The Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers instruction over a broad range of languages, literatures and cultures from the Slavic world. Among the languages and literatures taught regularly in our department are Czech, Polish, Russian, and Serbian/Croatian.
The Department offers academic programs for both undergraduates (majors in Polish and Russian) and graduate students (MA/PhD in Slavic), and works with other campus units in a variety of related centers and programs.
In addition to teaching, the Department is active in research and scholarly writing in a number of fields, including literary and cultural studies, language pedagogy, comparative literature, gender and women’s studies, drama and theatre. Our faculty is diverse in its interests and approaches as well as accessible and "user-friendly" in its interpersonal dealings.
We welcome you to our website and encourage you to explore it and, even better, to come see us in our classrooms and in our department corridors on the fourteenth floor of Van Hise Hall.