Michael Flier


Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, Harvard University

Faculty Associate
Slavic linguistics;
semiotics of medieval East Slavic culture.
Current Project
“The Semiotics of the Apocalypse in Medieval Russia’”; “Ukrainian Case Government”; “Ukrainian-Russian Code Mixing”


, Slavic Languages and Literatures
, University of California - Berkeley
Selected Publications

Old Church Slavonic Glossary, 3rd corrected edition, ed. Horace G. Lunt, (Cambridge: Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures. 2012).

“Sur_yk at the Top: The Linguistic Dimension of Ku_magate,” Studien zu Sprache, Literatur und Kultur bei den Slaven: Gendenkschrift für George Y. Shevelov aus Anlass seines 100. Geburtstages und 10. Todestages, ed. Andrii Danylenko and Serhii Vakulenko, 245–51. Die Welt der Slaven Sammelbände. Sborniki, no. 42. (Otto Sagner. 2012).

“Envisioning the Ruler in Medieval Rus’: The Iconography of Intercession and Architecture,” in Dubitando: Studies in History and Culture in Honor of Donald Ostrowski, ed. Brian J. Boeck, Russell E. Martin, and Daniel Rowland, 181–192 + 13 figs. (Slavica Publishers, 2012)

“Language” with Dean S. Worth in The Cambridge Companion to Russian Culture, ed. Nicholas Rzhevsky. 2nd rev. ed., 19–43 (Cambridge UP 2012).

“Love’s Labour’s Lost: Mazepa’s Grammar of Romance,” in Poltava 1709: The Battle and the Myth, ed. Serhii Plokhy, 413–31, (Harvard UP, 2012).