Dariusz Tolczyk

Dariusz Tolczyk

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
271 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Warsaw University
Master of Arts (MA), Harvard University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Harvard University
USEM 1580: University Seminar
Credits: 2–3
Consult the University Seminars web page at www.virginia.edu/provost/USEMS.html (copy and paste Web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
POL 2210: Intermediate Polish Language
Credits: 3
Second-year continuation of POL 1210, 1220. Prerequisite: POL 1210, 1220 and instructor permission.
POL 2220: Intermediate Polish Language
Credits: 3
Second-year continuation of POL 1210, 1220. Prerequisite: POL 1210, 1220 and instructor permission.
SLAV 2250: The Dark Side of the 20th Century: Between Auschwitz & Gulag
Credits: 3
The twentieth century was a period of humanity's unprecedented progress as well as its greatest recorded downfall into barbarity, genocide, and mass oppression. This course enables students to study and reflect on the latter. Some questions will be asked in the course: How do we construct cultural memories of traumatic experiences? Why do we want to remember them? Do we?
SLTR 3300: Facing Evil in the Twentieth Century: Humanity in Extremis
Credits: 3
The 20th century will most likely remain one of the most puzzling periods in human history, in which amazing progress was coupled with unprecedented barbarity of modern totalitarian regimes. The course helps students untangle this paradox by exploring a series of memoirs by survivors and perpetrators, as well as scholarly essays, films, and other cultural statements.
RUSS 5140: Russian Modernism
Credits: 3
Examines selected works by the leading writers of the early part of the twentieth century. Explores concepts of symbolism, acmeism, and futurism. Focuses on competing conceptions of literature that evolved in the 1920s until the establishment of the hegemony of socialist realism in the 1930s. Considers works written by Russian writers living in emigration.
RUSS 5360: Gulag: Graduate Studies in History and Literature
Credits: 3
From the Bolshevik Revolution to the end of the Soviet order, the only evidence of the Gulag available to the outside world, apart from the Soviet propaganda, were the testimonies of witnesses and survivors. Their stories functioned as the only available history, thus shedding an interesting light on the traditional distinctions between literature and history. In this course, students will examine the Gulag's history via lit and film.
SLAV 5610: Polish Literature
Credits: 3
A graduate-level survey of Polish literature from its Medieval beginnings to the contemporary period. Readings include Jan Kochanowski, Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Slowacki, Boleslaw Prus, Stefan Zeromski, Bruno Schulz, Witold Gombrowicz, Czeslaw Milosz, Tadeusz Rozewicz, Tadeusz Borowski, Wislawa Szymborska, Slawomir Mrozek, and others. Undergraduate students welcome with the permission by the instructor. All readings in English.
RUSS 7010: Proseminar in Russian Literature
Credits: 3
Required of all candidates for the M.A. degree.
SLAV 8500: Topics in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Credits: 3
Could include any Slavic languages, fiction, poetry, drama, or culture. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
  • ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowship

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/ Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies: Short-Term Visiting Scholarship (3 times) 

  • NEH Fellowship for University Teachers

  • American Philosophical Society Fellowship (declined)

  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship