Michael Flier

Michael Flier

Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology
Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
Michael Flier

Michael Flier is a linguist and semiotician, with special interests in Ukranian and East Slavic language and literatures. He is the author of Aspects of Nominal Determination in Old Church Slavic (Mouton, 1974) and of numerous articles on the semiotics and history of power and ceremony in the Slavic world, including "Political Ideas and Rituals" in The Cambridge History of Russia (2006), and "Seeing is Believing: The Semiotics of Dynasty and Destiny in Muscovite Rus" in Ceremonial Culture in Pre-Modern Europe (Notre Dame University Press, 2007).

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