Slavic Studies engages with research into Russian and other Slavic literatures, post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav studies, Russian and Slavic socio-linguistics and Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian topics in Translation Studies.
Admission into Slavic Honours, or Slavic MA by Research, or MA by Course Work and 66% Research or a Slavic PhD requires prior knowledge of a Slavic language or, in the case of specialisation in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory topics, prior study in these areas.
Current and recent research areas in Slavic Studies, which reflect postgraduate research as well as staff research, are the following:
- Poetics of Realism: L N Tolstoy, F M Dostoevsky in the context of Dickens and Flaubert
- Drama: Chekhov and “intimate theatre”, “theatre of cruelty” (Artaud) and “absurd theatre” (Beckett)
- Dialogicity (M Bakhtin, M Mamardashvili)
- Slavic cinema: avant-garde and post-perestroika
- Post-communist popular culture: the Russian detektiv novel, Slovak TV soaps and rock bands
- Russian and Slavic socio-linguistics
Slavic Studies – Disciplines
- The Dostoevsky Journal: An Independent Review, Special Issue on “Dostoevsky and the Creation of an Intellectual Tradition,” to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Søren Kierkegaard, whose philosophy is foundational to European Existentialism, to which Dostoevsky’s oeuvre has also been linked at least since Walter Kaufmann’s famous book, “Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre.” Kierkegaard ... Read more
- Post-Yugoslav Literatures and Cultures Slavic Studies maintains strong research links with the literatures, languages and cultures of former Yugoslavia: Staff: Associate Professor Vladiv-Glover’s monographs Lyrical Drama in Slavic Modernism , (Belgarde: “Prosveta,” 2003); Poetics of Realism: Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Tolstoy [ Poetika realizma: ... Read more
- Report on Special Section “Socialist Realism and Nationalism in Music, Literature and Film” Convenor: Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover (Slavic Studies, Monash U) The 11th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for Communist and Post-Communist Studies (AACaPCS), “Communist and post-communist societies: domestic, external, and transnational challenges,” University of Tasmania, Hobart, February 7-8, 2013. The Special Section featured five panels with a ... Read more
- “The Serbian ‘nation’ in Miloš Crnjanski’s Trilogy Migrations (1928-1966)”Public Lecture by Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover21 April 2013 7pm Club Novi Sad Ross House, Level 3, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 Predavanje Lecture Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover Profesor slavistike i komparativne književnosti Monash University Problem srpskog “naciona” u trilogiji Seobe Miloša Crnjanskog: Seobe I Milos Crnjanski (1893 Czongrad – 1977 Belgrade) je jedan od najznačajnijih pisaca medjuratne jugoslovenske književnosti (pored Andrića, Krleže i nadrealista u poeziji). Kniževni stil i poetika proze i ... Read more
- 世 界 文 学 研 究 所 Institute of World Literature School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P. R. China In collaboration with Zhao Baisheng, Professor of Comparative World Literature, Director of the Institute of World Literature, School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover co-organize a panel on “Dostoevsky as a World Writer” at the ... Read more
- BY ANGELINA SAUL(SLAVIC STUDIES MA External Candidate/LCL) Maslenitsa in Iran(A literary quest from Astrakhan, Russia, to Rasht, Iran) You have still not understood that my wordIs a god howling in a cage.- Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922) “Khlebnikov?” “You’re travelling through two days of snow to honour a crazed poet? Are you all there?” These are the general questions ... Read more