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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,
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Past Events


Provencial Anecdotes

Presented by Russian 18/Theater 10

Alexander Vampilov's

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 7:00 pm, Dartmouth Hall 105

The event is free and open to the public!


 Russian18/Theater10 movie

Russian Department Senior Theses Presentations

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:00 pm, Reed 104

Carly Rauh: Coming of Age: The Society Tale Reexamined

Aaron Koenig: Negotiation Their Mandate: Soviet Teachers in the Khrushchev-Era Secondary School Reform

Reception to follow in Reed 212

Russian Senior Theses Presentations 2014

The Politics of a Name in the Northern Caucasus

Lecture by Victor Shnirelman

Tuesday, April 20, 2014, 4:15 pm, Reed 104

Reception to follow in Reed 212

The event is free and open to the public!

Caucasus Flyer

Zolotoj Plyos

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dartmouth Hall 105, 7:30 pm

The event is free and open to the public.

 Zolotoy Plyos



Olympic Challenges: Russia in the Time of Sochi

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kemeny 007, 4:30 pm - 6:0-0 pm

Guest Speaker: Kevin Moss, Middlebury College

Dartmouth Panel:

William Wohlford, Government

Russia's Role in the Global Order

Andrew Chapman, Mellon Fellow, Russian

The Olympic Price Tag Building Sochi and What Comes Next

Ambassador Daniel Benjamin

Securing Sochi

This event is free and open to the public!


Olympic Challenges in Sochi Winter 2014

Russian Cinema Film Series

The Third Rome

A History of Moscow pictured in Film

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, Rockefeller 003

Winter Term 2014

Open to Dartmouth Students! 

Russian Film Series Winter 2014


Russian Cinema Film Studies


The Russian Department and Jewish Studies Presents:

Klezbard Cabaret

Psoy Korolenko

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 7:00 pm, Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center

Free and Open to the Public! 


Psoy Korolenko


Toppling Kuchum, Crossing A Continent Russia's Conquest of Siberia and Expansion

Across Eurasia

Erika Monahan, '96, University of New Mexico

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 4:00 pm, Carson Hall LL02

This event is free and open to the public.

Erica Monahan Lecture spring 2013

 A Talk by Rodney Daly, RN

Art, Russian Orphans, and Hope

My Experiences Working with Maria's Children

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, Reed 102, 4:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public.

 Daly flyer

Stubborn People

Based on short stories of Vaily Shukshin

Russian 18/Theater 10

Sunday, March 11, 2012, Dartmouth Hall 105, 7:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public!

russ 18 poster

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: 12/19/14