USC Slavic Past Events

Tuesday October 22, Round table discussion with

Rob English (IR), Tom Seifrid (Slavic), John Bowlt (Slavic), Brad Damaré (Slavic)


October 15, 4-7.30 PM THH 101

The Departments of Comparative Literature, International Relations, and Slavic are honored to present Polish film director Ryszard Bugajski who will discuss his debut film "The Interrogation" and its history which includes being banned in Poland between 1982-1990. He wil also answer questions about his recent release "Closed Circuit".

The screening begins at 4PM and the conversation at 6.30.

*The screening is only open to USC employees and students


Lecture by Luba Golburt

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is pleased to present a lecture by Professor Luba GolburtUniversity of California Berkeley, titled

"The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King: Paul's Accession and the Plasticity of Late Eighteenth-Century Panegyric."

on Friday, April 19, at 2:00 pm in Taper Hall 271.

If you wish to receive a reading packet for Prof. Golburt's talk, please contact Prof. Marcus Levitt at


Lecture by Yuri Tsivian

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is pleased to present a lecture by Professor Yuri Tsivian, William Colvin Professor, Department of Art History, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature, and Department of Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago, who will speak on

“What Makes Them Run, What Slows Them Down: Cinemetrics Looks At (Russian) Film History and Culture”

on Friday, March 1 at 2:00 pm in Taper Hall 320.

For background information on cinemetrics, you are welcome to consult


Lectures, Fall 2012

It's a Blast!Symposium and Exhibit

A one-day Symposium on the Russian Satirical Journals of the Revolution of 1905 will be held at Doheny Library on Friday, Sept. 9. That evening an exhibit of the journals from USC's collection will open in Doheny Library's Treasure Room.

Lectures, Fall 2011

Barry Scherr, Mandel Family Professor of Russian at Dartmouth College, spoke on "Thinking in Stanzas," Friday, 4 November 2011 at 2 p.m. in Taper Hall 271.

Lectures, Fall 2007

Professor Boris Gasparov, Columbia University, spoke on"Mangodhood as a Matter of Creative Evolution:The Metaphysical Underpinnings of Boris Polevoi's The Story of a Real Man." Nov. 30, 2007.

Lectures, Fall 2003

Dr. Elena Barkhatova (Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Library of Russia, St.
Petersburg), speaking on: "Visualizing Russia: Broadsides, Posters and Photographs in the Special Collections of the National Library, St. Petersburg." October 10, 2003.

The Saltykov Shchedrin National Library in St. Petersburg is the oldest and largest library of rare books, periodicals and visual materials in Russia Author of many books, catalogs and articles, Dr. Barkhatova is a specialist in the history of the Russian graphic arts and photography.

Dr. Mark Konecny (University of Southern California)

October 17, 2003
"Flying Mice and Blue Birds, Black Cats and Stray Dogs: Performance in the Russian Cabaret"

Patricia Flaherty (University of Southern California)

November 7, 2003
Ms. Flaherty gave a talk on Serge Rachmaninoff.]

Dr. Wendy Salmond (Chapman University)

November 14, 2003
Dr. Wendy Salmond gave a talk on Russian icons.

Lectures, Spring 2003

Dr. Adam Weiner, Wellesley College

April 25, 2003

"Nabokov's Cloud, Castle, Lake': A Recital with Reflections"

Dr. Svetlana Boym, Harvard University

April 11, 2003

"The Other Freedom: Pushkin/Tocqueville/Berlin/Axmatova"

Dr. Yuri Tsivian, University of Chicago

March 28, 2003

"'Man on a Propeller': Charlie Chaplin and Soviet Avant-Garde Art"

Dr. Galin Tihanov, Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University

February 28, 2003

"Seeking a Third Way for Soviet Aesthetics: Eurasianism, Marxism, Formalism"

Lectures, Fall 2002

Dr. Lada Panova, The Institute of Russian Language, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; visiting Fulbright Scholar

November 1, 2002

"Kak sdelan "Novyi Oziris" Kuzmina: Interteksty, Mifologemy, Zhiznetvorchestvo/ (How Mikhail Kuzmin's "Novyi Osiris" was Made: Intertexts, Mythemes, Life-as-Art)"

Dr. Andrei Toporkov, Senior Fellow at the Institute of World Literature, RAN; visiting Fulbright Scholar

November 15, 2002

"Zagovory v russkoi rukopisnoi traditsii 17-18 vv. (Incantations in the Russian Manuscript Tradition, 17-18th C."

Professor Wolf Schmid, Institute of Slavistics, University of Hamburg

November 23, 2002

"'Pikovaja dama' kak metatekstual'naja novella/ (The Queen of Spades' as a metatextual novella)"

Poet Alexander Kushner presented a lecture to faculty and students on September 17, 2002 in the Institute of Modern Russian Culture.

What's New

Academic Studies Press recently published two works by our faculty: Thomas Seifrid's A Companion to Andrei Platonov's "The Foundation Pit"; and Marcus Levitt's translation of Viktor Zhivov, Language and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia.

New Book by Grad Student Anna Krivoruchko

Anna Krivoruchko (ABD) has recently published a book: Ekfrasis v russkom Kuenstlerroman 1920-kh godov: Funkstil v khudzhvennom tekste (Saarbruecken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011). Congratulations, Anya!

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