Caroline Lemak Brickman


B.A. Reed College (Russian) 2012
Entered Berkeley program in 2013

Paper submitted with application to Berkeley:
“What war is”: Narrative After Explosion in Yuri Lotman’s Non-Memoirs

Research Interests: Translation, the Moscow-Tartu school of semiotics, life writing, depictions of the body at war, Greek & Roman intertexts in Russian literature, Silver Age poetry and poetics, émigré literature, 21st century literature.

Languages known and studied: Russian, French, Spanish, German, Classical Greek, Latin

Conference participation:
October 2013, Centenary Conference of Slavic Studies at Leiden University “Remembering Semiotically: Yuri Lotman’s Non-Memoirs”

May 2012, UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies, “‘As the Cupola to Empty Skies’: The Eternal Chronotope of Poetry in Mandelstam’s Vos’mistishchiia Cycle”

Expected 2015, Non-Memoirs, Yuri Lotman, trans. Caroline Lemak Brickman, afterword co-authored with Evgenii Bershtein

Study/Work Abroad:
Summer 2011: Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg
2012-2013: Institutional translator, European University at St. Petersburg