Research in Slavic languages
In Slavic languages, we conduct research in linguistics, literary studies and culture as well as society. Our research focuses on Bulgarian, Polish, Russian and Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian themes and general Slavic and Church Slavonic. Research in the non-Slavonic language Albanian is also part of the subject.
Some of the Uppsala Slavicist work with Slavic manuscripts, older printed books and periodicals. The research focuses, in addition to the description, cataloging and digitisation of the material, on analysis of the linguistic and culture-historical importance of older texts. A different part of the Slavic historical linguistic research focuses on more profound linguistic historical connections and historical dialectology. Modern, primarily Russian, linguistics is also part of our panoply.
Slavic literary and culture studies
Research on literary and culture studies within Slavic languages include primarily Polish and Russian literature, but Bulgarian and Serbian literature and history of ideas are represented. An important part of the research is the role of the language in post-socialistic societies, not least in Russia.
- Maria Engström: “No(w)stalgia of Modernity: Neo-Soviet Myth in Contemporary Russian Culture and Politics”
- Jussi Nuorluoto: “Historical Phonology of Slavic” (Opus Magnum: “Metaphony in Slavic”)
- Jussi Nuorluoto: “Finnisch-ugrische, altnordische und nordostslavische Namenkunde”
- Karine Åkerman Sarkisian: “Cultural evolution of texts”
- Daniela Assenova is studying the reception of Bulgarian literature from the context of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Olena Jansson studies Russian 17th century translations of Szymon Starowolski's book “The court of the Turkish Emperor”.
- Eva Nygren is studying the catalogued material in the Skokloster castle collection of Polish literature.
- Johan Muskala studies a Russian herbal from the 16th century (translated from Low German) from a textological and translation technical point of view.