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Russian Language and Literature belongs to the Department of Modern Languages.

P.O. Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40 B)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Research and postgraduate studies

The research topics in Russian Language and literature range from the history of the language and general linguistic theory to sociological issues in the contemporary language, and from the analysis of specific literary texts and authors to fundamental issues in literary theory and the analysis of whole eras in Russian literature. Well-established research topics include:

  • bilingualism, the Russian language outside Russia
  • the morphosyntax of contemporary Russian
  • functional syntax of Russian
  • Russian children’s literature
  • Russian modernism, the avant-garde, and postmodernism
  • Russian cultural semiotics
  • St Petersburg/Leningrad in Russian literature and culture