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    Mon., 3-25-19, mandatory orientations, Dartmouth Hall 105, 6 pm., Practice Session for all, Reed 220, Mon. ,3-25-19, 7pm, Tues.,3-26-19, 6 pm, Wed., 3-27-19, 6 pm., Jury, 3-28-19, Reed 220, 4:00 pm., All applicates must attend all of the above sessions.

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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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  • Reading Red Spring 2019

    RUSS 32, Reading Red: 20th Century Russian Fiction, Lynn Patyk @ 12 hour, This course examines the major works of 20th century Russian literature. During that century, the people of Russia experienced a series of cataclysmic events including two World Wars.

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  • Russian And The West Spring 2019 New Course New Crosslist

    From Early Times to the Current Day, RUSS 50.01/HIST 92.06 (Soc, INT/W), Stuart Finkel @ 11 hour, This introductory survey course will explore the complex, evolving encounters of Russia & Europe, and the Soviet Union & the United States, from ancient times to the present.

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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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  • 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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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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