OverviewThe Russian and Eurasian Studies (RES) Program focuses on the language, literature, history, and culture of Russia, the Soviet Union, and East and East-Central Europe, through a range of interdisciplinary contexts, theoretical perspectives, and analytical approaches. Both Lower and Upper College courses draw upon faculty expertise in history, literature, politics, economics, art, music, culture, and religious studies as they relate to Russia and Eurasia, either separately or in a comparative context.
Events, Initiatives, and Symposia
Every semester, RES hosts special events on campus ranging from author readings to interdisciplinary conferences. Students may hone their language skills by joining a weekly Russian language table and an ongoing Russian film series. Members of the RES faculty are affiliated with the Bard Translation and Translatability Initiative, which encourages curricular initiatives that promote translation, particularly from a multicultural or multidisciplinary perspective.