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Jillian Porter's New Book

Aug. 24, 2017

Economies of Feeling: Russian Literature under Nicholas I (Northwestern UP, 2017) Economies of Feeling offers new explanations for the fantastical plots of mad or blocked ambition that set the nineteenth-century Russian prose tradition in motion. Jillian Porter compares the conceptual history of social ambition in post-Napoleonic France and post-Decembrist Russia...

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Dr. Robin Cadow, First PhD Graduate from the Program in German Studies

July 26, 2017

We are proud to congratulate our first PhD graduate in the Program in German Studies, Dr. Robin Cadow! Dr. Cadow's interdisciplinary dissertation, “A Complicated Relationship: Refugees and Holocaust Memories in Contemporary Germany,” explores sites of Holocaust memory that have emerged in response to the recent rise in refugee migration to...

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Nordic Club activities in spring 2017

July 11, 2017

The Nordic Club and its president Chris Bittel were busy this semester. Apart from the monthly screenings of popular Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Icelandic movies, we had several singular events, which proved quite popular among CU’s students. In late February, the Nordic Club hosted the traditional Danish Fat Tuesday...

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Conversations in the Mountains

July 5, 2017

In February 2017, GSLL held the third Conversations in the Mountains. This year's program focused on the topic "Just Futures" and brought together German studies scholars from Germany, Canada, and the US as well as CU Boulder scholars from German Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. During the...

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Nobel Prize in Literature: A New Series in the Boulder Book Store

May 23, 2017

Beverly Weber and Ross Etherton presenting on Herta Muller It all began in October 2015 when Svetlana Alexievich, the Belorussian author writing in Russian, recieved the Nobel Prize in Literature. For the introduction of our students and community members to this writer, Senior Instructor of Russian Studies Tatiana Mikhailova organized...

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Congratulations to GSLL Graduates!

May 23, 2017

German PhD graduate Robin Cadow with German PhD students Franzi Schweiger, Adi Nester, and Emily Frazier-Rath The students below will graduate with a B.A., M.A., or Ph.D. from our department in spring or summer 2017. German BA: Sorcha Barr, Bettina Bostelman, Dayton Clark, Erika Fennelly, Courtney Silver, Nicholas Zyzda (summa...

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Prominent Slavists visit GSLL for the Russian Series

May 22, 2017

Thanks to a generous grant from the Center for Western Civilizations, support from the Arts and Sciences Fund for Excellence and our own budget, GSLL hosted in 2016-17 a large-scale series of lectures by prominent Russian Studies scholars. The Russian Series was attached to two significant events – centennial of...

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Swedish language student awarded SWEA MAME 2017 scholarship

May 19, 2017

Kelsey Ann Fuller, a second year Swedish language student and doctoral student in music ethnology, is the recipient of the SWEA MAME (Middle Americas Region) 2017 scholarship. SWEA MAME is awarding Kelsey a $2000 scholarship/travel grant to support her research on Sami music and culture, and her Swedish and Sami...

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Russian Club Events

May 10, 2017

The CU Russian Club had an exciting and successful year of activities and events, facilitated by the club’s student director Colin Grushkin, and co-directors Dulguun Baatarkhuyag, Anton Esaulkov and Ty Miller. As always, the club hosted regular planning meetings, in addition to contributing to annual GSLL programs such as the...

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German Club Events

May 8, 2017

It has been an eventful year for the German Club! At the beginning of fall semester, we explored Boulder’s beautiful landscape on an immersion hike looping the flatirons. In October, we partied to the tunes of Festzeltmusik and with delicious Oktoberfest food. We also learned about the history and significance...

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