The Slavic studies program conducts and supervises research in the literatures and cultures of various Slavic nations, in the first instance Russia, and the nations of the former Yugoslavia, as well as Slavic socio-linguistics.
Areas of research specialisation include:
- Russian theory of literature and philosophy (Russian Formalism, M M Bakhtin, the New StPetersburg School of Philosophy, M M Mamardashvili and theory of perecption)
- Russian postmodernism (Sorokin, Tolstaya, Petrushevskaya, Ulitskaya)
- Russian and Yugoslav Modernisms
- Slavic popular culture
- Russian avant-garde and (post-)Yugoslav cinema and theory of film (Eisenstain, Vertov, Kusturica)
- Slavic drama in a comparative European perspective
- the Realist canon (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy in the context of phenomenology)
- metaphors of war in contemporary Russian and Ukrainian news media.