University of Wisconsin–Madison


Irina Shevelenko
Professor, Slavic
Email: idshevelenko@wisc.edu

Languages: Russian

Research/Language Interests: Russian modernist literature and art; Russian émigré literature; late Soviet culture; Russian poetry; Russian intellectual history; nationalism studies.

Education: 1998: Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University 1994: A.M., Russian, Stanford University 1991: Diploma (BA/MA), Russian Language and Literature, University of Tartu, Estonia

Undergraduate Courses: LT201/203: Russian literature in translation I (19th century) 202/204: Russian literature in translation II (20th century) LT205/SL405: Women in Russian Literature LT224/SL424: Tolstoy in translation SL321 & 322: Fourth-Year Russian I & II

Graduate Courses: SL701: Old Russian Literature SL702: Eighteenth-Century Russian Literature SL708: Russian Modernism SL709: Soviet, Émigré, and Post-Soviet Literature SL800: Proseminar SL803: Introduction to Old Church Slavonic and the History of Russian Literary Language SL900: topics seminars [recent topics: 1) Nationalism and Aesthetic Experiment: Russian Art and Literature, 1860-1910s; 2) Russian Modernism: Aesthetic Ideas, Poetics, and Cultural Mythologies]

English language summaries of my selected Russian publications available at https://sites.google.com/site/idshevelenko/

Books

1. Модернизм как архаизм: национализм и поиски модернистской эстетики в России [=Modernism as Archaism: Nationalism and the Quest for a Modernist Aesthetic in Russia]. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2017. 336 pp.

Publicity:

http://artguide.com/posts/1246?page=2 (from chapter 4)

https://griboedov.ru/fragments/mir-iskusstva-kosmopolitizm-i-narodnichanie/ (from chapter 2)

  • Interviews:

June 9, 2017, Gefter, video: http://gefter.ru/archive/22506 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAB4i9P6-Ns

June 15, 2017, Colta: http://www.colta.ru/articles/literature/15134 (interview with Sergey Glebov, Professor of History, Smith College)

June 18, 2017, radio station “Govorit Moskva” (94.8 FM), show “Kul’tura povsednevnosti,” host Irina Prokhorova: https://govoritmoskva.ru/broadcasts/147/?month=6&year=2017

July 4, 2017, Gorky: https://gorky.media/context/rastsvet-kulturnogo-natsionalizma-v-rossii-okazalsya-otlozhennym/

 

2. Литературный путь Цветаевой: идеология, поэтика, идентичность автора в контексте эпохи [=Tsvetaeva’s Literary Path: Ideology, Poetics, and Identity of the Author in the Context of the Epoch]. 2nd, revised, edition. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2015. 448 p.

2A. First edition of the above: Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2002. 464 pp.

Edited Volumes

1.[forthcoming in Spring 2018] Reframing Russian Modernism, ed. Irina Shevelenko. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, in press [includes my Introduction and a chapter – see Articles]

2.Марина Цветаева, Борис Пастернак. ‘Чрез лихолетие эпохи...’: письма 1922-1936 годов [=Marina Tsvetaeva, Boris Pasternak, Letters 1922-1936]. Co-edited with E. B. Korkina. Moscow: AST Press, 2016. 656 p. (Introduction: pp. 5-8; notes: pp. 511-638.) [Introduction and notes revised relative the first edition.]

    • Second printing: 2017.

2A. First edition of the above: Марина Цветаева, Борис Пастернак. ‘Души начинают видеть’: письма 1922-1936 годов [=Marina Tsvetaeva, Boris Pasternak. Letters 1922-1936]. Co-edited with E. B. Korkina. Moscow: Vagrius, 2004. 720 p. (Introduction: pp. 5-8; notes: pp. 565-707.) [See also “Honors, Grants, Awards.”]

3. Марина Цветаева. Неизданное. Сводные тетради [=Marina Tsvetaeva, Unpublished. Notebooks]. Co-edited with E. B. Korkina. Moscow: Ellis Lak, 1997. 640 pp. (Notes: pp. 559-626.)

4. Материалы о русской эмиграции 1920-1930-х гг. в собрании баронессы М. Д. Врангель [=Materials on the Russian Emigration of the 1920s and 1930s in the Baroness M. D. Wrangel Collection]. Stanford, 1995. (Stanford Slavic Studies, vol. 9.) 185 pp., XLII (photos). (Introductory article: pp. 11-51.)

5. Themes and Variations: In Honor of Lazar Fleishman. Co-edited with Konstantin Polivanov and Andrey Ustinov. Stanford, 1994. (Stanford Slavic Studies, vol. 8.) 550 pp.

Selected Articles

1. [forthcoming in 2018] “Pan-Slavism Redux, or Speaking Russian in Modernist Tongues,” in Reframing Russian Modernism, ed. Irina Shevelenko. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, in press (9,000 words).

2. [forthcoming] “Цветаева” [=“Tsvetaeva”] (encyclopedia article) in: Русские писатели, 1800-1917 [=Russian Writers, 1800-1917], vol. 6; submitted and accepted in November 2010, last updates submitted and accepted in May 2017; to be published by “Rossiiskaia Entsiklopediia” (Moscow); 8,000 words.

3. “Русско-японская война в публицистике модернистского круга” [=The Russo-Japanese War in the Publicistic Writings of the Modernist Circle], Блоковский сборник [=Blokovskii sbornik], vol. XIX (2015): 175-191.

4. «Суздальские богомазы», «новгородское кватроченто» и русский авангард [=‘Suzdal God-Daubers,’ ‘Novgorodian quattrocento,’ and the Russian Avant-Garde], Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie 124 (2013): 148-179.

5. “Репрезентация империи и нации: Россия на Всемирной выставке 1900 года в Париже” [=“Representing the Empire and the Nation: Russia at the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris”], in Там, внутри: Практики внутренней колонизации в культурной истории России [=Over there, Within: Practices of Internal Colonization in the Cultural History of Russia], ed. Alexander Etkind, Dirk Uffelmann, and Ilya Kukulin. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2012, 413-444.

6. “Империя и нация в воображении русского модернизма” [=“Empire and Nation in the Imagination of Russian Modernism”], Ab Imperio 3 (2009): 171-206.

7. “История и творчество в диалоге Пастернака и Цветаевой” [=“History and Creativity in the Dialogue of Pasternak and Tsvetaeva”], in The Real Life of Pierre Delalande. Studies in Russian and Comparative Literature to Honor Alexander Dolinin, part I (Stanford, 2007; Stanford Slavic Studies, vol. 33), 315-334.

8. “‘Открытие’ древнерусской иконописи в эстетической рефлексии 1910-х годов” [=“The ‘Discovery’ of Old Russian Icon Painting in the Aesthetic Reflection of the 1910s”], Studia Russica Helsingiensia et Tartuensia, vol. X, part 2 (2006): 259-281.

9. “Модернизм как архаизм: национализм, русский стиль и архаизирующая эстетика в русском модернизме” [=“Modernism as Archaism: Nationalism, Russian Style, and the Archaizing Aesthetic in Russian Modernism”], Wiener Slawistischer Almanach 56 (2005; actual 2006): 141-183.

10. “В поисках жанра: проза Цветаевой начала 1920-х годов” [=“Searching for a Genre: Tsvetaeva’s Prose of the Early 1920s”], in Дни Марины Цветаевой – Вшеноры 2000. Международная конференция, 12-14 июня 2000, Вшеноры и Прага [= Days of Marina Tsvetaeva – Všenory 2000. International Conference, 12-14 June 2000, Všenory and Prague]. Prague, 2002, 225-234.

11. “Бывают странные сближения: Пушкин в творческом мире Цветаевой 1930-х годов” [=“Strange Convergences Do Happen: Pushkin in the Creative World of Tsvetaeva in the 1930s”], in Пушкин и культура русского зарубежья. Международная научная конференция, посвященная 200-летию со дня рождения, 1-3 июля 1999 г. [=Pushkin and the Culture of Russian Emigration. International Conference on the Occasion of Pushkin’s Bicentenary, 1-3 July 1999]. Moscow: Russkii put’, 2000, 49-63.

12. “Революция в творчестве Цветаевой” [=“Revolution in the Work of Tsvetaeva”], in Борисоглебье Марины Цветаевой. Шестая цветаевская международная конференция (9-11 октября 1998 года). Сборник докладов [=Tsvetaeva’s ‘Borisoglebskii’ Period. Proceedings of the Sixth International Tsvetaeva Conference (9-11 October 1998)]. Moscow, 1999, 84-95.

13. “Символистские архетипы в цветаевском самосознании” [=“Symbolist Archetypes in Tsvetaeva’s Self-Consciousness”], in Marina Tsvetaeva: Un chant de vie. Actes du Colloque International de l’Université Paris IV, 19-25 Octobre 1992. Paris: YMCA-Press, 1996, 332-340.

14. “К истории евразийского раскола 1929 года” [=“Towards a History of the 1929 Split in Eurasianism”], in Themes and Variations: In Honor of Lazar Fleishman. Stanford, 1994. (Stanford Slavic Studies, vol. 8): 376-416.

15. “По ту сторону поэтики: К характеристике литературных взглядов Цветаевой” [=“Beyond Poetics: Towards a Characterization of Tsvetaeva’s Literary Views”], Zvezda 10 (1992), 151-161.

16. “О структурных особенностях сборника М. Цветаевой ‘Вечерний альбом’ (1910)” [=“On Structural Peculiarities of M. Tsvetaeva’s Collection Evening Album”], Graduate Essays on Slavic Languages and Literatures 3 (1990): 81-93.

17. “Марина Цветаева в 1911-1913 годах: Формирование авторского самосознания” [=“Marina Tsvetaeva in 1911-1913: Formation of the Author’s Identity”], Блоковский сборник [=Blokovskii sbornik], vol. XI (1990): 50-66.