Selected Publications

Stuart Finkel

Stuart D. Finkel

“Nikolai Berdiaev and the Philosophical Tasks of the Emigration,” in Gary M. Hamburg and Randall A. Poole, eds., A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830-1930: Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 346-62.

On the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007).

“Sociology and Revolution: Pitirim Sorokin and Russia’s National Degeneration,” Russian History/Histoire Russe 32, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 155-69.

“An Intensification of Vigilance:  Recent Perspectives on the Institutional History of the Soviet Security Apparatus in the 1920s,” Kritika 5, no. 2 (Spring 2004): 299-320.

“Purging the Public Intellectual:  The 1922 Expulsions from Soviet Russia,” Russian Review 62, no. 4 (October 2003): 589-613.

“Organizovannaia professura i universitetskaia reforma v Sovetskoi Rossii (1918-1922)” [The Organized Professoriate and University Reform in Soviet Russia, 1918-22]. In Vlast’ i nauka, uchenye i vlast’: 1880-e – nachalo 1920-kh godov. St. Petersburg: Dmitrii Bulanin, 2003.

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Deborah Garretson

Deborah Garretson

“Language Loss as Language Use and Language Change: A Theoretical Framework for Further Research,” in Festschrift to Honor Zoya Yureva , M Sendich (ed.), (1988) 175-180.

“Advancing Russian Reading Skills: A Psycholinguistic Guessing Game,” in Teaching, Learning, Acquiring Russian , S Lubensky and D K Jarvis (eds.), (1984) 151-169.

“A Psychological Approach to Interpreting,” Meta , 26:3 (1981) 244-254.

Mikhail Gronas

Mikhail Gronas

2010 Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory: Russian Literary Mnemonics. Routledge Press

2010 Why Did Free Verse Catch on in the West, but not in Russia? On the Social Uses of Memorized Poetry (pdf), Toronto Slavic Quarterly, 33, 168 - 214

2009 Just What Word Did Mandel’shtam Forget? A Mnemopoetic Solution to the Problem of Saussure’s Anagrams, Poetics Today, 30/2, 155-205

2008 Who Was the Author of the First Book About Pushkin? Pushkin Review, 11, 1-32

2006 “Pushkin’s Letters.” in: The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin, Cambridge University Press, 130-143

2006 “The Origin of Slavic Historical Imperative,” Russian Linguistics, vol 30, 1, 89-101

2004 "Strikusy Revisited: A New Interpretation of an Obscure Passage in Slovo o Polku," Speculum Slaviae Orientalis: Ruthenia, Muscovy and Lithuania in the Late Middle Ages. UCLA Slavic Studies, n.s., IV

“Dostoevsky and Tolstoy in Customer Reviews,” in Critical Exchanges: Economy and Culture in the Literature of Russia , (2004).

2002 "On New Economic Criticism," New Literary Review 58 (in Russian)

2002 Dear Orphans [Dorogie Siroty]. Moscow: O.G.I.

2001 "The Unnamed Recognizable, or Canon under the Microscope," New Literary Review, 51 (in Russian)

2001 "Dissensus: The Canon Wars in American Academia in the 80s-90s," New Literary Review, 51 (in Russian)

2000 content developer in: Yuri Tsivian, Immaterial Bodies: A Cultural Analysis of Early Russian Films [CD-ROM; the best interactive learning project award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts] USC

2000 "A Pure Gaze and Practical View: Pierre Bourdieu on Culture," New Literary Review, 45 (in Russian)

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Sergei A. Kan

Book  Symbolic Immortality: the Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century.  Washington, D.C Smithsonian Institution Press. Second Edition (Revised and expanded). 2015 (forthcoming).  

[1990 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award]. 

Edited Volume and Journal  A collection of paper entitled “Individuals and Groups of Mixed Russian-Native     Parentage in Siberia, Russian America, and Alaska.” Ethnohistory 60 (3).  2013.

Edited Volume and Journal  Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.  (Co-edited with Pauline Turner Strong).  2006.

Edited Volume and Journal  Coming to Shore: Northwest Coast Ethnology, Traditions and Visions. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.  (Co-edited with Marie Mauze and Michael Harkin).  2004.

Edited Volume and Journal  Strangers to Relatives: The Adoption and Naming of Anthropologists in Native North America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 2001.

Book  Memory Eternal: Tlingit Culture and Russian Orthodox Christianity through Two Centuries. University of Washington Press.  2009.

Article  2013 Sergei Ionovich Kostromitinov (1854-1915) or "Colonel George Kostrometinoff": from a Creole Teenager to the Number One Russian-American Citizen of Sitka.  Ethnohistory 60(3): 385-402.

Article   2009  Alexander Goldenweiser’s Politics.  Pp. 182-199 In Histories of Anthropology Annual.  Vol. 5.  Ed. by Regna Darnell and Frederick Gleach.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.                                       

Article   2008  Evolutionism and Historical Particularism at the St. Petersburg Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography.  Museum Anthropology 31(1): 28-46.

Article  2006  “My Old Friend in a Dead-end of Skepticism and Empiricism”: Boas, Bogoras, and the Politics of Soviet Anthropology of the late 1920s-early 1930s.  Pp. 32-68 In Histories of Anthropology Annual.  Vol. 2.  Ed. by Regna Darnell and Frederick Gleach.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 

Article  2006 Events and Nonevents on the Tlingit/Russian/American Colonial Frontier, 1802-1879. Pp. 310-327 In Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations.  Sergei Kan and Pauline Turner Strong, eds.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 

Article  2004 It's Only Half a Mile from Savagery to Civilization: American Tourists and Southeastern Alaska Natives in the Late Nineteenth Century. Pp. 201-220 In Coming to Shore: Northwest Coast Ethnology, Traditions and Visions.  Marie Mauzé, Michael Harkin, and Sergei Kan, eds.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 

Article  2001 Friendship, Family, and Fieldwork: One Anthropologist's Adoption by Two Tlingit Families.  Pp. 185-217 In Strangers to Relatives: The Adoption and Naming of Anthropologists in Native North America.  Sergei Kan, ed.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Article  1996 Clan Mothers and Godmothers: Tlingit Women and Russian Orthodox Christianity, 1840-1940.  Native American Women's Responses to Christianity.  Special Issue of Ethnohistory, vol. 43(4): 613-641.  Ed. by Michael Harkin and Sergei Kan.

Article  1991 Shamanism and Christianity: Modern-day Tlingit Elders Look at the Past.  Ethnohistory 38 (4): 363-387

Article  1989 Cohorts, Generations, and Their Culture: the Tlingit Potlatch in the 1980s.  Anthropos 84:405-422.

Article  1987 Memory Eternal:  Russian Orthodoxy and the Tlingit Mortuary Complex.  Arctic Anthropology  24 (1):32-55. 

Article  1986 The Nineteenth-century Tlingit Potlatch: a New Perspective.  American Ethnologist  13 (2):191-212.  [American Society for Ethnohistory 1987 Robert F. Heizer Prize for the Best Article in the Field]. 

Article  2015  The Falling-Out Between Alexander Goldenweiser and Robert Lowie: Two Personalities, Two Visions of Anthropology. Pp. 1-31 In Corridor Talk to Culture History: Public Anthropology and Its Consequences.  Histories of Anthropology Annual, vol. 9. Ed. by Regna Darnell and Fred Gleach. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

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John Kopper

"Фланер как функция в романе Бориса Поплавского Аполлон Безобразов," Russkaia literatura 2014.1.

“Surrealism under Fire: The Prose of Boris Poplavskii,” The Russian Review , 55 (1996) 245-264.

“Concerted Action in Leskov,” in O Rus! Studia litteraria slavica in honorem Hugh McLean , S Karlinsky, J L Rice, and B P Scherr (eds.), (1995) 330-344.

Theodore Levin

Theodore Levin

Where Rivers and Mountains Sing: Sound, Music, and Nomadism in Tuva and Beyond, (Indiana University Press, 2006, paperback 2010).

Music of Central Asia, Vols. 1-10 (CD-DVD series with notes and text translations), (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004-11).

The Hundred Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York) , (Indiana University Press 1996; paperback 1999).

Lynn Patyk

Lynn Ellen Patyk

“The Byronic Terrorist: Boris Savinkov’s Literary Self-Mythologization” in Tony Anenome ed. Just Assassins? The Culture of Russian Terrorism Northwestern University Press, 2010;

“Dressed to Kill and Die: Terrorism, Gender, and Dress” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 58 /2010

“Remembering ‘The Terrorism:’ Sergei Stepniak-Kravchinsky’s Underground Russia ” Slavic Review vol. 68 no. 4 (Winter, 2009)

Alfia Rakova

Developing Conversational Russian Using Voice Tread Outside of Class. Socio-Cultural and Philological Aspects of Teaching and Research. Kyoto University, Japan, 2014. pp. 507-511.

Learning While Watching. Paper. NEMLA Convention, Boston, MA, March 2013

Dialects and Slang in Learning Russian through Literature and Film. Paper. NeMLA Convention, Rochester, NY. March 2012.

Learning Language While Viewing Russian Film. AATSEEL Newsletter. December 2011, pp. 17-18.

Overcoming Anxiety when Speaking Russian. AATSEEL Newsletter, December 2010, pp. 16-1

Integrating Songs in the Teaching of Elementary Russian. Paper. NeMLA 40th Convention, Boston, MA, 2009.

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Barry Scherr

Poetry and Poetics:  A Centennial Tribute to Kiril Taranovsky.  Edited by Barry P. Scherr, James Bailey and Vida T. Johnson.   Bloomington, IN:  Slavica, 2014.  Pp. xiii + 425. Includes the article: Barry Scherr, “Taranovsky’s Laws: Further Observations from a Comparative Perspective,” pp. 343-63.

 “The Topography of Terror:  The Real and Imagined City in Dostoevsky’s BesyDostoevsky Studies, 18 (2014), 59-85.

“Reshaping the Past:  Gorky’s Reminiscences of Korolenko.”  The Russian Review, 73 (2014), no. 4, 532-49.

 “Mikropolimetriia Eleny Shvarts” [The Micro-Polymetrical Verse of Elena Shvarts].  In Slavianskii stikh, IX. Ed. T. V. Skulacheva et al.  Moscow:  Rukopisnye pamiatniki Drevnei Rusi, 2012.  Pp. 105–16.

 “An Odessa Odyssey:  Vladimir Jabotinsky’s The Five.”  Slavic Review, 70 (2011), no. 1, 94–115.

Formal Methods in Poetics:  A Collection of Scholarly Works Dedicated to the Memory of Professor M. A. Krasnoperova.  Edited by Barry P. Scherr, James Bailey and Evgeny V. Kazartsev.  Lüdenscheid, Germany:  RAM-Verlag, 2011.  Pp. xi + 315.  Includes the article: Barry Scherr,“Tarkovskii’s Sonnets,“  pp. 124-43.

“Čukovskij's Whitmans,” Russian Literature, 66 (2009), no. 1, 65-98.

The Shining World: Exploring Aleksandr Grin's “Grinlandia”, by Barry P. Scherr and Nicholas Luker, with the collaboration of Simon Ellis.  Nottingham:  Astra Press, 2007. xviii + 189 pp.

Eisenstein at 100:  A Reconsideration.  Edited by Al LaValley and Barry P. Scherr.  New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press, 2001. ix + 318 pp. Includes the article: Barry Scherr, “Alexander Nevsky:  Film without a Hero,”  pp. 207-26.

Maksim Gorky:  Selected Letters.  Edited, translated, and commentary by Andrew Barratt and Barry P. Scherr.  Oxford:  Clarendon Press, 1997.  xxvi + 391 pp.

Russian Poetry:  Meter, Rhythm, and Rhyme.  Berkeley:  University of Cali­fornia Press, 1986.  xvi + 366 pp.


Victoria Somoff

Online learning activities for V Puti , O Kagan, F Miller and G Kudyma, (2006) 

“On the Metahistorical Roots of the Fairytale,” Western Folklore , 61 (Fall 2002) 277-294.

“Proizvedenie morali: analiz basni” (Production of Morality: Analysis of the Fable), Voprosy literatury , 2 (1998) 97-120.

“Chudo kak sobytie v slove” (Miracle as a Narrative Event), Voprosy literatury , 1 (1997) 103-116.

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Steve Swayne

Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America’s Musical Life (Oxford University Press, 2011).

“Remembering and Re-membering: Sondheim, the Waltz, and A Little Night Music ,” Studies in Musical Theatre 1, no. 3 (2007): 259-73.

“William Schuman, World War II, and the Pulitzer Prize,” Musical Quarterly 89, nos. 2-3 (Summer-Fall 2006): 273-320.

How Sondheim Found His Sound (University of Michigan Press, 2005).

“So Much ‘More’: The Music of Dick Tracy ,” American Music 22, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 50-63.

“Hindemith’s Unexpected Grandson,” Hindemith-Jahrbuch 32 (2003): 215-234.

“Sondheim’s Piano Sonata,” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 127 (2002): 258-304.

“ Music for the Theatre , the Young Copland, and the Younger Sondheim,” American Music 20, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 80-101.

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William C. Wohlforth

William C. Wohlforth

Status in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2014) edited with T.V. Paul and Deborah Larson)

“Lean Forward: In Defense of American Engagement,” Foreign Affairs Jan-Feb 2013, pp. 130-142.  With S.G. Brooks and G. J. Ikenberry.

“Don’t Come Home, America: The Case Against Retrenchment,” International Security 37/3 (Winter 2012-13): 7-51.  With S.G. Brooks and G. J. Ikenberry.

International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity (editor, with G. John Ikenberry and Michael M. Mastanduno) Cambridge University Press, 2011.

“Assessing the Diffusion of Power: How Not to Evaluate Theories.” International Studies Quarterly (March 2012)

“Unipolarity, Status Competition and Great Power War,” World Politics , 61:1 (2009) 28-57.

"Assessing the Balance," Cambridge Review of International Affairs 20, No. 2 (June 2011), 201-219. With Stephen G. Brooks.

 “Gilpinian Realism and International Relations,International Relations 25/4(December 2011): 499-511

"Testing Balance-of-Power Theory in World History," in European Journal of International Relations, with Richard Little, Stuart J. Kaufman, David Kang, Charles A. Jones, Victoria Tin-Bor Hui, Arthur Eckstein, Daniel Deudney, and William J. Brenner, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 2 PDF

"Heartland Dreams: Russian Geopolitics and Foreign Policy," in Perspectives on the Russian State in Transition, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, ed., The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, 2006. PDF

"International Relations Theory and the Case Against Unilateralism," with Stephen G. Brooks, Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2005. PDF

"Hard Times for Soft Balancing," with Stephen G. Brooks, International Security, Vol. 30, No. 1, Summer 2005. PDF

"Ideas and the End of the Cold War," co-edited with Nina Tannenwald, Special Issue of the Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring 2005. PDF

"The End of the Cold War as a Hard Case for Ideas," in Ideas and the End of the Cold War, Nina Tannenwald and William C. Wohlforth, eds., Special Issue of the Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring 2005. PDF

"Revisiting Balance of Power Theory in Central Eurasia," in Balance of Power Theory and practice in the 21st Century, T.V. Paul and James J. Wirtz, eds., Stanford University Press, 2004. PDF

"Economic Constraints and the Turn Towards Superpower Cooperation in the 1980s," with Stephen G. Brooks, in From Conflict Escalation to Conflict Transformation: The Cold War in the 1980's, Olav Njølstad, ed., Frank Cass, 2004. PDF

"German Unification" with James Davis, Ending the Cold War: Interpretations, Causation, and the Study of International Relations, in Richard K. Herrmann and Richard Ned Lebow, eds., New York: Palgrave, 2004. PDF

"The Transatlantic Dimension," European Union Foreign and Security policy: Towards a Neighborhood Strategy, Roland Danreuther, ed., London: Routledge, 2004. PDF

"Economic Constraints and the End of the Cold War," with Stephen G. Brooks, in Cold War Endgame: Oral History, Analysis, Debates, Penn State University Press, 2003. PDF

"Russia's Soft Balancing Act," in Strategic Asia, 2003-4: Fragility and Crisis, Richard Ellings and Aaron Fridberg, with Michael Wills, eds., Seattle, Washington: National Bureau of Asia Research, 2003. PDF

"Central Asia: Defying 'Great Game' Expectations,'" with Kathleen Collins, in Strategic Asia, 2003-4: Fragility and Crisis, Richard Ellings and Michael Wills, eds., Seattle, Washington: National Bureau of Asia Research, 2003. PDF

"U.S. Strategy in a Unipolar World," in America Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power, G. John Ikenberry, ed., Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002. PDF

"American Primacy in Perspective," with Stephen G. Brooks, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 81, No. 4: 20-33, July/August 2002. PDF

"From Old Thinking to New Thinking in Qualitative Research," with Stephen G. Brooks, International Security, Vol. 26, No.4: 93-111, Spring 2002. PDF

"The Russian-Soviet Empire: A Test of Neorealism," Review of International Studies, December 2001. PDF

"Power, Globalization, and the End of the Cold War: Reevaluating a Landmark Case for Ideas," with Stephen G. Brooks, International Security, Vol. 53, No. 3: 5-53, Winter 2000-01. PDF

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