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About the Department of Slavonic Studies

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (MMLL)

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics is the home of language and linguistics teaching and research at the University of Cambridge. With more than 770 undergraduate students, approximately 100 MPhil students and 160 PhD students we are one of the largest humanities Faculties in the University and one of the largest languages Faculties nationally. Numbers of staff and students are approximate as numbers fluctuate.

The Faculty comprises of six sections, which cover a range of languages and subject areas, and is also home to the Centre for Film and Screen Studies.The Faculty regularly tops a number of university and research rankings, and is home to a number of groundbreaking projects and initiatives.

The Department of Slavonic Studies

The Department of Slavonic Studies is one of the six departments within MML.  The Department is unique in the United Kingdom in offering undergraduate and graduate teaching in Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.  Students may concentrate in a single national or linguistic tradition, or they may pursue comparative work across languages and national boundaries.

The Department of Slavonic Studies promotes international excellence in research over the widest range of language, literature, thought and culture in Poland, Russia and Ukraine, from the Middle Ages to the present day.  A dynamic research culture of seminars and colloquia, together with a close-knit system of supervision and mentoring, encourages individual and collective endeavour. The intellectual vitality of the Department is evident in its  thriving research areas:  Medieval and Early Modern East Slavic Culture, 19th and 20th-Century Literary and Cultural Studies, Film and Visual Culture and Slavonic Linguistics.

 

1 course offered in the* Department of Slavonic Studies

The Slavonic Studies Section at Cambridge is unique in the UK in offering postgraduate opportunities for the advanced study of Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, with an emphasis on cultural history from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is home to a dynamic annual programme of public lectures, research seminars, conferences, and exhibitions. The intellectual vitality of the Slavonic Studies Section is particularly evident in the fields of Medieval Rus and Early-Modern Ruthenian Culture; Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; Slavonic Linguistics; Nationalism Studies; Memory Studies; and Film and Visual Culture. Applications are welcome in any of these areas.  Students taking the PhD in Slavonic Studies may focus on a single national or linguistic tradition, or they may pursue comparative research across languages and national boundaries. A dynamic research culture of public lectures, seminars and conferences, together with a close-knit system of supervision and mentoring, encourages individual and collective endeavour within the Section.

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Department Members


Prof Emma Widdis
Heads of Department

Dr Olenka Pevny
Postgraduate Teaching and Examining Officer

  • 6 Academic Staff
  • 1 Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 7 Graduate Students
  • 105 Undergraduates

http://www.mmll.cam.ac.uk/slavonic/

Research Areas