Post Graduate Research in Slavic Studies

Arts Faculty Information

Fields of research

The staff involved in the Slavic Studies research discipline conduct and supervise research in Slavic literary and cultural studies and in Slavic linguistics. Slavic staff have research interests in the areas of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, as well as European Studies.

Research in the field of literature focuses on Russian, Ukrainian, Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav topics. Special areas of supervision are: Russian Modernism, avant-garde cinema, F.M. Dostoevsky and L.N. Tolstoy in the context of European Realism and Phenomenology.

Linguistic research covers a wide spectrum of topics, both modern and historical, in Slavic and general linguistics, with special emphasis on contrastive linguistics and the morphology of contemporary Slavic languages. Supervision in this area is conducted in conjunction with Linguistic Studies in the School.

Members of staff and their special fields of interest

Slobodanka Millicent Vladiv-Glover

  • Comparative Literature in relation to Russian and other Slavic Literatures
  • F M Dostoevsky, L N Tolstoy and Critical Theory
  • Modernism, the avant-garde and Slavic Drama
  • Post-Yugoslav and Post-Soviet Literature
  • Bakhtin, Structuralism and Poststructuralism
  • Postmodernism in Slavic literatures

Marko Pavlyshyn

  • Contemporary Ukrainian Literature and Culture
  • Issues in Post-Soviet Culture
  • Slavic Cultures in Australia
  • Rhetoric

Master of Arts in Slavic Studies by research

For details, refer to the Arts Faculty information.


The MA is undertaken by thesis on a topic approved by the program. All students will be expected to report regularly to their supervisor throughout the year and are encouraged to attend postgraduate seminars and present papers on the subject of their research.

The MA thesis is normally 40,000 – 60,000 words in length and is written in English.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an honours degree with a grade of H2A or above in the relevant discipline or the equivalent.

Prospective research students should refer to How to Apply. The first step is to complete the on-line Pre-Application Form.


The library

The Monash University library has a large collection of books in the literatures and cultures of the Slavic countries (especially Russia, Ukraine and the countries formerly comprising Yugoslavia) and in Slavic linguistics.

There is a well established inter-library loan system.

Research abroad

Staff involved in the Slavic Studies research discipline have links to universities and other scholarly institutions in Slavic countries and assists graduate students in making arrangements to conduct research abroad.

Further information is available on the School’s Graduate Studies (Research) page.

Doctor of Philosophy

For details, refer to the Monash University Handbook


Candidates with a masters degree or an honours degree with a grade of H1 or H2A, or the equivalent, may be admitted to PhD candidature. Applicants who have qualifications from countries other than Australia are normally enrolled in the MA by research degree, and may apply to upgrade to PhD after twelve months. Candidates are required to write a thesis on a topic approved by the program. The research programs of PhD candidates must lead to an original contribution to the study of language, literature or culture, and students will be encouraged to acquire a wide range of special skills ancillary to their subject.

A PhD thesis is normally 60,000 – 90,000 words in length and is written in English.

The first step is to complete the on-line Pre-Application Form.