News & Events

Congratulations Professor Elliott and Professor Kerlova on Recent Promotions; Professor Kinga Kosmala returns to Northwestern

In April 2017, two Slavic professors were promoted: Elisabeth Elliott was promoted to Professor of Instruction and Martina Kerlova was promoted to Associate Professor of Instruction. Congratulations to both for their outstanding teaching! More good news: Kinga Kosmala returns to NU fall 2017 as Senior Lecturer, teaching Polish language and culture courses!

Professor Nina Gourinova Co-organizes Symposium at Amherst College

Professor Nina Gourianova co-organized an international symposium with Professor Catherine Ciepiella, celebrating the work of avant-garde writer and artist Elena Guro (1877-1913). This unique event, hosted by the Amherst Center for Russian Culture April 21-22, featured an art exhibition curated by Professor Gourianova, titled "Songs of the City: Elena Guro and Artists of her Times."

New "Dead Souls Club" meets on Tuesday Evenings

Fans of Russian Literature have formed a club, the "Dead Souls Society," which began meetings spring quarter Tuesdays at 7pm in Willard Hall (1835 Hinman Ave.) in the common room--OR just outside Kresge Hall 3305 (Slavic Department foyer). The club is open to all students interested in meeting with Professor Saul Morson to discuss short works of Russian Literature. Meetings will resume in the fall. For more information, contact: deadsoulsnu@gmail.com

Congratulations to Andy Zhang, Carmen Finashina and Polina Maksimovich on New Teaching Positions

Congratulations to recent graduate and Visiting Assistant Professor Andy Zhang, PhD, who will be teaching at Shanghai International Studies University, as Lecturer in Russian Language and Literature. Congrats also to recent grad Carmen Finashina, PhD, and grad student Polina Maksimovich! Both are teaching at Loyola University Chicago this year!

Congratulations Professor Weil

Professor Emeritus Irwin Weil's book, From the Cincinnati Reds to the Moscow Reds: The Memoirs of Irwin Weil, earned a positive review in Russian via the Independent Newspaper, written by Vladimir Kataev. The book was published in English in May 2015.