Welcome to the Program of Russian and East European Languages and Literatures

  • Don’t miss these great courses in English for Fall 2014: Conmen, Gamblers and Radicals will focus on Russian literature from the 19th century, including literary masterpieces by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and others, while providing a historical and cultural context of each work.  In Animals, Aliens, and Machines, students will investigate Russian and East European literature written from a non-human perspective and its reflection of our societal views. Love and Death in the Russian Short Story will introduce students to the rich history of the Russian short-story, from the 19th century to today, with a textual focus on the themes of love and death. And finally, explore the intersection of art and politics in Soviet-era Russia in The Varieties of Nonconformism: Art and Power. Click here for more information!
  • Congratulations to Eliza Brennessel for her video project completed for Professor James McGavran's Spring 2014 course, Laughter Through Tears.
  • Congratulations to Eliza Desind (RU'13, major in English and minor in Comparative Literature), whose article "Friends and Allies?: Gogol’s Tale about the Two Ivans and the Politics of Russo-Ukrainian Relations" was published in the undergraduate Slavic Journal, The Birch. Eliza wrote this article while taking Prof. Bojanowska's course "The World According to Gogol". Click here to read her article!
  • Professor Edyta Bojanowska has been profiled on the www.rutgers.edu homepage - read all about her current research on the multiethnic world of the 19th century Russian empire here!

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