Karen Evans-Romaine

Title: 

Department Chair

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature

Director, UW-Madison Russian Flagship Center

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1996

Phone: 
608-262-3499
Language: 

Russian

Research Interests: 

Boris Pasternak, intertextuality in Russian Modernism, interrelationship of music and literature, German-Russian literary relations, European Modernism and Romanticism; foreign language pedagogy

Courses Taught: 

UNDERGRADUATE: Russian language, beginning through advanced; 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature in translation; 20th-century Russian literature in Russian; Russian cultural history since 1700; European Music and Literature in the Modernist Era; Senior Capstone course on Bulgakov's Master i Margarita (in Russian); Senior-level Flagship Research Seminar (in Russian, covering varied topics in Russian literature and culture)

GRADUATE: Methods of Teaching Slavic Languages, Advanced Russian Listening and Speaking

Selected Publications: 

CURRENT PROJECTS:

Preparation of new edition of textbook: Richard Robin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Galina Shatalina, Golosa. A Basic Course in Russian. Fifth Edition, Books One (Summer 2011) and Two (forthcoming, 2013), textbook and workbook. 

BOOK:

Boris Pasternak and the Tradition of German Romanticism. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner [Slavistische Beitraege, Vol. 344], 1997.

CO-AUTHORED TEXTBOOK:

Richard Robin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Galina Shatalina, Golosa. A Basic Course in Russian. Fourth Edition, Books One and Two, textbook and workbook.

CO-EDITED ENCYCLOPEDIA:

Tatiana Smorodinskaya, Karen Evans-Romaine, and Helena Goscilo, ed. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. London/New York: Routledge, 2007.

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • "Student and Tutor Perspectives of Tutoring in a Russian Flagship Program," co-authored with Dianna Murphy and Snezhana Zheltoukhova, Russian Language Journal (forthcoming, October 2012).
  • “Nachalo veka, nachalo muzyki: Ob istochnikakh esse M. Tsvetaevoj ‘Mat’ i muzyka’” (“Beginning of the Century, Beginning of Music: On Sources to Marina Tsvetaeva’s Essay ‘Mother and Music’”) in Natales grate numeras? Sbornik k 60-letiju G.A. Levintona (Festschrift in Honor of Georgij A. Levinton), ed. A. L. Ospovat (St. Petersburg: European University, 2008), 584-598.
  • “Ob odnom romanticheskom podtekste romana Doktor Zhivago” (“On One Romantic Subtext in Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago”). I vremja i mesto. Istoriko-filologicheskij sbornik k shestidesjatiletiju Aleksandra L’vovicha Ospovata (Both Time and Place: Festschrift in Honor of Alexander L. Ospovat), ed. Roman Leibov and Andrei Nemzer (Moscow: Novoe izdatel’stvo, 2008) 568-575.
  • “Music and Intertext in Pasternak’s ‘Waltzes’”, in Eternity’s Hostage. Selected Papers from the Stanford International Conference on Boris Pasternak. May, 2004. In Honor of Evgeny Pasternak and Elena Pasternak, ed. Lazar Fleishman. Part I (Stanford [Stanford Slavic Studies, 31:1], 2006), 303-321.
  • “The Children’s Poetry of Pasternak: Pasternakian Poetics in Miniature,” Slavic and East European Journal 49:2 (Summer 2005), 266-81.
  • “Boris Pasternak,” in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 302: Russian Prose Writers After World War II, ed. Christine Rydel (Detroit: Gale, 2004), 202-229.
  • “Apollon Nikolaevich Maikov” and “Iakov Petrovich Polonsky,” in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 277: Russian Literature in the Age of Realism, ed. Alyssa Dinega Gillespie (Detroit: Gale, 2003), 215-223, 322-330.
  • “Pasternak and Tchaikovsky: Musical Echoes in Pasternak’s Blind Beauty,” in Literature and Musical Adaptation, ed. Michael J. Meyer (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi [Perspectives on Modern Literature, 26], 2002), 105-136.
  • “On Grigorij Petnikov’s Subtextual Poetics: Novalis and the Russian Tradition,” Slavic and East European Arts 10: 1-2 (Winter 2002), 131-151.
  • “Pasternak and the Russian Reception of Heine,” in Cold Fusion: Aspects of the German Cultural Presence in Russia, ed. Gennady Barabtarlo (New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2000), 252-276.
  • “Zametki o romanticheskix istochnikax stixotvorenija Pasternaka ‘Zerkalo’” (“Notes on the Romantic Sources of Pasternak’s Poem ‘Mirror’”), Tynjanovskij sbornik. Vypusk 10. Shestye-sed’mye-vos’mye Tynjanovskie chtenija (Tynjanov Collection, Vol. 10: Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Tynjanov Readings.Moscow, 1998), 231-240.
  • “Stixotvorenie Pasternaka ‘Venecija’ i tradicii nemeckogo romantizma” (“Pasternak’s Poem ‘Venice’ and the Traditions of German Romanticism”), in Literaturnyj tekst: problemy i metody issledovanija (The Literary Text: Problems and Research Methods). Vol. III (Tver’ State University, 1997), 105-113.
  • “Zametki o biologicheskom i avtobiograficheskom u Pasternaka” (“Notes on the Biological and Autobiographical in Pasternak”), Sed’mye Tynjanovskie chtenija. Materialy dlja obsuzhdenija (Seventh Tynjanov Readings: Materials for Discussion), Vol. 9 (Riga/Moscow, 1995/1996), 151-160.

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Slavic Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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