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Oleg ProskurinAdjunct Associate Professor

I have my PhD in Russian language and literature from Moscow State University. Since 1995 I taught in Cornell University, Emory University, and Middlebury College. In 1999-2000 I was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Davis Center of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. In 2019-2020 I was Teaching at Princeton University as a Visiting Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council.

My scholarly area of interest is Russian Literature of the 18th-19th centuries in the context of European culture, history, theater, and politics. I have published (besides numerous scholarly articles) two books about Pushkin: Pushkin’s Poetry, or A Mobile Palimpsest and in Literary Scandals of Pushkin’s Time, devoted to the polemical writings of the beginning of the 1800s through the 1840s. My book-length commentary to Pushkin’s Narrative Poems and Tales (University of Wisconsin Press) appeared in 2007. My special article on Pushkin and politics (in TheCambridge Companion to Pushkin, 2006) exhibits my approach to these topics as well as outlines the main avenues for future. Currently, I am waiting for coming out of my new book Pushkin: Poet and Politics devoted to a thorough examination of political and historical contexts of Pushkin’s poetry.