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Yevgeniy Slivkin

Yevgeniy Slivkin, Instructor of Russian

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
341 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5361 |

Yevgeniy Slivkin was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia. In 1986 he received an MFA from the Union of Soviet Writers' A.M. Gorky Institute for Literary Studies in Moscow and worked as a screenwriter and a journalist for the editorial office of Artistic Broadcasting of St. Petersburg Television Company. In 1993 he moved to the USA, where he started teaching Russian language at Georgetown University and Russian poetry in George Washington University in Washington D.C. In 2000 he earned a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his graduate study he had an apprenticeship with the famous language pedagogue and methodologist professor Alice Omaggio Hadely, the author of Teaching Language in Context, which formed him as a language teacher. Upon his defense he has Russian language, culture, and literature at Grand Valley State University, University of Oklahoma, and University of Denver. Yevgeniy Slivkin is the author of six collections of poetry published in Russia and a number of scholarly articles in U.S., European and Russian academic journals. His poems are included in many significant anthologies of contemporary Russian poetry. He is a poet-laureate of one of the leading Russian literary magazing Zvezda (The Star). 

  • 2000 Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1989 M.A., Russian Literature, Gorky Institute for Literary Studies, Moscow; M.F.A., Creative Writing 

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