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The Department of Russian
6085 Reed Hall Room 201
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3562
Telephone: (603) 646-2070
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Department Chair
Professor John
Department Administrator
Thérèse Perin-Deville, Therese
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Past Events

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Russian Senior Theses Presentations 2014

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 Zolotoy Plyos


Olympic Challenges in Sochi Winter 2014


Russian Film Series Winter 2014


Russian Cinema Film Studies





Psoy Korolenko

Erica Monahan Lecture spring 2013

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Russian Lecture

Maxim Trudoliubov, will present "Putin, Medvedev, and Facebook: Social Networks

and Civil Society in Today's Russia," Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 4 p.m. in Reed

Hall 108. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Dickey Center for International

Understanding and the Russian Department.


Honors Theses Presentations will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Reed Hall 103 with a reception following in Reed 212.

Presenters for 2011 are:

Emily R. Goodell

Stages of Misunderstanding: Translating the Idioms and Idiosyncrasies of Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide

advisor - John Kopper


Justin M. Varilek

In the Pursuit of Statehood: Transnistria as a Case Study

advisors - Bridget Coggins and John Kopper



Poetry and Poetics: A Centennial Tribute to Kiril Taranovsky

March 18-20 Haldeman 041

3/189:00 a.m.Opening of Conference

Session 1: Verse and Meaning

Elena Khvorost'ianova: “Метр и смысл: постановка проблемы и история ее изучения”

Mikhail Gronas: “Why Did Free Verse Catch on in the West, but not in Russia? On the Social Uses of Memorized Poetry”

10:45 a.m.Session 2: 20th-Century Themes

Marina Akimova: “Strophe and theme in M. Kuzmin's Osenniye ozyora”

Nila Friedberg: “From Bely to Brodsky: The changing semantics of form”

Henryk Baran: “Пометы Хлебникова и проблема источников его творчества”

3:00 p.m.Session 3: Pushkin

Alyssa Dinega Gillespie: “Secrets, the Sacred, and Sacrilege: Pushkin’s Pursuit of Poetic Knowledge”

Mihhail Lotman: “Rhythmical structure of the Onegin stanza” (Ритмическая структура онегинской строфы)

Alexander Zholkovsky: “Поэзия грамматики: ‘Город пышный, город бедный...’ Пушкина

3/199:00 a.m.Session 4: Studies in the Features of Russian Verse

Ksenia Tveryanovich: “Вольный стих басен И. И. Хемницера”

Ian Lilly: “‘Генеалогия’ строфы Х5 АбАб”

Tatyana Skulacheva: "Verse and Prose from the linguistic point of view" (Стих и проза: лингвистические различия)

11:00 a.m. Session 5: Comparative Metrics

Evgeny Kazartsev: “A Comparative Study of Early Dutch, German and Russian Iambic Verse”

Emily Klenin: “Knittelverse and iambs in Afanasy Fet’s translation of Faust's opening monologue”

3:00 p.m. Session 6: The Legacy of Kiril Taranovsky

Peter Bunjak: “Кирилл Федорович Тарановский как исследователь сербского стиха"

Barry Scherr: “Taranovsky’s Laws: Further Observations from a Comparative Perspective”

James Bailey: “K. F. Taranovsky’s Study of Russian Folk Verse and the Continuation of His Methods in My Works”

Aleksandr Prokhorov: “Тарановский и эволюция двусложных силлабо-тонических размеров”

3/209:00 a.m.Session 7: Pasternak

Nancy Pollak: “Lermontov’s Contributions to the Meter of Pasternak’s ‘Elene’”

Elena Glazov-Corrigan: “Aerial Ways: Poetics of Poetry and Poetics of Revolution”

10:40 a.m.Session 8: Mandel'shtam

Lada Panova: “Platonic Love as Intertextual Construction: Osip Mandel'shtam’s Poems to Natal'ia Shtempel”

Andrew Reynolds: “‘Yet once more...’: The Word and Fate in Mandel'shtam's “Na rozval'niakh, ulozhennykh solomoi”

Last Updated: 5/30/14