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Vazir-Mukhtar editions

EDITING THE WORK OF ABSENT TRANSLATOR

In July 2018 Look Multimedia (London) published the first ever translation of Yury Tynianov’s Death of The Vazir Mukhtar into English. (Translated by Susan Causey. Translation editor: Vera Tsareva-Brauner).

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Slavonic Studies Section Hosts Sold-Out Alumni Day

The Slavonic Studies Section at the University of Cambridge hosted an exciting Alumni Day on 23 September to celebrate the work of Senior Language Teaching Officer Natasha Franklin, who retired at the end of the month. The sold-out event at Sidney Sussex College brought together an enthusiastic group of graduates from across the generations, who reengaged and renewed their interest and passion in Slavonic languages and cultures.

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Maklena

'Brilliantly original': Night Train Theatre and Cambridge Revive the Work of Mykola Kulish

A brilliantly original and powerfully acted revival of Mykola Kulish’s controversial 1933 play Maklena Grasa is playing to packed houses in London. It is a product of work in the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme in the Slavonic Studies Section at Cambridge.

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Natalia Sutta

Natalia Sutta (1921-2018)

Natalia Iosipovna Sutta ("Mrs Sutta") died last Saturday evening at her home in Cambridge. She was 96½. She taught Russian language at Cambridge University from 1970 to 1991. There will be a small family gathering, celebrating her life, at 9.15am on Thursday 19 July, at Cambridge City Crematorium, Small Chapel. All are welcome to join to remember this remarkable lady.

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Slavonic Studies Staff Shines Again in Student-Led Teaching Awards

Lecturer in Polish Studies Dr Stanley Bill has won the 2018 award for Outstanding Lecturer in the Annual Student-Led Teaching Awards organised by the Cambridge University Student Union (CUSU), which is the representative body for all students in the University.

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Reich book

'State of Madness': Rebecca Reich's New Book on Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent after Stalin

The Slavonic Studies community at the University of Cambridge is very pleased to announce the publication of Rebecca Reich’s new book, State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin (Northern Illinois University Press, 2018).

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Cambridge Slavonic Studies Outreach Event

Become Heroes of Our Time!

Join our free Outreach Day for secondary school students in Years 11 and 12 on 7 July 2018 and learn more about Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge.

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Rudolf Vilde, Plate with the inscription ‘Workers’ Victory 25 Oct’ on a red banner, 1919, The Petr Aven Collection

Propaganda porcelain: The mirror of the Russian revolution and its consequences

We are very pleased to announce a special addition to the ‘Revolution’ public lecture series hosted by CamCREES and the Slavonic Studies Section at Cambridge - a presentation by Petr Aven on Propaganda porcelain: The mirror of the Russian revolution and its consequences . Don’t miss this exciting event, which will take place in the Umney Theatre of Robinson College at 17:30 on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 .

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Dr Emma Widdis

'Brilliant, Pioneering Analysis': Emma Widdis Launches New Monograph at Tate Modern

The Slavonic Studies community at the University of Cambridge is delighted to announce the publication of Emma Widdis’s new book, Socialist Senses: Film, Feeling and the Soviet Subject, 1917-1939 (Indiana University Press, 2017) .

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Slavonic Revolution series

Exploring the Complexity of Revolution

A century after the tumultuous revolutionary events of 1917, we still struggle to understand their complexity. Our new lecture series seeks to address this problem with public presentations by prominent scholars of both Russia and Ukraine.

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