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Renee Perelmutter

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Jewish Studies
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
Primary office:
785-550-4589
Wescoe Hall
Room 2127
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590
Second office:
Bailey Hall
Room 320G



Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics, general and Jewish folklore, Jewish culture

Education

Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California

M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California

B.A., Linguistics, Hebrew University

Teaching Interests

  • Jewish languages
  • Yiddish
  • Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Folklore

Research

Though my graduate work focused on morphosyntax, I am increasingly involved in pragmatics and sociolinguistics research. I am especially interested in the ways that the considerations of facework, identity, and power interact with grammar. My interests in folklore and cultural history inform my pragmatics and sociolinguistics work. Recently I have written on reported speech and impoliteness, both in contemporary and historical perspectives, and am currently writing a monograph on Russian women’s discourse online. My languages are Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

Research Interests

  • Morphosyntax
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Languages in contact
  • Slavic
  • Russian
  • Yiddish
  • Hebrew
  • Multilingualisms
  • Gender

Selected Publications

Perelmutter, R. (2013). The Founding Fathers' flamewar: (Im)politeness and community in the Russian blogosphere.

Selected Grants

Perelmutter, Renee , Israeli Russian Online: Contesting Religious Identities through an Immigrant Vernacular, Brandeis University, $2,500, Submitted 01/31/2016 (10/01/2016 - 05/31/2017) . Other University. Status: Funded.


In Memoriam: Arthur "Artie" Shaw

Upcoming Program Events
Dr. Perelmutter to be first Director of Undergraduate Studies!

Dr. Renee Perelmutter will be the first Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Jewish Studies Program! Dr. Perelmutter is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic. She will begin her position as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Fall 2017 semester.

Kudos!

Dr. Gal Levy, former Visiting Israeli Professor at KU, has won first prize for best article in Hebrew from the Israeli Political Science Association. The article looks at the post-protest protest in Israel and Dr. Levy gives acknowledgments to the KU Jewish Studies Program. Dr. Levy currently teaches at the Open University in Israel.

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