Dissertations Written in the Department

From 1990 to the present


Baerman, Matthew. Free to Fixed Stress in Slavic. 1999.

Barskova, Polina Yuryevna. Enchanted by the Spectacle of Death: Forms of the End in Leningrad Culture (1917-1934). 2006.

Bermel, Neil Halford Andrew. Context and the Lexicon in the Development of Russian Aspect. 1994.

Bernshtein, Evgenii V. Western Models of Sexuality in Russian Modernism. 1998.

Brickman, Caroline. The Modernist Russian Lyric Thinks Through Classical Myth. 2020.

Brooks, Daniel. Russian Literary Portraiture in the Twentieth Century: Collecting and Re-Collecting Lichnosti in Criticism and Memoir. 2015.

Brown, Avram Seth. Modernist Apocrypha: Contexts of the Gospel Plot in Russian Modernism. 1998.

Butler, Francis. Images of Missionaries and Innovative Rulers in East Slavic Literature from Early Times through the reign of Peter the Great. 1991.

Caes, Christopher. Historical Contingency and Conceptions of the Self in Stalinist-era and Post-Stalinist Polish Literature and Film, 1950-1960. 2004.

Carlson, Paul Eric. Some Functions of Poetic Diction in A. K. Tolstoy’s “Smert’ Ioanna Groznogo”. 1992.

Comer, William John. The Russian Religious Dissenters and the Literary Culture of the Symbolist Generation. 1992.

Coyne, Erin. Coming Down from the Mountain: Dialect Contact and Convergence in Contemporary Hutsulshchnya. 2014.

Daly, Conor Anthony. Linguistic Change and Cultural Paradigms: the Development of Russian Scholarly Prose (18th-20th Centuries). 1991.

DiCeglie, Margherita M. Pia. The Fate of Humanism in Fin-de-siecle Russia. Vicheslav Ivanov’s Philosophical Speculations and Poetic Vision. The Dialogue of Poetry and Philosophy. 1999.

Dyne, Thomas. Bog znaet: The Ethics of Omniscience in Russian Narrative, 1845-1870. 2019.

Elliott, Shawn Kate. The Aesthetics of Russian Folk Religion and The Brothers Karamazov. 1997. (Comparative Literature Department)

Emerson, Alexis Eugene. Alexandr Blok and the Mother-Figure. 1990.

Erley, Laura Mieka. Reclaiming Native Soil: Cultural Mythologies of Soil in Russiaand Its Eastern Borderlands from the 1840s to the 1930s. 2012.

Flaherty, Jennifer. Forms of the Peasant: Aesthetics and Social Thought in Russian Realism, 1847-1877. 2019.

Frazier, Melissa Anne. Frames of the Imagination: Gogol’s “Arabeski” and the Romantic Question of Genre. 1995.

Girvin, Cammeron. How to Build a “Folk” Song: Socialist Bulgarian Song Texts and Folkloric Language in the South Slavic Context. 2016.

Goeringer, Keith Eliot. The Syntax and Semantics of Adverbs in Russian: Scope, Orientation, and Word Order. 1998.

Henry, Patrick Gilbert. Metarealism and the Question of Russian Postmodernism. 2006.

Herman, David Benjamin Lyle. Representing Otherness: Urban Poverty in Russian Literature from Karamzin to Nekrasov. 1993.

Horowitz, Brian Jay. M. O. Gershenzon and Intellectual Life of Russia’s Silver Age. 1992.

Hruska, Anne. Infected Families: Belonging and Exclusion in the Works of Leo Tolstoy. 2001.

Hudin, Jennifer Irene. Passive Constructions in Russian. 1990.

Johns, Andreas Rainer Bormann. Baba Iaga, the Ambiguous Mother of the Russian Folktale. 1996.

Johnson, Zachary. Desire, Event, Vision: Forms of Intersubjectivity in the Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel. 2016.

Jones, Janeen. The Tale of Misery-Evil Fortune: The Transformation of Folklore. 1996.

Kabalin, Margaret Mary. Vjekoslav Babukic: His Role as Linguist During the Illyrian Movement. 1993.

Kayiatos, Anastasia Ioanna. Silence and Alterity in Russia after Stalin, 1955-1975. 2012.

Kendall, Matthew. Sound Works: Model Listeners in Soviet Art, 1929-1941. 2019.

Kitzinger, Chloe Susan. Illusion and Instrument: Problems of Mimetic Characterization in Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. 2016.

Kleespies, Ingrid. Nomad Nation, Wandering Writer: Writing, Travel, and National Identity in Russian and Polish Literature (From the Late Eighteenth Century to the End of the Nineteenth Century). 2004.

Klioutchkine, Konstantine. Russian Literature and the Press, 1860-1914. 2002.

Kresin, Susan C. Third Person Reference in Russian and Czech. 1994.

Kuharski, Allen James. The Theatre of Witold Gombrowicz. 1991.

Kunichika, Michael Mitsuo. The Penchant for the Primitive: Archaeology, Ethnography, and the Aesthetics of Russian Modernism. 2007.

Langer, Ellen R. Individuality and Grammar: Instrumental Singular Variation in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literary Prose. 2001.

Larsen, Karin. The evolution of the system of long and short adjectives in medieval Slavic and Old Russian. 2002.

Leckey, Celia E. Relative Clauses in Medieval Russian Texts. 1992.

Lin, Tony. Myth and Appropriation: Fryderyk Chopin in the Context of Russian and Polish Literature and Culture. 2014.

Lindsey, Traci Speed. Bulgarian Verbs of Motion: Slavic Verbs in a Balkan Context. 2011.

Lofstedt, Torsten Martin Gustaf. Russian legends about forest spirits in the context of northern European mythology. 1993.

Lundblad Janjic, Linnea Josefina. Writer or Witness: Problems of Varlam Shalamov’s Late Prose and Dramaturgy. 2017.

Marsh-Flores, Ann Marie. Literary Collaboration and the Rise of the Russian Woman Writer: or, How Zinaida Volkonskaia Learned to Write in Tsarist Russia. 2004.

Matthews, David B. Case Variation in Contemporary Standard Russian. 1997.

McAnallen, Julia. The History of Predicative Possession in Slavic: Internal Development vs. Language Contact. 2011.

McDevitt Miller, Ann Elizabeth. The Struggle to Create the New Man: The Literary Criticism and Career of Vladimir Friche. 2000.

Merrill, Jessica Evans. The Role of Folkloristics in the Development of Russian Formalist and Czech Structuralist Literary Theory. 2012.

Montgomery, David Jackson. Ivan Bunin and the Persistence of Memory: Recurrence, Mutability, and Desire in Three Major Texts. 1995.

Naiman, Eric. Sexuality and Utopia: the Debate in the Soviet 20s. 1991.

Nesbet, Anne. The Aesthetics of Violence in Russian and East German Literature. 1992.
(Comparative Literature Department)

Nickell, William Scott. Tolstoy in the Public Domain: His Death as a National Narrative. 1998.

Palmer, Isobel. Vital Signs: Rhythm, Image, and Voice in Russian Modernist Poetry and Theory 1905-1924. 2019.

Peabody, Mary Foster. Traditional and Individualistic Aspects of the Petitions of the Archpriest Avvakum. 1991.

Perelmutter, Renee. Referential Negation: syntax/semantics of negative construction and their interaction with narrative structure in Modern Russia. 2008.

Porter, Jillian Elizabeth. Money and Mad Ambition: Economies of Russian Literature 1830-1850. 2011.

Powelstock, David Lee. Poet as Officer and Oracle: Mikhail Lermontov’s Aesthetic Mythology. 1994.

Putney, Christopher Richard. Diabolic Conditionality: Nikolaj Gogol’s Aesthetics of Evil. 1996.

Rees, Mary Elinor. Introductions of New Characters in Russian Memoirs: Discourse Constraints on Word Order. 1994.

Rischin, Ruth Solomon. Semen Iushkevich (1868-1927) : the man and his art. 1993.

Schild, Kathryn Douglas. Between Moscow and Baku: National Literatures at the 1934 Congress of Soviet Writers. 2010.

Shull, Sarah Ellen. The Experience of Space: The Privileged Role of Spatial Prefixation in Czech and Russian. 2000.

Somoff, Victoria. From Authority to Author: Russian Prose on the Eve of the Novel, 1820-1850. 2007.

Sosnak, Kathryn. Unmasking the Invisible: Russian and Japanese Cultural Exchanges from 1890 to 1917. 2013.

Stoll, Sabine. The Acquisition of Russian Aspect. 2001.

Stone, Jonathan Craig. Conceptualizing “Symbolism”: Institutions, Publications, Readers, and the Russian Propagation of an Idea. 2007.

Szajbel-Keck, Malgorzata. Secondary Predication in Polish. 2015.

Tapp, Alyson Louise. From the Elegy to the End of the Novel: Literary Experiences of Emotion. 2011.

Vallee, Lillian Wereda. Bear with a Cross: Primordial Tradition in the Work of Czeslaw Milosz. 2003.

Vanchu, Anthony Joseph. Jurij Olesa’s Artistic Prose and Utopian Mythologies of the 1920s. 1990.

Wesling, Molly Williams. The Russian Representation of Napoleon: A Cultural Mythology. 1998.

Wessling, Robert Diedrich. Semyon Nadson and the Cult of the Tuberculer Poet. 1998.

Wiggins, Kathleen Cameron. The Drama in Disguise: Dramatic Modes of Narration and Textual Structure in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel. 2011.

Wolfson,Boris. Staging the Soviet Self: Literature, Theater, and Stalinist Culture, 1929-1939. 2004.