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Nomadic Influence in Contemporary Mongolian Poetry: B Yavuuhulan (1929-1982) and the Shine Handlaga



This thesis, the first academic treatment of the Shine handlaga (New Tendency) in any language, traces the influences which led B.Yavuuhulan to found the movement during the late 1960s, amid the thaw which followed the death of Josef Stalin, and the influence of his work upon the development of Mongolian letters over the past fifty years.

REECAS NW Call for Papers

The Seventeenth Annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Northwest Conference
Saturday, April 16, 2011
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington are currently soliciting papers, panels or roundtable presentations for this one-day interdisciplinary conference. Proposals from faculty, graduate students and members of the general public are all welcome.

Call for Applications: Travel and Language Fellowships

Call for Applications: Travel and Language Fellowships

Photo Essay: Revolution of the Youth in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

 On April 7th, 2010, Kyrgyzstan experienced its second revolution in five years. Incensed by rising utility prices, further suppression of the media and growing frustration over government corruption, thousands of Kyrgyz citizens from the provincial regions outside of Bishkek began to pour into the captial city that morning. What started out as a small group of protesters, much like the earlier demonstrations in February and March, quickly grew into pandemonium as hundreds and then thousands of citizens marched into Alatoo Square demanding change.

MA Graduate and Thesis Titles

Brittnee A. Carter
Influence and Airbases: How Russia and China are Affecting U.S. Military Commission in Central Asia

Anders Beatty Conway
The Rooting of Kyrgyzstan’s Political Economy at Dordoi Bazaar

Ieva Gaurys
Youth Labor Migration in Lithuania: The Agriculture Sector as the Answer to Job Creation

Ellison Center News

Michael Biggins (Head, Slavic and East European Section, UW Libraries and Affiliate Faculty, Slavic Languages and Literatures) was invited by the Slovene Public Agency for the Book to attend a five-day seminar in Novo Mesto August 17-22 involving 15 established translators of Slovene literature from around the world. Seminar activities included collaborative translation workshops, consultations with authors, meetings with publishers and literary critics, and development of a permanent network of expert Slovene literary translators. Following the Novo Mesto seminar, Dr.

Ellison Center Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellows

Nicole Burgund is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature. Her focus is on twentieth-century prose and poetry and her dissertation will be a comparative look at different prose works that deal with the trial of recounting one's life.