Alexander Dolinin

Title: 

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature

Education: 

Ph.D., Leningrad State University, 1977

Phone: 
262-4345
Language: 

Russian

Research Interests: 

Nabokov and Russian emigre literature; Pushkin’s prose and translation; 19th century Russian poetry.

Courses Taught: 

UNDERGRADUATE: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Russian Literature in Translation; Dostoevsky; Nabokov; Soviet Literature, 

GRADUATE: Pushkin; Symbolism; Russian Poetry after Pushkin; Literature of Russian Emigration; Pre-realist Russian Prose: From Karamzin to Veltman (graduate seminar); Petersburg Text in Russian Literature (graduate seminar); Pushkin's Eugene Onegin (graduate seminar); Early Russian Prose (graduate seminar)

Selected Publications: 

BOOKS

  • Пушкин и Англия [Pushkin and England]. Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2007. 275 pp.
    • 2008 recipient of the Efim Etkind Prize for Best Russian Work in the Humanities in 2006-2007
  • Истинная жизнь писателя Сирина: Работы о Набокове [The Real Life of Sirin the Writer: Studies of Nabokov]. St. Petersburg: Akademicheskii Proekt, 2004. 397 pp.
    • Second, expanded edition forthcoming in 2012.
  • История, одетая в роман: Вальтер Скотт и его читатели [History Dressed Up as a Novel: Sir Walter Scott and His Readers]. Moscow: Kniga, 1988. 319 pp.

EDITED AND ANNOTATED WORKS

  • Vladimir Nabokov, Истинная жизнь Себастьяна Найта; Просвечивающие предметы, St. Petersburg, 2014 (annotations to both novels, the introductory article, and a translation of Transparent Things).
  • (Не)музыкальное приношение, или Allegro affetuoso: Сборник статей к 65-летию Бориса Ароновича Каца. St. Petersburg, 2013 (edited by Alexander Dolinin and Natalia Mazur). 672 pp.
  • Russian Literature and the West: A Tribute for David Bethea (Stanford Slavic Studies, vol. 36). Edited by Alexander Dolinin, Lazar Fleishman, Leonid Livak. Stanford, 2008. Part 1: 353 pp.; Part 2: 349 pp.
  • A Critical Edition of Pushkin's Борис Годунов [Boris Godunov]. Co-edited with Maria Virolainen. Moscow: Novoe Izdatel'stvo; University of Wisconsin Press, 2008. 578 pp.
  • Nabokov, V. Лолита. [Lolita]. Edited, annotated, and with an afterword by Alexander Dolinin. St. Petersburg: Vita Nova, 2004. 500 pp.
  • В. В. Набоков: Pro et contra. Личность и творчество Владимира Набокова в оценке русских и зарубежных мыслителей и исследователей [V. V. Nabokov: Pro et contra: Russian and Western Thinkers and Critics on Vladimir Nabokov's Life and Art]. Co-edited with B. Averin, and M. Malikova. St. Petersburg: Izdatel'stvo Russkogo Khristianskogo gumanitarnogo instituta, 1997. 973 pp

RECENT ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  • "Гяур под маской янычара: О стихотворении Пушкина 'Стамбул гяуры нынче славят...'," Новое литературное обозрение 123 (2013), pp. 184-200.
  • "'Искусство палача': заметки к теме 'смертная казнь у Набокова'," in Девятая международная летняя школа ро русской литературе: статьи и заметки (Kaulempiala, 2013), pp. 32-47.
  • “Тоска по чужбине: к истории формулы,” in From Medieval Russian Culture to Modernism. Studies in Honor of Ronald Vroon, ed. by Lazar Fleishman et al. (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 59—64.
  • “Dichtung und Wahrheit Пушкина: “грибоедовский эпизод” в 'Путешествии в Арзрум' во время похода 1829 года,” in История. Поэтика. Кино. Сборник в честь Мариетты Омаровны Чудаковой (Moscow: Novoe Izdatel’stvo, 2012), pp. 115—129.
  • “The Signs and Symbols in Nabokov’s 'Signs and Symbols',” in Anatomy of a Short Story: Nabokov’s Puzzles, Codes, “Signs and Symbols,” Ed. by Yuri Leving (New York: Coninuum Books, 2012) pp. 257—269.
  • "Еще раз о загадке Таврической Звезды" [Once More on the Enigma of the Taurida Star]. In Седьмая международная летняя школа по русской литературе [Seventh International Summer School of Russian Literature]. St. Petersburg, 2011. 13-39.
  • "Из комментария к 'Моцарту и Сальери'" [From a Commentary to Mozart and Salieri]. In Западный сборник. В честь 80-летия Петра Романовича Заборова [Western Collection. In honor of the 80-year Jubilee of Petr Romanovich Zaborov]. St. Petersburg, 2011. 120-134.
  • "Гибель Запада: К истории одного стоикого верования" [The Downfall of the West: To the History of a Tenacious Belief]. In К истории идей на Западе: "Русская идея" [To the History of Ideas in the West: "The Russian Idea"]. St. Petersburg, 2010. 26-76.
  • "Вран -- символ казни (Из комментариев к 'Путешествию в Арзрум')" [The Raven as a Symbol of Execution (from the new commentary to The Journey to Arzrum)]. In Con Amore. Историко-филологический сборник м честь Любови Николаевны Киселевой [Con Amore. An Historical-Philological Collection in Honor of Liubov' Nikolaevna Kiseleva]. Moscow, 2010. 157-168.

 

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