Boris Maslov, Ph.D. 2009 (Comparative Literature)

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Dissertation: Pindaric Epinikion and the Evolution of Poetic Genres in Archaic Greece

Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

My current work on Slavic topics falls in three areas: (1) methodology of comparative literary history, particularly the Veselovskian tradition of historical poetics; (2) conceptual history of the Christian East (Byzantium and Eastern Slavdom); (3) reception of classical genres and topoi in Russian poetry. I have also published on 20th c. Russian literature (particularly, on Leonid Dobychin and Vladimir Nabokov).

Alongside two other Berkeley Slavic alumni, I am a member of the Historical Poetics working group (http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/historicalpoetics/).

Recent publications (many of which are downloadable from www.academia.edu):

“Pindaric temporality in German and Russian Romanticism.” Forthcoming in Comparative Literature 64 (2012).

“Comparative Literature and Revolution, or the Many Arts of (Mis)reading Alexander Veselovsky.” Forthcoming in a special issue of Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature 2011.

Prisvoenie k Bogu / Oikeiosis pros theon: The afterlife of a Stoic concept in Old Rus’.” Forthcoming in V. Izmirlieva, ed. Translation and Tradition in Slavia Orthodoxa. Vienna.

“Rozhdenie i smert’ Dobrodeteli v Rossii: o mekhanizmakh propagatsii poniatii v diskurse Prosveshcheniia” Forthcoming in A. Miller, I. Schierle, eds. Obshchestvenno-politicheskaia sfera v Rossii ot Petra I do 1914 g. [The socio-political sphere in Russia from Peter the Great to 1914] Moscow: NLO.

“Tyutchev Pindaricus: opyt genealogii poetiki Tyutcheva 1820-1840 gg.” Die Welt der Slaven 55 (2010) 234-64.

“Ot dolgov khristianina k grazhdanskomu dolgu (ocherk istorii kontseptual’noi metafory).” In: Ocherki istoricheskoi semantiki russkogo iazyka rannego Novogo vremeni, ed. V. Zhivov, 201-70. Moscow: Iazyki slavianskikh ku’tur, 2009.