Thu, 2017-08-10 15:05 -- Sandra Kendrick

Prof. Borovskaya-Ellis received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the Philology Department at Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. After moving to the United States, she completed a MA at the University of Missouri and PhD in Slavic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her graduate programs she gained extensive experience in teaching language, literature, history, and culture.


Fri, 2016-02-12 10:47 -- Carey Carothers

Research Interests

  • Russian literature and culture of the 20th century
  • Polish literature and culture of various periods
  • Literature, ideology, and history
  • Soviet communism
  • The Gulag: Its history, literature, and propaganda

Selected Awards

  • 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) 


Fri, 2016-02-12 10:42 -- Carey Carothers

Research Interests

  • Russian literature and the visual arts
  • 19th-century prose
  • Cultural and museum studies
  • Art and society
  • National culture and identity
  • The woman question
  • Contemporary literature
  • The story and the city

Selected Publications:

  • When Art Makes News: Writing Culture and Identity in Imperial Russia (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2013).  Recipient of the AATSEEL award Best Book in Literary/Cultural Studies (2014)

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