Slavic Department faculty carry KU’s fame abroad

LAWRENCE – The faculty of KU's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures have made international contributions of note this fall in their research with topics concerning Russia and Central Europe.

Edith W. Clowes, professor and director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, was interviewed by Radio Svoboda ("Radio Liberty," Prague/Moscow) about her new book, "Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity" (Cornell U.P.), in late September 2011.
Stephen M. Dickey, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures, was a keynote speaker at the conference Verbal Aspect: Grammatical Meaning and Context, Third Conference of the International Commission on Aspectology of the International Committee of Slavists, at the University of Padua, Italy, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.

Marc L. Greenberg, professor and chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, published the paper “A Balkanism in Central Europe? Realis vs. irrealis in subordinate clauses in Prekmurje Slovene” in a special volume of Bibliotheca Slavica Savariensis (Szombathely, Hungary), honoring the 125 anniversary of the birth of the Slovene-Hungarian linguist Avgust Pavel. The volume and anniversary were celebrated with festivities in Szombathely, Hungary, and Cankova, Slovenia, Oct. 7-8.

Marta Pirnat-Greenberg, lecturer in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Slovene, published a new, second edition of Colloquial Slovene: The Complete Course for Beginners (Oxford: Routledge), in October 2011.