Slavic Department Events

December 6, Lecture by Vladimir Paperny, Designer, Cultural Historian, and Visiting Professor at UCLA

“Hot and Cold War in the Architecture of Soviet Exhibition Pavilions”


April 26, Lecture by Eliot Borenstein, New York University

"Dystopian/Apocalyptic Contemporary Russian Fiction: Liberal America as a Model for Dystopia."


Screening of "The Interrogation" followed by Q&A with director Ryszard Bugajski

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

Read about the event in Dornsife Magazine:


"What's up with Russia" October 31

An interdisciplinary round table about current events in Russia.

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October 4, 2PM: Talk by Alison Annunziata

USC Provostial Postdoctoral Fellow Alison Annunziata will present on the topic:

"Love and the Literary System: Three Julies

(Shklovsky's Zoo, Rousseau's Julie, and Karamzin's Iulia , or Formalism as Sentimentalism)"

 The event will take place in the Slavic Department Conference Room October 4, at 2 p.m.


Lecture by Professor Luba Golburt, University of California, Berkeley

"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, pleasecontact Prof. Marcus Levitt at

  • Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • University of Southern California
  • College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Taper Hall 255
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353