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A CEERES of Voices interview with author Keith Gessen

Please enjoy the latest interview in our ongoing program, A CEERES of Voices, with author Keith Gessen. Keith Gessen is an American Russian-born author who teaches journalism at Columbia University in New York. He discusses his second novel, “A Terrible … Continue reading

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A CEERES of Voices Interview with Katherine M.H. Reischl

Please enjoy the latest video in our interview series with authors and creators, A CEERES of Voices. Katherine M.H. Reischl is an Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University. Her research focuses on twentieth-century Russian literature, art, … Continue reading

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The Future of Science in Hungary

The following cry of distress and protest was published on February 5, 2019 in the official journal of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  The Hungarian text is followed by an English translation. Thank you to Miklós Kontra for sending it.  We … Continue reading

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“Packing One’s Library:” Professor Emeritus Samuel Sandler donates collection to Regenstein

Prof. Samuel Sandler, a retired faculty member of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago, taught the history of Polish literature. As of late, he has been busy packing his library, all six thousand (or … Continue reading

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CEERES of Voices interview with Dubravka Ugrešić

Please enjoy the latest video in our interview series with authors and creators, A CEERES of Voices. Over the past three decades, Dubravka Ugrešić has established herself as one of Europe’s most distinctive novelists and essayists. From her early postmodernist … Continue reading

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Media and Power In Contemporary Russia and Beyond

Media and Power In Contemporary Russia and Beyond April 2018 Conference Summary by Katrina Keegan Photographs by Zoe Kaiser The medium is the message, and the message is the moral, at least in Putin’s Russia. On April 27th, participants in University of … Continue reading

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June Pachuta Farris, Bibliographer for Slavic and East European Studies, 1947-2018

June Pachuta Farris, who passed away on July 27, 2018 after a brief illness, was both a scholar in her own right and a devoted supporter of scholarship through her work. Her work greatly benefited UChicago’s Center for East European … Continue reading

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Interview with Lenuta Giukin on The Romanian New Wave

By Angelina Ilieva and Esther Peters On Friday, March 30, “Cultural Discourse(s), Romania, and Eastern European Paradigm” will examine East European cultural and political discourse, as well as the most important trends in the contributions of Romanian intellectuals, artists, and … Continue reading

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