DOBRENKO Evgeny

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Professore Ordinario
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041 234 9486
E-mail
evgeny.dobrenko@unive.it
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SLAVISTICA [L-LIN/21]
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Struttura
Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dslcc
Sede: Ca' Bernardo

EVGENY DOBRENKO

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION:

1991-92: post-doctoral studies (doctorantura) at Moscow State University.

1989-90: post-doctoral studies at the University of Zagreb.

1987: Ph.D. Dissertation: Analytical Tendencies in Contemporary Soviet Multinational Prose and the Work of Iurii Trifonov in the 1960s and 1980s: Problems of Typology and Poetics. Odessa State University.

1984-87: Graduate study at Odessa State University.

1979-84: Philological Department at Odessa State University; graduated with distinction. Major concentration: Russian Language & Literature.

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

9/2021 - current: Full Professor, Department of Linguistic and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca 'Foscari University of Venice; Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Languages ​​and Cultures, Univ. Of Sheffield.

1/2007 - 8/2021: Professor, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Founding Director of the Prokhorov Center for the Study of Central and Eastern European Intellectual and Cultural History, University of Sheffield (2010-2016: Head of Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies).

9/2000 - 12/2006: Professor of Russian Studies and Critical Theory, Professor of Film Studies, University of Nottingham (8/2002 - 6/2003: Senior Faculty Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University).

9/1999 - 8/2000: Visiting Professor, Program in Russian, University of California, Irvine.

9/1998 - 8/1999: Karl Loewenstein Faculty Fellow in Political Science, Amherst College.

9/1997 - 8/1998: Stanford Humanities Center Faculty Fellow, Visiting Professor, Department of Slavic Languages ​​and Literatures, Stanford University.

9/1992 - 8/1997: Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages ​​and Literatures, Duke University.

9/1991 - 8/1992: Associate Professor (Docent) of the Historical & Philological Faculty at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU, Moscow) and the columnist for Voprosy Literatury (Moscow).

9/1990 - 8/1991: Associate Professor (Docent), Odessa State University, Department of Soviet Literature and Literatures of the Peoples of the USSR (since 1991 the Department of TwentiethCentury Literature).

9/1987 - 8/1990: Lecturer, Associate Professor (Docent), Odessa State University, Department of Russian as a Second Language.

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS:

Awards

The 2021 AATSEEL Best Book Award shortlist.

The 2021 Pushkin House Book Prize shortlist.

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages ​​(AATSEEL) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship, 2019.

Efim Etkind Prize for the best book about Russian Culture, European University in St. Petersburg, for the History of Russian Literary Theory and Criticism, 2012.

Finalist of the 2008 Andrei Bely Award for the Best Russian Monograph for the Humanities.

Finalist of the 2007 Andrei Bely Award for the Best Russian Monograph for the Humanities.

Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham, 2005.

Finalist of the 2005 Prize for Best Book in Literary or Cultural Studies from AATSEEL.

Finalist of the 2000 Andrei Bely Award for the Best Russian Monograph for the Humanities.

Grants

Leverhulme Research Grant (£ 262,000), 2021-2025 (declined)

British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant, 2014-16, 2019-21.

University of Sheffield Arts Enterprise Fund, 2014.

AHRC Research Grant (£ 520,000), 2013-2017.

CEELBAS International Research Network grant, 2012-13.

Santander Research Mobility Award, 2012-13.

International Visegrad Fund, Conference support grant, 2012-13, 2014-15.

British Academy Small Research Grant, 2011-13.

CEELBAS Conference support grant, 2010, 2013.

University of Sheffield Arts and Humanities Faculty Rapid Response Fund, 2010, 2011, 2012.

University of Sheffield Arts and Humanities Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Grants, University of Nottingham Research Committee Fund, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07.

Grant, Volkswagen Foundation for the research project "Glossary of the Literature of Socialist Realism" (with Hans Günther), 1994-98.

Grant, Duke University Arts and Science Research Council for the research project "Literatures of the Former Soviet Republics: The Search for Identity," 1994-95.

Grant, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, Duke University, for curriculum development of a new courses, 1994-95.

Grant, German Academy of Science (DFK) for a series of lectures in Germany, 1992.

Fellowships

Senior Research Fellowship, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center at the University of Hokkaido, Japan, 2019.

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence, 2018.

EURIAS Senior Research Fellowship, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Wien, 2016-17.

Senior Fellowship, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Universität Wien, 2017.

Short-Term Fellowship, New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 2016.

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2009-10.

Newton Fellowship, British Royal Society (Principal investigator), 2009-11.

Visiting Fellowship, University of Cambridge, Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), 2007-08.

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Gastprofessur Fellowship, University of Konstanz, Project "Schrift und Körper." Summer Semester, 2007.

The Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, 2006-09.

Senior Research Fellowship, New York University International Center for Advanced Studies in research project on the Cold War as Global Conflict for the 2002-03.

Fellowship, Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC., 2002.

Karl Loewenstein Fellowship in Political Science and Jurisprudence at Amherst College for the 1998-99.

Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center for the 1997-98.

Fellowship, Moscow State University for post-doctoral degree studies, 1991-92.

Fellowship, Ministry of Higher Education of the USSR, for post-doctoral degree studies at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), 1989-90.

 

PUBLICATIONS

MONOGRAPHS

State Laughter: Populism, Stalinist Culture, and the Construction of the Soviet Subject (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022), 508 pp.

Late Stalinism: The Aesthetics of Politics (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020), 576 p. Russian edition: Pozdnii stalinizm: Estetika politiki. In 2 vols. (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2020). Vol. 1. - 712 pp; Vol. 2. - 600 pp. Reviews: Slavia Orientalis (Poland) (Vol. LXIX, 2020: 4); Slavonic and East European Review (January 2021); TLS (11 December 2020); Znamia (2020, №12); The Critic (10 October 2020); Kommersant No. 59 (02.04.2020).

Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution (New Haven: Yale University Press & Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008), 270 pp. Russian edition: Muzei Revoliutsii: Sovetskoe kino i stalinskii istoricheskii narrativ (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2008), 424 pp. Reviews: Slavic Review (2009: 4); TLS (June 19, 2009); Slavic and East European Journal (Vol. 53: 2; Summer 2009); Russian Review (October 2009); Slavonica (Vol. 15: 2; Spring 2009); Modern Language Review (Vol. 104: 3; 2009); The Kelvingrove Review (2008: 2); The Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 89, No. 2 (April 2011); Revue des études slaves, Vol. 80, No. 1/2 (2009); The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 83, No. 4 (December 2011).

Political Economy of Socialist Realism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), 408 pp. Russian edition: Politekonomiia sotsrealizma (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2007), 592 pp. Reviews: European History Quarterly (Vol. 40: 2, 2010), TLS (19 June 2009); Kritika (Vol. 10, Winter 2009: 1); Slavic Review (Vol. 67: 3; Fall 2008); Slavic and East European Journal (Vol. 53: 3; Fall 2009); Russian Review (Vol. 67: 2; April, 2008); Nezavisimaia gazeta (20.09.2007); Novyi Mir (2007: 11); New Zealand Slavonic Journal (Vol. 41; 2007); Europa Orientalis (2007: XXVI); Canadian Slavonic papers (Vol. 52 (1); January 2010).

Aesthetics of Alienation: Reassessment of Early Soviet Cultural Theories (Evanston, Il .: Northwestern University Press, 2005), xviii, 152 pp. Reviews: Canadian-American Slavic Studies (Vol. 42: 1; 2008); Modern Language Review (Vol. 102: 2; 2007); Australian Slavic and East European Studies (Vol. 20: 1-2; 2006); Slavic and East European Journal (Vol. 50: 3; Fall 2006); The RussianReview (Vol. 65: 3; July, 2006); Slavic Review (2006: 3); Revue des Études Slaves (2005: 4).

The Making of the State Writer: Social and Aesthetic Origins of Soviet Literary Culture (Stanford, Calif .: Stanford University Press, 2001), xxi, 484 pp. Russian edition:  Formovka sovetskogo pisatelia: Sotsial'nye i esteticheskie istoki sovetskoi literaturnoi kul'tury (St. Petersburg: Akademicheskii proekt, 1999), 557 pp. Reviews:The RussianReview (Vol. 64: 4; October, 2005); Slavic Review (Vol. 66: 2, Summer 2004); Slavic and East European Journal (Vol. 49: 2. Winter 2005); Canadian Slavonic Papers (Vol. 46: 3-4, Sept.-Dec. 2004); Modern Language Quarterly (Vol. 65: 2, January 2003); Comparative Literature (Vol. 55: 1; Winter 2003); Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (Vol. 28: 4; Fall 2003); Choice (July / August 2002); Critical Inquiry (Vol. 28; 2002); Revue Critique (2001: 647); VoprosyLiteratury (2001: 4); Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie (2001: 47); Novyi Mir (2000: 4); Volga (2000: 4); Revue des Études Slaves (2000: 3‑4).

The Making of the State Reader: Social and Aesthetic Contexts of the Reception of Soviet Literature. (Stanford, Calif .: Stanford University Press, 1997), x, 374 pp. Russian edition: Formovka sovetskogo chitatelia: Sotsial'nye i esteticheskie predposylki retsptsii sovetskoi literatury (St. Petersburg: Akademicheskii proekt, 1997), 321 pp. Reviews: Modern Language Review (95: 4; October 2000); Irish Slavonic Studies (2000: 21); Slavic Review (Fall 1999); Slavonic and East European Review (July, 1999); Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie (1998: 31); Zvezda (1998: 4); Wiener Slawistischer Almanach (1998: 42); Znamia (1997: 10).

Metaphor vlasti: Literatura stalinskoi epokhi v istoricheskomosveshchenii. (The Metaphor of Power: Literature of the Stalin Era in Historical Light) (Munich: Otto Sagner - Slavistische Beiträge, 1993), 405 pp. Reviews: Slavic Review (Fall 1994); Slavic and East European Journal (Summer 1995); The RussianReview (October, 1995); Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft (Vol. 26,1994: 3); Knizhevna Smotra (Croatia) (1995: 4); Novyi Mir (1994: 6); VoprosyLiteratury (1994: 3); Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie (1996: 18); Volga (1994: 11-12); Segodnia (Moscow); (4.1.1994); Literaturnaia Gazeta (9.8.1994).

"Konarmiia" Isaaka Babelia. (Isaac Babel's The Red Cavalry) (Moscow: Rossiiskii gumanitarnyi universitet, 1993), 120 pp. (with Galina Belaia and Ivan Esaulov). Reviews: Filologicheskie zapiski (1994: 3); EUY (Japan) 1994: 25; Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft (Vol. 26, 1994: 2); Slavia Orientalis (Poland) (Vol.XLIV, 1995: 4).

EDITED BOOKS

"Eto prosto bukvy na bumage ..." Vladimir Sorokin: Posle literatury ("It's just letters on paper ..." Vladimir Sorokin: After the Literature) (Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie. 2018), 712 p. (Ed. With Ilya Kalinin and Mark Lipovetsky).

Socialist Realism in Central and Eastern European Literatures: Institutions, Dynamics, Discourses (London & New York: Anthem Press, 2018). ix + 362 pp. (Ed. With Natalia Jonsson-Skradol). Reviews: Russian Review 77: 4 (October 2018); Hungarian Cultural Studies Vol. 12 (2019); Slavic Review Vol. 78 (Autumn, 2019): 3

Russian literature since 1991 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), x + 308 pp. (Ed. With Mark Lipovetsky). P / b edition - 2017. Reviews: Slavic Review 76: 1 (April 2017); Russian Review 75: 3 (July 2016); Slavic & East European Journal 61: 1 (Spring 2017).

A History of Russian Literary Theory and Criticism: The Soviet Age and Beyond (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011; p / b 2013), 424 p. (Ed. With Galin Tihanov). Russian edition: Istoriia russkoi literaturnoi kritiki sovetskoi i postsovetskoi epokh (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2011), 792 p. (Ed. With Galin Tihanov). Reviews:Canadian-American Slavic Studies (2014: 1-2); Journal of European Studies (Vol. 43: 1, 2013); Arcadia (Vol. 42: 2, 2013); Znamya (2012: 4); Oktiabr '(2012: 6); Literaturnaia gazeta (22 February 2012, № 7); Literaturnaia Rossiia (8 June 2012); Russian Review (Vol. 71: 3; July 2012); Choice (Vol. 49: 8, 2012); Russkii zhurnal (24 November 2011); Kultura (Sofia) (27 June 2014, № 24); Soviet and Post-Soviet Review (Vol. 41 (2); July 2014); Slavic Review (Vol. 72 (1); January 2013).

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 326 pp. (Ed. With Marina Balina). Reviews: The Russian Review (Vol. 71 (1); January 2012); Canadian Slavonic Papers (Vol. 53: 2-4, June-December 2011); Reference Reviews (Vol. 26: 3; 2012); Slavic & East European Journal (Vol. 56: 3, Fall 2012); Contemporary Review (Vol. 293: 1702, Autumn 2011).

Nekanonichekii klassik: Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Prigov (1940-2007) (Noncanonical Classic: Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov) (Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2010), 784 p., Ill., CD-ROM (Ed. With Mark Lipovetsky, Ilya Kukulin, Maria Maiofis).

Petrified Utopia: Happiness Soviet Style (London & New York: Anthem Press, 2009), xxiv, 308 p. (Ed. With Marina Balina). P / b reprint: 2011. Reviews: Osteuropa (Vol. 62; 2012: 9); Russian Review (Vol. 71: 4; October 2012); Slavonic and East European Review (Vol. 90: 2; April 2012); Slavic Review (2011: 2); Modern Language Review (Vol. 106: 3, July 2011); Slavonica (Vol. 17: 1; April 2011); Australian Slavonic & East European Studies (Vol. 25: 1-2, 2011); Utopian Studies (Vol. 24: 2, 2013).

Soviet Culture and Power: A History in Documents, 1917-1953 (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2007), 576 pp. (Ed. With Katerina Clark, with Andrei Artizov and Oleg Naumov; Translated by Marian Schwartz). Series "Annals of Communism." Reviews: Slavonic and East European Review (Vol. 88; 2010: 4); Revolutionary Russia (Vol. 22: 1; June 2009); Choice (Vol. 45:11; July 2008); Slavic Review (2008: 2); RussianReview (Vol. 67: 3; July, 2008); Ogonek (2008: 29 & 37); International Socialism (December 2007: 117).

The Landscape of Stalinism: Тhe Art and Ideology of Soviet Space (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003), xvii, 315 p. (Ed. With Eric Naiman). P / b reprint: 2005. Reviews:  Kritika (Vol. 9, Spring 2008: 2); Slavonic and East European Review (Vol. 84; 2006: 4); Ab Imperio (2006: 3); Revue des Études Slaves (2006: 1-2); International Review of Social History (Vol. 50; 2005: 1); Cultural Geographies (2005: 12); Russica Romana (Vol. XI. 2004); Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (14.06.2004); Slavic and East European Journal (Summer, 2004); Slavic Review (Vol. 63: 4, Winter 2004).

Kritika 1917 - 1932 godov: Biblioteka russkoi kritiki (Тhe Library of Russian Criticism: 1917-1932) (Moscow: ACT, 2003), 463 pp. (Ed., Introduction and Commentary).

Sovetskoe bogatstvo: Stat'i or kul'ture, literature, kino. Sbornik statei k shestidesiatiletiiu Khansa Giuntera. (Soviet Riches: Essays on Culture, Literature, and Film.) (Sankt-Peterburg: Akademicheskii proekt, 2002), 448 p. (Ed. With Marina Balina & Juri Murashov). Review: Revue des Études Slaves (2006: 1-2)

Sotsrealisticheskii kanon (Socialist Realist Canon). (St. Petersburg: Akademicheskii proekt, 2000), 1040 pp. (Ed. With Hans Günther). Reviews: Le Mouvement Socialе (Septemebr 2001: 196); Izvestiia (18.9.2000); Kommersant (6.10.2000); Literaturnaia Gazeta (11.10.2000); Russica Romana (2000. Vol. VII); Nezavisimaia Gazeta - Ex Libris (28.12.2000); Novyi Mir (2001: 1); Revue des Études Slaves (2001: 4); Slavonica (2002: 2); Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie (2002: 53); Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas (50: 4; 2002); Neue Zürcher Zeitung (29.03.2003); Zeitschrift für Slawistik (48: 1; 2003).

Endquote: Sots-Art Literature and Soviet Grand Style (Evanston, Il .: Northwestern University Press, 2000), xii, 241 pp. (Ed. With Marina Balina & Nancy Condee). Reviews: Slavonic and East European Review (April, 2002); Slavic Review (Winter 2002).

Socialist Realism without Shores. (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1997), vi, 369 pp. (Ed. With Thomas Lahusen). Reviews: Choice (November 1997); Slavic and East European Journal (Spring, 1999); Dagens Nyheter. Culture (Sweden) (January 20, 1999); Slavic Review (Fall 1996); Slavonic and East European Review (October, 1996); Canadian Slavonic Papers (Sept-Dec 1998); Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie (1998: 30); Novyi zhurnal (1997: 208); Die Welt der Slaven (1999, Jg. XLX: 1); Art Journal (Winter 1999); Wiener Slawistischer Almanach (1998: 42); Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas (January 2002).

Izbavlenie ot mirazhei. Sotsrealizm segodnia. S raznykh tochek zreniia. (Ridding Ourselves of Mirages. Socialist Realism Today. Different Points of View.) (Moscow: Sovetskii pisatel ', 1990), 416 pp.

SPECIAL ISSUES GUEST EDITOR

"State Laughter," Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie (Moscow): No. 121 (2013): 111-215.

"Between History and the Past: The Soviet Legacy as a Traumatic Object of Contemporary Russian Culture," ed. with Andrey Shcherbenok, Slavonica: Vol. 17: 2 (November, 2011): 77-166.

"Philology and Stalinism," ed. with Dennis Eoffe, Russian Literature (Amsterdam): Vol. LXIII: II / III / IV (2008): 165-621.

"Socialist Realism without Shores," ed. with Thomas Lahusen, South Atlantic Quarterly: Vol. 94, 3 (Spring 1995): iv, 657-979.

"Origins and History of Avant-Garde," Voprosy literatury (Moscow), 3, 1992.

"Totalitarianism and Soviet Culture," Voprosy literatury (Moscow), 1, 1992.