Slavic Department Events

Upcoming Departmental Talks

Professor Mike Gruntman, Department of Astronautical Engineering, USC, will speak on “Intercept 1961: The Birth of Soviet Missile Defense”—Friday, February 19th, 2pm, in THH 121

Professor Michael Gorham, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida, will speak on: “Scumbags, Trolls, and the Battle for Civil(ized) Discourse on the Russian-language Internet”-  Friday, February 26th, 2pm, in THH 271

Professor Vasyl Kosiv, National Academy of Fine Arts, Lviv, speaking on “Socialist Realism and Western Modernism in Soviet Propaganda Posters of the 1960's and 1970s.” Friday, March 4, 2 pm, place tba.

Professor Tatiana Smorodinska (Middlebury College) will speak on "Dancing the National Idea: The Reception and Appropriation of Lezginka in Russia"- Friday, March 25, 2 pm, in THH 271 

Friday, April 8: there will be a symposium jointly hosted by our department, the School of International Relations, and the German Program on current events and ideologies in central Europe (an international panel of scholars will debate the issues).  Among other things, the symposium will highlight our recently created joint (SLL-IR) major in Central European studies. Place and time to be announced.

The 2016 California Slavic Graduate Colloquium 

Will be held at USC this year on Saturday,  April 16, 2016.


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