University of Wisconsin–Madison


Kirill Ospovat
Assistant Professor, Slavic
Email: ospovat@wisc.edu

Languages: Russian, German

Research/Language Interests: Russian literature of the imperial period; Realism; literature, politics, and science; Russia and Germany; early modern Europe

Education: B. A. and Ph. D. in Russian literature, Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU), 2005.

Selected Publications:

Terror and Pity: Aleksandr Sumarokov and the Theater of Power in Elizabethan Russia (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2016).

Selected articles:

“Realism as Technique: Mimesis, Allegory, and the Melancholic Gaze in Gogol's Old-World Landowners”, forthcoming in: Yaraslava Ananka, Magdalena Marszałek (Hg.): Potemkinsche Dörfer der Idylle: Imaginationen und Imitationen des Ruralen. Bielefeld: transcript 2018.

"Kumir na bronzovom kone: barokko, chrezvychainoe polozhenie i estetika revoliutsii", in: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie 149 (2018), p. 49-73.

The Evil Empire? Reading Putin’s Russia (Fall 2018)

“Mikhail Lomonosov Writes to his Patron: Professional Ethos, Literary Rhetoric and Social Ambition”,  Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, Vol. 59 (2011), № 2. 240-266.