophy at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, and the University of Pittsburgh.  This fall she teaches RUSS 36 & RUSS 37

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  • Welcome Stuart Finkel!

    Stuart Finkel is the most recent addition to the Russian Department after many years teaching history at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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  • Colors and Cultures

    Russian-28 students are working on their "Colors and Cultures" project, grant  received by Professor Alfia Rakova and supported by the Leslie Center for the Humanities ("Labs in the Humanities").

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  • Welcome Class of 2023

    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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  • Our Faculty of Humanities Say

    From terrorism as it has been influenced by the literary imagination to concepts of political paranoia and conspiracy theories, Professor Patyk looks at cognition and narrative to ask "how do we know which stories to believe, and how do stories influence our perceptions of reality?:"

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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

  • Revolutionary Terrorism and Provocation in Petersburg

    Lynn Ellen Patyk

    Leonid Livak ed. A Reader’s Guide to Andrei Bely’s Petersburg (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019

  • 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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