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  • German Alumni

    RECENT GRADUATES

    2015

    • Maria Carone, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
    • Friede Fichtner, Washington University, St. Louis
    • Sarah Korpi-Wiest, UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies
    • Kelsey White, University of California, Santa Barbara

    2014

    • Rose Rittenhouse, University of Chicago Press
    • Jack Davis, Truman State University, MO (previously University of West Georgia)
    • William Waltz, Grand Rapids, MI

    2013

    • Angela Bagwell, UW-Madison Testing & Evaulation Services
    • Joshua Bousquette, University of Georgia, Athens
    • Katie Chapman, University of Georgia, Athens
    • Derek Drake, Saginaw Valley State University, MI
    • Ben Frey, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • Kristopher Imbrigotta, University of Puget Sound, WA
    • Ben Parrot, Ohio University, Athens, OH
    • Stephani Richards-Wilson, George Williams College of Aurora University, WI

    2012

    • Todd Ehresmann, Berlin, Germany
    • Elliott Gougeon, Health Specialist, PA (previously University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
    • Julie Larson-Guenette, Edgewood College, WI (previously University of Oklahoma)

    2011

    • Jennifer Delahanty, US Bank, Compliance Training Officer
    • Adam Woodis, Illinois Wesleyan University
    • Helena Ruf, Lecturer, University of Minnesota
    • Andrew Kraiss, Educational Management, Madison, WI
    • Tyler Luiten, Professional Trainer, San Francisco (previously Marquette University, WI)
    • Lynn Wolff, Michigan State University
    • Nicola Schmerbeck, Ball State University, IN

    2010

    • Andrea Menz, Carson Newman College
    • Antje Krüger, Goucher College, Baltimore

    2009

    • Christoph Weber, University of North Texas
    • Jenny Wolff, Amsterdam

    2008

    • Thyra Knapp, University of North Dakota
    • Jennifer Jenkins, Pacific Lutheran University

    2007

    • Felecia Lucht, Wayne State University
    • James Pfrehm, Ithaca College
    • Katerina Somers, Queen Mary, University of London
    • Miranda Wilkerson, Assistant Professor of ESOL, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
    • Shannon Dubenion-Smith, Western Washington University
    • Kirk Martinson, St. Olaf College, MN
    • Rita Morandi, American University, Washington, DC

    2006

    • Corina Petrescu, University of Mississippi
    • Erik Eriksson

    2005

    • Eric Jarosinski, @NeinQuarterly (previously University of Pennsylvania)
    • Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawai’i, Manoa. Previously UC-Berkeley (2000-2006)
    • Matt Lange, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
    • Carrie Jackson, Pennsylvania State, University Park
  • Scandinavian Studies Alumni

    PHD

    Arthur, Susanne M
    2015
    Banks, William
    2013
    Bishop, Christopher
    2013
    Crawford, Jackson
    2014
    Eason, John
    2011
    Frandy, Tim
    2013
    Jaster, Vendula
    2007
    Lange, Michael
    2005
    Michelson-Ambelang, Todd
    2015
    Miksche, James
    2005
    Moody, Kjerstin
    2010
    Morset, Kari Synnøve
    2009
    Natiw, Paul
    2015
    Ostrauskaite, Milda
    2007
    Roy, Carrie
    2011
    Rue, Anna
    2014
    Schroeder, Jason
    2016
    Storfjell, Troy
    2001
    Tucker, Katarina
    2007
    Van Deusen, Natalie
    2012
    Virtanen, Hilary
    2014
    Willson-Broyles, Rachel
    2013

    MASTERS

    Annear, Luke
    2012
    Brown, Samantha
    2016
    Dinger, Casey
    2004
    Fagen, Sara
    2011
    Ford, Randolph
    2009
    Holland, Matthew
    2011
    Jenkins, Jennifer
    2001
    Jessup, Rennesa
    2005
    Kahn, Aaron
    2013
    Lasky, Olivia
    2013
    Martin, Suzanne
    2005
    Prusynski, John
    2016
    Schmitt, Aaron
    2006
    Sederquist, Jason
    2006
    Selley, Lorna
    2006
    Templin, Thor
    2003
    Thompson, Amy
    2007
    Ziukaite, Laura
    2001

  • Slavic Languages and Literature Alumni

    UW-Madison Slavic PhD Graduates

    Year

    Name

    Current Location

    Dissertation Title

    2014

    Blasing, Molly Thomasy

    U of Kentucky

    Writing the Light: Photo-Poetic Encounters in Tsvetaeva, Pasternak, and Brodsky

    2014

    Woodson, Lisa

    U of New Mexico

    The Legend of Kitezh in Russian Literature

    2014

    Houston, David

    Stetson U

    Remembrance of Former Things: Three Figures of Russian Elegiac Literature

    2013

    Thorstensen, Victoria

    Nazarbaev U

    The Dialog with Nihilism in Russian Polemical Novels of the 1860’s-1870’s

    2013

    Antic, Marina

    Pittsburgh, PA

    (Post) Yugoslav Identities and the East-West Paradigm:  Empires and Imperialism on the Margins of Europe

    2012

    Familiant, Nina A.

    UW-Milwaukee

    Dostoevskii’s and George Sand’s Quest for Mirovaia Garmoniia

    2012

    Blasing, Keith Malcolm

    Lexington, KY (professional translator)

    The Prose of Andrei Platonov & the Resurgence of the Soviet Family in the 1920’s

    2011

    Murphy, Amanda Fairchild

    Colby College

    Beyond Tatiana:  Pushkin’s Heroines at the Intersection of Life & Art

    2011

    Jens, Benjamin Carl

    College of New Jersey

    Kenotic Silence:  Communicative Strategies in 19th Century Russian Literature

    2010

    Peeney, Molly V.

    Temple U

    Contextualizing the Lonely Genius:  Vladimir Nobokov & Soviet Literature of the 20’s and 30’s

    2010

    Shaw, Emily Alta

    Floyd, VA

    “Creating a Moral Hero; Tolstoy, Schopenhauer and the Problem of Self”

    2010

    Walker, Matthew Philip

    Stanford U

    “Gogol’s Ghosts:  On the History of Nikolai Gogol in Russian Literary Criticism (1891-1944)”

    2009

    Ivleva, Viktoria Valeryevna

    U of Durham

    Fashion and Satorial Discourse in 18th Century Russian Literature & Culture

    2009

    McDonald, Erik William

    University of Minnesota

    Nekrasov and Russian Modernism

    2009

    Scollins, Kathleen Mary

    U of Vermont

    “Zdes’ Budget Gorod” :  Logos and Golos in the Petersburg Text

    2009

    Tumarkin, Anna

    UW-Madison

    A Matter of Fact:  The Generic Evolution of Soviet Feuilleton

    2008

    Johnson, Brian Robert

    Swarthmore College

    The Art of Dostoevsky’s Falling Sickness

    2007

    Spasova, Shannon Donnally

    Michigan State U

    Caught In the Web:   Insects and the Revolution of Modernity in 20th Century Russian Literature

    2006

    Walker, Clint Byron

    U of Montana

    Transformation Metaphors in the “Soviet Moscow Text” of the 1920’s and 1930’s

    2003

    Walker, Gwendolyn Cynthia

    Madison, WI (UW Press)

    Silver-Age Writers on the “Black” Continent : Russia, Africa, and the Celebration of Distance

    2002

    Frost, Elisa Shorofskaia

    Baltimore, MD

    The Hut on Chicken Legs : Encounters with Landladies in Russian Literature

    2002

    Walter, Alexandra Talou

    UW-Madison

    The Representation of Musicians in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature

    2001

    Komaromi, Ann Lyn

    U of Toronto

    Venedikt Erofeev’s Moskva-Petushki : The Life of Venichka

    2001

    Goldberg, Stuart Harris

    Georgia Tech

    “Pripodnimaiu Plenku Voshchenoi Bugami…” : Osip Mandelstam and the Boundaries of <ythopoetic Symbolism

    2001

    Loewen, Donald James

    SUNY-Bingamton

    Life Beyond the Lyric : The Prose Autobiographies of Russian Poets

    2000

    Voss, Jonathan Walter

    St Paul MN

    Cultural Memory in Acmeist Poetry: Contemporary Contexts

    2000

    Van De Stadt, Janneke Micaela

    Williams College

    Writing the Body : Maupassant, Babel, and the Somatic Text

    1999

    Dixon, Megan Lori

    College of Idaho (Geography)

    Making Prophecy the Poet’s Mission : Adam Mickiewicz and Vladimir Soloviev Analyze the Example of Aleksandr Pushkin

    1999

    Livak, Leonid

    U of Toronto

    Russian Emigré Literature in the Context of French Modernism : A Study in the Cultural Mechanlisms of Exile

    1999

    Tishler, Jennifer Ryan

    UW-Madison

    Remembering Atrocity : The Poetry of Anna Axmatova and Nelly Sachs

    1998

    Patterson, Galina Ivanovna

    Chicago, IL

    The Buffoon in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Russian Literature : The Literary Model and Its Cultural Roots

    1998

    Dinega, Alyssa Wendy

    U of Notre Dame

    Exorcising the Beloved : Problems of Gender and Selfhood in Marina Tsvetaeva’s Myths of Poetic Genius

    1997

    Iudin-Nelson, Laurie June

    Luther College

    Songs in the L2 Syllabus : Integrating the Study of Russian Language and Culture

    1997

    Gould, Stephany Lynn [Plecker]

    James Madison U

    Romantic Literary Narrative into Opera : Towards a Poetics of Transposition

    1996

    Presto, Jenifer Marie

    U of Oregon

    Zinaida Gippius and the Fashioning of Gender

    1996

    Matveyev, Rebecca Epstein

    Deceased

    Reworkings of the Society Tale in the Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel

    1996

    Petrusewicz, Mary

    Washington DC

    Into the Heart of Darkness : Ivan Bunin and the Modernist Poetics of Memory

    1996

    House, Patrick Matthias

    Fort Dodge, IA

    The Psychology of Decadence : The Portrayal of Ancient Romans in Selected Works of Russian Literature of the Mineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

    1995

    Klanderud, Paul Alfred

    Minneapolis, MN

    Things, Man, and Utopia : From Russian Futurism to Socialist Realism

    1995

    Swensen, Andrew Jon

    Wellesley College

    Russian Romanticism and Theologically Founded Aesthetics : Zhukovskij, Odoevskij, and Gogol and the Appropriation of Post-Kantian Aesthetic Principles

    1995

    Poulin, Francis Peter

    Germantown, MD

    The Creation of a Russian Moral Law in Philosophy and Fiction : The Cases of Dostoevskij, Solov’ev, and Tolstoj

    1995

    Ungurianu, Dan Ivanovich

    Vassar College

    The Russian Historical Novel from Romanticism to Symbolism : Fact, Fiction, and the Poetics of Genre

    1994

    Goldstaub, Dianne Sattinger

    Madison, WI

    Failure as Device : Subversion of the Positive Hero in Russian Fellow-Traveler Prose of the 1920s

    1994

    Brintlinger, Angela Kay

    Ohio State University

    The Russian Biographical Novel of the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties

    1994

    Singleton, Amy Catherine

    College of Holy Cross

    No Place Like Home : The Literary Artist and Russia’s Search for Cultural Identity

    1994

    Weiner, Adam

    Wellesley College

    Beyond Unreliability : Point of View in the Russian Demonic Novel

    1993

    Borenstein, Eliot Fred

    NYU

    Men Without Women : Masculinity and Revolution in Early Soviet literature

    1992

    Suh, Sang-Guk

    Korea

    Reflections of Buddhist Philosophy in Čingiz Ajtmatov’s Literary

    1992

    Thresher, Klawa Nepscha

    Randolph College

    Narration in Selected Short Works by Nikolaj Gogol’ : An Investigation into Multiple Narrative Modes and the Presence of Skaz

    1992

    Holl, Bruce Thomas

    Trinity College

    Don Quixote and the Russian Novel : A Comparative Analysis

    1992

    Yetter, Sonia L.

    Northern IL

    The Orphic Theme in the Poetry of Boris Julianovič Poplavskij

    1991

    Laursen, Eric

    U of Utah

    Exile and the Pastoral in the Poetry of Georgij Ivanov

    1991

    Pichova, Hana

    UNC-Chapel Hill

    The Theme of Exile in Nabokov’s The Gift and Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    1990

    Davis, Glenn Allen

    Lubbock, TX

    Aleksandr Solženicyn’s Historical Imagination : A Study of Rasnoe Koleso: Avgust Cetyrnadcatogo

    1989

    Browning, Timothy Douglas

    UW-Madison

    The Diachrony of Proto-Indo-European Syllabic Liquids in Slavic

    1987

    Basom, Ann Marie Haines

    Northern IA

    War and Revolution in the Poetry of Maksimilian Aleksandrovič Vološin, 1905-1923

    1985

    Lunk, Maria

    Deceased

    A Study of the Thematic Typology of the Religious Folk Verses (Duxovnye Stixi) About St. George

    1984

    Kang, Ducksoo

    Seoul, KOR

    A Comparative Study of the Historical Development of the Genitive Plural of Nouns in the Russian and Polish Literary Languages from the 16th Century to the 20th

    1983

    Brown, James Edwin

    U of Hawaii

    The Verse Epistles of A. S. Pushkin

    1983

    Laudon, Barbara Elaine

    Preston, CT

    Light and Darkness Imagery and the Demonic Element in Mixail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita

    1981

    Rolich, Andrea M Sepich

    UW-Madison Library

    The Stanzaic Forms of K.N. Batjuškov and E.A. Baratynskij

    1980

    Stapanian, Juliette Renee

    Emory U

    Cubist “Vision” in the Early Lyrics (1912-13) of V. V. Majakovskij : A Literary Interpretation Through Artistic Analogues

    1979

    Schaffer, David R.

    Ellicott City, MD

    The Short Stories of Zinaida Gippius : Decadent or Symbolist ?

    1978

    Hartman,  Anthony Jerome

    Harvard

    The Versification of the Poetry of Anna Axmatova

    1978

    Polakiewicz, Leonard Anthony

    Emeritus, Univ MN

    The Image of the Doctor in Čexov’s Works

    1975

    Schnoes,  Marie Iwanchuk

    Madison, WI

    Leonid Leonov’s Artistic Evolution : A Study of Four Major Novels

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