Semyon Leonenko


B. Phil., St. Petersburg State University, Russian Language and Literature, 2011
M. Phil., St. Petersburg State University, Literary Theory, 2013
M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley, 2018

Entered Berkeley program in 2016

Paper submitted with application to Berkeley: “O mezhyazykovykh zvukosmyslovykh sootvetstviyakh v stikhakh Vladimira Nabokova-Sirina”

Research Interests: realism vs. modernism, literature and social history, social imaginary, literature and culture of the early Soviet period, Russian Formalism, critical theory, ideology and literary form, theories of the novel, poetics of the late 19th-early 20th-century short story, skaz, Dostoevsky, Zoshchenko, Platonov, Shklovsky, Lukács

Languages known and studied: Russian, English, French, German, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Old Church Slavic