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About Us

Our department explores the cultures and histories of Russia in its various historical incarnations (the tsarist empire, the Soviet Union, Russia) and Central/Eastern Europe – Bosnia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.  Our courses and faculty research interests focus on a wide variety of topics: Russian language, literature, film, and translation; Polish language, literature, film, and popular culture; cognition and culture; semiotics; gender and language, literature, and film; medical humanities; death studies; imperial studies, gulag studies; Islamic studies; Jewish studies in Eastern Europe; and power and politics.

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