Zachary Rewinski

Slavic Languages and Literature

Graduate Student

Languages: Russian

Area(s) of Study: 19th and 20th century Russian poetry. Early Soviet literature. Literature and history. Ecocritical approaches to Russian literature. Intellectual history. Public humanities.

About Me: My dissertation project examines narratives of 1917 and the October Revolution in the poetry of Boris Pasternak, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Nikolai Aseev written in the mid to late 1920s. Focusing on narrative poems of 1927 written in commemoration of the ten-year anniversary of the Revolution, my project is situated at the intersection of poetry, history, and memory.

Selected Publications:

  • Dissertation: “Revolution and its Contents: Heroes, Villains, and the Poetry of the 1927 Anniversary of the October Revolution”
  • “Facts and Myths of the Civil War: The Case of Nikolai Aseev’s ‘Semyon Proskakov’,” 2017
  • “‘Ten years have passed like a greyish mirage’: Historicizing and Mythologizing Elements of Nikolai Aseev’s poema “Semyon Proskakov”,” 2016 AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “Fet and Pasternak as Nature Poets,” 2016 AATSEEL Annual Conference, Austin, Texas 
  • “Classical Elements as Mythological World Structure in Pasternak’s Lieutenant Schmidt,” 2015 AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “’I would have been with them’: Sources of Pushkin’s ‘In the Depths of Siberian Mines’,” 2013 AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “In Search of Objets d’Art in Gogol’s Dead Souls,” 2012 AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison