“Vasilii Trediakovskii: The Hero of the Myth of the ‘New’ Russian Literature”
Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University
Eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Russian literature; Cultural history; Semiotics of culture.
1981—1986: Stanford University. Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Dissertation: Vasilii Trediakovskii: The Hero of the Myth of the "New" Russian Literature.
1976—1979: Tartu University, Estonia. Graduate student in the Department of Russian Literature (not finished).
1967-1973: Tartu University, Estonia. Diploma in Russian Language and Literature. Thesis: “Radishchev i drevnerusskaia kul’tura”
Columbia University, Professor, 1998-present
Columbia University, Associate Professor, 1991-1998
Harvard University, Visiting Associate Professor (part time), Spring 1994
Princeton University, Visiting Associate Professor (part time), Spring 1992
University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 1990
Columbia University, Assistant Professor, 1986-1991
Stanford University, Graduate Instructor, Language Lecturer, 1982-1986
Tartu University, Lecturer, 1977-1979
Ritualizovannaia agressiia: Duel’ v russkoi kul’ture i literature. (Moscow: NLO, 2002).
Ritualized Violence Russian-Style: The Duel in Russian Culture and Literature (Stanford University Press: 1999)
Vasilii Trediakovsky: The Fool of the `New' Russian Literature (Stanford University Press: 1991).
"Female Voice and Male Gaze in Leo Tolstoy’s Family Happiness,” in Mapping the Feminine: Russian Women and Cultural Difference. Festschrift for Marina Ledkovsky (Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica, 2008), pp. 29-50.
“??? ????????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ??? ?????????????? honnête homme.” Trudy po russkoi i slavianskoi filologii: Literaturovedenie. VI, Novaia seriia. Tartu: Tartu Uelikooli Kirjastus, 2008, pp. 97-107.
“Dueling in Imperial Russia. Affairs of honor and the modern notion of private space, 1700-1917,” in Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History, ed. Bruce F. Adams, vol. 8 (Gulf Breeze, Fla.: Academic International Press, 2007), pp. 189-195.
“Aleksey Rzhevsky, Russian Mannerist,” in Ulbandus, the Slavic Review of Columbia University 9, 2005/06, p. 3-17.
“Prose Fiction,” in The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin, ed. Andrew Kahn (Cambridge University Press: 2006), pp. 90-104.
Turgenev’s “Death” and Tolstoy’s “Three Deaths,” in Word, Music, History: A Festschrift for Caryl Emerson. Ed. Lazar Fleishman et al. Part One, Stanford Slavic Studies, vol. 29 (Stanford: 2005), pp. 312-326.
Honors and Awards:
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East-European Languages (AATSEEL), Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Post-Secondary Level for 2007
NEH Fellowship for University Teachers, January--July 1995
Council for Research in the Humanities Fellowship, Summer 1987, Summer 1988