New Memoir by Peter Dembowski

Memoirs Red and White: Poland, the War, and After by Peter F. Dembowski (Emeritus, Romance Languages & Literatures)

“Like the Polish flag, composed of two contrasting colors, red and white, my memoirs are cast in red and white. ‘Red’ treats largely my wartime life in Europe, life full of blood and death. My success in that part of my life was survival. ‘White’ represents my successful migration and peaceful life in America.” — from the Preface

Tara Zahra on Europe's Asylum Crisis

Tara Zahra (Department of History) has a new article out this week in Foreign Affairs The Return of No-Man's Land: Europe's Asylum Crisis and Historical Memory

New Faces in East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies

Meet the new faculty and researchers on campus in 2015-2016 and follow the links below to check out their work on East Europe, Russia, and Eurasia!

Leah Feldman, Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature - Twentieth century Russian and Azeri Turkic poetics and theatre; Marxist aesthetics; postcolonial theory; semiotics; narrative and translation theory.

Little Voices from Fukushima

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A screening and discussion with director Hitomi Kamanaka

Wednesday, October 7, 7-10 p.m.
The Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 East 57th Street, Joseph Regenstein Library S-102
Chicago, IL 60637

The event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required. Refreshments served.

The post-Chernobyl present: Fukushima’s future?

Pera Wirszup (1915-2015)

Wirszup was a resident mater and Lecturer in Russian in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Chicago from 1980-1992

Pera Poswianksi was born in Wilno, Poland (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania). Her family owned a textile manufacturing business and were part of the vibrant Jewish community in the city.

New book edited by Ben Whisenhunt (College of DuPage, CEERES Associate) and Norman E. Saul

New Perspectives on Russian-American Relations edited by William Benton Whisenhunt and Norman E. Saul and published by Routledge includes eighteen articles on Russian-American relations from an international roster of leading historians. Covering topics such as trade, diplomacy, art, war, public opinion, race, culture, and more, the essays show how the two nations related to one another across time from their first interactions as nations in the eighteenth century to now.

Georgi Gospodinov Reading, "The Physics of Sorrow"

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov will read from his "quirky, compulsively readable" (New York Times) novel "The Physics of Sorrow", with Angelina Ilieva (University of Chicago, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures) 

September 17, 2015 at 6pm

The Seminary Co-op Bookstore

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637

Spring 2015 CEERES Newsletter

The Spring 2015 CEERES newsletter is now available online on our News & Media page under "Newsletter" or here

Yaroslav Gorbachov Featured in Tableau

Yaroslav Gorbachov was one of three Linguistic Department faculty featured in an article in the Humanities Division magazine Tableau.

New book by Susanne Wengle on Post-Soviet Power

Post-Soviet Power: State-led Development and Russia’s Marketization by Susanne A.


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