Christopher R. Putney, Ph.D. 1996


Dissertation: Diabolic Conditionality: Nikolaj Gogol’’s Aesthetics of Evil.

Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (at UNC since 1995).

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Selected Publications:

  • Book: Russian Devils and Diabolic Conditionality in Nikolai Gogol’s Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.
  • Book Chapter: “Gogol’s Theology of Privation and the Devil in ‘Ivan Fedorovich Shponka and His Auntie.’” In Gogol: Exploring Absence. Negativity in 19th- Century Russian Literature. Ed. Sven Spieker. Bloomington, Ind.: Slavica, 1999.
  • Co-edited book: Lubensky, Sophia, Gerard L. Ervin, and Donald K. Jarvis. Nachalo: When in Russia. 2 vols. Eds. Thalia Dorwick, Christopher Putney, Larry McLellan, and Carol Dondrea. San Francisco: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1996.
  • “Gogol’s Modeling of Reception Aesthetics in Dead Souls and The Inspector General: Affinities with E. T. A. Hoffmann and Wolfgang Iser.” Canadian-American Slavic Studies, v. 33, no. 1, Spring 1999. Pp. 30-46.
  • “Acedia and the Daemonium Meridianum in Nikolai Gogol’’s ‘Povest’ o tom, kak possorilsia Ivan Ivanovich s Ivanom Nikiforovichem.” Russian Literature, v. XLIX, no. III, April 2001 (in press).
  • ”The Curious Theodicy of the Kievan Caves Paterikon.” St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly, v. 44, nos. 3 and 4, 2000, pp. 263-278.
  • ”Simon Karlinsky.” In Gay and Lesbian Literature. Vol. 2. Eds. Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast. Detroit: St. James Press, 1998.