Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
Modern Languages building, room 220
Tel 519 888-4567 ext. 32428
Staatsexamen (Berlin), PhD (Yale)
Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award
Professor Gimpelevich's areas of specialization are 19th and 20th century Russian and Belarusan languages and literatures, and the intelligentsia in both cultures. Dr. Gimpelevich has lately focused on such authors as Bulgakov, Pasternak, Ehrenburg, Skaldin, Zamiatin and Bykau; her research on the Russian intelligentsia, Bulgakov, Pasternak, and Bykau has resulted in major publications.
David G. John
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Waterloo
Recipient of the Bundesverdienstkreuz of the Federal Republic of Germany
Recipient of the Hermann Boeschenstein Medal of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German
An expert in Russian folklore and contemporary Russian literature, Professor Szarycz has supervised theses on Old Russian literature as well as literature of the 1920s, 1960s, and the Glasnost period. Dr. Szarycz also has an ancillary interest in Polish literature. He has recently published on Russian fairy tales.