Curriculum Vitae >>
Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
*On Leave Fall 2018*
PO Box 400783
273 New Cabell Hall
273 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4783
Office Hours: T/TH 3:30-4:30pm
- Bachelor of Arts (BA), Harvard University
- Master of Arts (MA), Harvard University
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Harvard University
- Nineteenth and twentieth-century Russian literature, especially the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Vladimir Nabokov
- Russian and East European cinema
- Richard Stites Scholar Award: Received at Southern Conference on Slavic Studies in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on March 18-19, 2016
- Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. New York: Bloomsbury 2013.
- A Reader’s Guide to Nabokov’s Lolita. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2009. 186 pp.
- The Intimate Stranger: Meetings with the Devil in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature. Middlebury Studies in Russian Language and Literature. Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.: New York, 2001.
- Nabokov’s Early Fiction: Patterns of Self and Other. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
- Ivan Bunin. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982.
- The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- Nabokov and His Fiction: New Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
- Invitation to a Beheading: A Critical Companion. Northwestern University Press / AATSEEL Critical Companions to Russian Literature. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1997.
- Studies in Russian Literature in Honor of Vsevolod Setchkarev. Edited with Sonia I. Ketchian. Columbus, Ohio: Slavica, 1987.
Selected Articles (last ten years)
- “The Ethical Implications of Narrative Point of View in Dostoevsky’s The Double,” Dostoevsky Studies, New Series 17 (2013): 99-111.
- "Confession in The Brothers Karamazov," in Dostoevsky's Brother's Karamazov: Art, Creativity, and Spirituality. Ed. Predrag Cicovacki and Maria Granik. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH Heidelberg, 2010.
- “A Close Reading of the Enchanted Hunters Scene.” In Lolita: From Nabokov to Kubrick and Lyne. Ed. Erik Martiny. Paris: Sedes, 2009. 121–31.2.
- “Dostoevsky’s Guide to Spiritual Epiphany in The Brothers Karamazov.” In F. M. Dostoevsky in the Context of Cultural Dialogues / F. M. Dostoevskij v kontekste dialogicheskogo vzaimodejstvija kul’tur. Ed. Katalin Kroo and Tünde Szabo. Budapest: ELTE PhD Programme “Russian Literature and Literary Studies,” 2009. 113–17.
- “The Middle Way: Berberova between Bunin and Nabokov.” In American Contributions to the 14th International Congress of Slavists. Vol. 2: Literature. Ed. David Bethea. Bloomington: Slavica, 2008. 41–50.
- “A World in Flux: Pervasive Instability in Dostoevsky’s The Gambler.” Dostoevsky Studies, New Series 12 (2008): 67–79.
- “Russian Cultural Contexts for Lolita.” In Approaches to Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita. Ed. Zoran Kuzmanovich and Galya Diment. New York: Modern Language Association, 2008. 89–93.
- “Dostoevskij’s Guide to Spiritual Epiphany in The Brothers Karamazov.” Studies in East European Thought 59 (2007): 39–54. Also online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/j06521m1172xj0l7/
- “Why are Nymphets ‘Demonic’?: Remarks on the Cultural Roots of Nabokov’s Lolita.” In The Real Life of Pierre Delalande. Studies in Russian and Comparative Literature to Honor Alexander Dolinin. Stanford Slavic Specialities, vol. 34. Ed. David M. Bethea, Lazar Fleishman, and Alexander Ospovat. Stanford: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University, 2007. 2: 674–86.
- “The Challenge of Interpreting and Decoding Nabokov: Strategies and Suggestions.” Cycnos 24.1 (2007): 155–170.
- “Nabokov, Pushkin, and Eugene Onegin.” In Nabokofu Yakuchu Evugenii Onegin Chukai [Translation with Commentary of Nabokov’s Translation with Commentary of Eugene Onegin]. Ed. Honyaku No Shoso Kenkyukai [Research Group on “Aspects of Translation”]. Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Daigaku Daigakuin Bungakukenkyuka, 2007.
- “Black and White and Dead All Over: Color Imagery in Nabokov’s Prose.” Nabokov Studies 10 (2006): 1–14.
- “Introduction: The Many Faces of Vladimir Nabokov.” In The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov. Ed. Julian W. Connolly. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 1–8.
- “The Major Russian Novels.” In The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov. Ed. Julian W. Connolly. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 135–50.
- “Ivan Bunin.” In Twentieth-Century Russian Émigré Writers. Ed. Maria Rubins. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 317. Detroit: Thomson–Gale, 2005. 50–62.
- “Vladimir Nabokov.” In Twentieth-Century Russian Émigré Writers. Ed. Maria Rubins. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 317. Detroit: Thomson–Gale, 2005. 248–68.
News & Announcements
Friday, May 3, 6:00pm at Newcomb Ballroom
Slavic Colloquium: "Russian Orthodox Revival: Restitution of Church Property and Heritage Discourse"
Thursday, April 4 from 4-5:30pm at NCH Room 262
The Prussian Origins of Polish Socialism: The Upper Silesia Tower and the Poznan International Fair, 1911-1959
Mon., April 1, 2019 at 5:00pm in Gibson Room 211
Patryk Babiracki, University of Texas at Arlington
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