News & Events

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Reed Hall, Room 108 @ 4:45 pm
    Ani Kokobobo, University of Kansas

    In part due to biographical information about the Tolstoy marriage, and in part due to the author’s personal writings, for years, the critical debate of Tolstoy and gender has centered on a misogyny thesis. While some scholars have seen Tolstoy as a misogynist, who completely elides the female experience, others have advocated for a feminist Tolstoy, whose affiliation with women is...

  • Monday, March 26, 2018

    ORIENTATION in 105 Dartmouth Hall  6 to 7 p.m.

    (If you have never been an A.T., Orientation is MANDATORY)


    PRACTICE SESSIONS for all Veteran & Non-Veteran A.T.s
    (Reed Hall, room 103)


     Monday, March 26, 2018:                  7 to 8 pm...

  • The Russian Theater class (Russian 18/Theater10) presents a stage production of Nikolai Gogol's comedy The Inspector General on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in 105 Dartmouth. The production has been cast, directed, and designed by the students in the Russian Theater class. The performance is in English and open to the public.

  • The Role of Language and Culture in Communication

    With the arrival of the new millennium and its promise of global communications networks, we are becoming more and more aware of our world as a ‘global village’ and of the implications this has, both linguistic and cultural, for communication across national and ethnic boundaries. This course will examine those areas in the study of culture and language pragmatics with relevance to such communication between Americans and Russians....

  • "On Disappointment in Terrorism, War, and Revolution: Boris Savinkov’s What Didn’t Happen and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace"
    The Russian Review (vol. 77, No. 1, 2018)
    Author: Lynn Patyk

    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...

  • Alfia Rakova, a research assistant professor of Russian and director of the Department of Russian’s language program, is always looking for ways to engage her students in learning Russian.

    This term, thanks to a “humanities lab” course development grant from the...

  • Alfie Rakova, Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Language Program brought her Russian 27 students to the Museum of Modern, Renaissance,  Somerville, MA.

    The fieldtrip was sponsored by the grant "Labs in the Humanities" from the Leslie Center solely to study color in Russian culture.

    Please go to the following link for more information on the Museum of Modern Renaissance

  • “They are talented, articulate, and engaging,” Professor Randall Balmer says of the seven scholars who this fall joined 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. He is currently finishing work on his first monograph, Memory Eternal: The Liturgical Past in Byzantium...

  • Why Study Russian? Watch our alumni video

    The study of Russian offers you a passport to the culture of the world’s largest country. Russia covers 11 time zones. Its vast forests are sometimes called “the lungs of Europe and Asia” as they oxygenate Eurasia.  Lake Baikal, which contains 20% of the Earth’s fresh water, attracts tourists, scientists, and students alike (among them a number from Dartmouth)....

  • The Russian LSA+ students went on an excursion with teachers to the Restoration and Storage Center of the Hermitage Museum yesterday  (Aug. 9).  (Реставрационно-Хранительский Центр Эрмитажа)