New course!

RECS 161B: Slavic Folklore and Myth: Epic Heroes, Lucky Fools, Iron-Toothed Witches and the Undead
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Professor Curt Woolhiser
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM

Explores the magical and mysterious world of Russian and Slavic folklore, including folk mythology and demonology, seasonal rituals and folk magic, proverbs and riddles, folk tales and oral epic poetry. Coursework will consist of readings, discussions, papers, and projects.

Русский чай (Russian Tea)

Thursday, December 1
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Shiffman 121

Join us for cookies and Russian conversation! Hosted by Galina Gazizullina, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant for the Russian Language Program.

For a complete list of the fall semester's Russian Tea dates, please see our Upcoming Events page. Also, join the Russian Tea Facebook group for updates and information about related events and activities!

Why Study Russian at Brandeis?

The Russian Studies major welcomes intellectually curious students who seek to understand the language, culture and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Russian language serves as the gateway to the study of Russian literature and history. Beyond the language knowledge it offers, the curriculum takes students on an intellectual journey into Russian literature, culture and history through courses taught in English. 

A diverse selection of courses offered both within and beyond the department allows students to focus their studies on a variety of cultural, literary, social and political aspects of Russia and other post-Soviet states. The department regularly sponsors special events for Russian students, including film series, lectures, and Russian tea hours featuring Russian language conversation for students at all levels of proficiency.