LUBA GOLBURT, Associate Professor


Affiliated with the Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Ph.D. Stanford University (Comparative Literature)

Spring 2023 Office Hours: Mondays 2:15-4 and by appointment.

Teaching: 18th- and 19th-century Russian and European literature; the lyric and lyric theory; the novel, the short story; 19th-century lyric; history and fiction, visual culture; Romanticism, Realism; Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy; Stylistics.

Research interests: Russian literature and culture of the 18th and 19th centuries; Romanticism and Realism; German Idealism in Russia; Russian poetry from the 18th to the 21st centuries; the lyric and lyric theory; 19th-century visual experience; history and genre; Derzhavin, Pushkin, Turgenev, Pasternak.

Current projects:

The Russian Nature Lyric, a case-study-based critical history of of the nature lyric in Russia, from the 18th to the 21st century.

Selected Publications:


The First Epoch: The Eighteenth Century and the Russian Cultural Imagination (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014).


  • “The Ethics of Grammar in Anna Glazova’s Nature Lyric,” In Subjekt und Liminalität in der Gegenwartsliteratur. Band 2: Schwellenzeit – Gattungstransitionen — Grenzerfahrungen, eds. Mathias Fechner and Henrieke Stahl. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2020, pp. 267-289
  •  “On Romantic Lateness: Viktor Tepliakov’s Thracian Journey with Byron to Schelling,” In The American Contributions to the XVI Congress of Slavists (Belgrade 2018), ed. Judith Deutsch Kornblat (Slavica, 2018).
  • “Alexander Pushkin as a Romantic” in The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism, ed. Paul Hamilton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) 512-532
  • “Vasilii Petrov and the Poetics of Patronage,” Vivliofika 3 (2015), 47-69.
  • “The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King: Paul’s Accession and the Plasticity of Late Eighteenth-Century Panegyric,” in a special issue of Russian Literature (Winter 2014), ed. Joachim Klein
  • “The Portrait Mode: Zhukovskii, Pushkin and the Gallery of 1812”
    In Rites of Place: Public Commemoration and Celebration in Russia, eds. Julie Buckler and Emily Johnson. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2013
  • “Catherine’s Retinue: Fashion, Aging, and Historicism in the Nineteenth Century” Slavic Review 70:4 (Winter 2009); thematic cluster, “Copies: The Mimetic Component of Remembering,” guest editors Monika Greenleaf and Luba Golburt
  • “Copies: The Mimetic Component of Remembering. Introduction”
    with Monika Greenleaf, Slavic Review 70:4 (Winter 2009)
  • “Derzhavin’s Ruins and the Birth of Historical Elegy.” Slavic Review, Winter 2006; thematic cluster, “Ruins in Russian Culture,” ed. Andreas Schonle.
  • “O chem svidetel’stvuiut pamiatniki?” In Istoria i povestvovanie/History and Narration, ed. Gennadi Obatnin, Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2006.
  • “Derzhavin’s Monuments: Sculpture, Poetry, and the Materiality of History.” Toronto Slavic Quarterly 13, Summer 2005.
    Reprinted with permission in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 215, Kathy Darrow, ed. (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2009)