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Writing at Russia’s Border, University of Toronto Press, 2008.

Published Articles and Book Chapters (refereed)

“The ‘Anti-Polish’ Poems and ‘I Built Myself a Monument...’: Politics and Poetry,” in Taboo Pushkin: Topics, Texts, Interpretations, edited by Alyssa Gillespie, University of Wisconsin Press, 2012: 283-317.

Russian Women Travelers in Central Asia and India,” The Russian Review 70 (January 2011): 1-19.

‘Barbarus hic ego sum’: Pushkin and Ovid on the Pontic Shore,” Pushkin Review 8: 1-15, 2005.

“Onegin’s Journey: The Orient Revisited,” Pushkin Review, vol. 3, December 2000: 151- 168.

“The Captivating Crimea: Visions of Empire in ‘The Fountain of Bakhchisarai,’” in Russian Subjects: Nation, Empire, and Russia’s Golden Age, ed. Monika Greenleaf and Stephen Moeller-Sally, Northwestern University Press, 1998: 123- 148.

“Literary Imperialism, Narodnost’, and Pushkin’s Invention of the Caucasus,” The Russian Review, vol. 53, July 1994: 336-352.

Non-refereed Publications


Russian Romantic Prose: Lermontov and Gogol,” entry in Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism, ed. Paul Hamilton, submitted May 31, 2013.

“Suwarrow, Souvaroff: Byron's Russia and Pushkin's Political Poems of 1831,” Zapadnyi pushkinizm i rossiiskii baironizm: problemy vzaimosviazei. Materialy XIX mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii Rossiiskoi assotsiatsii prepodavatelei angliiskoi literatury. Moscow, Literary Institute in the name of M. Gorky (2009): 163-178.

“In Defense of Empire: ‘The Bronze Horseman’ and ‘To the Slanderers of Russia,’” Beyond the Empire: Images of Russia in the Eurasian Cultural Context, ed. Tetsuo Mochizuki, 21st Century COE Program Slavic Eurasian Studies, No. 17: 149-166, Hokkaido University Slavic Research Center, April 2008.


“Why Pushkin Did Not Become a Decembrist,” by Igor Nemirovsky, in Taboo Pushkin: Topics, Texts, Interpretations, edited by Alyssa Gillespie, University of Wisconsin Press, 2012: 60-83.

“Pushkin and Metropolitan Philaret,” by Oleg Proskurin, in Taboo Pushkin: Topics, Texts, Interpretations, edited by Alyssa Gillespie, University of Wisconsin Press, 2012: 112-156.

Works In Progress/Under Submission

The Politics of Travel: Writing the Russian Empire.
Book manuscript in progress (single author monograph).

“Travel as Spectacle,” article in progress (co-authored with Anindita Banerjee).

Book Reviews

Alexander Etkind, Internal Colonization: Russia’s Imperial Experience (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2011), Slavic And East European Journal, to be published in SEEJ 57.4 (Winter 2013, pages pending).

Sanna Turoma, Brodsky Abroad: Empire, Tourism, Nostalgia (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010, Slavic Review, vol. 71, no. 4 (Winter 2012): 975-6.

Bruce Grant, The Captive and the Gift: Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009), Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 46 (2012): 84-5.

Chester Dunning with Caryl Emerson, The Uncensored Boris Godunov: The Case for Pushkin's Original Comedy (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006), Pushkin Review / Pushkinskii vestnik 12-13 (2009-10): 153-55.

David Bethea, ed., The Pushkin Handbook (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005), Slavic and East European Journal, 52.3, Fall 2008.

Laurence Kelly, Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and Imperial Russia’s Mission to the Shah of Persia (London: I.B. Tauris, 2001), October 2007 The Russian Review.

Margaret Ziolkowski, Alien Visions: The Chechens and the Navajos in Russian and American Literature (University of Delaware Press, 2005). The Russian Review,vol. 65, issue 3, July 2006: 525-6.

Two Hundred Years of Pushkin, vols. 2 and 3, ed. Robert Reid and Joe Andrew, Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics (Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York, 2003), Slavic and East European Journal 50.2, Summer 2006: 319-21.

Ewa M. Thompson, Imperial Knowledge: Russian Literature and Colonialism (Greenwood Press, 2000), Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 38, no. 3, 2001: 264-266.

Paul M. Austin, The Exotic Prisoner in Russian Romanticism, Vol. 9, Middlebury Studies in Russian Language and Literature, ed. Thomas R. Beyer Jr. (New York: Peter Lang, 1997), Slavic Review, vol. 58 no. 2, 1999: 458-459.

Adrian Wanner, Baudelaire in Russia (University Press of Florida, 1996), Comparative Literature, vol. 49 no.4, 1997: 374-376.

Susan Layton, Russian Literature and Empire: Conquest of the Caucasus from Pushkin to Tolstoy (Cambridge University Press, 1994), The Russian Review, vol. 55, No. 3, July 1996: 502-503.

Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, The Cossack Hero in Russian Literature: A Study in Cultural Mythology (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992), The Russian Review, vol. 53, No. 4, October 1994: 562-563.