Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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:

  • metaphors of war in contemporary Russian and Ukrainian news media
  • Russian and Yugoslav Modernisms
  • Russian avant-garde and (post-)Yugoslav cinema and theory of film (Eisenstain, Vertov, Kusturica)
  • Russian postmodernism (Sorokin, Tolstaya, Petrushevskaya, Ulitskaya)
  • Russian theory of literature and philosophy (Russian Formalism, M M Bakhtin, the New StPetersburg School of Philosophy, M M Mamardashvili and theory of perecption)
  • Slavic drama in a comparative European perspective
  • Slavic popular culture
  • the Realist canon (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy in the context of phenomenology).


For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant courses

  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.