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Svetlana Evdokimova

Professor of Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature:
Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature
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Professor Evdokimova has a special interest in 19th-and 20th-century Russian literature and culture. She has published series of articles on Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Chekhov, a monograph on Pushkin titled Alexander Pushkin's Historical Imagination (Yale University Press, 1999), and an edited volume, Alexander Pushkin's Little Tragedies: The Poetics of Brevity (Wisconsin University Press, 2003).

Biography

Svetlana Evdokimova is Professor of Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature at Brown University. She is currently Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages. She has also served as Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages at Brown for nearly ten years. In addition, she has been Randall Advisor, freshman and sophomore advisor for several years.She is also a member of the Faculty Executive Committee. Before coming to Brown in 1991, she has held a teaching position at Yale University from 1990-91.


A specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature, Evdokimova holds degrees from Yale University (Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures) and the St. Petersburg State University, Russia (M.A. French Language and Literature). Her main areas of scholarly interest include, Pushkin, Russian and European Romanticism, Tolstoy, Chekhov, relations between fiction and history, and gender and sexuality in Russian and European literatures. She is the author of Pushkin's Historical Imagination (Yale University Press, 1999) and editor of Alexander Pushkin's "Little Tragedies": The Poetics of Brevity (Wisconsin University Press, 2004), which was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2004 by Choice. In addition, she has published a wide range of articles on Pushkin, Gogol, Chekhov, and Tolstoy. She is currently writing a book on Chekhov's relationship with the Russian intelligentsia and its impact on the formation of his literary self.


Evdokimova is a book review editor of The Pushkin Review. In 1995-6, she was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. She has served as the National Endowment for the Humanities Panelist for Fellowships for University Teachers for two years. She also received an IREX grant in 1995 and a Yale Prize Teaching Fellowship in 1987-88.

Interests

Professor Evdokimova's main areas of scholarly interest include Pushkin, Russian and European Romanticism, Tolstoy, Chekhov, relations between fiction and history, aesthetics, and gender and sexuality in Russian and European literatures. She is the author of Pushkin's Historical Imagination (Yale University Press, 1999) and editor of Alexander Pushkin's "Little Tragedies": The Poetics of Brevity (Wisconsin University Press, 2003) which was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2004 by Choice. In addition, she has published a wide range of articles on Pushkin, Gogol, Chekhov, and Tolstoy. She is currently completing a book, A Genius of Culture: The Chekhov Phenomenon which examines Chekhov's relationship with the Russian intelligentsia and its impact on the formation of his literary self.

Degrees

PhD

Awards

Choice has named Evdokimova's volume, Alexander Pushkin's Little Tragedies: The Poetics of Brevity, an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2004.

Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
The North American Chekhov Society
The North American Pushkin Society
Modern Language Association (MLA)
The North American Tolstoy Society

Teaching

Russian 32 /Comparative Literature 51 "Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov: The Art of the Novel"
Russian 145/ Comp. Literature 181, sec.12 "Love, Adultery, and Sexuality in Russian Literature"
Russian 31 "Introduction to Russian Literature: From Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn"
Russian 160 "Literature and History: Russian Historical Imagination in the European Context"
Russian 180 "Pushkin"
Russian 181 "Tolstoy"
Russian 186 "Chekhov"
Russian 29 "Russian Literature in Translation: From Pushkin to Dostoevsky"
Russian 261 "Russian Romanticism"
Russian 261, section 2, "Chekhov"

Funded Research

1995-6 (6 months) The National Endowment for the Humanities (Principle investigator): $ 22,500

1995-6 (5 months) International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) (Long Term Research Grant) (principle investigator): $17, 000

Curriculum Vitae

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