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TopicHarvard seeks Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture and of Comparative Literature The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture with broad comparative interests. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The […]

TopicPostdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures at FSU

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Florida State University   The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning August 7, 2017. The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for teaching courses that contribute to the Slavic […]

MemberJulia Verkholantsev

I am a scholar of cultural, religious and intellectual history, early modern and medieval literary and linguistic culture. My publications and research are concerned with the cultural space of eastern, central, and southern Europe, particularly, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Bohemia, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, and Rus. In research and teaching, I deal with topics that include the history of and approaches to language, writing, and literacy; pre-modern historical writing and historical methods; Slavic (Cyrillic, Glagolitic, and Latin) and Greek paleography and cryptography; projects and theories of universal language; and Russian medieval and modern literature and culture. As a medievalist, I am convinced that the mapping of pre-modern Europe into the modern East – West divide creates unnecessary gaps between fields of knowledge that are inherently interconnected and impedes a dialogue between scholars who find themselves working in artificially bounded sub-disciplines. In my research and professional service I try to remedy this situation. In my teaching, I examine medieval literary and historical topics in the context of modern society and help students see their importance in the development of contemporary culture, politics, and social norms. I focus on the study of reading strategies of imaginative texts that leads to the advanced understanding of literature as part of cultural history.

TopicUMass Amherst: Associate Professor of Polish literature, language, film, culture

Walter Raleigh Amesbury, Jr. and Cecile Dudley Amesbury Professorship for Teaching and Research of the Polish Language, Literature, and Culture The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a scholar at the rank of Associate Professor with a background in Polish literature, language, film, or cultural studies and a record of teaching and publication suitable for appointment […]