Russian and Food Studies

As Angela Brintlinger reminds us, food and foodways offers new opportunities for asking why, for exploring what influences and shapes Russian culture, including everything from religious practices, philosophies of life, literature, art and music to weather conditions, development and infrastructure issues, and social relations.

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Spicing up the Classroom: Food in the Russian and Eurasian Studies Curriculum

Naomi Caffee and Collen Lucey share explore the topic of food, a perennial student favorite. After slaving away all semester on case endings and the nuances of verbal aspect, students are usually thrilled to enter the world of pirozhki, borscht, samovars, sukhariki, and sweets from the Red October chocolate factory. Food, together with the customs of hospitality and togetherness that characterize Russian and Eurasian cultures, presents language learners with a topic that feeds the body and soul as well as the mind.

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Can You Be Nonbinary in Russian?

It’s a question Cecil Leigh Wilson gets least once every time ze teaches introductory Russian, or talks about Russian in hir community of nonbinary English-speakers, or discloses this part of hir identity to a Russian-speaker.

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Russian Studies in the Era of Trump

This is the introduction to a SEEB series organized by Ani Kokobobo, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas.

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