Andrei L. Zorin is Associate Professor of Russian Literature at the Russian State
University for Humanities (RGGU). He received his degree of Ph. D. (kandidatskaia) from
Moscow State University in 1983 for his dissertation "The Literature of Sensibility
In England and Russia". Since the late 1980s, he has taught as visiting professor at
Harvard, Stanford, University of Helsinki, University of Texas (Austin), and LEcole
des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He has taught regularly at Stanfords
Overseas Campus in Moscow. Zorin has given papers at many international conferences in
Russia, USA, France, Italy, Austria, and has lectured at many universities in Western
Europe and USA, among them, Harvard, Stanford, U.C., Berkeley, Yale University, and
Cambridge. In 1997, Zorin was the keynote speaker at the annual conference of North
Eastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies; he was the Faber Lecturer in
European Studies at Princeton University (1995).
He is presently Chairman for a Russian Booker Prize Award Committee for 1998.
Zorin is the author of some hundred articles and reviews dealing with the subject of
Russian literature, culture and Ideology of 18th-19th centuries as well as contemporary
Russian culture. He has been a contributor to, among others, Itogi (Moscow) and
has a regular column in the Moscow journal NZ.
Among Zorin's seminal articles in contemporary Russian culture are:
|"Ot Galicha k Prigovu," in K. Yu. Rogov, ed., Semidesiatye kak predmet
istorii russkoi kul'tury (Rossiia/Russia 1), Moscow-Venice,
|"Legalizatsiia obstsennoi leksiki i ee kul'turnye posledstviia," Stanford
Slavic Studies 7 (1993).|
|"Al'manakh - vzgliad iz zala," Lichnoe delo (Moscow 1991).|
The title of his paper at this Conference is: "Are We having
Fun Yet: Holidays, Celebration, Rituals and Commemorations in Russia After Communism"