Karina McCorkle


M.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley 2017

B.A. German and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

Entered Berkeley program in 2015

Paper submitted with application to Berkeley:
“There Once Lived a Woman: Folklore Motifs and Female Conflict in Tolstaya and Petrushevskaya”

Research Interests: women’s literature in Russia; folklore and folklore adaptations; folkloristics and fairy tale studies; twentieth-century poetry; Tsvetaeva; Teffi; women’s and gender studies; LGBTQ studies; the gothic and horror in literature, film, and TV

Languages known and studied: Russian, French, Polish

Conference Participation:

“”Kruche Tsvetaevoi, kruche Akhmatovoi”: Persona and Play in the Lyrics of Liza Monetochka,” on the panel “Boundary-Breaking in Soviet and post-Soviet Music,” AATSEEL (Philadelphia, PA; February 2022)

Discussant on the panel “Tsvetaeva Herself,” ASEEES (virtual; December 2021)

“Critiquing the Fairy Tale in Tsvetaeva and Lokhvitskaya,” on the panel “Satellites of Tsvetaeva,” ASEEES (virtual; December 2021)

“Smeyas’ nayavu i vo sne: Tsvetaeva’s Early Persona Poetry as Literary Dress-Up,” on the panel “Tsvetaeva Unbound,” ASEEES (virtual; November 2020)

“Horses and the Hive Mind: To Be or Not To Be Conscious in Andrei Platonov’s Kotlovan” in Platonov stream, AATSEEL (New Orleans, Louisiana; February 2019)

“”Proiskhodiat novye chudesa”: The New Soviet Miracle in Master i Margarita,” on the panel “20th- Century Russian Literature,” AATSEEL (Washington, DC; February 2018)

“After the Comma: Exilic Motifs in the Poems of Joseph Brodsky’s “K Uranii”,” on the panel “Living by Means of Verses”: Russian Poetry and Memory,” ASEEES (Chicago, Illinois; November 2017)

“Maiden-Tsar and Tsar-Maiden: Solovyevian Eros in Tsvetaeva’s Tsar-devitsa,” on the panel “Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry,” AATSEEL (San Francisco, California; February 2017)

“Okhotnik ili dobycha?: Internalized Homophobia in the Poetry of Tsvetaeva and Parnok,” on the panel “Uses of Poetry in the Study of Twentieth-century Russian Literature,”

Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Lexington, Kentucky; March 2015)