Thomas R. Beyer, Jr.

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Andrej Belyj's Real'nyj Criticism: Precursor of Russian Formalism. Defended 1974 (Chair: Stephen J. Parker) C.V. Starr Professor of Russian, Chair of Russian, Dean of the Russian School at Middlebury College. Author of fifteen books including 501 Russian Verbs and 501 English Verbs. Professor Beyer continues to follow the popularity of the second edition of his book, 501 Russian Verbs. He also recently published his translation into English with notes and commentary of Andrej Belyj's Glossolalie -Poema über den Laut/Glossolalia: A Poem about Sound. (Trilingual edition, German and English translations, and Russian original edited by Taja Gut. Dornach: Pforte Verlag, 2003). Professor Beyer presented a paper on using the Internet in basic and advanced Russian classes at the Tenth International Congress of Russian Teachers held this past summer in St. Petersburg. The paper can be downloaded here. (08/2003)


KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad