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2015 News


Tatiana Filimonova

December 15, 2015

Congratulations to former Slavic PhD student Tatiana Filimonova!  In August 2015, Tatiana was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Russian at the College of Wooster, where she teaches courses in Russian language, literature and culture.  After graduating from Northwestern, Tatiana spent two years at Vanderbilt University as a Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian.  Tatiana is working on a monograph that traces the influence of Eurasianist thought on twentieth-century and contemporary Russian literature.  She has published articles on contemporary writers Vladimir Sorokin and Pavel Krusanov.

Professor Elisabeth Elliott

December 7, 2015

Elisabeth Elliott received a 2014-15 Digital/Online Project Grant from Northwestern’s Provost’s Office for her project “Flipped Яussian”.  The project creates and incorporates online components for Elementary Russian making a flipped and blended/hybrid curriculum for first-year Russian. The team working on “Flipped Яussian” also includes Slavic’s Senior Lecturer Natalia Malinina, Slavic alum Carmen Finashina, the Multimedia Learning Center (MMLC), Canvas at Northwestern, and an external consultant, Professor Fernando Rubio, Associate Professor of Spanish, Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics, and Co-Director of the Second Language Teaching and Research Center at the University of Utah (a leader in flipped foreign language classrooms and foreign language MOOCs).  Work on the project started in spring 2015 and continued in 2015-16, to be ready for SLAVIC 101 Elementary Russian in 2016-17.  This is Professor Elliott’s second grant from Northwestern for a Digital Humanities project. The first grant, the Arthur Vining Davis Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop at Northwestern in Summer 2013, resulted in the beginnings of the online dictionaries Northwestern e-Dictionary (NeD) and WildWords and her new course LING 363/SLAVIC 322 Making a Dictionary: The Northwestern Project.  Eventually there will be a public website to follow and comment on the progress of “Flipped Яussian”. Once it’s up and running we’ll post the URL on the Slavic web page. Until then, if you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please email: